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Comments17/10/2016 #6 Aurorasa Sima#4 I filtered my water there too, but rules there are definitely stricter. No government takes 100 % care of its people, but Germany is far from being the worst country. I´d drink German tap water any day.
I am not kidding you: US water cleans better than German water. For many tasks, I do not need extra cleaner (where possible I clean with steam anyway).16/10/2016 #3 Aurorasa Sima#2 I think Flint is a synonym. It´s saddening and makes me angry. I can´t understand why not everyone involved in this and similar situations is being treated like a criminal. Willingly cause potential harm to the health of people is a crime.
To be honest - no offense meant - in Germany, we were told to not drink any tap water in the US. I filter mine with an okish filter.16/10/2016 #2 Gerald Hecht#1 @Aurorasa Sima Isn't this sad? Not tragic...plain old fashioned evil, sad and the heartbreaking fruits of corporate greed...the logical endpoint of unbridled capitalism. I am sad, but I must let that destructive impulse pass -- lest it bring on illness; the treatment for which would, no doubt increase by many orders of magnitude. Thank you so much for alerting me to this.
- Producer14/10/2016On Alcoholism...I am a 56 year old recovering alcoholic --still...I have to admit that I remain tremendously proud of many of my exploits from my days of ridiculously heavy drinking. I weigh about 158 pounds (am 5’ 10”) and until I quit drinking several years ago,...
Comments20/10/2016 #130 CityVP ManjitMy first job was a barman and I have attended alcoholics anonymous and I am a teatotaller. As a barman I was awful at serving drinks and my manager had to explain to me what an alcoholic was, which was his way of saying that I need to use my judgement when I was serving - whereas the person he was referring to was steadily getting more legless every time I sold him a round. I was 18 years old at the time and I even got my shots wrong. At the end of the first night on bar duty, the manager declared that they were $500 short on the shots - it was then he discovered that I thought the shots were broken, so I hit the shots five or six times. Yes the people in the bar had a totally curious look and yes more of them came for shots - but I thought that this was because I was becoming popular.
I attended one of my brothers friends medallion ceremony at an AA meeting and what I did not know is that as the meeting commences, everyone declares themselves to be an alcoholic. I had my brother with me and I whispered to him, "I am going to say my name is Manjit and I am a Teatotaller" and he made it clear that I just tag along and support his friend. When it came to my turn, I did say "My name is Manjit and I am an Alcholic". I then turned around to my bro and told him I cool with saying that on the basis that our mother gave us gripe water when we were babies, back then the original formulation contained alcohol. Bro taught me humility that day when he retorted "you really feel superior to them don't you, such a shame".
It is odd what alcohol does to the personality of a human being, both my dad and my brother turn into happy drunks, I have to remove my dads wallet when he gets drunk because otherwise he would give the farm away. Yes, there is the downside - and hearing the stories at AA made me even more humbler that night - but there is true Viking stories - the legends we do laugh with.20/10/2016 #129 jesse kaellisThe best thing about alcohol is that it's legal. And cheap -- cheap in the US. In a town like Vegas you can drink at any time of the night or morning and nobody cares, especially if you tip up front. Booze was never my drug of choice I used it in conjunction with narcotics. It's useful that way. I have -- I'm coming up on 14 years now. So? Is that the cure for cancer? Is that a big accomplishment? But it's better for me all around. I didn't like where I was heading. There's a limit.19/10/2016 #126 Ian Weinberg#122 Think Zeitgeist - the spirit of the time: No force so powerful as a thought whose time has come! About being in total rapport with the collective. Question is ... whose thoughts are these? From the depths of our neuro-noise? From the collective neuro-noise? From the quantum space of the Implicate Order? Resonance, connection ... whatever. @Gerald Hecht you are the chosen one.19/10/2016 #124 Ben PintoFar out, @Gerald Hecht. That is why this comment trail will go on for a long time. The fact that you could write this in such a way that inspired so much discussion is something that needs to be noted by publishers and editors as well as writers. Great use of the limited font manipulation tools (to keep each section looking like a short read) and