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Language perception is defined as a mental representation we use to judge other people, essentially how we see them. We also use the intonation that the other person is using to judge if that person is friendly or hostile. Intonation is defined as mental representation of others personalities according to acoustic qualities of their voices.
Researchers are using a program called CLEESE to help measure how we perceive the intonation of the voice. They are asking a multitude of people to listen to the different intonations to help them understand our perception of voices.
The researchers are hoping to help autistic people to better understand emotions. And this will also lead to understanding how stroke survivors are understanding speech patterns.
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Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars. Kahlil Gibran
Scientists from Brigham Young University are studying the way that our brains work when we are sleeping. Or are we sleeping in an awakened state, consciousness? Insomnia can be widely defined as the brain not shutting off. The brain sends inhibitory neurons that help to lower consciousness to get to a deep sleep. When someone has a normal response to the inhibitory neurons they fall into a sleep pattern in the brain much quicker. When the brain of the person that has insomnia was studied their brain had this inhibitory response. However, their conscious understanding of being asleep was not available. When the person with insomnia was awakened, with a sleep pattern, their response was, "I was awake". So there is a sleep misperception with people with insomnia. The scientists think that there must be a problem with the inhibitory response of the brain.
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Do you know someone like this????
Shall we look at some of the traits of what psychologists consider to be a narcissist. Narcissism is marked by selfishness, arrogance, inflated sense of self, and extroversion. They think of themselves as special, unique, and entitled. They can take advantage of others and experience less guilt. They report having more casual sex with more sexual partners and a greater desire for short-term relationships.
Amy Brunell at Ohio State University used 4 different studies to check a behavior that is called mate poaching (this is a scientific term). They tested students to check their narcissistic behaviors to see if they would be attracted to people that were already in a relationship. It turns out that the majority of people are attracted to someone already in a relationship. However, narcissists it did not discriminate if the person was in a relationship. They just wanted to be able to have a low cost sexual encounter, a one night stand.
Scientists study these kind of concepts to help us recognize these behavior patterns and keep ourselves safe.
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Brains and Bees???
There is a scientific law called psychophysical. What the scientists at Sheffields Department of Computer Science have found is that a bee colony will follow the same pattern of interaction as the neurons in the brain. The brain neurons individually will not follow the pattern of the whole brain, just as the single bee will not follow the whole colony. When there is an outside stimulus then the brain neurons and the bees all work together. This is leading scientists to believe that the bee colony is a super organism.
There are three laws that are related to the psychophysical law. The first one is Pieron's Law. This law states that the brain is quicker to respond with 2 high options and is slower to respond with 2 low options. The bees responded the same, as the neurons, when given options for nest sites. The next law is Hicks. The brain works slower when there are many options. The same with the bees. The last law is Weber's. The brain has to work harder to choose the best quality or low quality when there is a minimum of difference. The same for the bees.
Neurons are hard to track, so the scientists are happy to find a correlation.
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Let's look into the brain function behind memory. The hippocampus is where the memory operates. It is a cashew shaped node of tissue that is deep in the temporal area (just above your ear). This area is the gate keeper of sensory information. The way that a rose smells, how a piece of silk feels, and a phone number that you need to remember, all pass through the hippocampus on the way to the prefrontal cortex. The prefrontal cortex is in charge of short term memory and long term memory. Both the hippocampus and the prefrontal cortex all begin to shrink as we age. As people get older their ability to pay attention starts to diminish. The brain also loses it's ability to process glucose and also loses about half of the neurotransmitter dopamine. Some of the ways of keeping this decline from happening is to exercise and eat a good diet.
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A little bit of Emily.....
Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all,
And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.
I've heard in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.
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How to handle some stress??
Scientists at several Universities are researching the response to stress. They took 3 groups, one group was told to write about a stressful situation. The 2nd group was asked to write about another subject and the third group was the control group. All of the groups were tested for cortisol (stress hormone) with saliva. The 2 groups that were being tested were given a new stressful task. Writing about the stressful task helped the individuals stress hormone to look similar to the control group that was not put to the new stressful task.
The conclusion reached was that writing and critically thinking about past failures can help improve the individuals both physically and cognitively for new challenges.
LENS neurofeedback can help the person to see with better clarity the stressful situations that are bound to occur. I recommend that people write about these experiences to help them clarify what they are going through.
Nature verses nurture....
Scientists at the Salk Institute are studying the behavior and brain mechanisms of mice. They are finding that nurture can make a difference in a young mouses life. They are finding that the hippocampus is changed with a nurturing mother, even if the offspring are born to a inattentive mother.
For the last decade scientists have been studying something that they call a jumping gene. This gene can change the DNA in the neurons of the brain. When the mice are under more stress from an inattentive mother then the jumping gene jumps around more on the DNA strand. They found that when the mice where with more nurturing mothers that the gene jumping moved around less then with the inattentive mothers. DNA was moving around and changing the structure with the inattentive mothers.
LENS can create an environment in the brain that nurtures the damaged structures and helps the brain to heal the structures. The brain is allowed to heal itself with the gentle, dynamic signal that it receives from the system. The frequency is a billion times lower that a cell phone. It cannot hurt you, it just heals.
Calling all of the therapists, nurses, people in the support, healing field....
Shall we look at some of the words that have been attached to the idea of Secondary PTSD. People who work with traumatized people have a greater chance of exhibiting the same symptoms of PTSD as their clients. This is found in people that are more empathetic or they have unresolved personal trauma. The symptoms increase with people who work with children up to 50%. With the traumatized general population it is 6 to 26 percent. This is work related occupational stress.
So let us look at some of the handles or names that have been attached to this syndrome.
Secondary PTSD symptoms can include just one exposure to traumatic material.
Compassion Fatigue is a less stigmatizing way of saying secondary PTSD. Why isn't this an accepted response to being exposed to trauma?
Vicarious Trauma is defined as emotional exhaustion and depersonalization. We tend to dissociate and eat, drink, watch T.V. etc. This term is related more to cognitive changes that occur with being exposed to trauma and empathetic engagement. The idea of trauma to the helper is less empathized here.
Burn-out is again connected to emotional exhaustion and a feeling of lower personal accomplishment.
Compassion satisfaction is related to positive feelings of being competent in a crisis situation. The person feels like they have made a meaningful contribution and can relate to colleagues.
LENS neurofeedback can give you back the balance and understanding needed to work with traumatized individuals.
Personality is generally agreed to be a group of behavioral characteristics typically exhibited by an individual.
Let's look into some of the factors that would be marked in the brain. One characteristic is extroversion. Extroverts have reduced activity in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, anterior cingulate cortex and thalamus. These are areas of the brain that keep the brain aroused, they need more external stimulus. Socially secure people have a stronger response to friendly people in the striatum. This is an area of the brain that lights up with reward, shy people do not have as much of this reward system. People who avoid social interactions (autism) have a stronger reaction in the amygdala. The stratum and the hippocampus are activated when someone is introduced to a new situation. For some this is a pleasurable response. Cooperative people have increased activity in the area of the brain called the insula, when they think that their treatment is unfair. Uncooperative people do not register the same response, suggesting that they have an underdeveloped sense of trust.
LENS neurofeedback helps the brain to balance out and reconnect in a good way. The treatments are noninvasive, gentle, inexpensive and effective.
Hello, my name is Dana Lee Collins M.A.,L.P.C. I am a psychotherapist that has been trained in the art of neurofeedback. This science helps to heal the brain of trauma. I am dedicated to helping people heal.