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*  You can't dismiss brain imaging as just an academic gimmick
It is the study of the mind through behaviour and other cognitive functions, she argues, that leads to useful insights about disorders and treatments. The distinction between hardware and software – or the brain and the mind – only has limited practical usefulness. Since all mental processes arise as a result of brain processes, it follows that all mental problems are also a result of dysfunctions in the physical brain. Some may even be undetectable with current technology, however that is a practical issue and will hopefully be resolved as the technology improves. No matter how impressive brain-scanning technology becomes, there will always be a need for people who understand cognition and behaviour to design the right experiments that will produce the most valuable and useful results from the technology. Medical Xpress —University of Queensland researchers have made a surprise discovery about how the brain plans movement that may lead to more targeted treatments for patients with Parkinson's disease. Two pa...
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*  tea.mathoverflow.net - Rapid closing of questions
... : Rapid closing of questions Bottom of Page. CommentAuthor Emerton. CommentTime Jul 31st 2010. CommentTime Jul 31st 2010. I agree with Emerton. CommentAuthor Will Jagy. CommentTime Jul 31st 2010. CommentAuthor Emerton. CommentTime Jul 31st 2010. Dear Will, Thanks for your response. Best wishes, Matthew. CommentAuthor Emerton. CommentTime Jul 31st 2010. If this is correct that the FLT question was one of a string of dubious questions then I understand better peoples' motivation for rapid closing. Best wishes, Matthew. CommentTime Jul 31st 2010. CommentTime Jul 31st 2010. To me the question seems out of line with the point of MO. The question does not have an answer, because we can't know how many people understand any theorem. CommentAuthor VP. CommentTime Jul 31st 2010. Matt, I agree with you on most issues related to closing of questions, but to me, this was a very clear case of: a Argumentative question: "how many people" implies some judgment on how difficult proof is, and it does not admit a precise ...
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*  Perspectives on the dynamic development of cognitive capacities - BIROn - Birkbeck Institutional R
... esearch Online. . BIROn - Birkbeck Institutional Research Online. Home. About. Browse by Year. Browse by School. Browse by Person. Browse by Journal. Browse by Types. Login. Create Account. Perspectives on the dynamic development of cognitive capacities. Karmiloff-Smith, Annette 2012 Perspectives on the dynamic development of cognitive capacities. Current Opinion in Neurology 25 2, pp. 106-111. ISSN 1350-7540. Full text not available from this repository. Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/WCO.0b013e3283518130. Abstract. Purpose of review: This article identifies an increasing change from rather static approaches to neurodevelopmental disorders and the search for 'intact' and 'impaired' domain-specific modules, to more recent dynamic perspectives that take account of cross-domain interactions and changes over developmental time. Recent findings: Research on Williams syndrome is taken as a model, used to demonstrate the static versus dynamic perspectives, covering new work on social cogniti...
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... The research is in: Physical activity enhances cognition February 17, 2013. Exercise doesn't only strengthen your heart and muscles – it also beefs up your brain. Dozens of studies now show that aerobic exercise can increase the size of critical brain structures and improve cognition in children and older adults. University of Illinois psychology professor Art Kramer, a nationally recognized expert on the role of physical fitness on cognition, will discuss these brain-changing outcomes at a session of the 2013 meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Boston on Feb. 16. Kramer is the director of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the U. of I. "Populations throughout the industrialized world are becoming increasing sedentary as a result of the changing nature of work and leisure activities," Kramer said. "As a result of these societal changes, increases in diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, osteoporosis and some cancers are increasing. Physical a...
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(1/995) Some neurobiological aspects of psychotherapy. A review.

Ever since the idea was accepted that memory is associated with alterations in synaptic strength, studies on the cellular and molecular mechanisms responsible for the plastic changes in neurons have attracted wide interest in the scientific community. This article explores the process of memory consolidation leading to persistent modifications in synaptic plasticity as a mechanism by which psychotherapy facilitates changes in the permanent storage of information acquired throughout the individual's life. The psychobiological interrelationships of affect, attachment, and memory offer a perspective regarding the etiology and treatment of clinical disturbances of affect. Analogies between brain physiology and modes of psychotherapy provide the foundation for a review of psychiatric disorders involving the inability to control fear, obsessions, compulsions, and delusions, all of which respond to psychotherapeutic interventions.  (+info)

(2/995) Integration of proprioceptive and visual position-information: An experimentally supported model.