the tiki image to drive it home. BRAVO #12219/10/2016 #122 Gerald Hecht#120 @Ben Pinto I think there seems to be some sort of extreme attraction to (even thoughts/formulas of) elixirs, psychoactive potions...generally a collective obsession with a topic such as this is indicative of a fairly severe cross-cultural unhappiness; a feeling that one is lacking in authenticity; simultaneously fearful that others will find out. This baffles me; I have already found out...the trail of comments about a phase (an a pretty insignificant one at that) in my life has left me both stunned and highly amused! If I weren't a realist; I should surrender to a whimsical/magical hope that folks continue to input their interpretations of this "Accidental Rorchach" test into my memoir!18/10/2016 #120 Ben Pinto@Gerald Hecht I also figured out that buzzes are pretty permanent, but Honey, on the other 'wing' can be edited. The advantage is that you can add the Keith/Stones reference after the fact. That way someone interested in the article and not what others say about it doesn't have to read 1000 comments (possible, at the current rate of expansion.),
#116 😀🐝18/10/2016 #119 Gerald Hecht#114 @Peter van Doorn @Lisa Gallagher @Aurorasa Sima this has all been very warm and nice ; let's get to work now please; it's about 6am and off to get my kids to school; I believe there are 3 or 4 technical documents available for your perusal take a (one and only one) breath of vapor and get to work now please.18/10/2016 #117 Gerald Hecht#115 @Ian Weinberg Thank you for for the word...it's a good word; importantly it also provided an instant list of compounds and the requisite reaction conditions for production of "cogitation enhancement juice" --which is now underway; only concern is keeping my cat away from a container of a noble gas (I must have still had catnip residue on my gloves while handling the container); easily solved however.18/10/2016 #115 Ian WeinbergSo here's a thought @Gerald Hecht I've been doing a bit of cogitating (knew I'd catch your attention with that! Apparently it means 'to reflect' , a word not well known to us in the 'Colonies'). Came up with the idea that you knock back some optional chemical inspiration and write your book - something which spans hard neuropsychological stuff, reward-dopamine-gratification-addiction, hopeless-helplessness and inflammation, the remedies etc, all cloaked in that genuine human stuff which you have in abundance (with a great humor to boot!). I'll be the first to buy it. Would be a great collector's piece.18/10/2016 #114 Lisa Gallagher#112 Ah glad to see you back @Peter van Doorn.
Agree, I think it was a misunderstanding too. Yes, real life can do that as well.
The way we present words can have different meanings to different people ( in the context of our own brains) I probably misunderstood you!
It CAN be hard to be objective at times and anyone who says differently is fooling themselves.
When I think of my own children and the many mistakes I made purely because I wasn't being objective, well I have learned a lot of lessons and will continue to. That is part of living, loving and being alive- it makes us human!!
Wishing you nice dreams!18/10/2016 #112 Peter van Doorn#108 Thank you @Lisa Gallagher. Yeah, I remember our first encounter. ;-)
A lot like real life.
Maybe I am wrong. Maybe I did not understand my own message. People, including me, are so terribly bad in being objective. And in out thrive to be objective, we seem to forget we need to balance objectivity with subjectivity. We can not love life, without loving our own life.
If I stay here, I will be more honest. To you all, and to me.
Ah well, "What time of the day or night is it there Peter?" Bed time .....
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- ProducerSTROKESNew research suggests that looking at structures in the right side of the brain may help predict who will better recover from language problems after a stroke, according to a study published in Neurology. Neurology researchers and Physicians...
Comments14/10/2016 #5 Dean OwenAll this is gobbledygook to me, but I am petrified of strokes especially since someone told that a precursor to strokes is numbness in the hands and I often wake up with a numb hand, but am usually quite relieved to discover that is because I slept on it. Sorry I can't make a more sensical comment. Write an article about greeks in options trading and I might offer up something useful! :)
- Producer12/10/2016The Mushy Brain MysteryRed velvet brain cake - delicious!I was recently scheduled to perform surgery on a patient with a brain tumor. The day before the surgery, the patient phoned me to request that should the surgery necessitate the removal of any normal brain tissue...
