Category - ~ Cognition

Numerosity is Genetically Hardwired.

A recent study published in Science discusses evidence that our numerosity, or ability to make distinctions between numbers is genetically hardwired, rather than culturally derived1. The study presents evidence that numbers are represented on a...

Adolescent Mental Health – Opportunity...

Article in the 2014 -547 issue of Science by Lee et al discussing the prevalence of adolescent mental illness and the social costs of underdiagnosis and treatment. Although the article is in essence a call to action for a more aggressive...

Connection

After we are born, our first priority is to calibrate our genetically “hard-wired” neurology. This usually takes about a year, and once we are through this phase we can use our bodies to explore and make sense of our surroundings...

Neurofeedback

Neurofeedback uses electroencephalography (EEG) to analyse electrical signals generated by brain activity, and feeds back a visual or auditory signal as the activity aligns with a pre-selected “ideal”. Here is a short video...

GABA and Autism

GABA is the main inhibitory neurotransmitter in the mature brain. Many cognitive pathologies (Autism, ADD, ADHD, Anxiety Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder etc.) can be described mechanistically as incomplete GABA action at the neural...

Relevance of Child Development to All...

Editorial in 7/11/2014 Science on the importance of focusing on global child development in meeting the United Nations Sustainability Goals. The last paragraph is especially potent: “A key challenge for the UN is finding focus and...

Dreams

Interpreting Dreams can be very insightful into the underlying intent of the direction of ones life. I recommend this book: THE DREAM BOOK, Symbols for Self Understanding. BETTY BETHARDS as a simple to use, but powerful tool for dream...

Heritability of Protective Conditioning

“ Sci Transl Med 26 February 2014:  Vol. 6, Issue 225, p. 225ec37  Sci. Transl. Med. DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3008710 EDITORS’ CHOICE ANXIETY DISORDERS You Have Your Father’s Nose Vikaas S. Sohal +Author Affiliations Department...

Biomechanics of Vision

The biomechanics of vision and their influence upon eyesight are more easily grasped if we first understand how the structure supporting the eyes relates to the fundamental structure of our posture and gait:   It makes sense that exercises...