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The health impact of separating migrant children from parents - BBC News
Nelson is a principal investigator on the Bucharest Early Intervention Project, a long-term study of 136 abandoned infants and toddlers who wound up in orphanages in Romania in 2000. Nelson and his colleagues have been following the children for 18 years, and says they have observed very different patterns of brain activity in children who were placed in foster care versus those who stayed in an institution.

"What we see in kids who have been reared in institutions, that is separation from their parents, is a dramatic reduction in the brain's electrical activity," he says. "If they're then removed and put into good homes before the age of two, a lot of this recovers. But if they're older than two, meaning, say, the separation has occurred for two years, there's no recovery. The brain continues to produce dramatically less brain activity."
DonaldTrump  Donald  Trump  neuroscience 
7 weeks ago by asterisk2a
How neuroscience is illuminating the importance of daydreaming
Dr Jonathan Smallwood, a researcher at the University of York who specialises in the neuroscience of internal thought, says he believes “daydreaming is an attempt to make sense of life and so it is often increased if lots of change is taking place. Viewed like this, daydreaming is basically not a bad thing but high levels could be an indicator that you are worried about something."
neuroscience  daydreaming 
april 2018 by asterisk2a
Cold open water plunge may provide instant pain relief - BBC News
see nordic traditions, see russian traditions, and see german tradtional "alt" medicine prescribed by Krankenkassen (wechselbaeder, wadenbaeder, cold showrs, sauna, retreats, water fasting) // cold showers - http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2018/bcr-2017-222236 - Postoperative neuropathic pain exacerbated by movement is poorly understood and difficult to treat but a relatively common complication of surgical procedures such as endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy. Here, we describe a case of unexpected, immediate, complete and sustained remission of postoperative intercostal neuralgia after the patient engaged in an open-water swim in markedly cold conditions.
neuroscience  neurology  cold  shower  exposure  mental  health  immune  system  evidence-based  medicine  lymphatic 
february 2018 by asterisk2a
Facebook founding president sounds alarm - BBC News
do you know your neighbour? Chomsky manufactured consent. perfect personal propagandist. outrage machine. time waster. feedback loop for No Representation feelings. “I use these platforms, I just don’t let these platforms use me,” // Adam Curtis - FB can not present you with a future, a proposal. bc it is insular isolated environment (perfect personal propagandist) even if you are 'connected with the world.' It's a sham. Its millions of bubbles. not "A" world connected. Occypy was better than facebook. But Occupy hat not even a handful of leaders. political social economic movements need leaders to refer to, dialogue, interview, sign policy papers, etc etc. mass democracy still needs a leader and leadershuip and management and people skills. see Momentum.
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november 2017 by asterisk2a
BBC Radio 4 - Radio 4 in Four, How your mood affects what you spend
cosmetic counter and primark - treat on fr sat sun - A study out today by price comparison website Moneysupermarket.com says stressed, bored or sad people are more likely to make impulse purchases they later regret. The study reckons so-called 'stress buying' is costing us around £1,250 a year. Winifred Robinson talks to Siemon Scamell-Katz and Claudia Hammond.

"emotional spending" on way home or over weekend.
Consumerism  Advertising  coping  mechanism  self-medication  chronic  stress  dopamine  Materialism  Consumer  Capitalism  mental  health  well  being  wellbeing  well-being  debt  credit  card  Anarchism  Facebook  Instagram  Amazon  gratification  emotions  addiction  maladaptive  neuroscience  pleasure 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
Head space: why our adolescent memories are so clear | Daniel Glaser | Life and style | The Guardian
It could be down to the emotional intensity of our earlier years, or the lack of banal distraction which plagues so many adult lives, no one knows for sure.
neuroscience 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
(4002) Russell Brand​ in conversation with Dr. Drew​ Pinsky at Live Talks Los Angeles - YouTube
turned from citizen into addicted selfish schnell denkende (Daniel Kahneman) consumers (superficial, enslaved, became addicted, enabling reinforcing class structure, subconscious influenced propaganda style (Adam Curtis) - trapped, fetishised, buying self-worth). -VS- service (and care) to yourself and others (permanent, sustainable, conscious).
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october 2017 by asterisk2a
(297) Wer glücklich ist kauft nicht - Vortrag Prof. Hüther - YouTube
Denkmuster. Schwer heraus zu brechen! Kein kind komt als konsumer zur welt. Nacheifern wer erflogreich erscheint. Grunderfahrung Wachstum. Neugier. Dopamine. Entdecken und Gestalten und Frei sein. Plus Bindungssystem. Aber Welterfahrung ist anders als im Bauch der Mutter. Beziehungsschmerzen gibt es! Begeisterung, und emotionen helfen beim lernen! Frei und Autonom ungleisch die Schule. Wem es gut geht kauft kein schrott den er nicht braucht um andere menschen zu beindrucken die er nicht mag oder kennt.
