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Brain and Cognition

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  1. ProducerIan Weinberg

    Ian Weinberg

    Reflections of a mirror
    Reflections of a mirrorDid it ever occur to you how you made that choice of ‘A’ over ‘B’ and how you had to live with the consequences of your choice? The choice was made in the very front of your brain, the pre-frontal cortex (PFC), which sits just under your...


    Phil Friedman
    15/11/2017 #7 Phil Friedman
    I appreciate, @Ian Weinberg, how you link the brain physiology to the historical model of "mind" in the context of decision and judgment. Without bickering about questions concerning the mind-body connection, I think it is safe to conclude that you see physical evidence for what we call in the "mind" model the value of deliberation, questioning of assumptions and presumptions, and avoidance of rush to judgment. In other words, the primacy of maintaining reason and rationality. Nice piece, indeed, fascinating. Cheers!
    Ian Weinberg
    15/11/2017 #6 Ian Weinberg
    #3 Thanks @Harvey Lloyd would be great to get together with you and Randy some day over a single malt or 2.
    Ian Weinberg
    15/11/2017 #5 Ian Weinberg
    #2 Firstly @Randall Burns my wife wrote me off a long time ago. These days she just rolls her eyes Heaven-wards with my antics! As regards choice changes, working memory is continuous and rapid. Plus there's some inputs which I purposefully omitted - really off the charts and headed in a quantum energy space. But that's for another time. Got to pour another. Cheers mate!
    Harvey Lloyd
    15/11/2017 #4 Harvey Lloyd
    Several discussions over the past few days about consciousness, purpose and other inhibiting factors within the human dynamic. Here Ian gives us some insight into the makeup of how these inhibitors work.
    Harvey Lloyd
    15/11/2017 #3 Harvey Lloyd
    "Deletion and distortion of the neuronal noise arises out of fear of one’s comfort zone being disrupted." At home this has been the conversation. The comfort zone Vs. Purpose and how purpose, if defined correctly, will engage your "limiting beliefs" within the paradigm you wish to change.

    Thanks so much for this elementary reduction of such science so that i might understand. I use the word understand very loosely. Like Randall the noodle will be firing all day on this one.

    But you discussion of the experiment where electrical signals were introduced changed the outcome was interesting. As i am writing i am touching my tongue to a 9-volt battery to see if something different comes out:) I'm not sure if it's working but my coworkers are getting a charge out of the experiment.

    Should you find yourself meeting @Randall Burns to enjoy a single malt then i will buy. Great stuff as always.
    Randall Burns
    15/11/2017 #2 Randall Burns
    Great post @Ian Weinberg Absolutely fascinating. I burst out laughing at ,"Is this neuro guy just foaming at the mouth and getting his rocks off on this bit of eloquent neuroscience? ", it painted a visual in my head and I had NO CHOICE but to guffaw. (I just pictured your poor wife trying to calm you down while you were in that state, offering you a glass of single malt and everything).
    Seriously it is very interesting how you tie the process in with media and how it can affect/influence us, another aspect that I found interesting was your explanation of the mechanics as to how we arrive at a decision/choice but how does that work when we make a choice and then change our mind to another choice? Either immediately or shortly thereafter with no perceivable input or stimuli to influence us? This happens to me all the time and I often ponder WHY I changed my mind, sometimes it's for the better and other times...well who knows.
    Very thought provoking post, it's going to be "baking my noodle" for the rest of the day.
    Thanks Buddy!
    Pascal Derrien
    15/11/2017 #1 Pascal Derrien
    I like it when I understand science :-)
  2. Louise Smith

    Louise Smith

    Learning starts in the womb Children can "sense" tension in the Mother's body and later see her expressions of anxiety
    so ....
    Louise Smith
    Helping Anxious Children to Overcome Fear
    www.psy-ed.com If you've ever been so overwrought with worry that your patience fell short, or snapped at someone else because something unnerved you unexpectedly, you've experienced the intrinsic connection that exists between fear and...
  3. ProducerKathy MItchell

    Kathy MItchell

    The 5 Best Exercises to Increase Your Happiness
    The 5 Best Exercises to Increase Your HappinessExercise and happiness There are numerous benefits of regular workouts, and there are various types of exercises. Each exercise has its specialty. The study shows that regular workouts can not only enhance your overall health, but it can...


    Kathy MItchell
    31/08/2017 #2 Kathy MItchell
    #1 Thanks!
    Yolanda Ávila Márquez
    29/08/2017 #1 Yolanda Ávila Márquez
    I totally agree. I practice almost every day. Also walk through nature and always I can dance. If you move, the mood never falls....
  4. ProducerRoger Hilleboe

    Roger Hilleboe

    Love and Hate
    Love and HateThis is a painting about symbolic conflict.It uses two symbols: the Swastika, an ancient religious symbol co-opted by the Nazi Party, and the Heart, a religious ideograph that dates back to the 13th Century.Adding faces to these ancient symbols...
  5. ProducerLisa 🐝 Gallagher
    xThe Prime Directive - The Brain As An Information Reduction Machine
    xThe Prime Directive - The Brain As An Information Reduction MachineI have deleted the contents of this article. Fortunately, it still exists so you can still learn how your brain works to reduce information it has to deal with. That explains a good deal about memory, perceptions of events, the use of labels and...