To localize one's hand, i.e., to find out its position with respect to the body, humans may use proprioceptive information or visual information or both. It is still not known how the CNS combines simultaneous proprioceptive and visual information. In this study, we investigate in what position in a horizontal plane a hand is localized on the basis of simultaneous proprioceptive and visual information and compare this to the positions in which it is localized on the basis of proprioception only and vision only. Seated at a table, subjects matched target positions on the table top with their unseen left hand under the table. The experiment consisted of three series. In each of these series, the target positions were presented in three conditions: by vision only, by proprioception only, or by both vision and proprioception. In one of the three series, the visual information was veridical. In the other two, it was modified by prisms that displaced the visual field to the left and to the right, respectively. The results show that the mean of the positions indicated in the condition with both vision and proprioception generally lies off the straight line through the means of the other two conditions. In most cases the mean lies on the side predicted by a model describing the integration of multisensory information. According to this model, the visual information and the proprioceptive information are weighted with direction-dependent weights, the weights being related to the direction-dependent precision of the information in such a way that the available information is used very efficiently. Because the proposed model also can explain the unexpectedly small sizes of the variable errors in the localization of a seen hand that were reported earlier, there is strong evidence to support this model. The results imply that the CNS has knowledge about the direction-dependent precision of the proprioceptive and visual information.  (+info)

(3/995) Attentional ability among survivors of leukaemia.

Attentional ability in 19 survivors of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and 19 sibling controls was assessed using a neuropsychological model of attention. Analysis revealed that children who had received treatment for leukaemia exhibited significantly poorer performance on measures of the "focus encode" and "focus execute" elements of attention and on measures of the ability to respond to external cues and feedback. No significant differences in performance were found for measures of sustained attention and the ability to shift attention. These results indicate that children who have received treatment for leukaemia may experience highly specific attentional deficits that could have an impact on academic performance, particularly mathematical and reading skills. It is suggested that this underlying attentional deficit might be the source of the neuropsychological sequelae associated with the disease. Future attempts at remediation should incorporate activities specifically designed to ameliorate focusing difficulties.  (+info)

(4/995) Parallel information processing in the dorsal striatum: relation to hippocampal function.

We investigated the effects of localized medial and lateral CPu lesions and fornix/fimbria lesions on responses to a local cue and to behavior based on cognitive-spatial information in the water maze. Rats were trained concurrently on the cue (visible platform) and spatial (submerged platform) components of the task, followed by a test in which responses to the two types of information were dissociated by a measure of competing response tendencies. Bilateral lesions of lateral CPu did not affect acquisition of either cue or spatial responding but produced a preference for the spatial response on the competition test. Bilateral lesions of the medial CPu retarded but did not prevent learning both components and produced a preference for the cue response on the competition test. The latter effect was accompanied by increased thigmotaxis (swimming in the periphery of the pool), primarily during the early acquisition trials, which was attributed to an impaired ability to respond to learned spatial information. Fornix/fimbria lesions prevented spatial but not cue learning and produced a preference for the cue response on the competition test. Asymmetric lesions (unilateral hippocampus and contralateral medial CPu) produced mild retardation of acquisition of both the cue and spatial tasks and a preference for the cue response on the competition test. These findings dissociate the functions of the lateral and medial CPu and suggest that the hippocampus and medial CPu may be parts of a system that promotes responding based on learned cognitive-spatial information, particularly in competitive cue-place response situations.  (+info)

(5/995) Neurocognitive and social functioning in schizophrenia.

This cross-sectional study examined the relationships between neurocognitive and social functioning in a sample of 80 outpatients with DSM-III-R schizophrenia. The neurocognitive battery included measures of verbal ability, verbal memory, visual memory, executive functioning, visual-spatial organization, vigilance, and early information processing. Positive and negative symptoms were assessed with the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale. A range of social behaviors were assessed using the Social Functioning Scale (SFS), the Quality of Life Scale (QLS), and a video-based test, the Assessment of Interpersonal Problem-Solving Skills (AIPSS). Social functioning as assessed by the SFS was unrelated to neurocognitive functioning. Poor cognitive flexibility was associated with low scores on the QLS and the AIPSS. Verbal ability and verbal memory were also significantly associated with the AIPSS. Visual-spatial ability and vigilance were associated with the sending skills subscale of the AIPSS. In this study, which used a wide range of neurocognitive tests and measures of community functioning and social problem solving, results support earlier research that suggests an association between certain aspects of neurocognitive functioning and social functioning.  (+info)

(6/995) Physical exercise habit: on the conceptualization and formation of habitual health behaviours.