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april 2017 by asterisk2a
Why We Can’t Look Away From Our Screens - The New York Times
In a new book, “Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked,” the social psychologist Adam Alter warns that many of us — youngsters, teenagers, adults — are addicted to modern digital products. Not figuratively, but literally addicted.
mobile  homescreen  addiction  dopamine  neuroscience  mental  health  games  online  WoW 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
Sell high calorie foods in plain packaging to beat obesity, says Brain Prize winner | Science | The Guardian
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-39183178 Peter Dayan, Ray Dolan and Wolfram Schultz share €1m neuroscience prize for work unravelling the brain’s reward system Selling high calorie foods in plain packaging could help in the battle against obesity according to a leading researcher who has won a share of the most lucrative prize in neuroscience for his work on the brain’s reward system. The colourful wrapping and attractive advertising of calorie-rich foods encourage people to buy items that put them at risk of overeating and becoming obese in the future, said Wolfram Schultz, a professor of neuroscience at the University of Cambridge. “We should not advertise, propagate or encourage the unnecessary ingestion of calories,” [ ... dopamine is released in anticipation of a reward, not just consumption of reward, thus seeing comfort food packaging and buying it, releases dopamine = walking into today's supermarket is dopamine rush for some, a high, irresistible, can not stop themselves from buying them 50/50 sugar/fat combos! ]
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march 2017 by asterisk2a
New Brain Cancer Treatment - YouTube
neuroblastoma treatment, that is inoperable and does not respond the chemo/radiation after several treatments.
neuroscience  brain  cancer 
november 2016 by asterisk2a
Lack of sleep alters brain chemicals to bring on cannabis-style 'munchies' | Science | The Guardian
Sleep deprivation may cause overeating by boosting chemicals for appetite as well as those that increase the pleasure of eating sweet or salty high-fat foods [...] “The early afternoon drive for hedonic eating may be stronger and last longer in a state of sleep debt.”
Sleep  hygiene  deprivation  night  shift  shift  work  overweight  obesity  public  health  policy  public  health  well  being  sick  population  health  crisis  body  clock  neuroscience  neurobiology  neurology 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Looking at your phone makes you temporarily deaf | Daily Mail Online
Findings suggest the brain's visual and auditory processing centers share limited resources
mobile  homescreen  neuroscience  brain  attention  span 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Being bilingual rewires the fundamental structure of your brain - Quartz
“Bilinguals are a really a model of cognitive control,” Pennsylvania State University cognitive scientist Judith F. Kroll told Quartz, citing bilinguals’ ability to both hold two languages in their head and expertly switch between them at the right times. [...] If you speak two languages and have ever found this task to be difficult—choosing the “right” tongue based on the context you’re in—it’s because both languages are always “on” in the brains of bilinguals, as Kroll and other cognitive scientists have seen. In other words, the brain is continually processing information in both languages.
bilingual  neuroscience  neurology  neurobiology  cognition  cognitive  funtion 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
BBC Radio 4 - Radio 4 in Four, What effect does texting have on you?
[ verbal interaction / human interaction better for us than the mobile phone // always on // always on demand ] [ 'verbal queue (and somebody there) can be more helpful than digital in stressful situation' ] We take it for granted that we can maintain our friendships and family relationships now in so many ways: phone... voicemail... email... text... instant message... Facebook... Skype... but do we have any idea of the effect on our relationships of these very different modes of communication? Michael Rosen and Dr Laura Wright look at research into their emotional impact.
