Just for a minute, imagine your brain as two characters from Star Trek. There’s Captain Kirk who is very emotional, the other is Spock who is very analytical.
Now combine them (for you Star Trek fans, this may be difficult, but try).
Marsha Lucas, PhD, author of Rewire Your Brain for Love, and a neuropsychologist with a special interest in interpersonal neurobiology, uses this Star Trek example to talk about the importance of brain integration for improving relationships.
Brain integration is important for relationships but it can be tricky, especially because our society has a tendency to focus on left-brain analytical functions while downplaying the right-brain, emotional side.
We’ll get into a whole lot more about that as well as many other topics in our interview with Marsha.
You can watch the entire interview Wednesday night as part of the New Brain Science 2012 series, when we’ll also discuss:
- Why rewiring the brain can help improve sex and regulate the body
- The neurobiology of love
- What happens in the brain when we’re afraid
- How your vagus nerve can help you project peace and safety to the people around you
- One simple practice that can rewire the brain for serenity instead of fear and over-reactivity
You can listen for free at the time of broadcast, you just have to sign up.
How have you approached brain integration in your work? Please leave a comment below.