Archive for martie, 2008

The brain inside

luni, martie 31st, 2008

Two brains are better than one, especially if you’re hungry Ever had diarrhea when you felt frightened? Had a stomach cramp before an important exam? Seen a snake barf a beetle meal when surprised? If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to any question in this little quiz, you’ve already noticed the handiwork of an obscure piece of [...]

Should You Trust a “Gut Feeling”?

duminică, martie 30th, 2008

Should You Trust a "Gut Feeling"? The limits of gastrointestinal knowledge. In a conversation with the editorial board of the Chicago Tribune on Tuesday, Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff said he thought there was an increased risk of the country coming under terrorist attack this summerspeculation he attributed to "a gut feeling." President Bush has [...]

Should You Trust a “Gut Feeling”?

duminică, martie 30th, 2008

Should You Trust a "Gut Feeling"? The limits of gastrointestinal knowledge. In a conversation with the editorial board of the Chicago Tribune on Tuesday, Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff said he thought there was an increased risk of the country coming under terrorist attack this summerspeculation he attributed to "a gut feeling." President Bush has [...]

Cancer Strategy #3 – Raise pH Levels to Reduce Body Acidity

sâmbătă, martie 29th, 2008

Raise pH Levels to Reduce Body Acidity (part 2) Betaine HCl and Ionic Potassium Concentrate or HCL Activator In the late 1920s Dr. Walter Guy and Dr. Ferguson made extensive use of hydrochloric acid therapy to cure many ill health conditions, including cancer. These doctors found that administering HCl (hydrochloric acid) balanced pH and had [...]

Got the Facts About Folic Acid?

vineri, martie 28th, 2008

By Jill Ross, HealthAtoZ contributing writer Many women may know that folic acid can prevent birth defects, yet a March of Dimes survey reports that few women seem to realize they should be taking folic acid even if they’re not pregnant or even contemplating pregnancy. While awareness of folic acid and its benefits have continued [...]

Mini-Me: Guts Have BrainsToo

joi, martie 27th, 2008

The NY Times provides perspective on the often overlooked enteric nervous system — the second brain, controlling our digestion and communicating with its more sophisticated sibling:   The enteric and central nervous systems use the same hardware, as it were, to run two very different programs. Serotonin, for instance, is crucial to feelings of well-being. [...]

Mini-Me: Guts Have BrainsToo

joi, martie 27th, 2008

The NY Times provides perspective on the often overlooked enteric nervous system — the second brain, controlling our digestion and communicating with its more sophisticated sibling:   The enteric and central nervous systems use the same hardware, as it were, to run two very different programs. Serotonin, for instance, is crucial to feelings of well-being. [...]

Emotional face expressions

marți, martie 25th, 2008

 are differentiated with brain oscillations Bahar Gntekin and Erol Basar Istanbul Kltr University, Faculty of Science and Letters, Istanbul, Turkey TBITAK BAYG, Ankara , Turkey Received 20 May 2006;  revised 24 June 2006;  accepted 13 July 2006.  Available online 5 December 2006. Abstract The differentiation of facial expressions is a process of higher mental [...]

Costly Placebo Works Better Than Cheap One

marți, martie 25th, 2008

Expectations of quality color how people perceive pain   Durham, NC — A 10-cent pill doesn’t kill pain as well as a $2.50 pill, even when they are identical placebos, according to a provocative study by Dan Ariely, a behavioral economist at Duke University. "Physicians want to think it’s the medicine and not their enthusiasm [...]

Starting smart

luni, martie 24th, 2008

The Power of Early Experiences   Our brains shape and reshape themselves in ways that depend on what we use them for throughout our lives. Learning language is a nice example of how experiences contribute to each persons unique pattern of brain development. The ability to speak and to understand others speech requires only the [...]

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