cortisol  chronic  stress  stress  well  being  mobile  homescreen  Social  Media  Selbstfürsorge  happiness  neuroscience  neurobiology  sociology  psychology  mental  health 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
The PTSD brains of children and soldiers - BBC News
Scientists have discovered that the brain structures of traumatised soldiers and children change in the same way. The research reveals that coping mechanisms to deal with extreme stress and abuse actually cause physical changes to the brain. Prof Eamon McCrory from University College London explains. // high alert on threat vigilance and threat detection! // need consistent positive experiences and emotional support! (more than talk therapy can give) - DBT, CBT, ... & trauma therapy. & being in a secure and safe, trusting environment. //&! bbc.in/20GVNxI - The children struggling with PTSD [...] Research suggests youngsters can show similar changes in their brain activity as those of soldiers in war zones. But with therapy and good care they can recover. [...] "Constant feeling of fear." //&! bbc.in/1PU4FuS - Chronic stress effects on brain //&! bbc.in/1VqdNer - Babies affected too. //&! You can get better if you get the right help - bbc.in/1KsDI4E
childhood  childhood  development  parenting  parenthood  CPTSD  PTSD  BPD  mental  health  mental  illness  neurobiology  neurology  neuroscience  child  abuse  physical  abuse  domestic  violence  anxiety  Panic  attacks  neglect  maltreatment  DBT  CBT  NHS  austerity  vulnerable  NHS  Grampian  chronic  stress  child  poverty 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Everything We Think We Know About Addiction Is Wrong - YouTube
substance abuse as form of self-medication and coping mechanism - due to their environment they live in. It's the cage you live in. Unhealthy bonds - vs - Healthy bonds. Crisis of disconnection. Social vs Individual recovery!
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
JFHC Live 2014: Dr Alex Richardson - Food, Mood and Children's Behaviour - YouTube
1/3rd of cancers attributed to cancer. // "there is always something you can do." // nutrient deficiency - not pills (folate, calcium, fish oil) but food) //&! - Alex Richardson - Low Blood Omega-3 in UK Children relates to their Learning and Behaviour - youtu.be/f5a3lHx76OQ //&! Paul Montgomery - Omega-3 DHA and Children's Sleep - New Findings from the DOLAB Trial - youtu.be/mQSF2L3nS_Q
childhood  obesity  childhood  childhood  development  cancer  brain  neurobiology  neurology  neuroscience  mental  health  mental  illness  diet-related  disease  child  abuse  DSM-5  Whole-Food  Plant-Based  Diet  fast  food  convenience  parenting  parenthood  Desert  Chain  junk  food  food  engineering  Dopamine  addiction  Politics  food  prices  processed  food  trauma  food  industry  food  borne  illness  food  poisoning  food  poverty  child  poverty  education  policy  WHO  chronic  diseases  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  heart  disease  atherosclerosis  anxiety  public  health  policy  public  health  health  crisis  sick  population  cognition  cognitive  funtion 
november 2015 by asterisk2a
First drug 'slows decline' in progressive MS - BBC News
Ocrelizumab depletes a part of the immune system in order to protect the myelin. // check out work of nutritionfacts.com and Dr McDougall.
multiple  sclerosis  autoimmune  disease  autoimmune  response  immune  system  inflammation  anti-inflammatory  diet  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  neuroscience  neurobiology  neurology  Leaky  gut  Blood-Brain  Barrier  Standard  American  diet  Western  pattern  diet  diet  Whole-Food  Plant-Based  Vegan  animal  protein  animal  fat  Free  Oil  Vegetable  Oil  Tropical  Oil  medical  profession  endotoxin 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
Cancer virus discovery helped by delayed flight - BBC News
Epstein Barr virus // Wikipedia - It is best known as the cause of infectious mononucleosis (glandular fever). It is also associated with particular forms of cancer, such as Hodgkin's lymphoma, Burkitt's lymphoma, gastric cancer, nasopharyngeal carcinoma, and conditions associated with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), such as hairy leukoplakia and central nervous system lymphomas. There is evidence that infection with EBV is associated with a higher risk of certain autoimmune diseases, especially dermatomyositis, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjögren's syndrome, and multiple sclerosis. Some 200,000 cancer cases per year are thought to be attributable to EBV. //&! http://nutritionfacts.org/?s=chicken //&! Multiple Sclerosis and Autoimmune Diseases: The Impact of Diet - John McDougall, MD - youtu.be/fmZdI8jinIw - ITS THE FOOD! Not the lifestyle per se. ITS THE DIET. ITS THE FOOD. All Asians can't be and aren't gym rats but they don't sit 1/3 of the day.
