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Jill Bean's picture

Connections between unconscious and conscious brain functioning

Christopher Reeves' experiences with paralysis really helped me to understand the physical structure and inner-connections of the brain and nervous system. I am fascinated by the body's ability to unconsciously sense and respond to stimuli. 

I am really intrigued by the possibility of conscious thoughts both supporting or combining with unconscious reactions and that conscious thoughts can impede or inhibit unconscious reactions.  What are the implications of the brain's ability to effect ourselves and the world?  How can teachers use mindfulness, positive psychology, meditation, etc with our students?

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