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Poison that lives in your brain for 3 years

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The brain is the central part of the nervous system of animals and humans, usually located in the head (anterior) part of the body and is a compact cluster of nerve cells and their processes. Many animals also contain glial cells, may be surrounded by a sheath of connective tissue. In vertebrate animals (including humans), the brain is located in the cranial cavity and the spinal cord in the vertebral canal.

Working as managers, hiring and firing people, teaching teams and managers, this question has given us no rest for the past five years. So far in February of this year, at the conference in San Diego, the picture has not developed completely. Do not be afraid of the text - in the beginning there will be scientific words, but they will lead us to unexpected conclusions.

Why do some people do something, while others are constantly not given something, did not provide, did not offer? Why do opportunities and necessary people appear around some people, and around others the world in general resembles a field of rakes and ghouls-ghouls? Well, how is that ?! © Kate McDowell

And now, hello, and let's understand ...

Our brain is controlled by hormones. That is, he makes or does not make decisions under control of several hormones. These hormones have a very different duration in their effects on our behavior and decisions.

A short educational program and an explanation with which we will work. What hormones have an impact on us and how much time they live in our heads.

Brain chemistry:

  1. Dopamine (dopamine)
  2. Oxytocin
  3. Serotonin
  4. Endorphin
  5. Cortisol (cortisol)

Before we go into this chemistry, let's understand a little why we generally talk about the fact that chemistry controls the brain. It would seem - a reasonable person, free will, all that?

Let us choose a model that is sufficient by abstraction for this analysis. The anatomical model (all these cerebellums with corpus callosum) for this simplified analysis is too burdened, take a simpler, modular or level model. The McNeil model of the triune brain, with a fairly general examination, will suit us here.

Inside the brain, in fact, there are THREE brains

  • Human or human brain (neocortex).
  • Mammal or emotional / limbic brain.
  • Reptile or reptile, the most ancient brain (survival instincts).

Here, for example, let's see who is lucky with the brain:

  • Snakes do not think, they only react, act, reproduce, almost do not feel pain.
  • Dogs feel the desire, are able to want, feel the status, feel the union, they are companions, feel pain, frustration.
  • Monkeys or people should have logic, know how to count and read, speak, keep balance, listen and make music.

The first chemical trouble

> 95% of all decisions occur in the reptilian and limbic brain.

And we are addressed in our speeches, letters and presentations to the human brain, which is very well taught and knows how to say NO. It just keeps us from changing. Think about it - your brain keeps you from changing ... that is, he thinks he is protecting you from change. And the more brain you have, the more experience it has, the worse for you. Smart people know how to defend themselves. From everything.

What events or situation cause (that is, become triggers) of certain hormones?

Dopamine Triggers

Situations in which we are waiting for something pleasant or unknown, but with the expected positive resolution.

Duration of exposure: 2 minutes.

Oxytocin Triggers

The feeling of security, togetherness, love, childbirth. 6 minutes for everything about everything, and then you need to think or reinforce something again.

By the way, many smokers do not sit on nicotine, but on oxytocin. That is, they are not getting used to nicotine, but to the social environment of smokers — to talk, to take a break.

Serotonin Triggers

Excellence, status enhancement, victory, recognition and recognition.

The whole 24 hours of this wonderful parish. Day for the winner. Day on the looting of the city.

Endorphin Triggers

Slightly less, about 4 hours bathe us in this pleasure of understanding that you are simply alive, you exist and in general exist!

Clarify. There are many examples.

  1. If at first it was painful, and then on the wave of adrenaline released.
  2. Sincere laughter, tears or rage - just for reference, all in one line in terms of impact.
  3. Muscular pleasure: massage, for example.
  4. Bright sounds, music, rhythm (wait, wait, is this a club?)
  5. Remembering all of the above can also work.

Triggers cortisol (or cortisol)

  1. Separation of mom and child.
  2. Divorce or cheating spouse.
  3. Loss of status after dismissal.
  4. Social isolation (silence).
  5. When you are deceived.
  6. Feeling of harm, loss, fear.

Any thoughts on how much such a thing can live? 3 years. THREE $% ^! of the year.

Greetings evolution and all the pains and disappointments experienced by our ancestors: don't go there - bite, don't get in here - you fall, you always eat green fruit - so chew, don't poison yourself. The brain is very susceptible to cortisol, because it helped us survive as a biological species. We are not very fast run, not very cool fly, but survived. Cortisol and the brain, tightly hooked on it. It was necessary.

Think about it. Cortisol lives in us for 3 years. And it makes your brain slow down. Causes your brain to save you. Punished? Do not dig. Fired? Stay out of here. The brain learns very quickly.

We do not believe. We do not believe in ourselves, because cortisol is already in our brain.

We are taught by cortisol that we will fail.

Wait, but do some get it?

Business, career, interesting work, business trips. How is that? Cortisol was not enough for them, when they distributed it to everyone, or what?

The brain is learning. And bad and good

Some are taught to be nobody and sit stuck in the ass. And others are taught to get up, go and do.

The news and the whole flow of negativity from the TV are taught to be helpless. Because it's bad there, something happened, and you can't do anything here. The brain remembers - do not turn on, if something bad happens. We have not turned on many times (watching TV), and nothing bad has happened. So, you need not to respond. Pass by. Learned helplessness. Because thinking and active people, from the point of view of a large system of managing people, are not needed. Teach them to be helpless.

But you can teach your brain to think differently. Creating a sequence of decisions, actions and rewards. Raising the habit of doing something in the brain. He does well in this.

I thought about sharing it with you or not, but since we're here with you about the intimate, about hormones, then okay.

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I tried not to sit on the bench after I twisted my leg, but to go without stopping. And the leg is not swollen. Apparently at this point improved blood flow, I do not know. I learned to go forward, simply because I do not like to fall out for a few days and not be able to walk to the toilet. I retrained. This does not mean that it does not hurt me. Guys, I weigh more than 120 kg. Walking on a leg that turned up is painful, believe me. I just go. Swear, sometimes obscenities, but I go. Because I taught myself.

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