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The 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 (front) part of the body and is a compact accumulation of nerve cells and their processes. In many animals it also contains glial cells; it can be surrounded by a connective tissue membrane. In vertebrates (including humans), the brain is distinguished between the brain located in the cranial cavity and the spinal cord located in the spinal canal.

Working as managers, hiring and firing people, training teams and executives, this issue has been haunting us for the past five years. So far in February this year, at a conference in San Diego, the picture did not work out completely. Do not be alarmed by the text - in the beginning there will be scientific words, but they will lead us to unexpected conclusions.

Why are some people doing something, while others are constantly not given something, not provided, not offered? Why do opportunities and the right people appear around some people, and around others the world generally resembles a rake and ghoul ghouls? Well, how is that ?! © Kate MacDowell

And now, hello, and let's figure it out ...

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

A short educational program and an explanation of what we will work with. What hormones affect us and how long they live in our heads.

Chemistry of the brain:

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

Before we go into this chemistry, let's figure out a bit why we generally say that chemistry controls the brain. It would seem - a reasonable person, free will, all that?

We choose a model sufficient in abstraction for this analysis. The anatomical model (all these cerebellum with corpus callosum) for this simplified analysis is too burdened, take a simpler, modular or level model. The model of the triune brain of McNeill, 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 reptilian, most ancient brain (survival instincts).

For example, let's see how lucky the brain is:

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

First chemical troubles

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

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

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

Dopamine Triggers

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

Duration of exposure: 2 minutes.

Oxytocin triggers

A feeling of security, togetherness, love, the birth of a child. 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 get used not to nicotine, but to the social environment of smokers - to talk, take a break.

Serotonin triggers

Excellence, status enhancement, victory, recognition and recognition.

As many as 24 hours of this wonderful arrival. Day for the winner. Day to plunder the city.

Endorphin triggers

A little less, about 4 hours, the understanding that you are just alive, exist and generally have a bath in this pleasure bathes us!

Let’s explain. There are many examples.

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

Cortisol (or Cortisol) Triggers

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

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

Hello evolution and all the pains and disappointments experienced by our ancestors: don’t go there - they will bite, do not fit here - you will fall, you always eat green fruits - that’s why you eat, you won’t be poisoned. The brain is very susceptible to cortisol because it helped us survive as a species. We don’t run very fast, we don’t fly very cool, but we survived. Cortisol and the brain, tightly hooked on it. So it was necessary.

Think it over. Cortisol has been living in us for 3 years. And makes your brain slow down. It makes your brain keep you safe. Punished? Do not rock the boat. Fired? Do not lean out. 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 not succeed.

Wait, but some do it?

Business, career, interesting work, business trips. How is that? They didn’t have enough cortisol when they were handed out to everyone, or what?

The brain is learning. Both bad and good

Some are taught to be nobody and sit with their opinion in the ass. And others are taught to get up, walk and do.

The news and the whole stream of negativity from the TV teach to be helpless. Because it’s bad there, something happened, but you can’t do anything here. The brain remembers - do not turn on if something bad happens. We haven’t turned on many times already (watching TV), and nothing bad has happened. So you need not to react. 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 is doing well in this.

I thought about sharing this with you or not, but since we're here about intimate things, about hormones, all right.

I have weak joints and are overweight. A great combination to often turn up your arms and legs while playing soccer or basketball.

I tried not to sit down on the bench after I twisted my leg, but to walk without stopping. And the leg did not swell. Apparently at this moment the blood flow improved, I do not know. I learned to go forward, simply because I do not like to drop out for a few days and not be able to get 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 has turned up is painful, believe me. I'm just going. I swear, sometimes obscenities, but I go. Because I taught myself.

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