The Mind has a Delete Button! Learn how to use it and Press Now Delete!
This means that the more we use certain nerve paths in our minds, the stronger becomes the circuit composing. That is why work is another old saying, "Our practice makes perfect." The more we practice a musical instrument, a language, a sleight of hand or anything similar, the stronger are the circuits in the brain that are responsible for these functions.
Scientists know this stuff for years. However, nowadays researchers discover another aspect of this truth: To learn something, even more important than the exercise is the ability to unlearn or to break old neural connections that regulate things that are not our most useful. This is called "synaptic pruning."
How and Why deleted neuronal connections:
Imagine your mind as a garden, in place of flower cultivation, fruit and vegetable juices, cultivate synaptic connections between neurons. These are connections in which the neurotransmitters, such as dopamine, serotonin and others traveling along them.
The "glial cells" are gardeners brain and act to speed signals between individual neurons. There are other more specialized glial cells that remove trash, uproot weeds, kill parasites, scratching the ground. These necessary 'gardeners' of your brain called "microglial cells." Their job is to "prune" the synaptic connections. The question is, how do you know what to prune?
Researchers are only beginning to unravel this mystery, but what we know is that the synaptic connections used less "marked" by a protein, C1q (and other). When microglial cells detect this protein are associated with it and destroy (or prune if you want) the specific conclusion.
This creates the brain free space to build new and stronger connections so we can learn more things.
That is why the Sleep Is So Important
Your brain cleans itself when you sleep!
Sometimes when you learn something new, or to start a new job or a hobby you may feel that your mind is full and does not fit other ideas and skills. Well, it just literally true.
When you learn many new things new to you, the brain builds your connections, but there remain many other insensitive and inadequate. Your brain should prune many of these connections in place to build a more efficient and effective pathways. This does when we sleep.
When you sleep the brain cells shrink up to 60% to make room so that glial cells to reach and remove waste. So pruned synapses.
When you wake up after a restful night we are able to think clearly and quickly. It's like we did reconstruction in the fragmented files on the computer.
For the same reason the short sleep during the day, it is advantageous for your cognitive abilities. A nap for 10 or 20 minutes gives microglial cells the opportunity to travel to distant unused connections, to the ruin and leave room to grow new ones.
To do spiritual work with sleep deprivation is like trying to open his way through a dense jungle keeping only a knife. In this wooded environment the progress will be slow and tedious.
Conversely, when you think and your brain has rested well is like wandering comfortably in a large park. The paths are clear and delimited and linked to visual signs, trees are in place, you can see hundreds of meters in front of your path. It is quite refreshing.
How can you control what will be erased from your mind:
As we said earlier, the synaptic connections that are not using marked to be recycled. Those that remain are those that will be loaded and will be oxygenated. So be careful what you think.
If you spend too much time thinking theories on how to finish the «Game of Thrones» and much less about issues related to your job, guess what synapses will be marked to be recycled.
If you are against someone from work and spend your time focusing on how to avenge him, and not in the projects and ideas that you have in progress, will form a large web synaptic pathways imaginative scenarios revenge