How does your brain work?

The left brain hemisphere - the left half of the brain
The right brain hemisphere - the right half of the brain
Lefty - a person who uses their left hand to write
Righty - a person who uses their right hand to write
Circuitry - the connected set of the wires through which a signal can flow
Rewiring - creating new wires
Hard-wired - if something is hand-wired it is a natural part of a person that cannot be changed
Neuron - a nerve cell that carries information between the brain and other parts of the body
Neurotransmitter - a chemical that carries messages between neurons or between neurons and muscles
Glial cell - a cell making up the supportive tissue of the nervous system
Folds of the brain - bend lines of the brain
The reptilian brain - the part of the brain to which primitive and having non-rational or self-interested behaviour
The limbic system - a system of nerves and other structures in the brain that controls many of our emotions
The cortex (plural cortices\ ˈkȯr-​tə-​ˌsēz \ or cortexes) - the outer layer of the brain
Biofeedback - conscious states one can evoke to affect the body response
Cognitive bias - the way a person understands information, which is based on their own beliefs and experiences and may not be reasonable or accurate
Assumption - something that you think is true although you have no definite proof
Perception - the way you think about something and your idea of what it is like
Neuroplasticity - the ability of neural networks in the brain to change through growth and reorganization
Malleable - easily changed, plastic
Spotlight - something having the most attention
Fallacy - an idea that a lot of people think is true but is in fact false
Maturity - the quality of behaving mentally and emotionally like an adult
Aversion - a strong dislike of something or someone
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