Ego: The conscious portion of the personality structure which serves to mediate between the demands of the primitive instinctual drives, (the id), of internalized parental and social prohibitions or the conscience, (the superego), and of reality.Psychosomatic Medicine: A system of medicine which aims at discovering the exact nature of the relationship between the emotions and bodily function, affirming the principle that the mind and body are one.Existentialism: Philosophy based on the analysis of the individual's existence in the world which holds that human existence cannot be completely described in scientific terms. Existentialism also stresses the freedom and responsibility of the individual as well as the uniqueness of religious and ethical experiences and the analysis of subjective phenomena such as anxiety, guilt, and suffering. (APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed.)Psychology, Clinical: The branch of psychology concerned with psychological methods of recognizing and treating behavior disorders.Life: The state that distinguishes organisms from inorganic matter, manifested by growth, metabolism, reproduction, and adaptation. It includes the course of existence, the sum of experiences, the mode of existing, or the fact of being. Over the centuries inquiries into the nature of life have crossed the boundaries from philosophy to biology, forensic medicine, anthropology, etc., in creative as well as scientific literature. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed; Dr. James H. Cassedy, NLM History of Medicine Division)Personality Development: Growth of habitual patterns of behavior in childhood and adolescence.Defense Mechanisms: Unconscious process used by an individual or a group of individuals in order to cope with impulses, feelings or ideas which are not acceptable at their conscious level; various types include reaction formation, projection and self reversal.Latency Period (Psychology): The period from about 5 to 7 years to adolescence when there is an apparent cessation of psychosexual development.

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*  Alter Ego Maniac

I don't know a whole lot about Booster Gold, or Blue Beetle. I did however do a bit of internet research before watching this episode of Smallville. I think they did a great job of interpreting Booster's overall attitude. He was completely entertaining. I thought with all the seriousness of the final few episodes of... Read more » ...
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*  Ego Trip | Complex

Stay tuned to Complex for new Ego Trip content daily. ... Inside ego trip's Documentary Series 'Under The Influence'. By ... Inside ego trip's Documentary Series: 'Public Enemy & LL Cool J Live' & 'Big Fun In The Big Town'. By Complex. ... Inside ego trip's Documentary Series: 'White Lines And The Fever: The Death Of DJ Junebug' And 'SBX! Holding Down The Tradition ... Inside ego trip's Documentary Series: 'Rap City' And 'Writing On The Wall'. By Justin Monroe. ...
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*  Liquid Image Ego LS specs - Engadget

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*  Wences Casares: Leave Ego at the Door - YouTube

Serial entrepreneurs Wences Casares and Meyer Malka believe it's vital for partners to leave their egos at the door when it's ... Serial entrepreneurs Wences Casares and Meyer Malka believe it's vital for partners to leave their egos at the door when it's ... While a certain amount of ego is valuable when communicating outside the organization, in this clip, each co-founder shares ... Are Thoughts The Source Of Ego? - Duration: 10:13. Eckhart Tolle 607,231 views ...
https://youtube.com/watch?v=ZMR7dtkFbhg

*  Lehman Channeled Risks Through 'Alter Ego' Firm

In the years before its collapse, Lehman used a small company - its "alter ego," in the words of a former Lehman trader - to ... Lehman Channeled Risks Through 'Alter Ego' Firm. Louise Story and Eric Dash,The New York Times ...
https://cnbc.com/id/36449469

*  Sublimated by Ego Kill Talent on Spotify

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*  Jim's Big Ego - Everything2.com

Jim's Big Ego is a band from Boston, which I discovered last fall. They opened a show at the Maintenance Shop in Ames for ... Jim's Big Ego is a band from Boston, which I discovered last fall. They opened a show at the Maintenance Shop in Ames for ... The only CD I have of Jim's Big Ego is noplace like nowhere. Some of my favorite songs of theirs include Stress, Prince ...
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*  ego

Tag: ego. there are currently no songs for ego. ...
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*  Critics and their Ego - Inside Scoop SF

