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  • International Standard World Champions Arunas Bizokas and Katusha Demidova
    How emotions underly quality of human intentions and actions
    Conventional wisdom over the centuries and across cultures has been to downgrade emotion as a “weakness” vis a vis the human ability to reason. Negative attributes most commonly associated with emotion: it is primitive, bestial,...
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    Memory retrieval possible after amnesia; scientists use light to restore memory
    Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have found that shedding a little light on amnesia can bring about the recall of lost memories. Using optogenetics, a technology that controls brain activity with light, researchers...
  • First proof that brain defect cased by mutation in fatty acid transport
    First proof that brain defect caused by mutation in fatty acid transport
    Some fats called lysophosphatidylcholines including omega-3 fatty acids that are essential for human life have been shown to be essential for proper brain growth and development for the first time. Some diseases that inhibit brain development were...
  • Genders differ in damage from alcohol use
    Genders differ in damage from alcohol use
    Men and women are different. Duh. But, there's a lot to be said for the differences between the sexes when the conversation is about alcohol. Drinking over the long term is more likely to damage a woman’s health than a man’s, even...
  • Alcohol shrinks white matter, disrupts communication throughout the brain
    Alcohol shrinks white matter, disrupts communication throughout the brain
    Neuroimaging technology shows with precision the areas of the brain damaged the most from alcohol.The brain has white matter and gray matter. The parts of the brain that process information are gray matter. The white matter allows communication...
  • There are no accidents.  There is some purpose that we haven’t yet understood.
    Quest to Unmask “Reality”: Science & Spirituality at Accords
    All is creation, all is change, all is flux, all is metamorphosis – Henry Miller
What is reality? Can we define it in such a way that whatever experiments we throw at it, the definition will be validated?One possible definition: reality is...
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    The end of the road for reading glasses? Train your brain to see better
    Near vision decline is inevitable. By the time you hit 40, chances are it will get harder to read your phone screen, the newspaper or a restaurant menu without help from reading glasses or ridiculously stretching your arms. We often hear that...
  • Brain tissue
    Arts, crafts and computers can help preserve your memory
    There are shared concerns among aging people about the possibility of memory loss. There are effective manners in which you can strive to maintain a healthy brain and good memory as you age. The American Academy of Neurology reported on April 8,...
  • Neurons
    The Brain's Neural Connections
    Right now, I'm thinking about neural connections and epigenetics.New research is showing remarkable things about the way our bodies and minds work. These affect all our experiences as human beings, including our daily lives, our physical...
  • Michelle Bachmann and Ben Carson speak in Naples, FL (Mar. 2015)
    What’s really important for our children to learn and understand
    Late last week, two great speakers came to Naples, FL to talk on different topics. I was able to be in the room as each spoke at a different event. Both speakers embedded three identical messages within their talks as they told similar tales of...
  • Seniors Exercising
    Being active protects white matter keeping seniors moving
    Physical activity matters when it comes to the brainStrong evidence has demonstrated physically active older adults have lower rates of diseases including heart disease and diabetes. They also have a lower risk of falls. Now it appears being...
  • New thoughts about climate change
    Some new thinking about climate change
    WEATHERTORIAL: A few weeks ago, returning from an AAAS (American Association For The Advancement of Science) Conference in San Jose, CA, I had the pleasure of meeting another conference attendee at a San Jose airport restaurant. The gentleman, a...
  • Brain Freeze Poverty
    Brain Freeze Poverty
    Do you have your ticket? Have you bought your seat? Are you ready to go? Have you been sitting on ready just waiting for the streamlined silver bullet of success to show up at your door step? The truth is: for all of our lives, we have been...
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    Let’s see what your brain can do
    What do you really know about your brain and how it works. Here are a few quick facts.Does the brain multitask?The brain cannot process two conscious tasks at a time. We may think we are multitasking but what is happening is that our brain is just...
  • Can your thoughts help control pain?
    Can your thoughts help control pain?
    Until now it has been unclear how the phenomenon of a person's mindset can affect their experience of pain. For example, a soldier in the midst of battle or an athlete in competition may report that an injury did not feel especially painful in...
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