herpes  Zoonotic  Diseases  zoonosis  Epstein  Barr  virus  Meat  Industry  cancer  Carnism  omnivore  animal  protein  animal  fat  immune  system  autoimmune  disease  chronic  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  chronic  stress  Leaky  gut  cholesterol  dietary  cholesterol  atherosclerosis  heart  disease  coronary  artery  disease  Cardiovascular  disease  vascular  disease  multiple  sclerosis  Arthritis  Poultry  Industry  food  Standard  American  Diet  Western  pattern  Whole-Food  Plant-Based  Diet  microbiome  inflammation  Crohn’s  inflammatory  bowel  disease  Flora  Blood-Brain  Barrier  Vegetable  Oil  Free  Oil  Palm  Oil  Tropical  Oil  dementia  Alzheimer  saturated  fat  neurobiology  neurology  neuroscience  medical  research  medical  profession  medical  advances  pharmaceutical  efficacy  pharma  big  pharma  endotoxin 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
Cholesterol and Alzheimer’s disease - YouTube
>> medical profession may come around: what is bad for your arteries and heart is bad for your brain as new research shows. cholesterol levels do play role/correlate with "Cerebral amyloid angiopathy"/beta-amyloid formation in the brain aka brain plaques. After all, its a build up of the arteries in our brain (brain consists mostly of fat) "Cerebral amyloid angiopathy is a neurological condition in which proteins called amyloid build up on the walls of the arteries in the brain. The condition increases the risk of hemorrhagic stroke and dementia." - 1.usa.gov/1MlBi6u // And prevention is better than cure because cognitive function starts to be lost early on before medical/personal detection of the condition. // LDL cholestero may be able to cross blood brain barrier. Like the leaky gut thing (induced by consumption of animal products). //
antioxidant  Oxidative  stress  cholesterol  dietary  cholesterol  Alzheimer  dementia  neuroscience  neurology  neurobiology  coronary  artery  disease  chronic  diseases  Cardiovascular  disease  heart  disease  vascular  disease  medical  profession  medical  advances  medical  research  pharmaceutical  industry  pharma  big  pharma  Standard  American  Diet  Western  pattern  animal  protein  animal  fat  free  oil  vegetable  oil  tropical  oil  Whole-Food  Plant-Based  Diet  Whole  Plant  Foods  Vegan  Carnism  omnivore  public  health  policy  public  health  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  health  crisis  sick  population  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  chronic  stress  prevention  health  science  Leaky  gut  cognitive  funtion  saturated  fat  lifestyle  lifestyle  medicine  endotoxin 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
Body Image, Nutrition, and Eating Disorders: Insights from Neuroscience and Psychiatry - YouTube
36:20 - early childhood pre-puberty exposure to fat rich, processed food sets up brain and body to be programmed to seek out that foods - one of the many strong indicators (environmental, nurture factors) to adulthood obesity/overweight! even in gestation stage, pre-birth! brain development. trend in general for babies, get heavier and heavier in birth weight! fat babies.
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
It's Time to Talk About It: The Brain and Eating Disorders - YouTube
- brain covered in fat. helps communicate neurons. >> anorexia impacts brain development in kids/adolescents. // >> weak central coherence
eating  disorder  neurobiology  neurology  neuroscience  mental  health  mental  illness 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
Are night shifts killing me? - BBC News
impairment of cognition, cognitive function! impaired recovery (method) for brain (and body as a whole)! It's false places vanity to claim to get over with less sleep than 6hrs. // bbc.in/1M36BE8 &! Are night shifts killing me? - bbc.in/1SG209a // hard wired to sleep at night. even organs // bbc.in/1fHEU5o - Alarm clocks may be set at 3am, but body clocks never get used to the night shift (regardless of how much sleep an individual gets). This can disrupt the rhythm of vital gene activity. Night workers are likely to sleep less and less well than those keeping daytime hours, as they try to get their shut-eye while the rest of the street cuts its grass and revs its engines in the full glare of daylight. Those starting work at 4am are thought to have the mental prowess of those who’ve downed a few whiskies, which may explain a higher rate of work injuries at night than in the day. Cause of cancer. Brain drain. Feeling down. Also pitted to eat more and unhealthy!
night  shift  circadian  rythm  Sleep  hygiene  deprivation  cognitive  funtion  REM  body  clock  sick  population  public  health  policy  public  health  epigenetics  metabolism  premature  ageing  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  chronic  stress  Ghrelin  neurobiology  neurology  neuroscience 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
Lebenserwartung-Studie: Menschen leben länger - jedoch für hohen Preis - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Eine aktuelle Studie zeigt, wie unterschiedlich die Lebenserwartung weltweit verteilt ist - und wie viel Zeit wir mit Krankheiten leben. [...] Laut der Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 werden die Menschen immer älter. In den 23 Jahren zwischen 1990 und 2013 ist die weltweite Lebenserwartung um 6,2 Jahre gestiegen. Gleichzeitig zeigen die Ergebnisse aber, dass die gewonnenen Jahre häufig mit einem hohen Preis bezahlt werden: Sie gehen zu Lasten der eigenen Gesundheit. [...] 1. Länger leben, länger krank: [...] Hierzulande haben Menschen, die 2013 geboren wurden, laut den Daten eine Lebenserwartung von 80,7 Jahren. Gesund sind sie davon aber lediglich 68,8 Jahre. [...] Ursache für die ungesunden zusätzlichen Lebensjahre sind oft nicht Krankheiten von Herz und Kreislauf oder Krebs, schreiben die Forscher. Stattdessen listen sie Leiden wie Diabetes, Muskel- und Skeletterkrankungen, mentale Krankheiten, Suchtprobleme, neurologische Erkrankungen sowie Hör- und Sehverlust auf.
