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What comes to mind when you think of the dentist’s office? Do you picture a neutral colored waiting room with months old magazines sitting on a table? Can you hear the drill making contact with a tooth? Do you see the needle? Whatever you imagine you’re probably not looking forward to your next visit. Why? There may be a multitude of reasons but one of the biggest drivers is most likely pain – either real or imagined. A study into the relationship between pain and the placebo effect used the dentist’s office as a testing ground. The findings provide further [...]
“When you think about it, the real difference between animals and ourselves is that although we both experience stress, humans re-experience and ‘pre-experience’ traumatic situations.” The above quote from my first book, Evolve Your Brain, sparked a healthy conversation on my Facebook page recently. As promised, I’m going to discuss this material in an effort to provide a little clarity and understanding. Let me start by saying that the intent of this passage is to illustrate our ability to create reality with our minds. The human neocortex is an amazing instrument that helps us learn and remember. This is [...]