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This is another of the new surge of psychology and brain science books being cranked out by the scientists themselves.In this case, Elaine Fox, an Oxford University researcher, travels some well worn ground on earlier experiments showing how our emotional center, the amygdala, and our control areas in the prefrontal cortex are linked to each other, and how dysfunctions in those connections underlie everything from anxiety to OCD to depression.But her larger purpose in Rainy Brain, Sunny Brain is This is another of the new surge of psychology and brain science books being cranked out by the scientists themselves.In this case, Elaine Fox, an Oxford University researcher, travels some well worn ground on earlier experiments showing how our emotional center, the amygdala, and our control areas in the prefrontal cortex are linked to each other, and how dysfunctions in those connections underlie everything from anxiety to OCD to depression.But her larger purpose in Rainy Brain, Sunny Brain is to argue that even though we may all be born with slightly different genetic inclinations toward optimism or pessimism, we are not destined to live with those for the rest of our lives Relying on the emerging field of neuroplasticity the ability of the brain to adapt and change she talks about work in her lab and others that can get people to look at the worldoptimistically to activate our sunny brain with techniques that range from computer games to meditation to cognitive relabeling of our fears and negative feelings.One of the most interesting of the new exercises is called Cognitive Bias Modification It involves watching negative and positive images on a computer screen and then paying attention to a target probe If the probe is always placed next to the positive images, people afterward not only report feelingoptimistic, but actoptimistically on such tasks as trying to solve tough problems The opposite effect occurs if the probe goes next to the negative images.It suggests that even brief interventions like these are enough to reset our mental wiring for an indefinite period, and it offers hope that those of us who are trapped in a negative, fatalistic view of life can help pull ourselves out of it without psychotropic medications or expensive therapy Although the background behind optimism and pessimism were well outlined, this book did not actually descibe how to retrain the brain While some therapy modalities were mentioned, there was no further explaination. It s hilarious to me that all this new science and ways of helping curing people with depression, post traumatic stress disorder, and OCD has been written in the Bible for thousands of years Re training the brain for ahappy life, epigenetics, CBM proceduresyepit s all there Goes to show that if you want to know how a massively complicated piece of machinery works, you should ask the guy who designed and built it, not the guy who tickers with it on weekends in his garage I reviewed this new book on the neuroscience behind optimism for The Philadelphia Inquirer Turns out the brain is malleable, which is good news for us pessimists Fox details the why and how of brain wiring and emotion without stooping to the promises of cheap self help Highly recommended Teaser Meditation changes the brain for the better I reviewed this new book on the neuroscience behind optimism for The Philadelphia Inquirer Turns out the brain is malleable, which is good news for us pessimists Fox details the why and how of brain wiring and emotion without stooping to the promises of cheap self help Highly recommended Teaser Meditation changes the brain for the better Science has found that genuine changes in happiness only come about when three things come together lots of positive emotions and laughter, being fully engaged in our lives, and finding a sense of meaning that is broader than our day to day life.We flourish when we re enjoying a life filled with goodness, growth, and creativity, and, when things go wrong, a strong resilience to get over the hump This book was captivating inspiring, even I was gripped by the chapter on genetics and unable t Science has found that genuine changes in happiness only come about when three things come together lots of positive emotions and laughter, being fully engaged in our lives, and finding a sense of meaning that is broader than our day to day life.We flourish when we re enjoying a life filled with goodness, growth, and creativity, and, when things go wrong, a strong resilience to get over the hump This book was captivating inspiring, even I was gripped by the chapter on genetics and unable to put the book down until I finished it in one sitting Prof Fox superbly managed the task of putting decades of comprehensive research into layman s terms without academic jargon or dumbing down She clearly separated what we know and what we don t know about optimism and pessimism and outlined evidence supported ways of facilitating aoptimistic, flourishing mindset I d recommend this book if you are looking for a solid grounding to the science of optimistic pessimistic mindsets Appreciating the science may help readers who are interested in a pure self help book understand how the advice offered in these books can retrain your outlook and reduce anxiety depression A favorable brain forecast What s the weather like in your brain As Elaine Fox clearly demonstrates in Rainy Brain, Sunny Brain, our emotional climates and forecasts are deeply influenced by the unique neurological wiring of each of our brains The roots of our sunny brain are embedded deep in pleasure, the parts of our neural architecture that respond to rewards and the good things in life, while the roots of our rainy brain lie deep among the ancient brain structures that alert us to dan A favorable brain forecast What s the weather like in your brain As Elaine Fox clearly demonstrates in Rainy Brain, Sunny Brain, our emotional climates and forecasts are deeply influenced by the unique neurological wiring of each of our brains The roots of our sunny brain are embedded deep in pleasure, the parts of our neural architecture that respond to rewards and the good things in life, while the roots of our rainy brain lie deep among the ancient brain structures that alert us to danger and threat our fear brain Tiny variations in how our pleasure brain and our fear brain react and how well this foment is kept under wraps by higher control centers of the brain lead to the emergence, over a lifetime, of a network of connections that make up our rainy brain and our sunny brain p xii In others words, it is our unique set of brain circuits make us who we are and influence whether we tend towards a pessimistic or optimistic self and world view Neurologically speaking, it s the interplay between the amygdala the emotional brain , the nucleus accumbens the pleasure seeking brain , and the prefrontal cortex the control center of the brain , which determines our attitudes and outlooks on life As who we are is largely determined by our neurons and their connections deep within our brains, changing our mindscape at the neurological level can influence our psychological weather systems By changing the way our brain responds to challenges and joys, we can change the way we are By modifying the checks and balances between our rainy brain and our sunny brain, we will see that we do not need to be resigned to a life of fearful avoidance, but instead we can take steps to change our outlook and change our life Practice in seeing or interpreting things in a particular way can lead to fundamental changes in the brain circuits underlying our affective mind as our brain forms a habit of noticing the positive rather than the negative, the underlying brain circuits will gradually begin to change By shifting our mindscape the patterns of biases and distortions unique to us we are able to shift the way we see the world pp xiv, 162, 177, 180 The book presents a refreshing approach for achieving a healthy emotional climate We need a responsive sunny brain that happily cohabits our mind space with a healthy rainy brainBoth aspects of our affective mind are influenced by what life throws at us, our genetic makeup, and which genes are turned on and off by the experiences we have Most importantly, the crucial biases of our quirks of mind that set our affective mind into solid foundations can be sculpted be mental training, whether it is through mindfulness based techniques, cognitive bias modification techniques, drug treatments, or traditional talking therapies Our mind is highly plastic, and the affective mind is no exception While it s not necessarily easy to change, the possibility of shifting our fundamental affective mindset is always there p 199 The author does an amazing job of making neuroscience approachable, accessible and applicable, and showing how we can optimize the rainy and sunny qualities of our brains to experience the rainbows of our lives So this doesn t really teach you how to retrain your brain like the title suggests It does go through a comprehensive review of research on this topic and depression anxiety inaccessible language than you would get from the original publications I was also able to see some my therapists suggestions into the context of the research they are based on and it kind of encouraged me to take themseriously. 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