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This physicist is trying to make sense of the brain’s tangled networks

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Stentrode, l’impianto neurale endovascolare che ridà la parola a chi è paralizzato


The Brain Needs Animal Fat

Why humans can't thrive on plants alone.
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Welcome to the home page of Professor Brian Josephson, director of the Mind-Matter Unification Project of the Theory of Condensed Matter Group at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge, a project concerned primarily with the attempt to understand, from the viewpoint of the theoretical physicist, what may loosely be characterised as intelligent processes in nature, associated with brain function or with some other natural process.
#Josephson #Mind-Matter Unification Project #Theory of Condensed Matter #ORMUS #Cavendish #Cambridge #theoretical #physics #brain #SCIENCE #TECHNOLOGY

Light Therapy and Photobiomodulation....This month we feature four articles about the ways light,laser light,red light,and photobiomodulation,are being used to support and improve health including treatments for skin care,pain relief,cancer,PTSD,brain health,and more.
#Light #Therapy #Photobiomodulation #light #laser #red health #skin #pain #cancer #PTSD #brain #MEDICINE #SCIENCE #BIOLOGY

- #Expert: #VR #Headsets Should Have #Brain #Interfaces
Virtual reality headsets are already pretty good at fooling our eyes and ears into thinking we’re in another world. And soon, we might be able to navigate that world with our thoughts alone.

- #Expert: #VR #Headsets Should Have #Brain #Interfaces
Virtual reality headsets are already pretty good at fooling our eyes and ears into thinking we’re in another world. And soon, we might be able to navigate that world with our thoughts alone.


The Adult Brain Does Grow New Neurons After All, Study Says

Study points toward lifelong neuron formation in the human brain’s hippocampus, with implications for memory and disease
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Post stats: Points: 193 - Comments: 22 - 2019-03-25T18:53:55Z

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#brain #minibrain #minibrainInADish #BrainOrganoid
Scientists Grew a Mini-Brain in a Dish, And It Connected to a Spinal Cord by Itself
After years of work, researchers in the UK have now cultivated one of the most sophisticated miniature brains-in-a-dish yet...
The grey blob was composed of about two million organised neurons, which is similar to the human foetal brain at 12 to 13 weeks. At this stage, this so-called 'brain organoid' is not complex enough to have any thoughts, feelings, or consciousness - but that doesn't make it entirely inert.
When placed next to a piece of mouse spinal cord and a piece of mouse muscle tissue, this disembodied, pea-sized blob of human brain cells sent out long, probing tendrils to check out its new neighb... show more

A New #Ion-Drive #Transistor Is Here to #Interface With Your #Brain
Silicon transistors and the brain don’t mix.
A New Ion-Drive Transistor Is Here to Interface With Your Brain

#health #Parkinsons #gutandbrain #truncalVagotomy #gut #brain #vagusnerve
There's Mounting Evidence That Parkinson's Starts in The Gut - Not The Brain
Scientists have found mounting evidence that Parkinson's could start in the gut before spreading to the brain, with one study in 2017 observing lower rates of the disease in patients who had undergone a procedure called a truncal vagotomy.
The operation removes sections of the vagus nerve - which links the digestive tract with the brain - and over the course of a five-year stu... show more


Unconscious brain activity predicts decisions 11 seconds before action

Free will, from a neuroscience perspective, can look like quite quaint. In a study published this week in the journal Scientific Reports, researchers in Australia were able to predict basic choices…
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Post stats: Points: 152 - Comments: 73 - 2019-03-09T22:43:43Z

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This is what happens when you ignore the importance of TACTICAL TRAINING AND FORCES , How much blood has to shed, how many personnel have to die before this ignorance stops? If they had tactical training, how can a #presumed dead terrorist comes out of #rubble and kills NOT 1 - NOT 2 , BUT 4 (some sources say 6) #army personnel?!😲 Even #America got their lessons in #vietnam war and strengthened and upgraded their tactical troops with advanced and #urban warfare training. Why there were no special forces team when there was possibility of trained terr... show more


#Brain Wars: Return of the #Sex Deniers | American Council on Science and Health •

When fluoridation began in 1945, promoters believed that the trade-off for reducing tooth decay would be 10% dental fluorosis, but by 1986-7 the prevalence had jumped to 23% and then by 2004 to 41% (Beltrán-Aguila et al, 2010) now it stands at a whopping 65% (Neurath, 2019, in press), reports the Fluoride Action Network (FAN).

