Review: The Rewired Brain

        `The Rewired Brain` is a non-fiction health and wellness book written by author Dr. Ski Chilton. Dr. Chilton is a professor in the department of physiology and pharmacology at Wake Forest School of Medicine. `The Rewired Brain` offers you a clear framework for understanding your brain and the decisions you make. The author's purpose in writing this piece is to inform the reader how they can rewire their brain, empowering them to be free and to live fearlessly. The author's thesis is that there is a God who loves and desires to interact with us. He also believes God created the extremely complex portions of our brains in order for us to be able to commune with Him spiritually.

        Dr. Ski says our brain has two systems of thinking, which he appropriately calls system 1 and system 2. These two systems constantly battle for attention. There are a few black and white images throughout the book that help us more readily understand the brain and how it works.

        In describing the brain Dr. Ski Chilton claims we have been on earth millions of years. I disagree and believe it has only been a few thousand years. The author states that system 1of our brain has developed over a period of 1 million years  And, that system 2 has developed over 150,000 years. I believe our brain reached totality when God made it, even though humans had a lot to learn.

        Humans and animals have similarities with system 1, but differ with system 2. Because of system 2 humans are able to self-reflect and connect with our Creator. For a healthy brain both systems need to be in balance. To help in this process there are self-help questions at the end of each chapter.

        I liked this book because it was easy to read and understand, and helped me understand why I act and react the way I do.

Disclaimer: "I was provided a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own."

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