Comments20/10/2016 #7 Gerald Hecht#6 @Ian Weinberg we got em where we need 'em now... let's put up the tents, ticket booths and demonstrate how CAN tech them how to drink heavily and write (not at the same time of course); then they'd have to clean up the floors at the consulate and some lawyer might make us pay 'em overtime for their disabilities (they probably caught us laughing at them) and may try to use that against us20/10/2016 #5 Gerald Hecht@Ian Weinberg do you think this gets through to to those eunuchs who are so terrified of 👙 clad babes and bourbon? 10,000 of them as an institution are my humor fuel! That's all they are --impotent honeydrippers against little ole me and my loyal, educated beautiful, entrepreneurial women; I would stand between them and their would be stoners and genital mutilstors in a heartbeat; even when they try to silence m voice 🖖 Approved!13/10/2016 #3 Harvey LloydBravo @Ian Weinberg. Our parts and memories are not a list of definitive facts and occurrences but rather a correlation of our consciousness. Making each of us unique. I read at a very elementary level about the brain and see that science wants to describe the parts and not necessarily the whole. I don't believe we can get to the whole by understanding just the parts.
Walking into an electronics store and seeing all of the different components small and large i see the parts. But these parts in the hands of an electrical engineer can become and infinite number of things that are beyond my conceptual understanding.13/10/2016 #2 Praveen Raj GullepalliWhile waiting for a close relative to emerge from a comatose state that lasted for 41 days after an accident, many a doctor told us that time and again that the human Brain was still a mystery and only 10% of it made sense to modern science! And that the average human uses only 10% of his/her brain for all functions. So it was wait and watch till he finally came through. But it wasn't the same person that went in. The multiple clots did something no one could understand or explain. Just like a hard drive with bad sectors/corrupt areas that will not function the same as before! The OS now has less functionality or limited functionality! The Brain is the closest to the barrier that separates matter from consciousness.Through the sensory complex of the Mind perhaps?12/10/2016 #1 Mohammed A. JawadAha...this soft organ, the subtle element of human being when treads, in a balance and insightful manner, it turns a person more knowledgeable and reasonable. And, how when it loses stability and gets deviant, then human existence becomes a messy affair. Shouldn't we be grateful to the Almighty Lord how marvelously He created this little organ that performs things in a twinkling?
- Producer12/10/2016Left Brain, Right Brain - Why everything you believe about the two "parts of the brain" is wrong by Robert BacalLeft Brain, Right Brain - Why everything you believe about the two "parts of the brain" is wrong by Robert Bacal Of all the myths people hold about how people behave (Psychology), the left brain, right brain "idea" is probably the most common. No...
Comments13/10/2016 #47 Praveen Raj GullepalliHi Bob! Thoroughly enjoyed all the comments and liked quite a rowdy few of them before I read your uncharacteristically long buzz. Oops sorry! I think you have had enough of all trainers who make it sound as if the left and right brain are two different things with distinct, disparate functions that need to be integrated (by Trainers like them) to increase corporate productivity and individual performance ;) What Gerry is saying is that at the cellular, anatomical, neurological levels the uniqueness of each hemisphere is true. And those distinctions do apply. A faulty bridge or connection can upset the entire mechanism, but so can a faulty part in the left or right, right? But your buzz sounds like it underestimates the neuro-scientific paradigm a bit and it is quite likely that folks might arrive at a conclusion early and overlook the hyperbole ;) I had responded to something by Ian a while ago...let me paste that response here..but let this not take us on another tangent :) : ''....While waiting for a close relative to emerge from a comatose state that lasted for 41 days after an accident, many a doctor told us that time and again that the human Brain was still a mystery and only 10% of it made sense to modern science! And that the average human uses only 10% of his/her brain for all functions. So it was wait and watch till he finally came through. But it wasn't the same person that went in. The multiple clots on the frontal lobe and the right hemisphere/side/part of his brain did something no one could understand or explain. Just like a hard drive with bad sectors/corrupt areas that will not function the same as before! The OS now has less functionality or limited functionality! The Brain is the closest to the barrier that separates matter from consciousness.Through the sensory complex of the