- 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...
Comments21/02/2017 #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!
- Producer07/02/2017The Neuroscience of Success - Story of Henry MolaisonHenry Molaison was the man without memory The night Henry Molaison died The night Henry Molaison (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Molaison) died there was no time for mourning. When Ph.D. Suzanne Corkin (head of the Corkin Lab, Professor of Behavioral...
Comments10/02/2017 #27 Aurorasa Sima#22 Ah, I found what you shared about https://genius.com/The-wachowskis-the-matrix-reloaded-architect-scene-annotated View more#22 Ah, I found what you shared about https://genius.com/The-wachowskis-the-matrix-reloaded-architect-scene-annotated
The architect sounds like a pretty cold guy, or maybe he´s a robot or something?
I understand why that reminded you on that scene. Thank you for sharing! Close09/02/2017 #22 Henri GalvãoVery cool (although unfortunate) story. The thing about H.M. remembering things unconsciously - and answering faster because of it - somehow reminded me of that scene from The Matrix when Neo enters the Source. When he asks the Architect "Why am I here?" , he gets a vague answer, and says: "You haven't answered my question". The Architect then observes: "Interesting. That was faster than the others." :-)09/02/2017 #20 Lada 🏡 PrkicAurorasa, I have read your article with great interest. Besides an intriguing subject, the post is well written and easy to read. I have learned some incredibly facts about human brain.
Wishing you and @Ian Weinberg View moreAurorasa, I have read your article with great interest. Besides an intriguing subject, the post is well written and easy to read. I have learned some incredibly facts about human brain.
Wishing you and @Ian Weinberg the success with your program. I signed up for updates. Close09/02/2017 #18 Donna-Luisa Eversley@Aurorasa Sima I've always taken my memory for granted. After reading your post last night, I woke up and I can remember yesterday, and my past. The brain is quite small be to able to hold all these things I've lived, yet I'm able to recall many things vividly. These are some experiences which can trigger a flashback, like with my accident, and I'm never happy with those. It is good though that I can recall, I'm guessing because that poor man could not. Its quite interesting how medicine and science has evolved, especially when they botch a surgery. To learn sometimes we have to see things go wrong. Quite interesting. This is definitely something to thing about. #1609/02/2017 #17 Mohammed Sultan@Aurorasa Sima.Thank you for sharing an insightful story.The brand recall studies often reveal two dimensions of memory or awareness; prompted and unprompted.When the researcher ask the interviewee ;What comes into your mind when I say(brand) without showing cards with names this is considered spontaneous or unprompted awareness.Memory is always associated with stimuli in two ways ,the depth of the memory and the breadth of memory .Intensive individual interviews is concerned with the depth,while group discussions provide the width.The depth is not implying probing the unconscious mind in the question what comes into ..? but is always concerned with the answers of the question Why?.Because the memory of elders is always deceptive and colored with current events,to obtain a broad understanding of a problem group discussions may be more appropriate .This doesn't mean we should not use intensive interviews,as both of them can be used consequently to reveal details or the attitudes which the interviewees themselves may be unaware of or are not able to articulate.09/02/2017 #15 Aurorasa Sima#12 Wow, Preston, so sorry to hear that you are having these problems. And here I am indulging in the knowledge we gained from a brain surgery gone wrong. I don´t know what to say. I am wishing you all the best, even though I don´t know what the best is in that case, how severe the seizures are etc.
I´d chat to Ian before I make a final decision.08/02/2017 #12 Preston 🐝 Vander VenThis was a intriguing for me because in just two weeks I am going into the hospital for a week for another Video EEG to see if I can qualify for my brain surgery to stop my seizures that I have lived with for 30 years. I love how powerful our subconscious is. I have written on it many times, yet I haven't looked at it from this point of view. This is another reason I enjoy the Hive.08/02/2017 #11 Sara Jacobovici#10 Thank you @Aurorasa Sima for your kind response. I am working on clarifying and elaborating and look forward to sharing my thoughts with you. I found this reference in wikipedia. I don't know how accurate the term amnesia is, but still relevant to memory, but here is that story and the name of the doctor. "Claparède performed an influential experiment demonstrating how the trauma of a painful event could be retained even if short term memory was lost. His experiment involved a woman who suffered from a form of amnesia. She had all of her old memories as well as her basic reasoning skills, but the recent past was not remembered. Claparède had greeted her every day, each time she could not remember his face at all. Then during one session of the experiment, Claparède hid a pin in his hand and reached to shake the woman's hand, pricking her. The next day, sure enough, she did not remember him. But when Claparède went to shake her hand, he found that she hesitated, recognizing a threat when her memory had been severely damaged."08/02/2017 #10 Aurorasa Sima#9 I have a lot of respect for you and your work, Sara. Thank you for signing up!
The anecdote you shared is fascinating. I could not google to learn more, some recent boulevard story is clogging up the search results.
Memory is time and we experience time as a sense. It might be a minute to travel from reading the words to understanding - if not I´ll rely on your kindness of elaborating on it.
- 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.