- Producer28/08/2017Train the BrainThis happens to be one of my favorite topics. Ever since I trained my brain to work for me the way I want, I feel more empowered and in control. It is often said that humans use only 10 percent of their brains. This made me think if only I...
Comments29/08/2017 #8 David B. GrinbergThanks for sharing your important insights, Proma. I'm likewise perplexed when pondering what would be possible if humans were able to harness even 50% of their brain power? I'm copying beBee's resident neurology expert, Dr. @Ian Weinberg View moreThanks for sharing your important insights, Proma. I'm likewise perplexed when pondering what would be possible if humans were able to harness even 50% of their brain power? I'm copying beBee's resident neurology expert, Dr. @Ian Weinberg, for any thoughts he may have on the topic. Lastly, I wholeheartedly agree with you about @Lance 🐝 Scoular. He is indeed one-of-a-kind and an invaluable asset to this platform and everyone in his network. Close29/08/2017 #4 Lance 🐝 ScoularThanks for the mention @Proma Nautiyal
This buzz might be relevant but not for white space, unless after you have finished chewing:
Bite off more than you can chew, then chew like crazy. Crocodile Dundee (Character of of the 1986 Australian film "Crocodile Dundee" played by Paul Hogan)
- Producer09/08/2017EmergenceSomewhere in the depths of my sleep I heard a noise. The noise was persistent. Slowly I emerged from a deep slumber and identified the noise as my ringing mobile phone. Then further time lapsed until I arrived at sufficient awareness to...
Comments13/08/2017 #29 Cyndi wilkinsAt the risk of mincing words, I will do you the honor of having the last one on this subject on your own post...Perhaps we will cross paths on this again;-)
Speaking of respect...That lady ER doctor, as your ' said colleague' deserves some too...which is really at the HEART of the matter...and quite frankly why I brought the heart into the discussion in the first place...It sounds like hers took quite a beating in front of a patient's husband...not to mention being berated by someone she undoubtedly has a great deal of respect for herself. It's a difficult job...but somebody's got to do it. That is how you save lives...by saving each other on the battle field ...We make mistakes...That's what makes us human but are all in this together...learning and teaching. Thank you for your time.13/08/2017 #28 Ian Weinberg#25 @Cyndi wilkins As you may have gleaned from my collective writings I am very much a proponent of other elements, including neurophysics which give rise to the human state. However we need to respect a hierarchical structure starting with anatomy and physiology at the foundation. Upon that we can build the mind- body influences (PNI) which I pioneered in the clinical domain. Then we can add in the energy interface with nonlocality. At the latter level exists resonance and not cause and effect. But to take the resonant energetic connections from nonlocality and imbibe functional significance to physical elements is incorrect. In other words energetic grids may incorporate the heart in nonlocality integrations but in physicality the heart is a muscular pump which generates a strong electric field (ECG) - it 'expresses' and amplifies mind cognition and emotion and in turn, influences the mind-brain electrically and via autonomic connections. But at the pure physical level the heart as an organ has no intrinsic emotional or cognitive function.12/08/2017 #25 Cyndi wilkins"Neurophysics indicate that the heart is an organ of far greater intelligence than previously thought, and evidence suggests a profound cognitive interrelationship between brainwaves and the powerful electromagnetic energy signals emitted from the heart. These findings have led scientists and physicians to conclude that consciousness is a function of both the heart and brain, and that ethereal forms of sentience such as intuition, precognition, mood, and emotion may formulate and resonate within this realm."