Have you seen the film 'Ratatouille' yet? I'm curious what you think of the portrayal of Ego, the food critic - voiced by the great Peter O'Toole. I wonder what you think of the more serious statements it makes about passion for food, the nature of artistic genius, and the role of the reviewer. ". Spoiler alert: Those who haven't seen the movie yet might want to come back to this post later.. The critic character, Anton Ego, plays on the stereotype of critics: self-important, humorless and imposing. Ego works in an ornate room that looks kind of like the inside of a coffin, and has that gaunt Ichabod Crane look. Naturally, he hates everything. That is, until he tastes the ratatouille (which was actually invented by Thomas Keller when the producers gave him the challenge presenting this dish in a place like the French Laundry).. Ego is so mesmerized by it that all his defenses melt. He flashes back to his mother at the stove, and in the end, ...
insidescoopsf.sfgate.com/blog/2007/07/03/critics-and-their-ego/

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*  Sabinet | Influence of ego integrity and health status on death anxiety of adults in Ekiti State, Nigeria

This study was carried out to determine the influence of Ego Integrity and Health Status on Death Anxiety among Adults in Ekiti State using a cross-sectional approach. Three cohorts of Adults; Early (18-34yrs), Middle (35-60yrs) and Late (60yrs and above) were used in the study. A total of 468 Adults (male = 230, female =238) were drawn from among Nigerian adults resident in Ekiti State using a multi - stage random sampling technique. The Death Anxiety Scale (DAS) developed by Templer (1970) was used to measure the criterion variable; Death Anxiety while Ego Integrity was measured by Life Satisfaction Scale-Z (LIS-Z) developed by Neugarten, Havighurst and Tobin (1961) and Health Status was determined by an item in the questionnaire. Two hypotheses were tested and data were analyzed using the Independent t-test. Results indicated that here is a significant difference between the Sick and Healthy Adults on Death Anxiety, and that there is no significant difference between ...
journals.co.za/content/ifepsyc/24/1/EJC192266

*  Raonhajes electric semi submarine EGO

The EGO, the world's first compact semi submarine, itscockpit is located below the floating hull so while cruising about you always have a lovely view of what lies below. The windows of the EGO are made of special acrylic materials, mostly used in aquariums to withstand water pressure and enable light transmission for better visibility. It features a top speed of 4 knots for 4 hours, and it runs for 6-10 hours on a single charge. Other equipment includes a monitoring LCD system, battery monitoring systems, VHF marine two way radio, digital depth gauge, foot pedal, compass and clock. ...
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*  Tigara electronica ego mega

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*  How many words made out of Introspections | Anagram Finder

List of words make out of Introspections. Anagrams of word Introspections. Words made after scrabbling Introspections. Word Creation helps in Anagrams and Puzzles.
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*  Iomega eGo Leather Portable Hard Drive

Just a warning to all animal lovers, you won’t like what you’ll read. For the purpose of style, fashion, and class, Iomega skins a few cows for its new eGo
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*  Snoop's Only Guests On Ego Trippin' New LP? 'Me By Myself' - MTV

Snoop Dogg says he doesn't need any guests on his |i|Ego Trippin'|/i| new LP. 'I'mma do the whole record, me by myself,' the rapper revealed.
mtv.com/news/1557926/snoops-only-guests-on-ego-trippin-new-lp-me-by-myself/

*  A Textbook of Theosophy by C.W.Leadbeater

Death is the laying aside of the physical body; but it makes no more difference to the ego than does the laying aside of an overcoat to the physical man. Having put off his physical body, the ego continues to live in his astral body until the force has become exhausted which has been generated by such emotions and passions as he has allowed himself to feel during earth life. When that has happened, the second death takes place; the astral body also falls away from him, and he finds himself living in the mental body and in the lower mental world. In that condition he remains until the thought forces generated during his physical and astral lives have worn themselves out; then he drops the third vehicle in its turn and remains once more an ego in his own world, inhabiting his causal body.. There is, then, no such thing as death as it is ordinarily understood. There is only a succession of stages in a continuous life stages lived in the three worlds one after ...
hpb.narod.ru/TextBookTheos.htm

*  Fragmentation pits egos vs. economics | Variety

Although journalists and Hollywood talent may occasionally attend the same parties, there aren't many places where our interests coincide.
variety.com/2011/tv/news/fragmentation-pits-egos-vs-economics-1118030103/

