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Biofeedback

Industrialized societies tend to assume that our minds control our bodies, with our bodies exerting little influence on the contents of mind.  The more comprehensive picture of mammalian neurophysiology that is emerging from ongoing brain...

Theory of Gravity

The year 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of Albert Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity, which presents a model explaining the effect which we call Gravity. This model quickly gained wide usage and has proved its...

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...

Status of Traditional and Complementary...

Science magazine is ending 2014 with a special section on Traditional and Complementary Medicine (T&CM) spread over three issues. This is a truly landmark event, in that T&CM is difficult to evaluate by the rules of Alopathic medicine...

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...

Top Down vs Bottom Up Models of Awareness

I was recently asked by an educator my opinion on why there is so much resistance to the idea that reflex integration is beneficial. This is my emailed response: “I think what you are running up against is the prevailing and pervasive...

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...