A spate of news stories – triggered by a CDC report – focused on kids swallowing too much toothpaste. But according to Paul Connett, PhD, FAN Director, “The defenders of water fluoridation are missing the real story. Dental fluorosis is a biomarker of over-exposure to fluoride and the ‘elephant in the room’ is what damage fluoride is doing to other tissues.”

Recent scientific research indicates that exposure to fluoridated water may lower thyroid function (Peckham et al, 2015 and Malin et al, 2018) and 350 published studies indicate that fluoride can damage the brain.

The latter includes a major U.S.-government funded mother-of... show more


Neuromorphic computing and the brain that wouldn’t die

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Practical Facts about the Human Brain

I don’t think it’d have been possible for me to connect with the topic of emotional resilience without a really …
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Post stats: Points: 171 - Comments: 25 - 2019-02-25T17:54:53Z

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I Ditched My Phone and Unbroke My Brain

I couldn’t read a book, watch a full-length movie or sustain a long conversation. Late last year, I decided enough was enough.
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The Pertussis Vaccine and Children Brain Damage: America’s Dark Vaccine History....
It is a primitive bacterial vaccine licensed in 1914. 1 It has not been given to babies in America for 20 years.
The inconvenient truth is that mutated, vaccine resistant pertussis strains are being identified more often in vaccinated persons than in unvaccinated persons.
is the vaccine that had brain damaged so many children and caused so many vaccine injury lawsuits 2 that Big Pharma used it to blackmail Congress into giving vaccine manufacturers a partial product liability shield in 1986, which the U.S. Supreme Court made even bigger in 2011.
I’m talking about whole cell pertussis vaccine in DPT, a crude brew of whole B. pertussis bacteria heated and washed with formaldehyde 4 but still full of neurotoxic aluminum 5 and mercury 6 along with shock-inducing endotoxin, as well as brain damaging bioactive pertussis toxin, a toxin so lethal that researchers use it to deliberately induce acute experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) in lab animals.
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"Even the best intentions are thwarted by an unhealthy brain." - pg 150 in Use Your Brain To Change Your Life by Dr. Amen #learning #brain #brainhealth

"Exercise is by far, more effective than any drug on the market today to help you learn better. It helps all of your vital organs, not just your brain." - Dr. Terry Sejnowski #quotes #brain #brainhealth #learning

Last thing to share for the night, but I read this article today that both terrified and encouraged me.

Someone in my family died from Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease and it was a truly horrifying and heartbreaking situation that I wouldn't wish on anyone. The prospect of these diseases being more widespread than previously thought is scary. But if the same driving force is behind CJD and Alzheimer's and others, then perhaps that will allow researchers to find more effective treatments or a cure more efficiently? I'm no doctor, but that would be spectacular.

#science #medicine #brain


How a pro-vaccine Doctor reopened Debate about Link to Autism


A world-renowned #pro-vaccine medical #expert is the newest #voice adding to the body of #evidence suggesting that #vaccines can cause #autism in certain #... show more


How Emergent is the #Brain? - Neuroskeptic •

How Emergent is the Brain?

Neuroskeptic: How Emergent is the Brain? - Neuroskeptic (Neuroskeptic)


More mysterious #brain #injuries in #Cuba; Canada halves staff after new case | Ars Technica •


This is Your Brain Off Facebook - study offers glimpse of unplugging

Planning on quitting the social platform? A major new study offers a glimpse of what unplugging might do for your life. (Spoiler: It’s not so bad.)
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Post stats: Points: 82 - Comments: 34 - 2019-01-31T00:09:12Z

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Are You Exercising Your Way To Stress?

You’re right, the headline is a very strange one! Exercise is vital to maintain good health and most of the time, the benefits of exercise far out-weigh the drawbacks. But if you suffer from a stressful or a depressive illness, exercise can actually make you feel worse. But how can this be?
I’m sure you’ve heard the following statement over and over again: exercise can help you to beat stress, or alleviate anxiety or boost a depressed mind. This is only true in part. Because many exercises can actually worsen these illnesses. And even if you perform exercises that can help, these exercises will only help temporarily.
The reason many people believe exercise to be helpful in combating stressful and depressive illnesses is because when you exercise vigorously for longer than 20 minutes, your body floods with endorphins. These chemicals give us a buzz, and this is why it is widely believed that exercise can cure stress, depression or anxiety.
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Stress and anxiety are physical, emotional, and psychological problems usually associated with highly-driven professionals, corporate executives, artists and performers, and even individual's with a history of substance abuse. Their work involves a flurry of activities, a set of nearly impossible deadlines, and the need to consistently “perform” at peak levels.