*  Kewe #169; website - kewe.info - Free books in pdf and epub - current events - The Game - Translations of The WE

Mental illness where we take all that we can get, most of us, not knowing the illness of mind, never being taught of our ego where most of us rarely indulge in a moments' thought of the enormous consequences of that which we do, that which we allow to be done, of that which ego in its bleakness, urges us to allow ...
kewe.info/weplanet/circus/2016/2016-circus-collection-12.html

*  Kewe #169; website - kewe.info - Free books in pdf and epub - current events - The Game - Translations of The WE

Mental illness where we take all that we can get, most of us, not knowing the illness of mind, never being taught of our ego where most of us rarely indulge in a moments' thought of the enormous consequences of that which we do, that which we allow to be done, of that which ego in its bleakness, urges us to allow ...
kewe.info/weplanet/circus/2016/2016-circus-collection-15.html

*  Acuthink: February 2016

The ultimate truth is that we are beings of pure love, joy, abundance and energy. We create our own lives through our thoughts, feelings, beliefs and actions. The illusion is that we are not this, but the opposite. To understand this illusion, we must understand what the ego is and how it affects our consciousness. Imagine yourself as a mirror, that when clean the truth is like the Suns reflection lighting up your whole world in a million and one ways. The ego is a dirty mirror full of grimy false ideas, opinions and beliefs about the world that drive our actions, habits and reactions. Some of these ideas have been there since child hood and are so raw and gunky that we can not see past them ...
acuthink.blogspot.com/2016/02/

*  the green house effect (GHE) method

The point is, it's better to test something and then come up with an explanation, not the other way around. This is stuff we learned in elementary school: the scientific method. When we make a prediction and explanation it's called a hypothesis because it's only supported by the information we think is true, not reality. After we perform the experiment we have a better touch with reality and can come up with a better explanation--the conclusion. Our previous hypothesis might have been right or wrong, and if wrong we have to adjust our thinking. This is why healthy hair journey girls, especially those who have been on their path for a long time and develop egos (it's hard not to develop one! but there's a difference between ego and confidence) should always remember to stay open minded. None of us, whether we have been on our journey for 1 year or 30 years, know everything regarding hair. If we make a hypothesis (or pre-conclusion?) that something won't work and therefore we ...
pocahontas-secrets.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-green-house-effect-ghe-method.html

*  Ego defense and aesthetic distortion: experimenter effects - University of Minnesota Press

2011-2016 University of Minnesota Press , Privacy Policy , The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.. ...
upress.umn.edu/test-division/bibliography/1970-1979/1970/machotka_ego_1970

*  Ann Althouse: The ego has landed - Isthmus | Madison, Wisconsin

Maybe I shouldn't blame Ann Althouse for turning down my request for an interview. In the world she lives in, an email from an inquiring reader might just as well be a ploy to propose marriage as an attempt to gather information for an article. Of course, if I had any designs to woo Madison's number-one blogger, I would have known better than to send a mere email. It took her husband four years of comments on her blog before she gave him a chance.
isthmus.com/news/cover-story/ann-althouse-the-ego-has-landed/

*  Washington ego enhancement - tribunedigital-chicagotribune

Politicians can't help yearning for the lights, cameras and action of a nationally televised hearing involving people a lot more famous than they are. That seems to be the motivation behind a
articles.chicagotribune.com/2005-03-11/news/0503110344_1_problem-of-performance-enhancing-drugs-major-league-baseball-subpoenas

*  Kanye West Talks About His Sex Tape, His Love Of Kim Kardashian & His Narcissism: "My Ego Is My Drug!" | DrJays.com Live |...

Jesus walks-and Yeezus talks. Kanye West, the always vocal rapper, wasn't one to mince words during his recent interview with W Magazine titled Kanye
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*  ego | The End Of The Pier Show

is an author, editor and recovering palaeontologist who lives in Cromer, Norfolk, England, with his family and numerous pets. His latest book is The Accidental Species: Misunderstandings of Human Evolution, published by the University of Chicago Press. He enjoys writing, playing rock organ, beachcombing, supporting Norwich City FC, and falling asleep ...
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*  Ego Twister records

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*  Alcoholics Anonymous: Ego vs. Survivors of Abuse - My Last Drunk

AA claims all alcoholics are ego-centric and must admit that every time someone hurt them, they were at fault. This idea has caused more harm than good for those who have survived abuse. They are not at fault.. ...
mylastdrunk.com/alcohol-anonymous/alcoholics-anonymous-ego-vs-survivors-of-abuse

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*  Integral Options Cafe: Panel: What is the Relationship Between Integral Psychotherapy and Transpersonal Psychotherapy? (Part I...

