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The Bridge that could not..

I have heard it said “if you want friends, do not build walls, build bridges”. But if you have ever felt depressed or under stress, you may have noticed that you did not really feel very sociable.  824 more words

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Cats on the Brain

I remember from Medical School that there are dangers related to infections from some pets.  One in particular was the risk of pregnant women having exposure to cat waste.  835 more words

Mind & Brain

U.S. spy agency predicts a very transhuman future by 2030

December 6, 2014

The National Intelligence Council has just released its much anticipated forecasting report, a 140-page document that outlines major trends and technological developments we should expect in the next 20 years. 507 more words


New targeted, noninvasive treatments for mental illness to combine TMS and ultrasound

November 30, 2014

A new interdisciplinary Stanford University initiative called NeuroCircuit aims to find the specific brain circuits that are responsible for mental-health conditions and then develop ways of noninvasively stimulate those circuits to potentially lead to improved treatments for depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. 361 more words


Slideshow Presentation: Revealing your Child's behavior in Context

Presentation Given to Parents in Atibia, Brazil.

Here I discussed importance of knowing your child in context. I also discussed a brief method of Psychiatry in assessing cognitive emotional function.  61 more words

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Controlling genes with your thoughts

November 13, 2014

It sounds like something from the scene in Star Wars where Master Yoda instructs the young Luke Skywalker to use the force to release his stricken X-Wing from the swamp: Marc Folcher and other researchers from the group led by Martin Fussenegger, Professor of Biotechnology and Bioengineering at the Department of Biosystems (D-BSSE) in Basel, have developed a novel gene regulation method that enables thought-specific brainwaves to control the conversion of genes into proteins — called gene expression in technical terms. 584 more words


Direct brain interface between humans

November 8, 2014

Sometimes, words just complicate things. What if our brains could communicate directly with each other, bypassing the need for language?

University of Washington researchers have successfully replicated a direct brain-to-brain connection between pairs of people as part of a scientific study following the team’s initial demonstration a year ago. 835 more words