Our Brain and ‘Wireless’ Neural Connections

 

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We use the term wireless to reference cellular communication pathways around the world. Our brains’ neural pathways are similar, including synapses, also known as chemical bridges, for which neural impulses travel. While recently studying sections of brain tissue from the hippocampus of mice, scientists discovered impulses traversing across gaps void of brain tissue or neurotransmitters. Could we possibly have our own natural wireless network in our brains?

Hippocampus

The hippocampus is responsible for memory consolidation and spatial memory. This amazing part of our brain converts short-term memories to  long-term memories. Not only is it responsible for us remembering our home address but also spatial relationships in everyday life. According to researchers, the hippocampus  apparently is working overtime during our sleep.

Slower periodic brain waves occur while we sleep, yet neural connections and rewiring of trillions of nerve cells also take place. This type of brain activity, including wireless connections, were noted in the hippocampus tissue of mice. Is there a possible correlation between slower brain waves and wireless neural connections? Maybe.

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My personal takeaway and food for thought is perhaps we should take a closer look at mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy. I am the most productive when I am relaxed. No wonder I occasionally wake up while sleeping with a fantastic ah-ha moment. How about you?

What if brain scientists are on the verge of discovering the mystery to accessing more of our brain’s processing capabilities, via wireless connections? Just in case, read on for a healthy mind-body exercise.

Mindfulness

Try this mindfulness technique to place yourself in a more relaxed state and slow down your brain waves. Imagine the clutter of today’s stresses as individually labeled envelopes. See yourself categorizing these labeled envelopes into large boxes, labeled as: Facts, Guesses, Judgements, Past Activities, Present Activities, and Possibilities.

Focus on the context of your thoughts and not the content. By categorizing and organizing your thoughts, you can go through your ‘files’ at your leisure. Don’t allow your mind to inundate you with high priority, high stress content. Remember, our brains combine snippets of information that are not necessarily accurate on all accounts. So, “choose wisely.”

Best,

Dr. Doscher

 

 

Sales Tip #2 – Supercharge Your Brain

A career in sales requires high energy, along with logic, imagination and passion. I refer to the later as L.I.P. service! Your perception of opportunities and potential clients fuels your ability to think logically and creatively during any sales process.

Regardless of your daily sales routine, focus on supercharging your brain. Any deficit in your cognitive abilities will affect your sales numbers; that’s a “no brainer”. However, more importantly, a perception problem may cause a processing problem, which can lead to a sales slump and eventually an empty pipeline!

Supercharging your brain is a continuous process. The brain responds to activity AND lack of activity. Our brains are plastic; they adapt to our needs and repetitive activities. Therefore, you CAN teach an old dog new tricks!

Physical and mental exercise bathes the brain in glucose (sugar), which promotes neural connections. Neurons that fire together, wire together. Concentrating on changing the brain’s firing patterns results in changes in logic, imagination, and passion (L.I.P.). Repeated actions (daily sales calls, website updates, and social media entries) and repeated thoughts (visualizing goals, positive mindset, and understanding customer needs) initiate a driving mental force, along with feeding neural pathways and triggering firing patterns.

A supercharged brain stores actions as memories and scripts in the subconscious mind. With repetition, the brain hard-wires the memories in the unconscious mind. Less energy is then needed for daily sales tasks, leaving more brain power to think creatively and sell with passion!

~ Dr. Doscher

5 Behaviors to Improve Brain Plasticity

Are you a creature of habit? I am not referring to toilet paper brands. If your closest acquaintances can predict your daily routine, then it is time for some mind limbering.

  1. Break habits, rearrange daily tasks, and create new routines.
  2. Update your mind’s playbook.  Revisit your schema and update your outlook, a.k.a. your book of rules.
  3. Now for the workout…engage your prefrontal cortex.  Participate in new activities, not in your daily routine.
  4. Recognize and accept all of your emotions.  Ride the roller coaster!  According to a Duke University study, denying one’s emotions is a culprit for addictive behaviors.
  5. Change your focus throughout the day.  Allow your mind time to relax and your emotions change.

Mind limbering is stimulating. Go ahead, create some new neural pathways and feel the difference!