Mind perhaps?....'' Okay end of that quote...time to pick up that guitar and sing a right brain song plucking with the left brain fingers maybe? :)13/10/2016 #46 Mark AnthonyCorrect me if I am mistaken but isn't Robert referring more to the dynamics , behaviours , learnings and thinking of the brain as a whole whereby Gerald is considering the science facts to date regarding the physical aspects of the brain. No doubt there is some overlap on the effects on people however , I would agree that the human brain is more than a machine and has many complex layers both physichal and psychodynamic .13/10/2016 #43 Gerald Hecht#37 @Robert Bacal The original "Corpus Callosum patients" weren't rats they were humans suffering greatly --it was a desperate medical procedure designed to limit the focus in people suffering from the most severe types of Epilepsy that were intractable to any other available treatment. You could ask Ian; you don't seem very fun or knowledgeable about much...it is amazing to me that they pay you to write Psychology Books! Could I trouble you to forward my resume??? I could also submit samples of my writing ---here's one of my recent "cut up rat runner" pieces https://www.bebee.com/producer/@gerald-hecht/september-9-2016-postscript-on-swimming-in-poison-with-horses13/10/2016 #42 Dean Owen#39 I am loving the show. But that was last night! 8am here now and I've moved on to bacon and eggs. Loving it as my knowledge on the subject is zero, so when someone writes with such authority, I tend to take every written word as gospel, not that I will ever be a doctor, but I totally understand this is serious stuff!13/10/2016 #41 Gerald Hecht#37 @Robert Bacal All kidding aside I hope and pray that you or anyone you know never suffers a severation any of the neural connections "discussed" here --I really wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. Yes I am as serious as a heart attack about that --speaking of which; l recommend thinking of the heart as a single, simple pump...alternately pumping and resting in perfect harmony with the Universe!13/10/2016 #40 Robert Bacal#31 @Deb Helfrich Yes, it's hyperbole - the title of the article (there is no book). In no universe could anyone think that a sane, or partly sane person would mean such a thing literally. As I've said (I'm starting to repeat myself here), that behavior - almost any behavior requires the involvement of various parts of the brain, and nervous system for the behavior to occur.
One cannot "create" on one side of the brain, and produce something without involving other parts of the brain, hence the notion that the brain functions as a whole to result in behavior. It's really something we can all grasp.
The left brain--right brain distinction (you know this side is creative, this is rational, etc) is much more a metaphor than a reality on the behavioral side of things, which is where my interests, and most people's interests lie. THanks for the comment.13/10/2016 #39 Gerald Hecht#37 @Robert Bacal yeah I guess I'm like a Tolman...I can play Bob Dylan songs with my hands and endodermis/decode cognitive maps with my feet; no one would ever accuse me of being a living example of the neuroplasticity wizard of your dreams...I'm known around here as that "one trick pony rat runner" --OH BTW @Dean Owen I almost forgot ✨💫🎸...this whole show was for your benefit...believe it or not... I wasn't really into it until I got that image of you sitting back with an extra huge popcorn 🍿13/10/2016 #38 Robert Bacal#33 @Gerald Hecht Again, I will not interact with you unless you present a cogent, English language and comprehensible critique of what I've written. I hope you'll do that, because you'll then have to organize your thoughts.
But as a last question (and a first one), What BOOK? Errr....in what particular universe does that exist? Or have I once again, written a book, without being aware of it (Hey, it's happened). But that's another topic having to do with the world of publishing.
Do me a favor. If you want to dump on me, that's OK, but show a little maturity here and please refrain from attacking others in this discussion.
That's it Gerald.13/10/2016 #37 Robert Bacal#32 @Ian Weinberg Thanks for your comment. Perhaps it wasn't clear in what I wrote that in terms of human behavior, the brain operates functionally as a whole. That is, to create something, let's say, requires various parts of the brain to operate in concert, not just the "creative" side.
What we have here is actually an issue of level of analysis. One can look at the brain on a molecular, cellular, physiological, etc way. Which is, what I gather is Gerald's expertise.
I am at the other end. My interests lie with how human behavior is generated, and it sounds like you lie somewhere in the middle. All are valid modes of inquiry.
The rat psychologist is not all that great at explaining human behavior but may be an expert on how brains work on a neurochemical basis in often deceased, and cut up rats.