In general, I agree with that methodology - but I disagree with the privileging of nonduality, or of meditation as the singular path to getting there. I think this poses problems for people who are not inclined in that way, such as me. I can meditate the rest of my life, and I doubt I will experience any semblance of the loss of self and feeling of unitive consciousness I experience in an intersubjective embrace with my girlfriend ...
integral-options.blogspot.com/2010/07/panel-what-is-relationship-between.html

*  Developing Self Confidence and a Good Self Image - The Toastmaster Remedy | HubPages

We develop self confidence and a good self image in two ways: the feedback we regard as positive which we get from others and, secondly, our willingness to risk having our egos bruised. The first generally entails direct or indirect praise. We hear...
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(1/101) Platelet monoamine oxidase activity, ego strength, and neuroticism in soldiers with combat-related current posttraumatic stress disorder.

AIM: To assess possible differences in platelet monoamino oxidase-B (MAO-B) activity, ego strength, and neuroticism in combat-experienced soldiers with or without current posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). METHOD: The soldiers with current PTSD (N=36) and a control group of 34 healthy soldiers were matched in combat experience, time passed between combat experience and the study, demographic variables (age, marital status, education), and smoking status. Platelet MAO-B was assayed fluorometrically, ego strength was measured by the Croatian version of the Ego Identity Scale, and neuroticism by the N-scale from Eysenck's EPQ-R questionnaire. RESULTS: Soldiers with combat-related current PTSD had lower platelet MAO-B activity than the control group (9.1+/-3.9 vs. 11.9+/-4.0; p<0.05), as well as lower ego-strength (86.3+/-8.3 vs. 108.6+/-13.4; p<0.05) and higher neuroticism (23.5+/-13.2 vs. 5. 9+/-4.7; p<0.05). There was no association of ego strength or neuroticism with platelet MAO-B activity. CONCLUSION: Ego identity strength and emotional stability are associated with successful coping with combat trauma. The involvement of platelet MAO-B activity in biological basis of ego strength and neuroticism could not be demonstrated.  (+info)

(2/101) A unitary theory of stigmatisation: pursuit of self-interest and routes to destigmatisation.

BACKGROUND: Stigmatisation is of increasing importance in relation to racism, ageism and sexism but also as an impediment to treating patients. AIMS: To develop a theoretical foundation to help comprehend the core meaning of stigmatisation and to guide practical anti-stigmatisation measures. METHOD: Personal reflection; re-interpretation of stigmatisation and reformulation of the relevant concepts. RESULTS: Emergence of a unitary theory of stigmatisation. CONCLUSIONS: Based on the structure of stigmatisation one could explore six levels of intervention in anti-stigmatisation campaigns: the cognitive level - educational intervention; the affective level - psychological intervention; the discrimination level - legislative intervention; the denial level - linguistic intervention; the economic origin - political intervention; the evolutionary origin - intellectual and cultural intervention. As destigmatisation has to challenge fundamental human tendencies, anti-stigmatisation campaigns have to be continuous, non-stop, open-ended projects aiming at keeping alive thought processes that moderate and humanise the pursuit of self-interest and the urge to survive in a competitive world.  (+info)

(3/101) Social ties and mental health.

