The Power of Love
By: Abby Twyman | November 20, 2019
What are the physiological indicators of a "love" response? If the stimuli in the environment trigger the release of oxytocin and thus activates the brain regions associated with love, relationships, socialization, etc... what happens? What about the "fear" response?
If we could observe the changes in neurochemistry or neuroexcitation in real-time in ourselves and in each other, could we better understand the impact of our actions on the world? Once people understand that their words and actions have a real and significant impact on the INTERNAL environments of themselves and others, would they be more likely to change? Let's try to illustrate this concept with the character from the movie Finding Nemo whom someone else made "ink" when scared.
The words we think and speak and the actions we take can cause the brains of ourselves and others to "ink" which effectively clouds our perception of other incoming information, both good and bad, which has serious short and long term consequences. When our neurological system becomes overwhelmed, it's more likely we are going to respond inappropriately or shut down altogether. Similar to a computer, too many inputs can overload the system which causes ineffective and inefficient outputs which often requires us to reboot the system.
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