It's a long standing schism in the field of psychology, still.13/10/2016 #32 Ian WeinbergThought I'd just add my little bit to the pot! Much of what is being debated here is dealt with by us in neuro-rehabilitation. Individuals that have suffered damage to the non-dominant hemisphere (usually the right) are more difficult to rehabilitate than left/dominant hemispheres. Non-dominant are often emotionally disconnected, lose subtlety (and humor), lose big picture appreciation (often remaining inappropriate); Dominant hemishere lesions are the usual aphasias, agraphias, acalculias and other linear/strategic functions. And yes, there's a fair amount of neuroplasticity activity giving rise to some re-wiring, but ... clear differences in hemispheral function within a comprehensively integrated whole brain.13/10/2016 #31 Deb Helfrich#19 Utterly clear about the anatomy and the very real difference that makes us "feel like a unified system until we break our neck" neuroplasticity won't get anyone anywhere in that case. And thousands of other physical issues. But this article isn't addressing anatomy. Certainly the title is hyperbole. He is saying you can't ascribe creativity to right brain and analytical processing to left, if you do you are reducing what humans are capable of to rigid categories.
As Socrates, help me understand this further, because I don't quite know how to pinpoint what functionality can be considered to have neuroplastic potential in the brain, which is what I see to be the debate. How far can we take the possibilities of what might be re-wired and what will hit a literal anatomical wall?
In all honesty, I feel like I am looking at that picture of an old hag or fancy lady in a hat depending on how I squint. I have this fuzzy grasp of what you are objecting to, but I cannot find the specific place where I have the knowledge to negate anything Robert has said. I think quite a few of us are interested so pretend I am 18 and learning about a brain without any malfunction.
How about this question - if your corpus callosum was severed would you have responded any differently? I am really curious.12/10/2016 #30 Gerald Hecht#29 @Milos Djukic thank you...when it comes to our anatomy/physiology (how we are "built", and how we "work")...it seems particularly important; if gross neuroanatomy and neurophysiology have become indistinguishable from a Trump/Clinton Debate and people can decide on who makes the better....THIS IS CRAZY! It will soon change with medical breakthroughs (it is) but as of now --IF A PERSON BREAKS THEIR NECK AND COMPLETELY SEVERS THE SPINAL CORD...you can't write a book called "Everything you Learned About Spinal Cord Transection is a Lie"... What is going on here?
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- ProducerNeurology of Don QuixoteFreud consulted with Don Quixote ! At the age of 27, Sigmund Freud wrote to his future wife, Martha Bernays, about the deep impression left on him by his reading of Don Quixote in Spanish . About that time, Freud was wondering whether to...
Comments27/09/2016 #13 Praveen Raj GullepalliThat was both fascinating and enlightening! Read DQ and his ''adventures'' as part of our school syllabus back in high school (Crazy Boys and their games days ;) but never from this neurological perspective! Am no stranger to epileptics as there have been some affected in close family circles. Cervantes should be considered The Ingenious Gentleman, for thus presenting the symptoms of an underlying neurosis or more, through a tale so well disguised, leaving aside the elements of an autobiography and a social commentary!27/09/2016 #12 Sara JacoboviciPart 2/2 I enjoyed it tremendously and the analogy is very enlightening. It also gives me even more reason to love the book and the work of Cervantes. Because of his medical knowledge and exposure to people suffering from these illnesses, he was able to portray a very human and transcendent aspect of symptoms and disease. As well, and we continue to this day to struggle with this, to look at how we define disease versus "normal" manifestations of the human body or psyche. Criteria for diagnosing someone is not as straightforward as it seems. If it were, the "universal authority for psychiatric diagnosis", the DSM, wouldn't be in its 5th edition and being revised. Our ability to function in the "real" world is the base line we develop to ascertain whether what someone is experiencing is the norm or an illness. For example, if I am feeling depressed yet able to maintain my daily routine of healthcare, relationships and work, I may need support but not necessarily a diagnosis. But if because of my depression, I am no longer taking care of myself and isolating myself, then I clearly need medical attention. Cervantes makes us look at our human side and how it manifests itself within our realities, internal and external, and how our thoughts and feelings are manifested within those realities. The boundaries are not always clearly demarcated. We need to be observers and listeners and ask the right questions.
