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Why every child can learn

A child’s brain is developing until their early 20s, and -- depending on the kind of learner the person is -- may continue to develop until death. Poor focus or concentration isn’t due to the child’s inability to sit still; because they are just too young; because they have some insurmountable learning problem; or because they just aren’t smart enough. A child’s ability to learn is directly related to how clear their brain pathways are between sensory (intake) and execution (performance).

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Healthy Brain Function = High Mental and Physical Performance

Brain balance, or in this case –lack of brain balance – lost the game. Did you know that nearly every Gold Medalist in the Olympics wins by a mere fraction of a second? Brain balance is the key to winning or losing in almost every contest and academic, business and creative encounter that we face. Focus, reaction time, clarity of thought and consistency are what makes the difference between winners and losers. Each of these characteristics relies on a brain that is in balance and harmony.

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Situations cry out for healing; opportunities can't be more evident

There have been extremely painful headlines in the news recently, from all around the world:

  • Tucson shooting rampage kills 6; critically injures Arizona congresswoman
  • Three Chinese police officers killed in rare shootout
  • 17-year-old Niagara Falls woman ringleader in fatal bludgeoning
  • Students return to Nebraska High School after shooting
  • 15 beheaded of 23 dead in Acapulco

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Staying calm during times of tragedy and trauma

Whether we directly witnessed the tragedies this weekend in Tucson – or saw it on TV – trauma can affect us physically and emotionally.

“I imagine many people just wanted to stay in bed this morning with the covers over their heads,” said Lee Gerdes, CEO and founder of Brain State Technologies, a company that specializes in working with people who are feeling the damaging effects of trauma.  The author of Limitless You: The Infinite Possibilities of a Balanced Brain, understands that “most of us need to continue through our day even with the backdrop of despair and sadness.”

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‘Killer’ Science: Trauma as the root of brainwave distrubance

Yesterday, NPR ran a story about a California neuroscientist who learned that he had descended from a long line of killers. That discovery led him to analyze his own PET brain scan and DNA – and those of his close relatives – to determine if he or any one of them could have the marks of their ancestor-killers.

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Women in the Armed Forces ‘more likely to suffer mental problems’

It has been the experience of BST that females who have experienced severe trauma seem to have an imbalance situation in functional brainwave patterns to be greater than that of males who have experienced similar trauma. The hypothesis for the source of this difference involves the female corpus callosum which is the connecting white matter of the brain between the left and right hemispheres. Since this hemispheric connection is less dense for females, it allows for faster multi-tasking (making left vs right – or detail vs context – dominant processing easier to connect back and forth). The difference is about 2 to 2.5 times more permeable for females than males, and this seems to mean that the female brain will encounter energy shock from trauma on both sides about 2 to 2.5 times more than a male brain.

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