Science Explains What Happens to Someone’s Brain From Complaining Every Day
“Ideas change the structure … I have seen people re-examine their thoughts to heal obsessions and trauma previously incurable.” ~ Norman Doidge, Canadian-born psychiatrist and author of The Brain That Changes Selfelf
Neuroplasticity: the good and the bad
The human brain is remarkably malleable. This can look a lot like a Play-Doh ball, but with a little more time and effort.
Over the last 20 years, thanks to the rapid evolution of imaging and neuroscience, we have been able to say with certainty that the brain is capable of making changes – and that we are engineers.
In many ways, neuroplasticity – a generic term for lifelong changes in the brain throughout life – is a wonderful thing.
Here are some reasons why:
– We can increase our intelligence (“I.Q.”)
– We can learn new skills that change lives.
– We can recover from certain types of brain damage.
– We can become emotionally smarter.
– We can “unlearn” behaviors, beliefs and harmful habits.
On the other side of the coin, we can turn our heads for the worst!
Fortunately, thanks to our ability to unlearn behaviors, beliefs and harmful habits, we can put the ship back in order!
FAITH CHANGES THE BRAIN
Donald Hebb, one of the pioneers of neuroplasticity and neuropsychology, said:
“The neurons that shoot together spin together.”
Dr. Michael Merzenich, who is now recognized as the most famous neuroscientist in the world, draws on Hebb’s work and documents the relationship between our thoughts (“burning neurons”) and structural changes in the brain (” gang up “).
Among the many discoveries of Dr. Ing. Merzenich is perhaps the most important:
Their experiences, behaviors, thoughts, habits, thought patterns and ways of reacting to the world are inseparable from the way your brain is wired.
Negative habits make your brain worse. Positive habits change your brain for the better.
Neuroplasticity and disease
Consider this quote from Alex Korb, Ph.D., and author of The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, a small change at a time:
“Basically, nothing is wrong with the brain when it comes to depression, it’s just that the particular setting of neural circuits creates the trend for a pattern of depression that has something to do with how the brain manages stress, planning, habits, decisions, and a dozen with the dynamic interaction of all these circuits, and as soon as a pattern is formed, dozens of tiny changes occur throughout the brain that create a downward spiral. ”
Neuroplasticity can be the problem as well as the solution.
COMPLAINTS AND BRAIN CHANGES
We will now go into the details of how negative behaviors affect us, especially when we complain, and how these behaviors affect the structure of the brain.
We all know that a person is always negative. The person who never seems to be happy with anything or anyone.
Negative people almost always complain. Even worse, plaintiffs do not just keep their thoughts and feelings for them. Instead, they search for an unwanted participant and broadcast it.
Undoubtedly boring for their friends and family, these “Debbie Downers” should not be reprimanded but understood.
You see, we all complain from time to time. In fact, researchers at Clemson University have empirically shown that everyone complains occasionally. Some do it much more often than others.
Complainants generally belong to one of three groups:
Complaining in search of attention: people who seek attention by complaining; I have always thought about how they feel worse than anyone. Ironically, (rational) people tend to completely ignore the person, instead of wasting mental energy and focusing on their negativity.
Chronic Complainants: These people live in a state of constant complaint. If she does not talk about her “doom to me” attitude, she’ll probably think about it.
Psychologists call this a compulsory rumination: “constantly rethink a thought or a problem without a degree”. Unfortunately, the rumor is transmitted directly to the depressive and anxious brain.