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reply to post by alienreality
Well, true, but the whole point of the thread was that stress causes physical permanent changes in your brain that trigger mental disorders later in life even after the stress factor is removed. I guess I should have made the point more clear, I was sort of trusting people to read the article. I personally always thought stress was only related to temporary changes in brain chemistry not changes in geometry or physical configuration. Well, you always learn something new.
reply to post by TatTvamAsi
I read the article. Think it's an assumption that the changes are permanent. This seems to be epigenetics controlling the stem cell differences. It seems we can reset epigenetic shifts over time.
reply to post by redhorse
So I think by sheer will alone, we can change our neurochemistry in the moment. Over time, this can reshape our minds ie neuroplasticity. I think once the will is removed, it depends on epigenetic markers shifting to stick.
So one is immediate, the next is intermediate, and the third is advanced.