Thicker brain sections tied to spirituality

For people at high risk of depression because of a family history,  spirituality may offer some protection for the brain, a new study hints.

Parts of the brain’s outer layer, the cortex, were thicker in high-risk study participants who said religion or spirituality was  “important” to them versus those who cared less about religion.

“Our beliefs and our moods are reflected in our brain and with new imaging techniques we can begin to see this,” Myrna Weissman told  Reuters Health. “The brain is an extraordinary organ. It not only controls, but is controlled by our moods.”

Scientists find secret of reversing bad memories

Editorial: If this new technology/therapy below becomes attainable, do you think it will be the optimal method/way to overcome unpleasant  memories?  Optilife-3D does not.  Considering that virtually every day brings anxiety and potential bad memories, nothing we do while alive (and sane) will erase ALL these events.  We believe having the optimal philosophical/spiritual perspective is the key to continual joy and contentment—regardless of what life brings.  Refer to our ‘spirit’ section for possible helps, and a guarantee at least, that we’ll provide you a simple way to consider life’s biggest questions, and how to find those answers most easily.

Bad memories of past trauma can leave people emotionally scarred for life.  But now neuroscientists believe they can erase feelings of fear or anxiety attached to stressful events, in a breakthrough which could help treat depression or post-traumatic stress disorder.  Researchers at MIT, US, have discovered which brain circuits attach emotions to memories, and crucially, how to reverse the link.