Thanks again @Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015 for an important article and discussion.27/09/2016 #11 Sara JacoboviciPart 1/2 Great article @Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015. Thanks for sharing the work. I will base my comment on your conclusion:
"In conclusion, we can securely state that Don Quixote had severe physical neurological programs. Below we have provided the line to the Abstract and the completion of this article which is so highly educational considering how primitive medicine was, at this time. Truly a fantastic analogy with today's advances in medicine. We hope you enjoy this."27/09/2016 #8 Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015#7 @Gert Scholtz. Don was quite a guy. I love his writing style and analyzing it with the kids., They focused immediately on what solutions neurologically they would use. They went off to another planet with the medicine. One thing really stood out, they kept on going. I like the crazy. The style! They think I am nuts anyway. I enjoy briniging them fun and non stressful sessions. They are always on the line growing to become lizard skins. The competition is fierce. They had fun and ditched some stress. They are precious and working with them is an honor. They can laugh as loudly as they want! I went through many Abstracts and thought it would appropriate to choose Spain. For beBEE.
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Comments23/09/2016 #13 Gerald Hecht#11 @Deb Helfrich I don't know --regarding my related runners dystonia (much more limited in scope, I know) and in the continuing WAKE of the flood; I'm always spotting some new dust/dirt thingie which drives me crazy anyway like that last line of stuff that never makes into the dustpan...it quickly starts out as jazz bass and minimal drums with brushes...and really quickly becomes composition/choreography ; the first sweep is the hardest; but ihas a powerful draw if you are open to listening (it's not "medical medical")...but that's gonna happen when our little group finally shows 'em that emotional intelligence is a hindrance to medical progress23/09/2016 #10 Gerald Hecht#9 @Deb Helfrich indeed; that darned autonomic nervous system can lull us into forgetfulness: 1) heart and lungs: rhythm section 2) whistling and humming: melody, countermelody, harmony, all kinds of household instruments 🎸 everywhere, glass vessels differently filled, brooms....3) polyrhythmic complexity with arms and legs... before you know it we're all "one person dancing bands"...we never stop composing either; it's a lifelong thang!22/09/2016 #7 Deb Helfrich#4 @Jena Ball - we might have some thoughts on collaborating.... play is absolutely crucial in opening up our neuroplasticity and nobody is better at play than kids. One of the things @Gary Sharpe and I have in the hopper over the long term is a book about how kids/grandkids can help PwP's initiate movement with some mirroring - Simon says type games among other techniques.
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- Producer19/09/2016Riding Shotgun: Another excerpt and another unabashed appeal for supportMy Kickstarter campaign has entered its second week and while the first week was encouraging (reached 21% of my goal), there is still a way to go before I can confidently move forward to publication.My book, Riding Shotgun, was written with men in...
Comments20/09/2016 #10 Phil FriedmanDon, know from direct experience that this book is important. My family on my father's side has been decimated by breast cancer. Three aunts and a dear first cousin. I am sharing this again, and support your quest for funding to publish. My best to you, your wife, and your family.19/09/2016 #3 Randy KehoI was very truthful with both my kids when I told them about their nana suffering from dementia. My daughter, who was a CNA at the time, was familiar with the situation. My son was not. It took him a long time to come to grips with it, choosing to deal with it as "out-of-sight, out-of-mind." He just couldn't comprehend that his nana didn't recognize his papa. Now, he likes to take his 1-year-old son to see nana because she gets very excited to see her grandson.
