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Conquering Cravings

We all have them.  Sometimes they call out to us before bed time.  Sometimes they call out to us when we wake up before heading to work.   560 more words


Wired For (Over)Expansion

Imagine you’re an executive, have the astonishing 911 Turbo and a beautiful house – would you settle? Or would you rather pursue yet another venture to achieve more? 518 more words

Soft Skills

Neurotransmitter Update - My Results and Progress

It’s a success. You may recall that on June 5 I wrote a post on Metal Fragility and Neurotransmitters. I discussed neurotransmitter (NT) imbalance symptoms, common imbalance causes and likely side-effects of certain pharmaceuticals (SSRI’s). 1,074 more words


What does really break when a heart breaks?

Let´s start with one of the things I left behind: a (pathological) love relationship. What I took: a broken heart.

Most of us have at some point in our lives had our hearts broken.

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Dopamine Braking Finding Supports Disease Model of Addiction

A study at Brigham Young University indicates that the dopamine downregulation that contributes to addiction results from the release of a protein the brain uses to protect itself from cell damage. 221 more words

Addiction And Recovery

Cannabis & Schizophrenia

I found another article I thought was worth sharing…

There has long been this debate about what causes the psychiatric disorder of schizophrenia.  In the 50’s it was thought that it was all the mother’s fault.  144 more words

Weekly Neuroscience Update

New findings on the link between nerve cells at the interface to the hippocampus may have an influence on learning and memory.

People choosing between two or more equally positive outcomes experience paradoxical feelings of pleasure and anxiety, feelings associated with activity in different regions of the brain, … 199 more words

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