Science behind the Law of Attraction – Part 1 – ESL activity: listening skills – answer key

Science Explains How Law Of Attraction Works – Human Brain And Quantum Physics HD

Part 1: 00:00 – 21:10

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empathy neurons

memory consolidation and reconsolidation

backward rationalization: it can leave negative emotions unresolved and ready to be triggered at any time

– the brain tries to justify why we behave irrationally (with no control over our emotions, and the thoughts that originate those emotions)

– in consequence (of backward rationalization and brain justification), schizophrenic subconscious behaviour because of different parallel distributed systems around our brain

emotional resilence

rational resilence

– our experiences are constantly changing our neuronal connections, altering the parallel systems that are our consciousness

consciousness: the convergence of neural interaction

– where is consciousness? on the right hemisphere? on the left hemisphere? in both?

– each neuron has a voltage, reaching a certain voltage they fire electrical signals to another neuron, forming waves

– these brain waves underpin almost everything in our minds: memory, intelligence, attention, etc

– these brain waves oscillate at different frequencies: alpha, thetta and gamma, each corresponding to different tasks

– brain cells are tuned to these frequencies depending on the tast to be performed (similarly to how a radio at home catches the waves to tune or pick up the different radio stations)

transfering information: the pass of information from one neuron to another happens when they are synchronized (cognitive dissonance: confusion when receiving two contradictory ideas, for example with the anthropological questions: the purpose of human existance when humans are so insignificant or meaningless in the huge vast universe)

evolution: nature tries to adapt or resonate with its environment

– as science fails or is slow to provide answers to existential questions, humans seek for spiritual or religious guidance, it is very difficult to leave un-answered questions or to accept we do not know, we tend to prefer tales and stories, even when fictional, to calm our need for answers.

mirror neurons: used to construct our identity, allowing us to connect with others (other person’s neurons, neurons in the environment around us).  Allowing to understand ourselves through others.

neural synergy: produce our oscillating consciousness, the result of 2 hemispheres acting electrochemically, and also, our senses connecting our neurons to other neurons in the environment 

super organismal features: our survival as primates depended on our collective abilities

neocortical regions have evolve to permit the modulation and control over primitive instincts and hedonistic impulses for the benefit of the group.

selfish-genes (theory of evolution by biologist Richard Dawkins): selfish genes promote reciprocal social behaviours in superorganismal structures (discarding the notion of “survival of the fittest”)

neuronal resonance coherence: is obtained when there is no disonance between the new and old (more primitive) areas of the brain

self-serving behaviour for the scientific view (or selfish tendencies for the flawed paradigm of identity): is a momentary expression of an ever- changing unity with no centre.  The psychological consequences of this as an objective belief system allow self-awareness without attachement to the imagined self, causing mental clarity, social conscience, self-regulation, and “being in the moment”.

culturally (from the past to the present) we have needed a narrative: a diachronic view on our life to establish moral values

– currently (today) we have learnt about the empathic and social nature of the brain and that a more scientific view without attachments to our identity or story, generates a more accurate, meaningful and ethical paradigm than our anecdotal values.

 – practical labeling:   all forms of interactions in our life

psychological labeling:  the self is considered internal and the environment is considered external, constrains our chemical processes experiencing a deluded disconnection.

 – happiness: is reached when we are not labeled in our interactions

– we may have many different views, and disagree with one another in practical terms

neuropsychological catalysts: interactions without judgements, to wire our brains to acknowledge others and verify other belief systems without disonance, aliviating the need for destruction or entertainment. And generating constructive behaviour in our environment.

chain-reaction:  we are a network of neuro-chemical reactions, acceptance and acknowledgment sustained by our daily choices in our interactions, so chain-reaction will define our collective ability to overcome imagined differences.

Joseph E. LeDoux, Neuroscientist, the Henry and Lucy Moses Professor of Science, and professor of neuroscience and psychology at New York University.

John Cacioppo.jpgJohn Cacioppo Professor, John Terrence Cacioppo is the Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago Department of Psychology.    Distinguished Service Professor Director, Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience Director, Social Psychology Doctoral Program Director, Social Neuroscience Laboratory


Synapsis /sɪˈnapsɪs/, noun, BIOLOGY, the fusion of chromosome pairs at the start of meiosis.
matching-up of homologous pairs prior to their segregation, and possible chromosomal crossover between them. Synapsis takes place during prophase I of meiosis.

Culture, /ˈkʌltʃə/, noun (culturally: adverb) 

 1.the arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively.”20th century popular culture”
2.the ideas, customs, and social behaviour of a particular people or society.”Afro-Caribbean culture”

diachronic /ˌdʌɪəˈkrɒnɪk/adjective:  concerned with the way in which something, especially language, has developed and evolved through time.

moral /ˈmɒr(ə)l/ adjective, concerned with the principles of right and wrong behaviour.  Standards of behaviour; principles of right and wrong.  Holding or manifesting high principles for proper conduct.

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