    Harvey Lloyd
    23/10/2016 #21 Harvey Lloyd
    "Heuristics" is where choice lies and success begins from a practical lifestyle of learning. I agree with the many points that are made here @Robert Bacal. The question for us to consider is whether the brain controls us or we the brain. I myself believe we have some level of the latter. Twenty years of inputs into a brain in a unique walk known as "you" creates a huge data set. Managing the data set based on the inputs is one set of issues and the need for "Heuristics" and once self aware (an area of self that is a challenge to achieve) we can develop intake filters we create to better parse the data stream.

    Intake filters consist of values that we aspire to maintain within the social/professional envelope. When confronted with another human do i seek to understand "first" then be understood would be such a value or filter. When participating with a team am i focused on the outcome or the individual speaking. Developing habits that screen data a certain way is a our best chance to not pick up the bitter aspects of personal emotional challenges.

    The faith part comes from the need to believe that if my filters are honorable, my interactions follow these filters then, the right outcome will be achieved. This belief has to come in spite of others actions where their filters may be more of a personal agenda.

    From this personal perspective i would state that the earlier we become self aware of the need for these values/filters of interaction the less damaging data we imprint on our brain. Ultimately meaning that the imprints don't go away permanently but rather must be managed after we become self aware of our parsing values go in place.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    23/10/2016 #20 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Faith and determination is what beBee have to go on growing a lot ! Faith without determination don't take you to your goals. Good article that made me think. Thanks
    Ian Weinberg
    16/10/2016 #16 Ian Weinberg
    @Robert Bacal The subjects of EQ, IQ, AI , neuro-data processing etc are at the core of intense investigation and research. It is very difficult to draw simple conclusions from this enormous area of study. My personal interest and expertise extends from the neurosciences and neurosurgery, pioneering and incorporating the science and applications of Psycheoneuro-immunology (PNI) to the development and application of corporate wellness, performance and leadership programs. To boot, I have also managed comprehensive neuro-rehabilitation teams. I offer you the following 2 links. The first is our corporate application and the second is the reference text used in the training of neuro-coaches. This latter text is pretty heavy reading. Part 2 however can be read as a standalone text. See therefore http://www.neuronostic.com/PromoSurge.pdf and for some light bed-time reading http://www.pninet.com/articles/Memory.pdf
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    16/10/2016 #15 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    I thought I read this before, and I still enjoyed reading it again @Robert Bacal. I remember telling you I'm unable to filter out noise, like that from an A/C unit in a hotel room if it's rattling. It will drive my brain nuts all night. I've always had a hard time filtering out background noise unless it noise I've truly grown used to. My IQ is just a tad above average but my EQ is high. Personally, I can attest that I don't always think rationally because my EQ can over ride the rational part of my brain. However, it depends on the circumstances- there are issues that arise that require your EQ to kick in which allows one to be more rational and see the larger picture, if that makes sense? I would make a good mediator or coach because I'm able to see, think and feel outside of the box.
    Ian Weinberg
    16/10/2016 #14 Ian Weinberg
    The amount of information which can be handled at the pre-frontal cortex level (working memory) at any one time is limited in accordance with Miller's 7+2 Rule. Further limitations reflect the pro-survival processes of deletion, distortion and generalization. And yes, habituation too (at the sensory level). But the comprehensiveness of perception and the processing of extrinsic sensory and intrinsic stored information is a function of the degree of integration of the individual. Islands of unintegrated networks have limitations within reality contexts. The more integrated configurations engage in a more comprehensive way with the environment and can therefore handle much more data (the integrated networks are greater that the sum of the individual unintegrated networks). Therefore subjective belief reflects configurations of integration which determine limits of data that can be processed. References available if so desired.
    Gerald Hecht
    16/10/2016 #12 Gerald Hecht
    Randy Keho
    15/10/2016 #11 Randy Keho
    Mr. Spock, of Star Trek fame, not to be confused with Dr. Spock, the famous pediatrician, would find this discussion rather amusing. Being half Vulcan and half human must have been a real bitch at times. Would that be logically speaking? I'm not sure. I would be the wrong person to ask.
    I'm still working on filtering. I started with the female voice. I've got a long way to go. Live long and prosper @Robert Bacal
    David B. Grinberg
    15/10/2016 #10 David B. Grinberg
    Nice buzz @Robert Bacal. I'm wondering if you think new advances in AI, computing and decoding the human genome will help unlock more than the average 10% of brain capacity which most individuals use? Also, is it that the brain has "limited capacity" or simply that humans don't know how to access full capacity?
    Gerald Hecht
    15/10/2016 #1 Gerald Hecht
    Oh now you are going to pretend to understand this http://psiwebsubr.org/SUBR/studyguides/488/Fechner.pdf View more
    Oh now you are going to pretend to understand this http://psiwebsubr.org/SUBR/studyguides/488/Fechner.pdf You are positively hysterical Robert Close
  6. Catalina Serrano
    Here some great brain games by National Geographic, enjoy them!
    Catalina Serrano
    Brain Games
    channel.nationalgeographic.com Host Jason Silva takes us on a mind-blowing exploration into the fascinating facets of our cranium with brainteasers, DIY experiments, and hard...