It is generally agreed that social ties play a beneficial role in the maintenance of psychological well-being. In this targeted review, we highlight four sets of insights that emerge from the literature on social ties and mental health outcomes (defined as stress reactions, psychological well-being, and psychological distress, including depressive symptoms and anxiety). First, the pathways by which social networks and social supports influence mental health can be described by two alternative (although not mutually exclusive) causal models-the main effect model and the stress-buffering model. Second, the protective effects of social ties on mental health are not uniform across groups in society. Gender differences in support derived from social network participation may partly account for the higher prevalence of psychological distress among women compared to men. Social connections may paradoxically increase levels of mental illness symptoms among women with low resources, especially if such connections entail role strain associated with obligations to provide social support to others. Third, egocentric networks are nested within a broader structure of social relationships. The notion of social capital embraces the embeddedness of individual social ties within the broader social structure. Fourth, despite some successes reported in social support interventions to enhance mental health, further work is needed to deepen our understanding of the design, timing, and dose of interventions that work, as well as the characteristics of individuals who benefit the most.  (+info)

(4/101) Psychological distress in the 5-year period after predictive testing for Huntington's disease.

The paper reports on a 5-year longitudinal study on psychological distress after predictive testing for Huntington's disease (HD) and on correlates of post-test distress. Psychometric tests and questionnaires were used. The tested persons were invited to participate in the follow-up study; the uptake rate was 75% (24 carriers, 33 non-carriers). Three time points were included: baseline, 1 year and 5 years post-test. Five years after the test, mean distress scores of both carriers and non-carriers were within the normal range. Carriers did not differ from non-carriers with regard to mean general distress. Compared to non-carriers, however, carriers had significantly less positive feelings (P<0.001) and were more consciously avoiding HD-related situations and thoughts (P<0.01). These findings reflect the carriers' conscious and unconscious attempt to escape from pessimism and to minimise negative consequences of the test result. Psychological distress 5 years post-test was significantly associated with ego-strength (P<0.05 to P<0.001). Except for intrusion and avoidance, distress was also associated with test motivation (P<0.05 to P<0.01). Compared with baseline level, mean depression, general and specific anxiety had significantly decreased 1 year and 5 years post-test (P<0.05 to 0.01). This evolution was independent of the test result. However, based on test motivation, a subgroup of tested persons having long lasting psychological distress could be identified, also irrespective of test result. Persons who asked the test to get rid of the uncertainty, without being able to specify implications for substantial life areas, had more psychological distress before and after the test than those who wanted the test for specific reasons (P<0.001 to P<0.0001). Moreover, the pattern of post-test anxiety differed over time, depending on the test motivation (P<0.05). The findings suggest that pre- and post-test counselling should pay special attention to persons with lower ego-strength and with an unspecified test motivation, because they are at higher risk for long-term psychological distress, independently of the test result.  (+info)

(5/101) Re-examining thought insertion. Semi-structured literature review and conceptual analysis.

BACKGROUND: Thought insertion is commonly regarded as diagnostic of schizophrenia. Little is known of its aetiology or pathophysiology. AIMS: To examine the definition and application of thought insertion in psychiatric and allied literatures. METHOD: A semi-structured literature review and conceptual analysis. RESULTS: When 'narrowly' defined, thought insertion is reliably identified but not specific to schizophrenia. There is a range of related phenomena ('alienated', 'influenced', 'made' and 'passivity' thinking), less consistently defined but also not specific to schizophrenia. Whether thought insertion is solely an abnormal belief (or may also be an experience) is open to question. Nevertheless, the symptom has been used to explain schizophrenia, predict dangerousness and advance theories of 'normal' agency. Most applications have been subject to critique. CONCLUSIONS: Despite its widespread occurrence and diagnostic application, thought insertion is an ill-understood and under researched symptom of psychosis. Its pathophysiology remains obscure.  (+info)

(6/101) The life mission theory II. The structure of the life purpose and the ego.

