quotes tagged with 'brain'
Author: Fritz Lang, Source: Metropolis, 1927
"There can be no understanding between the hand and the brain unless the heart acts as mediator." Brigitte Helm
Author: Emerson Pugh, Source: Unknown
If the brain was so simple that we could understand it, then we would be so simple that we couldn't.
The brain can change as a result of the thoughts we think, as with Pascual-Leone's virtual piano players. This has important implications for health: something as seemingly insubstantial as a thought can affect the very stuff of the brain, altering neuronal connections in a way that can treat mental illness or, perhaps, lead to a greater capacity for empathy and compassion. It may even dial up the supposedly immovable happiness set point.Author: Sharon Begley, TIME Magazine, Source: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1580438-3,00....
It’s no safer to say that spiritual urges and sensations are caused by brain activity than it is to say that the neurological changes through which we experience the pleasure of eating an apple cause the apple to exist. … There is no way to determine whether the neurological changes associated with spiritual experience mean that the brain is causing those experiences … or is instead perceiving a spiritual realityAuthor: Andrew Newburg, Source: http://www.meridianmagazine.com/ideas/040216neurotheology.html
The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office.Author: Robert Frost, Source: uniknown
Each of us in our own way can try to spread compassion into people’s hearts. Western civilizations these days place great importance on filling the human “brain” with knowledge, but no one seems to care about filling the human “heart” with compassion. This is what the real role of religion is.Author: Dalai Lama, Source: unknown
The discovery that neuroplasticity cannot occur without attention has important implications. If a skill becomes so routine you can do it on autopilot, practicing it will no longer change the brain. And if you take up mental exercises to keep your brain young, they will not be as effective if you become able to do them without paying much attention.Author: Sharon Begley, Wall Street Journal, Source: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB116915058061980596.html