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My mind is tense. After the shock of my brother’s death, it has been contracting, shivering, fighting to keep itself safe. It was frozen in shock, and it is slow to thaw itself out. 190 more words

never too late...

It’s NevER too late.

my midlife musical challenge to self.

build a NEW performance strand to the bow…

also the one that my mother learned and loved in her youth. 19 more words


Ambigram Fun

A few years ago I developed a fascination with ambigrams, words that can be read either direction. I love the meaning that they can imply just through their direction.  293 more words


Memory and the brain

In my last post, I talked about the relationship between the mind and the brain in very general and abstract terms. This discussion was spawned by considerations upon the complex relationship between the size of the hippocampus (a brain region typically associated with memory ability) and episodic memory. 262 more words


Depression may result from “hyperactivity” in “the disappointment circuit” of the brain

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By Marcie Gainer

Dr Jeremy Dean writes at PsyBlog:

People who are depressed may have hyperactivity in a part of the brain known as ‘the disappointment circuit’, a new study finds. 239 more words


Words: When Language Breaks Down

I have a theory on language communication: words only work so far and our biggest problem is in assuming they are enough. Here I am trying to explain my theory on the different concepts of words by using words… hmm, bear with me… 1,879 more words