But perhaps, it is high time to pay more attention to the enormous stress and anxiety felt by those people whose jobs include the daily pressure of possibly losing their lives. Needless to say, soldiers in the battlefield are among those who are most prone to emotional and psychological distress. The War in Iraq, called Operation Iraqi Freedom in military terms, began in March 20, 2003. It is considered one of the costliest armed conflicts entered into by the United States --- in terms of funding and the toll on human lives. As of August 2007, at least 3,773 American soldiers had been killed and more than 27... show more

Stress affects health in many ways, unfortunately none of them affects well-being in a good way. Many health specialists claim, as normal human experience would confirm, that stress and depression can have negative effects on physical health. In the long run, persons under high stress can develop eating disorders and sleep disturbances. These conditions could also possibly lead to decreased physical energy, chronic pain, and sexual dysfunction.

Physical illnesses are almost always present whenever a person is under extremely stressful conditions. Even the body's internal processes respond to external difficulties experienced by a person. During stressful situations, the adrenal glands inside the body release a substance called cortisol. Cortisol is a natural steroid hormone that science experts refer to as the “stress hormone.” It is known as the“stress hormone” because large amounts of this substance are released whenever a person feels stressed out. It is an important hormone in the human body because it is involved in proper glucose metabolism, regul... show more

It is normal for every person to experience anxiety attacks, especially during stressful situations and traumatic events in life. As health experts say, anxiety is a typical response of person's body that signals possible dangers ahead. However, when anxiety becomes extreme to the point that it prevents a person from living the normal life that he intends to have, that person may possibly be suffering from anxiety disorder.

Defining what is anxiety disorder

Anxiety disorder is generally a term that covers different types of extreme pathological phobia, fear, and anxiety. A person suffering from an anxiety disorder may experience abnormal feelings of anxiety even without knowing the cause or he may also have intense and sudden panic attacks. The attacks may be in the form of unwanted obsessions or compulsions and uncommon social inhibitions.

Even though anxiety disorders have different forms, they are all the same in one thing – extreme and persistent worryi... show more


We may finally know what causes Alzheimer’s... Porphyromonas gingivalis – and how to stop it

If you bled when you brushed your teeth this morning, you might want to get that seen to. We may finally have found the long-elusive cause of Alzheimer’s disease: Porphyromonas gingivalis, the key bacteria in chronic gum disease.

That’s bad, as gum disease affects around a third of all people. But the good news is that a drug that blocks the main toxins of P. gingivalis is entering major clinical trials this year, and research published today shows it might stop and even reverse Alzheimer’s. There could even be a vaccine.

Alzheimer’s is one of the biggest mysteries in medicine. As populations have aged, dementia has skyrocketed to become the fifth biggest cause of death worldwide. Alzheimer’s constitutes some 70 per cent of these cases and yet, we don’t know what causes it.

Multiple research teams have been investigating P. gingivalis, and have so far found that it invades and inflames brain regions affected by Alzheimer’s; that gum infections can worsen symptoms in mice genetically engineered to have Alzheimer’s; a... show more

what +Adam Black says
Gingivitis causes Alzheimer's?

Skeptical but New Scientist is generally reputable for pop science.

BUt you better examine 3,000 brains randomly sampled across geography and ethnic background and genders before you declare a cause. ...

Not just 3/3 brains.
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The #Human #Brain Is a #Time #Traveler
Looking to the future has always defined humanity. Will A.I. become the best crystal ball of all?

The #Human #Brain Is a #Time #Traveler
Looking to the future has always defined humanity. Will A.I. become the best crystal ball of all?

A #group of #MarkZuckerberg #funded #researchers is #testing #implantable #brain #devices as #part of a $5 #billion #quest to #end #disease
Published on New Year's Eve, their first study details how the WAND records, stimulates, and disrupts movement in real time.