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Here is Where Low Carb Diets Ultimately Fail
The REAL Results of Low-Carb youtu.be/g_fd6ikPN3M not sustainable. // &! >> Vegan Whole Plant Based Foods only << = the forever diet. // &! The Paleo Diet is Not What you Think youtu.be/bATlVsz412s // &! nutritionfacts.org // book: Carbophobia: The Scary Truth about America's Low-Carb Craze: The Scary Truth About America's Low-carb Craze! - Michael Greger // &! The Only Diet Proven to Reduce Heart Disease Is... - youtu.be/sR4XSfJ1vBs &! __>> Heart Disease is a choice <
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Sleep sharpens power to recall memories, study finds | Life and style | The Guardian
Sleep almost doubles chances of remembering previously forgotten information, according to new research // Recovery needed like any other muscle.
sleep  hygiene  productivity  education  policy  learning  brain  neuroscience  neurobiology  neurology 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Preventing Brain Loss with B Vitamins? - YouTube
Folate - greens and beans. And the supplement folic acid is not comparable and may even make you sick. See his other videos about Folate. + Fiber in Diet! // B12 supplementation! & B6
dementia  Alzheimer  homocystein  levels  cognitive  funtion  cognition  cognitive  impairment  neurology  neurobiology  neuroscience  brain  atrophy  premature  ageing  ageing  population  Fiber  Whole  Plant  Foods  animal  protein  western  lifestyle  pattern  diet  Standard  American  western  diet  diet  omnivore  Vegan 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Our poor sleeping habits are filling our brains with neurotoxins - Quartz
“The less deep sleep you have, the less effective you are at clearing out this bad protein.”
neurology  neurobiology  neuroscience  brain  brain  plasticity  Sleep  hygiene  REM  shift  work  dementia  Alzheimer  performance  productivity  well  being 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
David Perlmutter: Belly and the Brain - YouTube
book - Brain Maker - , gut is your 2nd brain, function as a unit. food choices. // see nutritionfacts.org // whole plant based foods, fermented foods, fiber, // bad sugars & artificial sweeteners. sugarless soda doubles diabetes risk. // inflammation (leaky gut) related to cardiovascular disease/chronic diseases (also caused by acid reflux medication, antibiotics)
microbiome  neurology  Leaky  gut  Flora  brain  diet  book  neurobiology  neuroscience  medical  advances  medical  profession  complexity  epigenetics  mental  health  mental  illness  dementia  performance  Alzheimer  premature  ageing  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  anti-inflammatory  diet  IBS  inflammatory  bowel  disease  Crohn’s  Vegan  public  health  public  health  policy  immune  system  autoimmune  response  autoimmune  disease  overweight  obesity  epidemic  obesity  Fiber  Whole  Plant  Foods  chronic  diseases 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Charlie Rose Brain Series: Alzheimers / Dementia | charlierose.com
"It's an epidemic come later life [60 year old and forward; aggressive rise. 50% of 90 year old's affected]."&! charlierose.com/watch/60085855 - Parkinson's Disease and Huntington's Disease // &! http://nutritionfacts.org/?s=alzheimer &! http://nutritionfacts.org/?s=dementia &! http://nutritionfacts.org/?s=Parkinson << (1) excess animal protein. [dose dependent (neuro)toxin/glycotoxin - nutritionfacts.org/video/reducing-glycotoxin-intake-to-prevent-alzheimers/ &! nutritionfacts.org/video/avoiding-a-sugary-grave/ ] Evidence is clear that reduction [to zero] of any animal product in diet reduces risk to die with and of dementia/alzheimers. But current research is focused on putting the horse back in the barn ('manage it'), when it's already escaped and lost all its four legs. That is how crazy this is what current medical profession is doing. And policy makers, influences by food industry lobby listed on Wall Street. Defending their interest in selling processed, fast and junk food.
