Most people start their day with a nice cup of coffee or tea “to wake up”. The caffeine in our morning cuppa is a psychoactive substance that stimulates brain activity. Technically, it’s “messing” with the brain — in a good way!
After a day at work, many people start winding down with a beer or a glass of wine. The alcohol increases the production of Alpha brain activity which we find relaxing. In other words, “messing” with the brain can be quite enjoyable.
Medical and/or recreational Marijuana works in a similar manner by helping to reduce excessive high-frequency brain activity. That’s why there are discussions to legalise it for “messing” with the brain of patients with Chronic Pain.
Needless to say, but smoking cigarettes also “messes” with brains; and so do Tim Tams or any other foods with sugar. “Messing” with our brains by swallowing a substance is considered a normal and socially accepted behaviour.
Therefore, many people are not opposed to adding psychotropic medication to the “messing” mix: Calming drugs for Anxiety, SSRI’s for Depression, Stimulants for rowdy kids and Antipsychotics for everything difficult — many of these meds even keep “messing” with the brain long after they’ve been discontinued.
Sometimes it is quite helpful to have a professional Neurotherapist “mess” with one’s brain. Like in this case of a young man with Negative Schizophrenia (“Deficit Syndrome”).
Once you know that green means normal and red means abnormal, then you don’t need to be a Neuroscientist to understand these Brain maps, recorded before and after Neurotherapy at BODY MIND & BRAIN.
After eleven months of mostly active Neuromodulation in the form of Neurofeedback Brain Training, this client came off all his medication and started working again. Amazing case.
The message is: When Brains are a little messed up, it’s a good idea to find a Neurotherapist who can help clean up the mess. Otherwise you might regret the messed opportunity of “messing” with your Brain—in a good way!