Newswise — The brain is an "amazing, resilient organ," much of which still remains a mystery to science. While the mysteries abound, most people have more control over how their brains function than they think, says Indiana University neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor. "We have a lot more say about what's going on inside our brains than we were ever taught," she said. "The thoughts we focus on become more prevalent. If there are thoughts you don't want to think about anymore, then you can teach yourself to consciously choose to activate new thought patterns by coming back to the present moment."