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Psychiatrist Joseph A. Annibali draws on his experience helping thousands of troubled people. He suggests methods, applications and treatments for people with overloaded or “too-busy brains.” And, he tells you how to alter your brain’s circuits by changing the stories you tell yourself. Annibali packs a lot of information and analysis into his report. While never giving medical advice, getAbstract recommends this fascinating read to anyone who’d like to know about and use these insights into the brain and human psychology.

About the Author

Joseph A. Annibali, MD, is chief psychiatrist at the Amen Clinics in Reston, Virginia. He is a leading expert on using brain SPECT imaging with Lyme disease. He supervised the doctoral-level psychology program at George Washington University. At George Mason University he was a member of the faculty of the Department of Molecular Neuroscience and the School of Systems Biology.

 

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“Busy Brain”

You probably know the feeling of being overwhelmed. Maybe you’ve felt the sensation of having a “too-busy brain.” Perhaps your work is mounting, your car has stopped working, or someone at home is ill and you’re the caregiver. With so much happening, perhaps all at the same time, you could feel pretty anxious. You might start worrying; your thoughts about all these problems could harass you. You could agonize about your ability to cope. Amid that crisis, if you examined different parts of your brain, perhaps you’d understand what you’re experiencing.

The largest part of your brain, the cerebral cortex, houses the frontal lobe, the temporal lobe, the parietal lobe and the occipital lobe. The frontal lobe manages the brain’s ability to harmonize itself. The temporal lobe gives you the ability to communicate verbally, to remember and to feel. The occipital lobe manages your ability to see. The parietal lobe integrates data from your senses.

The prefrontal cortex, or PFC, manages your brain, including your ability to concentrate, to retain short-term memories, to organize and to learn. If you seek to change negative thinking...


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    Arunav Das 1 year ago
    As a fan of neuroscience , I have been searching all this while for a book like this that brings together the whole brain concept for explaining our thoughts and the internal chatter. A compulsory buy for me for sure and a big thumbs up for the excellent summary