Growth and personal fulfillment have been large topics branching out into the general public in the last few years. What we don’t often consider is the neurological science behind concepts like depression and triggering events that jump start our nerves and send our thoughts to negative places. In his new blog post, Blake Griffin Edwards explains some of this science and also provides reasoning behind why we might think the way we do and ensures us that we have the ability to change our perspectives.
- A famous neuropsychologist, Donald Hebb, has successfully discovered how pathways in the brain help us through repetition which findings he has outlined in a book.
- He believes that when humans do a particular thing repeatedly over time like feel a particular emotion or perform a particular action, neural networks are formed in the brain.
- A modern manta that follows from the Hebbian theory has become a staple of neuropsychology and they state that neurons that fire together, wire together.
“Stampedes are generated when psychological panic triggers physiological startle and when the physiological startle in one promotes panic in another, and so on.”