(NaturalPath) In a study published in Neuroimage and conducted by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), they found that the brain can be trained to regulate negative emotions. This is a landmark study as, according to one researcher, “These findings are the first to demonstrate that non-emotional training that improves the ability to ignore irrelevant information can result in reduced brain reactions to emotional events and alter brain connections.” They added, “These changes were accompanied by strengthened neural connections between brain regions involved in inhibiting emotional reactions.”
This therapy can have an emotional impact, helping those who suffer from anxiety or depression. It also helps solve physical problems like those individuals who have issues with their blood pressure when hearing emotional information.
The applications of this technology that uses a computer-training task to help individuals eliminate unnecessary information, helping them deal with emotional news, is vast. It can help all age ranges and those with neurological or psychological disorders.
For more information, read the full study.
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