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Negative Thinking Decreases Brain Activity

Posted Nov 08 2009 10:01pm

Now there is proof that negative thinking decreases brain activity.  In his Brain Health Report, Dr. Daniel Amen reported his study comparing the results of negative thinking and gratitude on brain activity.

Dr. Amen used brain imaging studies.  His astounding findings indicated that negative thinking created significant decrease in brain activity in the cerebellum and left temporal lob e.

What happens when there is a decrease in brain activity in the cerebellum?  Dr. Amen reported that it is "harder to think and process information quickly".  Negative thinking will slowdown your thinking and ability to make decisions.

When there is a decrease in brain activity in the left temporal lobe, problems develop with mood, memory and temper-control.  "Feelings of depression, violent acts and difficulty remember important information may occur" said Dr. Amen. 

NEGATIVE THINKING CREATES DEPRESSION AND MEMORY PROBLEMS!

In comparison gratitude and positive thinking increased and enhanced brain activity.

It is very important to realize that our thoughts can be changed.  Dr. Amen emphasize that thoughts sometimes lie to us.  It is not necessary for us to believe Automatic Negative Thoughts.   Automatic Negative Thoughts are thoughts that we consciously do not choose to think and are usually assumed to be correct.  Automatic Negative Thoughts can be and must be replaced with positive thinking.

Mental fitness is the result of replacing negative thinking with positive thoughts.  Isn't it time for you to become mentally fit?

Remember, You Will Live within the Brain Created by Your Choices!

Dr. Hal

Life and Mental Fitness Coach

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