Perso je trouve ça fascinant et inspirant.
Ce sont mes notes prisent en direct live, dont excusez toutes les fautes de frappes etc…
Virtually any sort of talent or skill can be created through training.
Rationality and emotional resilience works the same way. Whatever you are doing anytime you are physically modifying your brain to become better at it.
Since this is such a foundational mechanism of the brain, being self-aware can greatly enrich our life experience.
PART 1: social neuroscience
Some neurons and neurotransmitters trigger a defensive state when we feel our thoughts must be protected from the influence of others.
If we are then confronted in difference in opinions, the chemicals released are the same as those that ensure our survival in dangerous situations.
The more primitive part of the brain interferes with rational system = narrowmindnesses….
No matter how valuable an idea is the brain has trouble processing it in such a state. On a neural level we react as being threatened.
But when we express ourselves and our views are appreciated, these defense chemicals decrease and dopaine activate award neurons and increasing our self esteem. Our beliefs have a profound impact on body chemistry (see placebo effectivness).
Self esteem is linked to the neuro transmiter serotonin. When the lack of it takes on severe proportions it often leads to depresssion, self destruction behaviour or suicide. Social validation increases the levels of dopamine and serotonin in the brain and allows us to let go of emotional fixations nad become self aware more easily.
PART 2: mirror neurons and conscionsness
The normative social influence: the need to fit in. Our compass is forged by validation of society / by society’s norm.
When we experience an emotion or perform an action, specific neurons fire. But when we observe someone else performing this action or when we imagine it, many of the same neurons will fire again, as if we were performing the action ourselves.
These empathy neurons connect us to other people… This system allows us to self reflect.
But self observing profondly changes the way our brain works and gives us an incredible amount of control over our feeling. Everytime we do this our rationality and emotional resilience are strenghtened.
When we are not self aware, most of our thoughts and action are impulsives and the idea we are randomly reacting and not making conscious choices is instinctively frustrating.
The brain resolves this by creating explanations for our behaviour and physically rewriting it into our memories through memory reconsolidation making us believe that we were in control of our actions.
This is also called backward rationalization and it leave most of our negative emotions unresolved and ready to be triggered at any time.
They become a constant fuel to our confusion as our brain will keep trying to justify why we behaved irrationaly.
Part 3: god is in the neurons
Cognitive dissonance: the frustration of holding two conflicting ideas.
Will is merely the drive to reduce dissonance in each of our active neural circuits.
– we are different persons every single seconds
– we are equally the result of cerebral hemispheres interacting as we are the senses connecting the neurons to other neurons in our environment
– nothing is external,
The brain’s neural activity reasonates most coherently when there is no dissonance between these advanced new cerebral regions and the older more primitive ones.
What we traditionnaly call « selfish tendencies » is only a narrow interpretation of what self serving behavior entails. Wherein humain characteristics are perceived through the flawed paradigm of identity… instead of through a scientific view of what we are: a momentary expression of an ever changing unity with no center.
The psychological consequences of this as an objectif belief system that allows self awareness without attachment to the imagined self, causing dramatic increases of mental clarity, social conscience, self regulation and whats often described as « being in the moment ».
Our traditional tendency is to define ourselves as imaginary individualistic constants which neurally wires and designs the brain towards dysfunctional cognitive processes, such as compulsive labeling and the psychological need to impose expectations.
By psychologically labeling the self as internal and the environnment as external; we constrain our own neurochemical processes and experience a deluded desconnection.
We may have many different views and disagree with one another in practical terms, but interactions that nevertheless accept us for who we are, without judgment, are neuro psychological catalyst that wire the human brain to acknowledge others and accept rationally verified belief systems without dissonance.
Stimulating this type of neural activity and interaction alleviates the need for distraction or entretainment and creates cycles of contructive behaviour in our environment.
Je prendrai éventuellement des notes sur la deuxième partie de la vidéo, mais elle m’a l’air beaucoup plus « pure » scientifiquement, et moins appliqué. Bref, je le posterai si j’y vois un intérêt.