Alzheimer  dementia  cognition  cognitive  funtion  neurology  neurobiology  neuroscience  brain  western  world  sick  population  sedentary  lifestyle  western  lifestyle  Psychiatry  Standard  American  Diet  pattern  western  public  health  public  health  policy  premature  ageing  demographic  bubble  medical  profession  medical  research  medical  advances  omnivore  chronic  diseases  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  complexity  incomplete  information  quality  of  life  epigenetics  endotoxin  toxic  toxin 
june 2015 by asterisk2a
Charlie Rose | charlierose.com - Brain Series: PTSD
Charlie Rose Brain Series 2 Episode 12: Post-Traumatic Stress // end :: overlap (co-morbidity) >> anxiety, panic, bpd, substance abuse, depression, ...
PTSD  mental  health  mental  illness  trauma  Psychiatry  anxiety  Panic  attacks  unintended  consequences  unknown  unkown  neurology  CBT  DBT  psychology  neurobiology  neuroscience  brain 
june 2015 by asterisk2a
Is a Calorie a Calorie? Processed Food, Experiment Gone Wrong (2015) - YouTube
Dogma "A calorie is a calorie" &! Robert Lustig - Frontiers of Science (2015) - youtu.be/uIIXUZwpB-U "hijacked for personal profit" [ no shared economic interest of Wall Street rootless crony capitalistic conglomerate tax evaders lobbying heavily for everything they can and they will. ] "there are now more obese people as undernourished people" [ Presenteeism and absenteeism (increased sick leave = lower productivity amongst labour force) ] medicare will be broke in 2026. "A sink hole." Pharma does not invest in prevention and healing, it is investing in management (long-term care). After all its called pharma and not "health & well being company." min33 What makes u feel good is exercise, caffeine, food. Drop in insulin makes u feel better. Energy expenditure make u feel good. Insulin blocks Leptin signaling. min47 alcohol&liver fat. 1h32 glycemic index vs load // (2011) youtu.be/kOCPyheVesM &! Bad Sugars: Addictive & Hazardous to ur Health (2013) youtu.be/aXlL7yWtAAg
Sugar  Fast  Food  processed  Food  Chain  junk  poverty  health  crisis  public  health  public  health  policy  Wall  Street  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  book  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  FDA  evolution  addiction  Alcohol  Fructose  chronic  diseases  non-alcoholic  fatty  liver  disease  liver  disease  obesity  epidemic  obesity  neurology  neuroscience  neurobiology  policy  folly  short-term  thinking  short-term  view  Dopamine  Leptin  Ghrelin  Career  Politicians  No  Representation  health  policy  agriculture  industry  industrial  agriculture  NHS  unintended  consequences  cancer  Alzheimer  dementia  diabetes  budget  deficit  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  inflammation  metabolic  syndrome  insulin  resistance  premature  ageing  chronic  stress  Oxidative  stress  soft  drink  fizzy  drink  nanny  state  public  awareness  public  image  public  perception  public  discourse  public  interest  exploitation  subsidies  subsidizing  heart  disease  heart  attack  stroke  vascular  disease  coronary  artery  disease  Cardiovascular  disease  labour  market  labour  economics  productivity  Medicare  chronic  metabolic  disease  pharma  pharmaceutical  industry  big  pharma  Revolution  Leptin  resistance  crony  capitalism  greed  stakeholder  Nutrition  sustainable  sustainability  Robert  Lustig  Visceral  Fat  glycemic  index  glycaemic  index  glycemic  load 
june 2015 by asterisk2a
The Science of Addictive Food - YouTube
"making profitable food" Salt & Sugar & Fat (perfect mix) to exploit evolutionary based genes 2 eat more 2 get through the next famine. // no shared economic interest // Sugar is as much if not more addictive than cocaine. rewards centers, dopamine. & bc fructose is processed through the liver only, it puts strain on the liver as much as alcohol, if not more. // plus most ingredients are flavor and preservatives // 75% of health care budgets in western world and developing world is allocated towards chronic diseases. preventable chronic diseases. // // &! The Secrets of Sugar youtu.be/9mzf4KSG6oQ // How Sugar Impacts your Health - youtu.be/XM0vyUUvO9E // &! visceral fat = inflammation = cancer youtu.be/xBp_dMIMryM // youtu.be/GljwL4KbLTo &! youtu.be/dBnniua6-oM &! youtu.be/ceFyF9px20Y fatty liver disease, premature aging >> inflammation, additional oxidative stress &! youtu.be/XM0vyUUvO9E &! youtu.be/5OcH9K_RvYk "Sugar is a drug, not nutritional food." &! youtu.be/nxyxcTZccsE
