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Finding Optimism and Positive Moods : The Neuroscience. Part 2.

mood and neuroscience

The beliefs that we hold about ourselves, others and the world in general, powerfully affect how we feel. Indeed, we have seen in previous articles published on this site how cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) takes advantage of this fact (click here to read one of my articles on CBT). Brain imaging techniques have shown that CBT has a direct effect upon the brain by activating the region known as the hippocampus (see picture below).

location of hippocampus and other brain regions

location of hippocampus and other brain regions

Learning positive thinking skills through therapies like

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