Now I realize there is a rather 'hostile' environment in the field of bio-medicine when confronted with anything that conflicts with it's scientific methods...however, I humbly suggest there is a great deal that cannot be 'scientifically proven' when considering the more subtle fields of energy. You can throw all the science at me you want...and yes, you do get a bit technical... if you just wish to converse with other neuroscientists...then I will humbly disengage...but there is more than one way to skin a cat...We are always evolving in our understanding of how our physical and non-physical being exists...12/08/2017 #24 Ian Weinberg#21 @Cyndi wilkins The heart is not a cognitive/emotional brain. It is a muscular pump with an intrinsic electro-chemical circuit controlling heart rate and rhythm. It secretes a diuretic hormone. It also generates a powerful electric field within the body (as a volume conductor). It would then influence the brain because the brain exists within the range of the electric field. The sequence then is that the cognitive and emotional brain influences the heart neurologically (autonomic nervous system) and chemically via hormones and immune system secretion. The heart electric field reflecting rate, rhythm and amplitude then influences neuronal networks within the brain, in turn affecting cognition and emotion. I have done much research on the influences of mind states on the body electric field (see http://www.pninet.com/articles/Electro-couple.pdf ). This may be a bit technical - a proposed model. There is also no brain in the gut/abdomen. There is a neural network in the bowel wall which interacts with the autonomic nervous system - efferently (transmission from brain to gut) as well as afferently (gut to brain). The gut is also influences by hormones and immune chemistry.12/08/2017 #21 Cyndi wilkinsBTW...The heart as a sensory organ, capable of processing information...energetically influences the physiological function of the body via heart rate patterns that correspond to an emotional charge, be it positive or negative in nature...having a profound impact on the immune system. Feelings of love and joy create 'wellness' of mind/body/spirit...whereas the energies of anger and pain leave us feeling helpless and ill...Anyone with chronic illness can most assuredly trace it's roots back to unresolved emotional pain and trauma.12/08/2017 #20 Cyndi wilkins#18 Not sure how one might go about lobotomizing one's intuitive energies, which metaphorically speaking is in reference to the 'gut brain' or trusting one's instincts and such...but I suppose where there is a will there is a way...Electric shock therapy might do the trick;-)
#19 All kidding aside...If you have not tried it already...A bit of warm water and lemon first thing in the morning may help to tame your 'naughty bowels' @Ken Boddie;-)11/08/2017 #18 Ian Weinberg#17 some have claimed that we have a gut brain. But in my years spent navigating the abdomen as a general surgeon, I never found anything to lobotomize. In my case, when my bowels knot up, I feel that unique queeziness which somehow tickles my fight/flight centre in the space between my ears!11/08/2017 #16 Cyndi wilkins#12 With all due respect to Hank for sticking by his badly injured wife...and to you Dr. Weinberg for having saved her life...Had that ER doctor not checked her work by making 'the call'...that young woman would be dead right now. Perhaps the real hero of this story is in trusting one's intuition;-)10/08/2017 #10 Cyndi wilkinsPeople make mistakes...That 'beautiful-eyed' doctor made a biggie...but HER consciousness told her to call YOU...regardless of the patients alleged 'brain dead' state...She deserves some credit...She could have pulled the covers over her head and gone back to sleep too...But you BOTH have that instinct that told you to do otherwise...If we all had such an acute awareness of our circumstances, we could save ourselves a great deal of unnecessary pain...Thank you for such a powerful message here @Ian Weinberg...'Trust your instincts.'
- Producer09/08/2017Mindfulness Changes Your Brain... Literally!Mindfulness is a pretty big buzz word these days. And before you dismiss it as new-age hype, there is scientific research and neural imaging studies to back it up. Mindfulness doesn’t just change your mindset; it literally alters your brain. ...
Comments10/08/2017 #4 Puneet SrivastavaThe truth of the pudding,
is in discovering its taste.
Plus the feeling called 'yum'
can't be captured
in the charts, reports & statistics
put together in the world.
For that can be read
only on the face of the one
who just had a bite into the 'yum'.
Same is this stuff,
which you call Mindfulness.
Gud day & Gud wishes. :)10/08/2017 #2 David B. GrinbergThanks for sharing the interesting info and insights, Melissa. I'm sharing this on three hives. I think our friend and neurology expert, Dr. @Ian Weinberg, may also have some thoughts about the relationship between mindfulness and neuroscience. What say you, Dr. Weinberg?
