Understanding the Human Mind

The hidden power within you

"Someday, after we have mastered the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love. Then for the second time in the history of the world man will have discovered fire."

—Teilhard de Chardin

Welcome to another of our free information sections from SUNRISE for you to enjoy and perhaps apply in your own personal journey of life.

This topic has been quickly put together for our readers to help you gain an understanding of the essential knowledge surrounding the way your brain and mind works and the likely problems that can afflict it, what you can do to avoid the problems, and how you can enhance the functions of the brain to achieve accelerated learning, modify your beliefs to become more balanced, and give you the power to adapt to a wider range of changes in the environment and other people. It will cover all the relevant groundwork on how your brain works, how behaviour is formed, the importance of positive emotions for improved memory and other functions. and the types of common behaviours generated by the brain when we choose to think in a particular way — in what we describe crudely speaking as left- or right-brain.

We will then discuss the principles of accelerated learning. And finally look at some of the biggest problems of the world to see if there are simple solutions we can all implement, irrespective of how complicated world leaders would be inclined to see them from their perspective.

It is hoped by the end of this research topic that you will gain a better appreciation of the power you have to solving virtually any problems set before you. The fact that you can achieve anything thanks to your amazing brain through the choices you make today should inspire you to move dramatically ahead and make the most of your life, move society toward a more balanced future, and ensure the world is filled with the love and hope we all deserve.

Happy reading...and learning!

Contents

  1. THE BASIC BUILDING BLOCKS OF THE HUMAN BRAIN
    The nerve cell
  2. THE BASIC FUNCTION OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
    We are driven to understand and survive
  3. THE BASIC ARCHITECTURE OF THE HUMAN BRAIN
    How does the brain work?
  4. THE BRAIN STEM AND MIDBRAIN SECTIONS
    Main functions
  5. THE CEREBRUM
    Main functions
  6. THE FRONTAL LOBES AND CORPUS CALLOSUM
    Main functions
  7. THE TOOLS FOR ANALYSING AND SYNTHESISING PATTERNS
    Understanding the functions of the L- and R-brains
  8. UNBALANCED BEHAVIOURS
    How do they start?
  9. THE L-BRAIN PERSON
    Common unbalanced behaviours associated with constant application of our rational thinking side
  10. THE R-BRAIN PERSON
    Common unbalanced behaviours associated with constant application of our creative thinking side
  11. OTHER COMMON L- AND R-BRAIN BEHAVIOURS
    Our preferred "cognitive style" for one-sided thinking
  12. EMOTIONS
    To key to opening up your L- and R-brains and improving memory
  13. THE NEED FOR BALANCE
    Is there such a thing as a true L-brain, R-brain and balanced person?
  14. THE CAUSE OF MENTAL ILLNESS
    Extreme left- and right-brain thinking
  15. THE STATE OF SOCIETY TODAY
    Does society support a balanced approach to thinking?
  16. OUR BELIEFS
    Changing our attitude and behaviour
  17. THE BASIC PRINCIPLES OF ACCELERATED LEARNING
    How do we think in a balanced way?
  18. PROBLEM-SOLVING IN THE 21st CENTURY AND BEYOND
    The more balanced way
  19. CONCLUSION
    Be balanced and you will be happy
  20. BIBLIOGRAPHY

Extra research topics

  1. THE MYERS-BRIGGS TYPE INDICATOR
    Understand your personality type (old psychology approach)
  2. STABILISING HUMAN BEHAVIOUR
    Steps to a better frontal cortex development
  3. GREAT LEADERS
    Key attributes
  4. BRAIN FOOD
    Fuelling the brain to perform at its best
  5. WORLD PROBLEMS
    The Top 10
  6. WORLD SOLUTIONS
    What can you do?