I’m Not Thinking My Thoughts!

I want to discuss something that does not directly deal with neuroscience, at least not immediately.  It’s something that has been on my mind lately and I ask myself, “Why not blog about it?”  What I’ve been thinking about is the idea of thought insertion.  In psychiatry, thought insertion is a symptom where the patient…
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Blaming High Fructose Corn Syrup

There have been many harsh words said about high fructose corn syrup as of late.  I can only say this from my own experience, but it seems to be the case in general as well.  High fructose corn syrup, they say, makes you leptin resistant.  Leptin is a protein hormone found in the body that…
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Who Are We? Concussions And The Like

Concussions are becoming an increasingly popular topic.  The concern mainly being focused around professional athletes and the increasing literature in the dangers of suffering from multiple concussions or back-to-back concussions.  This is a topic that strikes me in particular.  I have suffered from multiple concussions throughout my life, a couple of which were rather severe.…
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“Spiritual Disorder” Or Neurological Disorder? What Are We Doing?

Neuro degenerative disorders were not always neuro degenerative disorders.  Before the enlightenment and its emphasis on naturalism and empirical study, neuro degenerative disorders were spiritual disorders.  These “spiritual disorders” were never naturalized, but were considered a distortion of the soul.  The naturalized language of modern day psychology and neuroscience did not make its appearance until…
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Why Age?

Michelangelo’s Statue of David is about 506 years old.  The statue is in excellent shape despite its significant age and now stands in the Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence.  Michelangelo on the other hand is now dead; and has been since February 18, 1564.  What happened?  Why do the atoms of David remain in their fixed…
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