Twelve videos show how a connection between the lower brain and behavior is often life-changing.
Learn how common lower brain behaviors show up in our daily life.
The stars of the first six videos are prior Brain Highways participants who previously experienced what’s presented in these videos. But since they’ve changed their brain and nervous system, they’re merely acting now.
A Disorganized Brain
This video shows how we end up with a chaotic brain when the higher centers compensate for missing automatic brain functions.
This video shows how an underdeveloped pons adversely affects our sense of safety, ability to pay attention, natural eye contact, and more.
This video shows how an underdeveloped midbrain adversely affects our ability to focus, learn, transition, and more.
The Vestibular System
This video shows how a well-functioning vestibular system makes it easy to pay attention, sit still, process other senses, balance, and more.
The Proprioceptive System
This video shows how a well-functioning proprioceptive system makes it easy to have an innate sense of spatial boundaries, an awareness of our body parts (and what they’re doing), and more.
TEDx Talk at the
University of San Diego
This is what Nancy Sokol Green shared with 200 people, which was also streamed to another 8,000 people. (For those who have read Connection Mode, you’ll also know what is going on in her head during the first four minutes of this presentation.)
Speech and Language
This video shows why speech and language may be put “on hold” if the lower brain is underdeveloped.
Meet prior participants who have experienced amazing changes.
Ella is no longer experiencing debilitating panic attacks, which had previously kept her homebound.
Levi, a child with autism, is now speaking (among other exciting changes) after being nonverbal for the first seven years of his life.
Rusty’s deployment in Afghanistan adversely affected him in ways that impacted his entire family—until he changed his brain and nervous system to help him re-connect.
Same Story, Different Ending
In 2007, Nancy watched a talk show on how kids with autism struggle—without ever offering any hope. Yet, kids with autism in the Brain Highways program had experienced all kinds of amazing changes. And so, that talk show became the inspiration for our very first video, “Same Story, Different Ending.”
Meet a group of Brain Highways kids who made a difference in other people’s lives.
This 238-word video started with 60 Brain Highways kids crafting a group letter to their teachers. Kids were then selected from that larger group to deliver lines from the letter in a video. While these kids’ background stories are not relevant to their letter’s message, just appearing in this video is celebratory. For example, prior to participating in Brain Highways, one of the star’s severe anxieties had kept her homebound for months, while another star had barely spoken a few words.
Of course, no one expected that these kids’ video would go viral, where huge social media platforms worldwide kept discovering it and posting it on their sites—which continued for nearly a year. To date, the kids’ Dear Teacher video has over 65 million views and hundreds of thousands of comments.