Sugar  Fast  Food  processed  Food  Chain  junk  poverty  health  crisis  public  health  public  health  policy  Wall  Street  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  book  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  FDA  evolution  addiction  Alcohol  Fructose  chronic  diseases  non-alcoholic  fatty  liver  disease  liver  disease  obesity  epidemic  obesity  neurology  neuroscience  neurobiology  policy  folly  short-term  thinking  short-term  view  Dopamine  Leptin  Ghrelin  Career  Politicians  No  Representation  health  policy  agriculture  industry  industrial  agriculture  NHS  unintended  consequences  cancer  Alzheimer  dementia  diabetes  budget  deficit  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  inflammation  metabolic  syndrome  insulin  resistance  premature  ageing  chronic  stress  Oxidative  stress  soft  drink  fizzy  drink  Visceral  Fat 
june 2015 by asterisk2a
The Complete Skinny on Obesity - YouTube
chronic disease are 75% of health care expenditure in western world & developing world! developing countries have bigger problem w obesity & metabolic syndrome than infections like cholera/tb // min13 (Structure of Sugar) fructose is equal 2 alcohol. glucose is metabolized by every organ in the body. even if you don't consume glucose, your body will make it. fructose can only metabolized by the liver. you are overloading your liver (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease). fructose is a liver toxin (liver fat). fructose and alcohol is metabolized into fat! alcohol and fructose can be both nutrients, but they can also be addictive // min 20 Leptin resistance. Insulin turns sugars into fat. western diet (dietary composition, omnivore, fast & processed food) encourage body 2 up the production of insulin (sugar 2 fat) till the ceiling is reached (Pancreatitis -> diabetes). increased insulin response (from diet composition) blocks leptin-to-brain signal (feeling of full) &is addictive over time
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june 2015 by asterisk2a
Students 'cannot multi-task with mobiles and study' - BBC News
Researchers found that students sending and receiving messages while studying scored lower test results and were less effective at tasks such as note taking. The study examined how a generation of "voracious texters" might be affected by so many online distractions. It found that when students did not use mobiles, they were better at being able to recall information. [...] The study, Mobile Phones in the Classroom: Examining the Effects of Texting, Twitter, and Message Content on Student Learning, carried out a series of tests with 145 undergraduates. [...] "It is a common occurrence to observe students who are physically present, yet mentally preoccupied by non-course-related material on their mobile devices. "As mobile devices have deeply saturated the college student population, this problem will likely continue to pose a significant obstacle," says the study, by Jeffrey Kuznekoff, Stevie Munz and Scott Titsworth. // life hack = focus 100% without distractions, opp for procrasti
learning  focus  focused  online  learning  e-learning  bulimic  learning  Bulimie  lernen  distraction  snacking  mobile  homescreen  mobile  phone  noise  Signal  vs.  noise  pollution  Millennials  generationy  multitasking  brain  neuroscience  neurology  neurobiology  attention  attention  span  inefficiencies  efficient  efficiency  life  hacker  life  lesson  Procrastinating  procrastination  time  discipline  self-regulation  self-awareness  self-improvement 
june 2015 by asterisk2a
Christina: Debugging the mind - YouTube
minute 19: framing & communication & debate & using picture and picture set-up to communicate make an certain impression: same facts, different framing of problem or thing or X. language shapes thoughts. / min24 - heuristic - acting on incomplete information and uncertainty - book - Tversky and Kahnemann - "Denkfehler" ie http://www.amazon.co.uk/Die-Kunst-klaren-Denkens-Denkfehler/dp/3446426825/ // min54 - trust ur intuition less when you just made an error based on your intuition --- freezing.
