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Computational psychiatry

Computational psychiatry is a fairly new field that

…seeks to characterize mental dysfunction in terms of aberrant computations over multiple scales….

….Aberrant decision-making is central to the majority of psychiatric conditions and this provides a unique opportunity for progress.

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Functional Interpersonal Meta Linguistics (FIML)

Spring Into Summer 2016

The days are starting to get warmer and  ” Summer ” is just around the corner!!

 Time to give your space a lift!

Start by adding some colorful pillows to your bed,  and to the living room sofa. 76 more words

Human Behavior

NIH Scientists Identify a Potential New Treatment for Depression: A Metabolite of Ketamine

In a remarkable example of scientific collaboration, a new study produced by scientists at various research centers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have identified how ketamine works as powerful and fast-acting anti-depressant. 2,045 more words

Basic Neuroscience

Your #Brain is Like a Radio

Initial evidence is found that the brain has a ‘tuning knob’ that is actually influencing behavior. Brain circuits can tune into the frequency of other brain parts relevant at the time. |read more| via Science Daily

Transhumanism

Do We Have Free Will? Do We Need It?

By Stephen Cave

The Atlantic

For centuries, philosophers and theologians have almost unanimously held that civilization as we know it depends on a widespread belief in free will—and that losing this belief could be calamitous. 360 more words

LAW

A Little Brain Talk that Changed My Life

I’ve been sharing this talk privately with friends and family but it’s gotten such a great response I thought…why not share here?!

Christian

Parkinson Disease, Statins, and Cognition: A Review

Introduction

Historically, Parkinson’s disease (PD) was thought to be primarily a movement disorder excluding secondary effects. Today, PD is considered to be a disease that can sire a number of issues including, depression, apathy, psychosis, impulse control disorders (ICD’s), anxiety, and sleep disorders (Weintraub & Burn, 2011). 5,853 more words