- 21/07/2017Harvard scientists gain new insights into brain networks involved in remembering, planningwww.news-medical.net Harvard scientists have gained new insights into how the brain networks important for thought and remembering are organized in individual people, bringing the notion of using brain scans to help personalize medical treatments one step closer to...
- Producer21/02/20173 Easy Applications of Neuroscience in Real LifeI've always been fascinated with the human brain. What's so amazing to me is how little we really know about our brain, despite decades of intensive study. And even as we learn more, there is so much that cannot be explained, like when I know my...
Comments31/05/2017 #18 Simone Luise Hardthi Sarah :) thanks for sharing your great article :) and it´s true, there´s still so much we don´t know, but I guess we´ll never know for sure ;) how any brain "works" ;) our brain is the most complicated organ of/in our body ;) it controls everything and has to deal with everything too ;) some motions/emotions are only "present" or "available" for just a second ;) and then they´re gone ;) so trying to catch up with (and registrate ;) every single "detail" is likely infeasible ;) but to be honest I don´t mind surprises lol ;) and being surprised can only happen if you don´t know it all ;) Have a surprisingly great evening :) Regards Simone :) campaign@work(c)21/02/2017 #12 Cyndi wilkinsGreat buzz @Sarah Elkins!....Being able to laugh, especially at a time when things are not quite so funny, carriers with it an enormous capacity to heal...Same goes for courageously facing our fears breaks through the barriers that set them in motion in the first place;-) We all need to lighten up a little and dump some of the baggage we are hauling around in our hearts!21/02/2017 #8 Lisa 🐝 GallagherAs I read your buzz @Sarah Elkins it brought me back a bit. I remember when I worked for the County I would keep lollipops and other candies on my desk. Our department dealt with divorce proceedings and many of these people would bring their children- I always had something to give the kids; they were already scared and stressed from the ordeal not to mention coming into our building, it would always put a smile on their face. I love how you used the "F" word to get a reaction and laughter. My mom never used the "F" word and one day she was really upset... she had a hard time expressing herself and would turn inwards. My sister said, "Mom when I get upset I say, Shi*, *F", da*m," you just need to say that and it will make you laugh." My mom was determined she would not repeat those words. My sister and both started saying it while we were also cracking ourselves up at the same time. All of a sudden we hear this faint voice repeating the words. Then mom said it in a stronger voice, we were all laughing so hard. Mom didn't like swearing but on that day, she realized it wasn't directed at anyone and they were just words. Great story Sarah, I really enjoyed this!!21/02/2017 #6 Ian Weinberg#3 Thanks for the invite @David B. Grinberg. Enlightening article @Sarah Elkins Yes @Robert Bacal we're still groping a little in the dark, but we've made significant strides in certain areas. Regarding humor and curiosity as enhancers - it's pretty clear at this stage of research that they both increase dopamine secretion. Curiosity enhances hippocampal function through dopamine secretion thus enhancing memory/learning. Humor reflects a dynamic where an unpredicted/surprising occurrence that is noted as such results in a dopamine mediated 'spurt of mirth'. See https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ian-weinberg/neuroscience-is-a-joke Raised dopamine (together with raised serotonin) have been shown to diminish inflammatory activity generally (brain and body). An important effect since chronic inflammation underpins many illnesses.21/02/2017 #3 David B. GrinbergNice buzz, Sarah! You're preaching to the proverbial choir on my end. I've read that most humans only use about 10% of our brain power. Thus, what would be possible if we were able to use 50% or 75% -- the answers would boggle the mind (for lack of a better term).
I'm reminded of the Hollywood film "Lucy" in which actress Scarlett Johansson plays a character who is able to harness increasing amounts of her brain power. Here's the movie trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVt32qoyhi0
I'm copying beBee's resident neurology expert, @Ian Weinberg, as I'm interested on his take. Thanks in advance for chiming in on this, Ian.
Also, Sarah, I wish you all the best with your conference and regret being unable to attend. It sounds like an amazing event!
