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The Legitimacy of ADHD

When I was younger, I used to hear about a child being ADHD and think it was just an excuse for the child being hyper and not listening. 1,751 more words

Blogs

Michael Simms: The Chemistry of Love

I’m told psychiatrists don’t bother anymore
            With talking or listening to
            Clients because
Truth can be found in the soup
            Of chemicals in the brain
            And feelings are merely
Synapses lighting up after
            The sudden release of
            All that dopamine 
Which can make us crazy if we’re
            Not careful and my
            Love for you is merely 
Partner preference determined 
            By oxytocin and 
            Dopamine dancing
In the hallways of attachment
            Behaviors and I imagine
            It’s a tango they’re doing
While vasopressin in the ventral 
            Pallidum mediates our 
            partnership and my
Fascination with that small place
            Where your butt curves 
            And forms your back
Is modulated in the nucleus accumbens 
            While the stirring I feel 
            When you catch my glance
And look down and slowly raise 
            Your gaze to meet mine 
            Shows only my high levels
Of cortisol and not anything
            Specifically metaphysical. 131 more words
Poetry

Flickering light mobilizes brain chemistry that may fight Alzheimer’s

Flickering light mobilizes brain chemistry that may fight Alzheimer’s

Exposure to light pulsing at 40 hertz causes the brain to release a surge of cytokines which activate microglia and reduces neuroinflammation. 14 more words

Science

Music And Its Rewards

Photo by bruce mars from Pexels

I’m drawn to big music. I’m talking full symphony scores (like those produced by Two Steps From Hell) or deep Japanese Drums ( 313 more words

Try This

Love, Sex, Romance, Friendship, Hormones, Brain Chemistry, Biology and Evolution.

Love, Sex, Romance, Friendship, Hormones, Brain Chemistry, Biology and Evolution.

It was Cheryl who sparked these thoughts off.

As a Biologist I am always aware of what puppets we are to our genes, chemistry and psychology. 455 more words

Zeitgeist

Thanksgiving

I’ll bet you thought you would see pictures of pumpkin pie and a turkey here. Sorry. This is about a different thanksgiving. The dubious narrative that forms the backdrop to the traditional version of our upcoming holiday aside, formalizing a day of thankfulness and gratitude is a good idea. 405 more words

Joys Of Life