By M.Farouk Radwan , MSc.

Positive & negative thinking
What the word “No” does to your brain
The advancement in brain scanning
devices has allowed us to see what
happens inside the brain during the
different activities humans perform.
An experiment was carried out to find out
the impact of negative words on the
human brain and here is what happened:
The brain scanning device, which allows
researchers to know which part of the
brain gets activated when the person gets
exposed to a certain stimulus, was placed
above the heads of the human test
Suddenly these humans were presented
with the word “no” on a nearby screen and
guess what happened?
The brain functions, which includes the
electric signals passing through it, were
disrupted for few moments.
For the first instance you might think that
a temporary disruption wont cause major
problems but when you get to know that
depression is usually the result of
disruption in brain chemicals you will
understand how severe these disruptions
can be.
How negative thinking affect your
brain,mood and body
The experiment was carried out using the
word “no”!
Yes, those two letters caused all of the
imbalance that happened in the brains of
the subjects in the experiment, but what
about the other negative words ?
What about cursing? Swearing? or even
Those negative words and habits keep
your brain’s functions disrupted on the
long term and can result in severe long
If you think negatively all of the time, if
you read negative news all the time or if
you worry often then you are at a severe
risk of experiencing brain disruptions that
can cause all kinds of unwanted emotions.
Negative thinking is not just a bad thing
but its a destructive habit that can ruin
your brain, body and overall health on the
long term.
How to think positively?
Most people who try to become positive
thinkers do it the wrong way and that’s
why they never succeed. Positive thinking
is not magic and you can’t just depend on
positive thinking then wait for good things
to happen but instead your positive
thinking should stem from the actions you
Lets suppose that you were worried
because you believed that you can’t find a
job, in such a case you might not be able
to prevent yourself from worrying or
thinking negatively.
Now what you need to do is to start
immediately learning new skills that can
help you become more qualified. In
addition, you need to start sending your
CV each day to few more companies.
After few days of doing these actions your
mind will automatically be able to think
positively since you now have a real plan
to base your positive thinking upon.
Unless you take serious actions your
positive thinking will be no different than
day dreaming. (see also Why positive
thinking can be dangerous )
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Temi Badmus
Temi Badmus
Temi Badmus is a Food scientist and an Art enthusiast. Her desire is to give a listening ear to people and to give an opportunity for everyone to be heard. Has any one told you that you are special? Yes, you are. You were beautifully designed, you are relevant to this generation and very special to me. Connect with me on LinkedIn

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