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A Spiritual Practice: Vocal Acupuncture

The words we use not only penetrate deeply into our psyches but they become embedded in our cellular architecture as well. Our entire bodily constitution is affected by the thoughts we have and the words we use. 466 more words




I have been concentrating recently, on trying to express my feelings through my watercolor studies. The closest I’ve come to attaining this goal was in a recent post ( 434 more words


Making Scents of Fear

          "Don't smell of fear(??)!"

Many years ago, I had the pleasure to work as a research scientist in Germany.  I remember a profound discovery discussed in one of our lectures.  1,254 more words

Interesting Items

Gene expression changes with meditation

With evidence growing that meditation can have beneficial health effects, scientists have sought to understand how these practices physically affect the body.

A new study by researchers in Wisconsin, Spain, and France reports the first evidence of specific molecular changes in the body following a period of mindfulness meditation. 602 more words


WSJ: IBM's new chip works like your brain!

Huge step forward!  Very exciting!!! These chips require less energy, generate minimal heat and work really fast!

WSJ: IBM Unveils Chip Simulating Brain Functions

The technology company has developed a microchip that simulates functions of neurons, synapses and other features of the brain to perform calculations. 318 more words

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The Birds and the Bees and the Buzz from Love

The brain of someone in love looks strikingly like the brain of someone on hard drugs.  Most humans love being in love. 337 more words


NFL Players Sue over Painkillers—Because They’re Addicted

By: Andrew Huhn, 4th year PhD candidate in the Neuroscience Graduate Program

America loves football. Brutal, high-flying, smash-mouth football.

The players seem like gladiators from another era. 784 more words