Lecture 16: Use Your Body to Alter Your Mind

We always think of our brains controlling our bodies but the reverse is also true. Our bodies especially our face significantly influences our brain. Lecture 16: Use Your Body to Alter Your Mind from Outsmart Yourself: Brain-Based Strategies to a Better You (The Great Courses) has practical tips on how to use our body and face to alter our mind. Here’s the visual summary of the lecture. Visual Summary of Lecture 16: Use Your Body to Alter Your...

Lecture 15: Hack Your Brain to Unlearn Fear

First things first, I have adapted a schedule of publishing two learning summaries per week: Tue/Wed and Fri/Sat. Lecture 15: Hack Your Brain to Unlearn Fear from the course Outsmart Yourself: Brain-Based Strategies to a Better You (The Great Courses) by Professor Peter Vishton focuses on fear. It provides a basic understanding of fear and how our memories work in storing and associating the fears with our emotions and environment. The lectures lays out some practical tips on unlearn fear and manage phobias. Here’s the visual summary of the lecture. Visual Summary of Lecture 15: Hack Your Brain to Unlearn...

Lecture 14: Grow Your Brain Out of Depression (Visual Learning Notes)

Lecture 14 of Outsmart Yourself: Brain-Based Strategies to a Better You (The Great Courses) examines the causes of depression and the actions that help diminish depression as fast as possible. Some tips are obvious like exercise but other tips like eating more fermented food is unconventional. The main message here is that depression is like the common cold and we all catch it from time-to-time. These tips will help us grow out of depression quicker but the recommendation is to seek professional help if the symptoms of depression persist longer than expected. Visual Summary of Lecture 14: Grow Your Brain Out of Depression...

Lecture 13: Overcome Your Aging Brain

Lecture 13: Overcome Your Aging Brain of  Outsmart Yourself: Brain-Based Strategies to a Better You (The Great Courses) provides tips that not only enriches our lives greatly but also helps slow down the aging process of our brain. Here’s the visual summary. Visual Summary of Lecture 13: Overcome Your Aging Brain   As always, comments and suggestions are...