The amygdala of eldery people is rewired to only react to positive stimuli, making them happier

According to a study by Stanford psychologist Laura Carstensesn, we change the way our amygdala responds to different stimuli with age. The amygdala of young participants reacted to both positive and negative stimuli, while the amygdala of elderly folks only reacts to positive stimuli. The elderly were not happier because their life was better, they had rewired their brain to ignore the negative and embrace the positive.

This was reported in Book - Deep Work.. 3 Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted WorldBook - Deep Work.. 3 Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World


author: Cal Newport
title: Deep Work: rules for focused success in a distracted world

This idea will be linked to ideas from the essentialism book

The idea that gratitude and focus on the positive things is paramount to a happy life was also explored by Kurzgesagt in Video - An Antidote to DissatisfactionVideo - An Antidote to Dissatisfaction


author: Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
title: Ein Gegenmittel für Unzufriedenheit
year: [[2019]]
url: Weblink

Kurzgesagt proposes (based on scientifi...