The human brain is the central organ of the human nervous system, and with the spinal cord makes up the central nervous system. The brain consists of the cerebrum, the brainstem, and the cerebellum. It controls most of the activities of the body, processing, integrating, and coordinating the information it receives from the sense organs and making decisions as to the instructions sent to the rest of the body.
The brain is contained in, and protected by, the skull of the head. The cerebrum is the largest part of the human brain. It is divided into two parts. The cerebral cortex is an outer layer of grey matter, covering the core of white matter. The cortex is split into the neocortex and the much smaller allocortex. The neocortex is made up of six neuronal layers, while the allocortex has three or four. Each hemisphere is conventionally divided into four lobes.
Scientists have found specialized brain cells in mice that appear to control anxiety levels. The finding, reported Wednesday in the journal Neuron, could eventually lead to better treatments for anxiety disorders, which affect nearly 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.
We all deal with anxiety in some form or another, whether it’s when you’re pulled over by the cops or about to give a speech in front of a crowd. But for some, anxiety is a much stronger, more fearsome force – one that never goes away.
Anxiety itself is a natural human response that serves a purpose. Our goal shouldn’t be to dismiss it entirely, just to make it a healthy, manageable part of our lives. Even if you don’t suffer from an anxiety-related disorder, you’ve likely had to deal with it and cope the best way you know how.
Anxiety is part of our world, the same way that stress, sadness, and happiness are, but the key is to understand how to cope with it, and how to keep it from becoming unhealthy.
Discussed below are a few points which will help us to control our brain so that it does not give us any additional stress or tension.
1. Understanding anxiety
Anxiety is a part of everyone’s lives and we must learn how to cope with it. Chemical imbalances in our brains mainly trigger the hormonal changes and thereby resulting in anxiety. It is also caused by the surroundings in which we live. How we deal with others and how others react to our actions. When we are too much involved in a particular thing, it might be emotional, or it can be physical, or if we take too much stress then it may trigger anxiety.
2. Observe what your body and mind react to
Observing is an art and we must perceive things patiently. We should see how our brain reacts to different situations and then tackle it accordingly. A small change in two similar situations may cause our body and mind to react very differently. This will help you to become more mindful and not to be too surprised when there is a change in the outcome. You will be more aware of the surroundings and of the reactions of the people to certain actions of yours.
3. Challenge difficult thoughts
There are things that happen to us every day. We choose to ignore them and not think about it as it would trigger the anxiety. These thoughts are very intricate and perplexed. We live in fear every day that these thoughts would trigger us and hence we choose not to delve into them. But until we face the problem, we will always live in fears. Only we can make our minds stronger and stop it from triggering anxiety. You don’t think about it as you think you won’t be able to control it. But if you never start, you will never know.
4. Train your brain
Our whole body is controlled by our mind. How we think, speak, behave with people are all dependant on our minds. We should train our minds to be calm during stressful situations. A calm mind helps us to get through situations and solve the problems better. But it is not as easy as it sounds. One must be persistent and have a sound mind to start with.