confirmation  bias  recall  bias  selection  bias  sunk  cost  fallacy  sunk  cost  bias  framing  communication  advertisement  debate  neurology  neuroscience  psychology  uncertainty  incomplete  information  denkfehler  language 
april 2015 by asterisk2a
Babies, Brains, Nature and Nurture -- An Interview with Dr Stuart Shanker - Freedomain Radio - YouTube
implications for education of child and adolescent when certain things like self-regulation, deferred gratification, attention span, empathy, sympathy, relating, moral reasoning, avoidance of social interaction (can cause deficits in language and non-verbal interaction), etc etc are not properly developed during early life 0-8yrs old - thus - MANDATORY! kindergarten to be able to observe with qualified personnel and in case to be able to intervene (mitigate downstream effects) and to help the child and the parents. // 35min - adolescent offenders and repeat re-offending (and pre that, addiction and other things are symptoms). mentioned 3 books. // 47:44 - fixed mindset vs. growth mindset = praise for being intelligent (bad parenting) vs praise for doing/did good task X (good parenting). // there is no such thing as a lazy kid, stupid kid or bad kid
parenthood  childhood  childhood  development  parenting  psychology  Psychiatry  life  hacker  life  lesson  society  book  mental  health  mental  illness  Spiritual  spirituality  quality  of  life  student  of  life  education  policy  teens  adolescence  adolescent  Public  social  beings  social  science  sociology  social  society  western  society  complexity  long-term  thinking  long-term  view  Services  health  policy  health  short-term  thinking  short-term  view  Makers  Career  Politicians  No  Representation  kindergarten  addiction  Beschaffungskriminalität  brain  plasticity  neuroscience 
february 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC - Future - Sleep: How to nap like a pro
In a study published last year, researchers found that both nocturnal and daytime sleeping improved memory consolidation for unrelated word pairs – like ‘pepper’ and ‘elbow’ – suggesting it can help if you’re trying to learn tricky-to-remember concepts. Another study, conducted at the Beijing University of Technology, examined the effect of napping on athletes after training. It found that naps could improve brain function and visual systems, and promote physical and mental recovery – a result that is in line with earlier research demonstrating that napping can facilitate motor memory consolidation.
Sleep  hygiene  brain  plasticity  neuroscience  neurology 
february 2015 by asterisk2a
Brain Plasticity in Skill v. Endurance Sports | Runner's World
An interesting study on motor cortex plasticity, and why it's enhanced by skill sports (e.g. dancing, gymnastics) but not endurance sports (e.g. XC skiing, running):
brain  plasticity  dementia  neuroscience  neurology 
february 2015 by asterisk2a
10 Ways That Brain Myths Are Harming Us | WIRED
6). Brain training companies frequently make unfounded claims about the benefits of their products. One myth here is that playing their games can revolutionize your brain health, more than say socializing or reading. In October, dozens of neuroscientists wrote an open letter warning that the “exaggerated and misleading claims [of the brain training industry] exploit the anxiety of older adults about impending cognitive decline.” [...] 8). The “chemical imbalance” myth of mental illness isn’t just wrong, it also places too much focus on biological explanations for mental illness. This might sound harmless, but in fact research shows that biological explanations increase stigma and dent patients’ hope for recovery.
neuroscience  neurology  neurobiology  brain  mental  illness  mental  health  stigma 
december 2014 by asterisk2a
3sat.online - Mediathek: Das Unbewusste - Teil 1
several layers of conciousness. raw conciousness comes from upper brain stem. thus making the case for animal rights. +!+!+!+ science has proven that (generally/majority) men perform best under stress. - hunter - / - on the other side women perform best when not under stress. - gatherer/carer. +!+!+!+!+ Part 2 - http://www.3sat.de/mediathek/?mode=play&obj=45912 - min 18 talks about where the ego (confidence) comes from and how it is formed.
subconscious  conciousness  Psychiatry  psychology  PTSD  anxiety  Yoram  Yovell  neuroscience  neurology  neurobiology  Trauma  evolution  people  management  team  management  ego  confidence 
september 2014 by asterisk2a
Study Finds That Brains With Autism Fail to Trim Synapses as They Develop - NYTimes.com
Now a new study suggests that in children with autism, something in the process goes awry, leaving an oversupply of synapses in at least some parts of the brain. The finding provides clues to how autism develops from childhood on, and may help explain some symptoms like oversensitivity to noise or social experiences, as well as why many people with autism also have epileptic seizures. It could also help scientists in the search for treatments, if they can develop safe therapies to fix the system the brain uses to clear extra synapses.
Autism  aspergers  Asperger  neuroscience  neurology  neurobiology  brain  plasticity  brain 
august 2014 by asterisk2a
Where do children’s earliest memories go? – Kristin Ohlson – Aeon
They concluded that if the memory was a very emotional one, children were three times more likely to retain it two years later. Dense memories – if they understood the who, what, when, where and why – were five times more likely to be retained than disconnected fragments. [...] The hippocampus not only bundles multiple input from our senses together into a single new memory, it also links these sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and tactile sensations to similar ones already stored in the brain. But some parts of the hippocampus aren’t fully developed until we’re adolescents, making it hard for a child’s brain to complete this process. >> via https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8112130
muscle  memory  memory  memories  childhood  childhood  development  emotion  brain  neuroscience  neurology  neurobiology 
august 2014 by asterisk2a
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