- Producer01/02/2017A Legal RageOscar Pistorius is the famous or more lately, infamous blade-runner who featured in the Olympics sprinting on blades which replaced his amputated feet. Pistorius was indicted for the murder of his partner, a well-known photographic model. It was...
Comments01/02/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitIt is amazing that we can put people through a so called "education", send them to a higher level of education and call people "graduates" but we can emerge on the other side of this education without an owners guide for the workings of our mind/body.
Once we understand the how different parts of the brain relate to each new condition it is subjected to, that awareness in itself is critical insight. That is the difference between a purely conditioned response and enlightened one. Road rage is as conditioned as people can be. As education understands these relationships, future generations will benefit and possibly make different choices.
- Producer19/01/2017It's 11 pm. Do you know where your power button is?Dear reader... I've resurrected this old post from my blog, because occasionally I need to remind myself of my own advice...Enjoy._______________________________________________________________________________I blame this post on our dog. In her...
Comments26/01/2017 #13 Kevin Pashuk#8 Thanks for commenting Lisa. My wife says I have 2 speeds... On. and Off. I normally fall asleep and stay asleep till the alarm goes off, but do occasionally knock the rhythm off track and have trouble sleeping. It's usually due to the factors I mentioned in this post.20/01/2017 #8 Lisa 🐝 GallagherTurn off the pc too! I've been telling my husband this for a long time. He knows it's true but is a type A (chronic thinker) until his brain/body finally give out. He never sleeps well, talks in his sleep and wakes easily. Do you wake easily @Kevin Pashuk View moreTurn off the pc too! I've been telling my husband this for a long time. He knows it's true but is a type A (chronic thinker) until his brain/body finally give out. He never sleeps well, talks in his sleep and wakes easily. Do you wake easily @Kevin Pashuk? Lack of sleep on a continual basis can lead to physical ailments. My husband gets complex migraines and is now on a crap load of meds to keep them from appearing. I am no one to offer advice since I'm an insomniac but I can say one thing, my dog goes out late because of my schedule and my husband doesn't have to worry about the dog in the early am. Geez, we all need to get some sleep around here! Thanks for the links and reposting this. Close19/01/2017 #5 Kevin Pashuk#4 Sounds like you hire smart people Paul... that was a great response. For the record, now I don't send emails out late at night, but am guilty of reading on my iPad in bed. I really should use my Kobo reader (like a Kindle) that doesn't have the bad little LEDs that affect sleep.19/01/2017 #4 Paul Walters@Kevin Pashuk Did you or do you still send employees e mails at 11pm at night. ? One of my employees once asked why did exactly that at 12, pm 1 am or sometimes 3 am . My reply.? "Well I do it because I don't sleep very well." His reply , " did you ever think you are keeping me awake by doing that.!" Great piece kevin, no off you go and get some sleep!!!19/01/2017 #3 Kevin Pashuk#2 Thanks for the hints Devesh. I'm sure all the readers who suffer from insomnia will appreciate this.
My issue is not that I don't get enough sleep, but enough of the right kind of sleep... that deep REM sleep where your body restores itself. I do like the advice about chewing.. it justifies my bedtime snack. :)19/01/2017 #2 Devesh 🐝 BhattSomethings in a combination worked for me. I don't know if they would work for you.
A boss of mine suffered from.insomnia and liked me to help him at work , 5 months down I was having sleep problems , couldn't sleep more than 2 hrs in one go and 4 hrs in a day and I'm from a cold area, Delhi heat was exhausting.
I was adviced to do these, chew anything for a long time while doing work in the evening, if I have anything chilled it should be 3 hrs before sleep.
Do squats or push-ups when I want to sleep wait to calm down and do Yog Nidra ( Nidra means sleep) It's nothing simply imagining your body parts to bore yourself to sleep and once you get the hang of it, start imagining them as vital and in good shape.
After 2 days, start having a lot of water during the day.
It worked for me and then helped my old boss get some sleep.