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Comments19/09/2016 #16 Gerald Hecht#15 @Lawrence Bodner Agreed! I'm feeling a bit awkward; I've become accustomed to explaining/discussing this with the "choir in my head"...actually, today, had finally given in to exhaustion and the ongoing effects of a catastrophic flood in the city where I reside... sometimes life works that way 🎭19/09/2016 #15 Lawrence Bodner#14 In layman's terms PSE is the genie that has not been released from the box and disseminated into mainstream medicine. I have observed and witness this procedure more then one dozen times and the results have all been remarkable. The take away here is the realization of two key factors. The cost savings of lifelong custodial care for stroke victims vs. the cost of one time treatment to ameliorate the affects of stroke and return the patient to a productive live16/09/2016 #12 Anonymous#11 @Gerald Hecht, He is laughing (Aldous Leonard Huxley), but there is no happiness or triumph, Yes, Jonas Edward Salk (1914 – 1995) - A great person deserves no less. Maybe one day they will write something similar for you, but then again that is not necessary. Tell people: 'You are great ", while they are alive but never immediately after departure.. And yes you are.16/09/2016 #7 Gerald Hecht#6 @Milos Djukic they won't; I already know; it doesn't matter; if disruption/reversal of Cytokine storms in the CNS associated with dementias, TBIs, CTE,chronic pain, suicidal, treatment resistant depression, cocaine and opioid addiction --can I really be concerned if I don't receive recognition, compensation, a long happy life... no I can't..".I love science"; I love music" epitaph16/09/2016 #5 Gerald Hecht#4 @Milos Djukic the Neurologist to which people are desperately trying to get the the treatment which we have researched; if you can afford it; you don't have to die waiting for big pharma to try to steal the work of a handful of idealistic (starving) scientists through throwing their blood money at government lobbyists (corrupt FDA bureaucrats)...the corporate world is more heartless than I ever...they will silence me...no one will never know how badly I wanted to help people...it'll be like I never was here; it's funny, I guess
- 13/09/2016I do believe there are MAOIs in that "processed tobacco product"Access : Effects of Monoamine Oxidase Inhibition on the Reinforcing Properties of Low-Dose Nicotine : Neuropsychopharmacologywww.nature.com
Comments15/09/2016 #8 Zack Thorn#7 Now we get into the realm of collusion between chemical manufacturers, science community, healthcare providers and big Pharma. Nah...probably don't want to go there. Sounds too much like conspiracy theory and 5 minutes of that ? Both of our credibility's will be in the crapper. Oh don't forget the bankers !15/09/2016 #7 Gerald Hecht#3 @Zack Thorn Still, on an actual ecosystem (as opposed to a "random-sociopathic-genocide-for-profit) level, the continuing use of glyphosate, and the research into developing even more powerful compounds in the same class...is also reaching that special nadir of amorality...15/09/2016 #3 Zack Thorn#2 I'm going to agree whole heartedly with you on this one Gerald. I can certainly vouch for Phillip Morris and their evil intent. Not to mention effect. They were kind enough to adjust it for the long term user who just flat refuses to die though. Somehow I doubt it was for humanitarian reasons. Well at least now I know what to call "it". And to think how close the chairman came with his little red book. snk-snk-snk get it ? Chairman Mao?13/09/2016 #2 Gerald Hecht#1 @Zack Thorn which is worse eh? okay; how about this "angle of attack"... if we stick strictly with the issue of what the major cigarette companies (Phillip Morris, RJ Reynolds, etc.) have done IN THEIR LABORATORIES to deliberately design a product which 1) is maximally tweaked to activate the mesolimbicortical operant expectancy/reinforcement circuitry of the brain, and 2) uses Pavlovian principles of secondary (conditioned) reinforcement to tie the operant "capture phenomenon" of compulsive drug self administration to the marketing symbols of their brand; to create brand loyalty at a biological level to a product whose "purpose" is to kill you to make room for the next generation of consumers, then I gotta go with designing a mass produced "sheet tobacco product" that creates Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors when burned/heated to vapor point. The purpose of "Roundup" was NOT to create the biological damage it causes; the "big tobacco exemplar" is serialized premeditated sadistic murder for profit; the "Roundup" issue is a corporate coverup after the fact. That is my final answer