An observation one can make when reviewing the literature on physical activity is that health-enhancing exercise habits tend to wear off as soon as individuals enter adolescence. Therefore, exercise habits should be promoted and preserved early in life. This article focuses on the formation of physical exercise habits. First, the literature on motivational determinants of habitual exercise and related behaviours is discussed, and the concept of habit is further explored. Based on this literature, a theoretical model of exercise habit formation is proposed. More specifically, expanding on the idea that habits are the result of automated cognitive processes, it is argued that physical exercise habits are capable of being automatically activated by the situational features that normally precede these behaviours. These habits may enhance health as a result of consistent performance over a long period of time. Subsequently, obstacles to the formation of exercise habits are discussed and interventions that may anticipate these obstacles are presented. Finally, implications for theory and practice are briefly discussed.  (+info)

(7/995) Guanfacine, but not clonidine, improves planning and working memory performance in humans.

The present study compares, using a double-blind, placebo controlled design the effects of two alpha 2-agonists, clonidine (0.5, 2, and 5 micrograms/kg) and guanfacine (7 and 29 micrograms/kg) on spatial working memory, planning and attentional set-shifting, functions thought to be dependent on the "central executive" of the prefrontal cortex. Blood pressure and the subjective feeling of sedation were affected equally by clonidine and guanfacine. The 0.5 microgram/kg and 5 micrograms/kg doses of clonidine disrupted spatial working memory, but the medium dose had no effect. The 0.5 and 2 micrograms/kg doses of clonidine increased impulsive responding in the planning test. The 5 micrograms/kg dose of clonidine slowed responding at effortful levels of planning and attentional set-shifting tests. The 29 micrograms/kg dose of guanfacine improved spatial working memory and planning. Guanfacine had no effect on attentional set-shifting. These data indicate that guanfacine improved planning and spatial working memory, but clonidine dose-dependently disrupted performance. It is possible that the greater selectivity of guanfacine for alpha 2A-adrenoceptor subtype may underlie its differences from clonidine.  (+info)

(8/995) Correlating fibreoptic nasotracheal endoscopy performance and psychomotor aptitude.

We have investigated the correlation between the scores attained on computerized psychometric tests, measuring psychomotor and information processing aptitudes, and learning fibreoptic endoscopy with the videoendoscope. Sixteen anaesthetic trainees performed two adaptive tracking tasks (ADTRACK 2 and ADTRACK 3) and one information management task (MAZE) from the MICROPAT testing system. They then embarked on a standardized fibreoptic training programme during which they performed 15 supervised fibreoptic nasotracheal intubations on anaesthetized oral surgery patients. There was a significant correlation between the means of the 15 endoscopy times and both ADTRACK 2 (r = -0.599, P = 0.014) and ADTRACK 3 (r = -0.589, P = 0.016) scores. The correlation between the means of the 15 endoscopy times and MAZE scores was not significant. The ratios of the mean endoscopy time for the last seven endoscopies to the mean endoscopy time for the first seven endoscopies were not significantly correlated with ADTRACK 2, ADTRACK 3 or MAZE scores. Psychomotor abilities appeared to be determinants of trainees' initial proficiency in endoscopy, but did not appear to be determinants of trainees' rates of progress during early fibreoptic training.  (+info)


What is the medical term for a mental disorder where the subject is obsessed with contacting ghosts, sceances?


Or maybe describe the subject's mental process in a few lines
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You need to give us a clear description mental symptoms that the patient has

You can't diagnose someone based on what you have just stated because some people who have interests in the supernatural such as ghosts may be called spiritualists, psychic mediums and those are just some of the things that study ghosts.


Without the use of drugs, what is the best way to achieve sleep? How do you relax to put yourself to bed?


I'm finding it really hard to sleep lately. I stay awake thinking about everything under the sun. Like many I have my worries but I've seen people just put there head on a pillow and just 'switch off' How do you do that? What's the mental process there?
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Try deep breathing and meditation.  Try to stay focused only on your inhalation and exhalation.  You might want to consider taking up Yoga to de-stress the mind and body.

Here are a few other suggestions:

In the evening, eat bananas, dates, figs,nut butter, whole grain crackers or yogurt. These foods are high in tryptophan, which promotes sleep. 

Avoid alcohol, tobacco and caffeine-containing beverages after lunch.

Exercise regularly in the late afternoon or early evening-- but not right before bedtime. Physical exertion is an excellent way to make your body tired so that sleep comes about more easily.


If a deaf person suffers from schizophrenia, do they hear voices?