Pursuing your life mission is often very difficult, and many frustrations are experienced along the way. Major failures to bring out our potential can cause us considerable emotional pain. When this pain is unbearable, we are induced to shift from one intention and talent to another that better allows us to adapt and survive. Thus, we become set on a course that brings out a secondary or tertiary talent instead of the primary talent. This talent displacement may be expressed as a loss of our true nature or true self. The new purpose in life now functions as the core of a new personality: the ego. The ego has a structure similar to that of the true self. It is anchored in a talent and it draws on subtalents. But the person who is centered in his or her ego is not as powerful or talented as the person he or she originally was, living the primary purpose of life. This is because the original personality (the true self or "higher self") is still there, active and alive, behind the ego. Symptoms, disorders, and diseases may be explained by the loss of energy, joy in life, and intuitive competence because of inner conflicts, which may be alleviated or cured in the salutogenetic process of Antonovsky that helps patients find their sense of coherence or their primary purpose in life. Many cases of reduced ability to function, physically as well as psychologically, socially or sexually, can also be explained and alleviated in this way. When a person discovers his true talent and begins to use it with dedication, privately as well as professionally, his life will flourish and he may overcome even serious disease and great adversity in life. The salutogenetic process can also be called personal development or "quality of life as medicine". It is important to note that the plan for personal development laid out by this theory is a plan not for the elimination of the ego, but for its cultivation. An existentially sound person still has a mental ego of course, but it is centered on the optimal verbal expression of the life mission. Such an ego is not in conflict with one's true self, but supports the life and wholeness of the person, although in an invisible and seamless way. The more developed the person, the more talents are taken into use. So although the core of existence remains the same throughout life, the healthy person continues to grow. As the number of talents we can call on is unlimited, the journey ends only at death. Understanding the concept of the ego, it is very easy for the physician to motivate the patient to go through a lot of difficulties in order to grow and develop, and when the patient fully understands the concept of the ego and the true self (higher self), the patient gets a strong feeling of direction in personal development, and a motivation to fight the internal obstacles for quality of life, health, and the ability to function.  (+info)

(7/101) The life mission theory V. Theory of the anti-self (the shadow) or the evil side of man.

According to the life mission theory, the essence of man is his purpose of life, which comes into existence at conception. This first purpose is always positive and in support of life. This is not in accordance with the everyday experience that man also engages in evil enterprises born out of destructive intentions. This paper presents a theory about the evil side of man, called the "anti-self" (the shadow), because it mirrors the self and its purpose of life. The core of the anti-self is an evil and destructive intention opposite to the intention behind the life mission. The evil side of man arises when, as the life mission theory proclaims, man is denying his good, basic intention to avoid existential pain. The present theory of the anti-self claims that all the negative decisions accumulated throughout the personal history, sum up to a negative or dark anti-self, as complex, multifaceted, and complete as the self. All the negative decisions taken through personal history build this solid, negative, existential structure. The anti-self, or shadow as Carl Gustav Jung used to call it, is a precise reflection of man's basically good and constructive nature. When mapped, it seems that for most or even for all the many fine talents of man, there is a corresponding evil intention and talent in the person's anti-self. As man is as evil as he is good, he can only realize his good nature and constructive talents by making ethical choices. Ethics therefore seem to be of major importance to every patient or person engaged in the noble project of personal growth. Understanding the nature and structure of the evil side of man seems mandatory to every physician or therapist offering existential therapy to his patient. The theory of anti-self makes it possible to treat patients with destructive behavioral patterns, who want to be good deep in their heart, by helping them let go of their evil intentions. The anti-self also seems to explain the enigma of why human beings often commit suicide. Integrating the shadow often leads to dramatic, subjective experiences of ubiquitous light in an "unpersonal" form, of enlightenment, or of meeting light and consciousness in a personal, universal form, known as G-d.  (+info)

(8/101) Medial prefrontal activity predicts memory for self.

The ability to remember the past depends on cognitive operations that are recruited when information is initially encountered. In the current experiment, we investigated neural processes that subserve the memorability of a fundamental class of social information: self-knowledge. Participants evaluated the extent to which a series of personality characteristics were self-descriptive. Brain activation was measured using event-related functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and contrasted based on: (i) whether each word was later remembered or forgotten; and (ii) whether or not each item was judged to be self-relevant. Results revealed that activity in medial prefrontal cortex predicted both subsequent memory performance and judgements of self-relevance. These findings extend current understanding of the nature and functioning of human memory.  (+info)



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  • Jim's Big Ego is a band from Boston , which I discovered last fall. (everything2.com)
  • Me and Pharrell [Williams] went into the studio last night, and we're gonna start on this album called Ego Trippin', " the Dogg revealed last week in New York. (mtv.com)

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  • The EGO , the world's first compact semi submarine, itscockpit is located below the floating hull so while cruising about you always have a lovely view of what lies below. (likecool.com)