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The Best Brain Possible With Debbie Hampton

Information and Inspiration For Anyone With a Brain

How Exercise Helps Your Brain

Maybe you already exercise to trim your tummy, keep your weight in check, or ward off the major killers. Good for you! But did you know that moving your body is also about the best thing you can do for your brain? While the benefits of a workout have been well-known for below-the-neck for a long[...]

Pain Is In Your Brain (and can end there)

The word pain has its roots in the Latin word meaning punishment.  Fitting, right?  But pain isn’t just your body’s way of playing some sadistic trick on you. Pain is actually an injured body’s reward and penalty system telling the person not to do something that might cause further damage and rewarding them with relief when[...]

Introvert Or Extrovert Begins In Your Brain

Whether your idea of a fun Saturday night includes a lively evening out with friends or a quiet night at home on the couch with a book depends partly on how your brain functions. In the 1920s, psychologist Carl Jung introduced the terms introvert and extrovert to describe contrasting personality types hypothesising that the main[...]

Happiness Is A Skill

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.” — James Openheim Maybe you’ve always thought of yourself as being a “glass half full” or “glass half empty” kind of person.  That’s just the way you were born.  Right? The popular set-point theory of happiness suggests that a person’s level[...]

What’s The Difference Between Feelings And Emotions?

Although the two words are used interchangeably,  there are distinct differences between feelings and emotions. Ok.  Big deal. Well, it kind of is a big deal because understanding the difference between the two can help you change unhealthy behaviors and find more happiness and peace in your life.  Feelings and emotions are two sides of[...]

The Best Brain Top Five Posts

Happy New Year to you!  Here’s a review of the most frequently viewed posts this past year.   Let’s make the coming  year the best one yet!     The Best Brain Advice From The Brain Experts I recently asked a group of some of the most knowledgeable leaders in the brain fitness movement –[...]

Your Fortune Telling Brain

Whether you’re aware of it or not, your brain is programmed to try to predict the future, and it specializes in pattern detection, threat anticipation, and storytelling.  In other words, it’s your brain’s job to steer you in the direction of what it thinks of as safety, which to your brain means: stability, certainty, and[...]

Why Your Eyes Look Up And Your Tongue Tenses When You Think

When thinking, you often just naturally roll your eyes up and your tongue tenses in your mouth. Ever wonder why you do these things?  There are real physical reasons for both. Go Ahead…Roll Your Eyes Rolling your eyes up is an automatic response the body makes when trying to access lost or hidden information because[...]

Building A Better Brain

When I woke up from the coma  I’d been in for the past week,  I was barely there.  It was as if the light in the attic had a short in the wiring and was dimly flickering on and off. I couldn’t focus on anything for more than a few seconds, and my brain couldn’t[...]