Experience Shapes Individuality


English: hippocampus. Images are from Anatomog...
English: hippocampus. Images are from Anatomography maintained by Life Science Databases(LSDB). 日本語: 海馬。 画像はLife Science Databases(LSDB)のAnatomographyというサイトより。 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Our experience shapes the way our personality develops. This is an affirmation that can now be demonstrated through experimentation. Scientists in Germany believe to have tracked down a neurobiological foundation for individuality…”

“…The adult brain continues to grow with the challenges that it faces; its
changes are linked to the development of personality and behaviour. But
what is the link between individual experience and brain structure?…(experience provokes) differences in the generation of new neurons in the hippocampus, a region of the brain that supports learning and memory…Adult neurogenesis, that is, the generation of new neurons in the
hippocampus, allows the brain to react to new information flexibly…Our results suggest that experience influences the ageing of the human mind.

Study published in”Science”, May the 10th. Read full post with names of professionals, institutions related to this study and original links in the blog Tracing Knowledge by clicking here.

Our knowledge and understanding of the human brain’s functioning is growing at a considerable speed. If the results of the study mentioned above are correct, hypnosis can appear of great interest in the development of the brain. Hypnotherapy can contribute to provide particular experiences and create rich environments for the human brain. In a reciprocal way, studies such as this one can also contribute to increase our knowledge and understanding of hypnosis and its effects on our brain and our experience of the world.


About Anna Pons

Certificat (CPPD), Post Graduat Certificat (PGCert) i Post Graduat Diploma (PGD) en Hipnoteràpia Clínica, London College of Clinical Hypnosis (LCCH) i Universitat de West London (UWL)
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