Developing the INFJ Brain: Neuroplasticity and the INFJ Mind

Developing the INFJ Brain: Neuroplasticity and the INFJ Mind brain_profile-1438b9b887c4a91f59f53185a38c9b4e-300x242 Neuroscience The last couple of months I’ve been using this online brain training tool called Lumosity. It’s a scientifically proven tool to help develop cognitive functions in the brain in order to function with different tasks better. It’s developed with the help of research in areas of neuroscience and neuroplasticity, that the brain will adapt to the daily tasks it faces. With daily training in different brain areas you can develop and improve them but also counteract effects on the brain from aging.

The cool thing is that the brain statistics Lumosity outputs after training are split in the different development areas of the brain. My best score is on Attention where I am almost above 90% of the rest of the population. I find it interesting since attention has to do with Se which is our inferior function as INFJs. I believe that the reason I have such a high attention score is because as an INFJ and HSP, I do not have a filter to separate sensory stimuli. I just take everything in and my Ni sorts it and shows me selected things on a conscious level. We are actually more conscious of our surroundings then we think because all the rest of the sensory data is still there subconsciously. Ready to be grasped by our Ni when needed. An example is a game on Luminosity where you have to quickly spot a bird somewhere on the screen and simultaneously read a letter in the center of the screen. All in a couple of milliseconds. Sometimes it was so fast it was hard to see, but somehow I still manage to select the correct letter and spot where the bird was. All because that sensory information is not filtered like most people. I think this is why we often have a tendency to be HSP individuals which are easily affected by strong sounds, lights, smells and easily get emotionally overwhelmed.

I can recommend Lumosity and it’s all a highly interesting subject. Lumosity has been proven to work to increase short term working memory, math and help develop attention in people with brain damage or mental disorders like ADHD. Worth to note is that there is no proof that training some of the other brain games on Lumosity could help improve performance in unrelated tasks. It would be interesting to see if there will be any articles and research done on MBTI in correlation to neuroscience and how the brain works in different types.


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    I enjoyed your writings – you’ve done quite a bit of research! I would invite you to spend some time looking into clinical (also called medical) hypnosis. It has the ability to “erase” highly charged emotions, and enables you to rewire your brain to accept new beliefs. (change your perception, change your world.)

    Did you know all children are in a state of hypnosis (0-2-Delta state, 2-6 Theta state) until the age of 6? That means a great deal of who you believe you are was decided by a very young you a long time ago. However, if you work with a good medical hypnotherapist, you can rewrite those memories – which actually are just perceptions made by a very young you – and replace those ideas/beliefs with what you actually WANT to believe. In other words – accessing your Limbic system- the seat of emotion – and change your memory banks … building the love and happiness side of you, and dialing down the negatively charged emotional part of you. (Don’t buy rose colored glasses – be the glasses!)

    Yes, I know you are looking at DNA traits, but science has proven DNA is not the last word when it comes to who we are. I hope you consider the idea. I know hypnotherapy can calm your mind and wipe away ADHD/OCD traits. It won’t change you at your core – hypnosis just let you become a better you.

    As for your nutritional ideas – you are very much on target. You may want to look into phosphatidylserine and phosphtidylcholine too. Dr. William Walsh is doing some great work with regard to methylation – you can check him out on YouTube.

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