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Comments17/09/2016 #30 Pamela L. WilliamsGerald, I can't pretend to understand this subject at the depth of you and John Byler, but as they say: I know what I know and I know and what I know and witnessed what a lack of understanding and yes the competency of those treating my brother did to him and now my nephew. As John states "Our authority figures tend to let us down, especially when prescribing toxic chemicals that assault our natural-born brain chemicals". I saw a potential livable future degenerate into living an almost intolerable existence. For my brother it was intolerable and eventually that which was meant to 'help' him was instead used to disappear into himself. He had a brilliant mind that he kept muted because existence was easier that way. Keep the words coming Gerald.17/09/2016 #29 Gerald Hecht#28 @debasish majumder thank you for your interest in the work; for the difficulty is great and the rewards (to this point) are all internal, i.e. The kind and hopeful words of support from people such as yourself and @John Byler for these, things I cannot thank you enough17/09/2016 #27 Gerald Hecht#26 @John Byler The only difference between a medicine and a poison is the idiosyncratic effective dose/activity at the pharmacodynamic sites they reach; and the equally idiosyncratic pharmacokinetic parameters (in as as much as all of these vary genetically, epigenetically, psychophysically, cognitively, and behaviorally. Let's face face David Foster Wallace was murdered by the love and kindness of the most sincere admirers of his work...look at what our naturally, organically, endogenous urea can do when injected at pharmacological dose into another (see John Cade and the discovery of Lithium). In the end...it's a very long and narrow path to liberation. You, of course, know all of this far better than I17/09/2016 #26 John BylerExcellent Gerry, thank you for this TBI shoutout. As I say in my presentation Reclaim Your Brain!, NASA can have Mars because Neuro Trauma Rehabilitation is the Great New Frontier. The more neuroscientists who "put their hand to the plow" on this the better (that's how we talk in Kansas)! There is a world of hurt out there, and very few authority figures left to believe in. Our authority figures tend to let us down, especially when prescribing toxic chemicals that assault our natural-born brain chemicals.14/09/2016 #20 Franci Eugenia HoffmanThank you for the tag @David B. Grinberg. This a deep read filled with technical knowledge and perhaps over my head but I am all for research and discoveries that will help those with mood disorders no matter what the cause. I feel recognition of same is swept under the rug or shuffled to the back burner. Is it because there is so much gray area surrounding depression and mood disorders? Personally, I am all for the holistic approach to seeking treatment for imbalances. A balanced lifestyle should be achievable and @Gerald Hecht, I am impressed with your enthusiasm.14/09/2016 #19 Gerald Hecht#18 @Ian Weinberg I am on the same page as you here; and history has demonstrated it in many "out of balance lives; I see my enthusiasm pushing me towards The overly mechanistic stance I rail against in my teaching and life approach...still; Descartes' mechanism (although zany, with "joystick like homunculi" perched on the bridge of the SS Pineal, etc.) was an "interactive mechanism"; not taking the machine as entirely cause or entirely effect; both may put blinders on us...I'm probably more of a David Kessler (although the idea didn't originate with him out of the blue) "Capture", and Victor Frankl type thinker. Y nature...but, part of the promise in this aren't the degenerative conditions brought on by decades of self destructive thought pattern traps...but the person who suffers a massive stroke, or TBI...it seems that at certain ends of the spectrum; this would be the more expeditious approach, followed by the relearning of how better to live...I foresee a similar trap in the reports of a single ketamine injection reversing an intractable, sustained, treatment resistant depression; and I ask myself: " If that's all you do, and them "release them back into their habitat"...how long before old habits, old patterns...but then, lately I see some benefit from the "Neuro" side too...life is short, and I think Hebb was onto a "close enough for folksinging" neuroscience explanation of William James' poetic explanation of habit; if that makes sense; my mind is on fire with all this mixing with the "New Baton Rouge normal. Is it not feasible to "blow up" a maladaptive cell assembly or phase sequence and then start the work on "keeping them blown up"...to me it seems reasonable; but I subscribe to Keith Richards philosophy of "always took candy from strangers, always had holes in my pants, never made my school mama happy, but never blew a second chance", lol14/09/2016 #18 Ian Weinberg#17 @Gerald Hecht Bearing in mind that I've been the sole PNI clinician for the past 22 years promoting the ills of raised pro-inflammatory cytokines, this is indeed a major convergence point. Don't want to detract from the importance of the moment, but need to still harp on that niggling point - let's not become too mechanistic about the chemistry. There is after all the neuropsychology-neurophysiology integration supporting a mind state, reflecting a nurture heritage and life experience that has a major part to bear on the generation of the inflammatory cascade and its consequences (chronic hopeless-helpless). No point in reversing cognitive degeneration and setting off the same cascade again when threshold cognitive function returns. Touching on themes of longevity and quality of life, purpose of existence, value contribution to patient and family etc. In other words, an holistic approach to healing. Just some thoughts!14/09/2016 #17 Gerald Hecht#14 @Ian Weinberg not only those Psychological/Psychiatric/Mystical results are concomitant with the "bridge across troubled CSF"...but the whole gamut ; as predicted...results are starting to come in fast and furious; from other labs...https://www.researchgate.net/publication/276851233_The_role_of_inflammation_and_microglial_activation_in_the_pathophysiology_of_psychiatric_disorders
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