Neurons distill sensory information from the body and from remembered patterns, and presents the result as thought. It is widely recognized that thought is the effect of the harmonization of synaptic firing. A group of neurons fire within a window of time, and this information is then integrated in a neuron at its Axion. Millions of these [...]
SYMMETRICAL AND CROSS LATERAL LOCOMOTIVE REFLEX FUNCTION
Locomotor Reflexes are the primitive mechanisms that combine to move us forward (or backward). In some manner, we share these systems with all animals. These are dominantly Proprioceptive Motor Reflexes and sometimes labeled Tendon Guard Reflexes for their reliance on sensing tendon tension. Vision (not dominantly visual cortex) is most tightly [...]
Culture has a profound influence on the developmental trajectory of infants. Although somewhat obvious, it is highly educational to observe how setting and attitudes define the opportunities for growing children. The documentary “Babies” (2010) follows the first year of life of four infants across the spectrum of developmental options. Edited without commentary, it forces [...]
Over the last 30 years it has come to be accepted that very small children have abstract, structured, coherent, causal representations of the world around them – representations that are similar to scientific theories. They use those representations to make wide ranging predictions. This may be an innate capacity which infants and small children employ to frame their perception of reality
Not all bugs are bad. We are just beginning to understand how the microbes that symbiotically coexist within our Small Intestines contribute to our well being. The Human Genome Project revealed the humans have approximately 20,000 working genes. It now appears the the gut microbiome contains 5-8 million genes, contributing 36% of the small molecules [...]
This is a very nice website dedicated to informing a general audience about the “Tree Of Life”.