This research concludes that increasing functional connectivity between the vPFC and the amygdala with feedback decreases anxiety. This is of course good news to get out to more and more people yet it is not, as the conclusion says, a first. This is the goal and the apparent experience of many that they accomplish this with training at FPO2 and it appears that the inion ridge training low enough may also help with fear bound states. - SF ... See MoreSee Less
Background: Deficient emotion regulation and exaggerated anxiety represent a major transdiagnostic psychopathological marker. On the neural level these deficits have been closely linked to impaired, yet treatment-sensitive, prefrontal regulatory control over the amygdala. Gaining direct control over...
This past June at Plum Village, the retreat center of Thich Nhat Hanh, I was privileged to join a Buddhism and neuroscience retreat with a focus on the experience of trauma. All of the dharma talks and the two panel presentations are included in this video. All of them are great- and I highly recommend the talk by Nadine Burke-Harris. My talk is the last of three on the second panel. I hope you enjoy! -SF ... See MoreSee Less
This is an interesting piece on relatively new research on how brains forget and the evolutionary necessity of doing so. Unfortunately to me anyway the researchers seem once again caught in the biochemical paradigm of brain function which very much limits the scope of their inquiry. Nonetheless interesting. I’d love to hear your thoughts! - SF