According to wikipedia "a person diagnosed with schizophrenia may demonstrate auditory hallucinations."  Since this is simply a mental process, (i.e. the receptors of the brain responsible for interpreting sounds are falsely stimulated) would it be possible for a deaf  person's brain to react in a similar way?  Essentially they would "hear" sounds.
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Well, seeing as the type of hallucinations (if any) vary in schizophrenics - they're not always auditory - a Deaf person might not have auditory hallucinations, but instead may have visual, tactile (touch), or olfactory (smell/taste) hallucinations. This could happen in hearing individuals as well, it all depends.

I have taken a few years of sign language, and I have heard that Deaf people think in pictures and text, rather than in their own voice, as hearing people mostly do. Therefore, I would think that if a Deaf person had "auditory" hallucinations, it would be more like "seeing" voices in their head, rather than actually hearing them.

But then again, I'm not Deaf, nor am I schizophrenic, so I couldn't say for sure.


What is the mental process of women that want to marry a guy on death row?


For killing his wife..or whatever.  What is wrong with these women?  "ooh you're the greatest because you killed your wife and baby and I love you."  ?????????   What the?

What mental disorder do they have?
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Ga Gal - I don't think it's a mental disorder.  I think they write to these prisoners on death row out of compassion.  Then the prisoners write back.  They don't usually spend any time with these guys only write to them.  ON PAPER, people can appear very different than they really are.  It's hard to really know someone until you've spent time with them.

I work with a guy who is really good looking who makes a really good FIRST IMPRESSION.  Most people really like him the FIRST time they meet him.  But, after being around him for a while they complain about how terrible (mean, angry, vindictive, rude, crude) he is.


What was the mental process you went thru when you stopped smoking?


Include specific details please.  What and how you felt.  What mental images you saw of yourself (if any).  Your internal dialog (what you would say to yourself or what you would go thru when you wanted a cig).  What you replaced smoking with (habits, activities, etc.)
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I stopped cold turkey about 1 1/2 years ago. Let me tell you: it's a constant struggle, especially when I drink alcohol. You really have to convince yourself that you need and want to quit. It makes it easier when you can justify it by looking at your kids, family, etc and realizing that you want to be around them for as long as possible. That's about the best I can tell you. Good luck! If you really want to quit, you can do it without patches, gum, etc.


What are some dietary supplements that help mental processes (memory, concentration, etc.)?


I've been looking for a dietary supplement that is proven to increase concentration, focus, memory, thought, etc.

I've seen some things around the internet, but I don't believe most of them. And some of the supplements are CRAZY expensive ($120+)

Could you give me a list of some of the best and proven mental capacity increase supplements?

I was also looking at Centrum Performance, but I think that's more of a physical than mental supplement.

Thanks.
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the best thing to do is introduce plenty of oily fish to your diet, such as salmon and tuna.  also, gingko biloba is fantastic for the brain!!  they both work and are not expensive in the least.  


How is pesonality linked with your central nevous System?


Many people believe that personality occurs in the frontal section of the cerebellum. The place were mental process occurs.
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1. ur question remains one of the most difficult and not answered yet in neuroscience. 2. mental process centers in the frontal lobe, emotional investment of sense derived stimuli of the hipocambus, the amugdala and the limbic system, memory associated processes almost everywhere in the cortex, subcortical conjuctions via pyramoid cells in deeper layers of the cortex, chemotactic affinity of neural stimulation and congregation during fetal life, genetic predisposition in almost everything (from the bioneuronal systemic organization and reflexes up to the characteristics of the individual thought) and finally the arrangment and interaction of the archeoencephalic and palaiencephalic centers and strustures with the more evolved ones...ALL play some role. 3.the one who gives u a clear formulated and proven answer is kindly requested to contact me as soon as possible


Straight guys: What goes through your head when you see other guys in the shower?


What's your mental thought process when you're showering at the pool or gym and another guy walks into the shower?
Do you avoid looking?
Do you take a little peek and then avoid looking?
Do you not care at all?
If the guy has a bigger Johnny than yours, what goes through your heart and head?
Thanks!
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1. No, no reason to look awkward, just another guy. 
2. Look straight at the guys and acknowledge them, no reason to peek if you see them fully, and they see you. Just normal to hang out in the locker room nude, and not think anything of it. 
3. Don't care at all, all guys pretty much look the same more down below than they do elsewhere. Like up 20 guys and cover everything but their genitals, and not much difference, one flaccid penis pretty much looks like the next.
4.  I have only seen one guy fully erect in the locker room in probably thousands of visits over the years.  Flaccid size is pretty much close for most guys unless they just got out of the pool, and everyone just laughs about being "tiny" for a few minutes. 
I more notice a guy's build and his looks than the little guy and his buddies down in the forest.