Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Book Review Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by Self-Helped ByConcepción de León Oct. 18, 2018 I hear some people have trouble with therapy, that it can take years for them to open up to their doctors, let alone cry or break down. Not me. Day one, I told my therapist, Amy Bernstein, “I’ll just tell you everything, and we’ll go from there.” I was assigned to her after revealing, during an initial interview to determine the appropriate therapist for my needs, that I’d been touched as a child. I hadn’t planned to bring it up at all, but I was asked directly, so I said, yes, you could say that. (At the time, I avoided the word “molested.”) And yes, it still crossed my mind. To be honest, what happened had always felt like such a small thing. Many others have had it much worse; I counted … [Read more...] about How to Rewire Your Traumatized Brain
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Monday, August 06, 2018 by: Ralph Flores Tags: badcancer, badhealth, badmedicine, badscience, brain cancer, brain damage, cancer, cancer treatment, chemo, Chemotherapy, Dangerous Medicine, depression, effects of chemotherapy, mental health, Neurogenesis, Oncology, Temozolomide, TMZ, toxins (Natural News) Chemotherapy is depressing enough, but a drug used in the procedure may heighten it and make it worse, according to a study by researchers from King’s College London. Depression is considered one of the least recognizable symptoms of cancer since the condition is commonly attributed to the shock of the patient upon hearing the news. The results of a new study, however, bring new light to the condition being an actual symptom of the disease rather than psychological distress stemming from receiving a cancer diagnosis. Research has demonstrated that depression is prevalent in sufferers of brain cancer. According to studies, an estimated 30 percent of patients with brain … [Read more...] about Chemotherapy found to stop new brain cells from growing, worsening depression in brain cancer patients
Get the Better newsletter. SUBSCRIBE Why is it that you can perfectly recite the words to *NSYNC’s “Bye Bye Bye,” but can’t remember the title of the new TV show you started watching on Netflix and wanted to tell your coworker about? We remember things because they either stand out, they relate to and can easily be integrated in our existing knowledge base, or it’s something we retrieve, recount or use repeatedly over time, explains Sean Kang, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Education at Dartmouth College, whose research focuses on the cognitive psychology of learning and memory. “The average layperson trying to learn nuclear physics for the first time, for example, will probably find it very difficult to retain that information." That's because he or she likely doesn’t have existing knowledge in their brain to connect that new information to. And on a molecular level neuroscientists suspect that there’s actually a … [Read more...] about How to get better at remembering things, according to neuroscience
(CNN)It's the kind of study science fiction dreams are made of: A team of neurobiologists at UCLA successfully "transplanted" a memory from the nervous system of one snail into another. In order to do this, the team repeatedly "trained" a snail with electric shocks. "We induced a very simple kind of memory in the snails called 'sensitization,'" says David L. Glanzman, a member of UCLA's department of Integrative Biology and Physiology and the lead author of the study. He likens sensitization to experiencing an earthquake or other physically jarring event. "You'd be very jumpy for a time afterward," he said. Glanzman and his team gave the snails a series of electric shocks to their tails. "The result is their reflexes were greatly enhanced. If we touched their skin, they'll contract very strongly." Read More When the snails were good and jumpy, the team extracted RNA from their nervous systems and injected it into untrained snails. "24 hours later, we tested the reflexes of … [Read more...] about Scientists have transplanted memory from one snail to another. So, what does it mean for humans?
Twenty-five years ago — after the first inauguration of Bill Clinton but before the release of “Jurassic Park” — a team of students at the University of Illinois launched Mosaic, the first web browser for the general public, and the Internet as we know it was born.Still, it took years before most of us were online. In fact, for much of the ’90s, tens of millions of Americans didn’t even know what the Internet or its info-retrieval service, the web, were. In 1995, just 14 percent of American adults had Internet access, according to the Pew Research Center; 42 percent had never heard of it. Many of those who had were hazy on the concept. Of the few who genuinely understood it, the Internet evoked a series of reactions that ranged from no-big-deal to wide-eyed terror.The future of the Internet — which, as we know, went on to become the most awesome and terrible thing that humanity hath wrought — was mostly a mystery for the better part of … [Read more...] about How ’90s cyber-thrillers saw into 2018’s broken soul