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Brain research results in better understanding of behavior
Examiner ^ | February 16, 2014 | Martha

Posted on 02/16/2014 2:40:31 PM PST by usalady

As neuroscientists from around the world continue to unravel brain processes they include a multidisciplinary approach that goes beyond the brain cells. New research has used neurobiology and nano-scale engineering to study neural circuits and their link to behavior.

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TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Miscellaneous; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: behavior; blogpimp; brainfunction; brainresearch; neurology
Neuroscientists are looking for answers as to how the brain combines information from sensory stimulation with information to such emotions as hunger, fear or stress. Recent studies are of the havenula as the part of the brain that consist of neural circuits which regulate behavior.

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1 posted on 02/16/2014 2:40:31 PM PST by usalady
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To: usalady

OK, neuroscientists, explain this: “Why are there communists and socialists and how can they think those systems lead to the betterment of mankind, all empirical evidence to the contrary?”


2 posted on 02/16/2014 3:17:26 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Thank You, I was just about to ask the same question.
Justify the funding of the research.

3 posted on 02/16/2014 3:23:21 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

“OK, neuroscientists, explain this: “Why are there communists and socialists and how can they think those systems lead to the betterment of mankind, all empirical evidence to the contrary?”

Has to do with right vs left hemisphere. Socialists think emotionally, not logically. It’s the feeling of the emotional right brain!


4 posted on 02/16/2014 4:42:23 PM PST by tired&retired
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To: tired&retired

Yes. The Limbic area is embedded “emotions”—original “Fight/flight” instinct of human beings. It is why babies are severely damaged by neglect and abuse in infancy/young childhood because of the inability to be autonomous when stress/danger/need hits (Fight/Flight impulse).

They can’t “run” and “escape” evil or help themselves because they are totally dependent, so they embed the emotions and associate it with men/women/ events-—whatever. That fear and stress will occur in adulthood and affect all relationships if not resolved. When deeply embedded in early childhood, it is hard to discern the cause.

Socialist/Marxists (hard core ones) are literally brainwashed from birth. Useful idiots are just ignorant and are trained and conditioned to believe what they are told (group thinkers which is always emotionally driven). Without knowledge, people can’t “know” anything.

Emotions are embedded with concepts so they “feel” something is right—because they are never taught in a Socratic/Euclid manner (philosophical/Classical) . They are programmed when little to feel that Christianity/Capitalism is evil/bigoted and stupid etc.

It is Wundtian psychology that is used to train the Marxists and the masses so the Limbic area is the enhanced part, and far more developed (so Reason can never control the emotion), and the rational part is not developed as it would be with Classical Education.


5 posted on 02/16/2014 6:34:40 PM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: usalady

...looking for answers as to how the brain combines information from sensory stimulation with information to such emotions as hunger, fear or stress.
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Seems folks have known about sensory stimulation for thousands of years. Pheromones attract the opposite sex. Visual female nudity often attracts others. Drive by a bread factory and smell the aroma; you then want a hot chunk of fresh bread with butter! Smell the aroma of meat being smoked in a BBQ or grilled, or spaghetti meat sauce simmering in a pot; yep, you start salivating and want some!

Years ago, movie theaters were pumping the aroma of fresh popcorn into the seating areas and realized a surge in the sale of popcorn. ........Dopamine is funny that way.


6 posted on 02/16/2014 10:34:36 PM PST by octex
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It is a pleasure to read a comment by someone who has clearly studied the history of psychology. It’s been many years since I had that course which I absolutely loved.

As I recall, Wundt was a physiologist at the University of Leipzig which became the University of Karl Marx under GDR. The only reason I remember that is that I dated a woman who graduated from Karl Marx University and it brought back memories of Wundt’s research in psychology at Leipzig when we toured Germany together. Angela Merkal, the current head of Germany, has a Doctorate in Chemistry and attended the same university. (That’s probably why Germany is the only fiscally responsible country in the EU.)

Its been a while, but didn’t Wundt start “introspection” as a tool to understand mind?

The limbic system is not just about emotions, it’s the brain control center. It priority sorts input between the hemispheres(thalamus) and is responsible for long term potentiation. While the amygdala is considered the emotional controller, I recently attended a lecture at the Duke University Institute for Brain Sciences concerning the impact of GABA receptors in the central amygdala and the effect upon blocking the storage of traumatic memories. It appears to be a regulator effecting logical retrieval of long term memory as well.

The brain and the entire central nervous system absolutely fascinates me. Wish I had more time to spend doing research on it. I used to attend the neuroscience programs at NYU and Columbia just to hear Joe LeDoux and Eric Kandel’s research on memory. They look at the memory process from the inside out while I research from the outside inward. I have found the actual location of human memory storage and processing and can stimulate the stored memories which in turn generates a physical response in the neural pathways and the body. They don’t see the bigger picture as they, along with Karl Pribram think that the memories are stored as holograms in the synapses of the dendrites. They could not be more wrong.

Generally, I can remove an emotional trauma from a person’s memory permanently in just a few minutes. I’ve done it many times in front of groups and in private with total strangers. I’ve figured out how to eliminate the negative emotion attached to the stored memory without destroying the logical memory. Just did a demonstration for a psychological group in Chapel Hill NC this past weekend.

You are correct about babies being damaged by neglect and abuse. That’s why Bowlby and Ainsworth’s research is so accurate on “attachment theory.” Memory storage begins at conception. I can tell what a person’s mother thought of their father while they were in their mother’s womb(even though I am working with the child 70 years later). When I stimulate the stored memory it often knocks the person off their feet even though I bypass all their sensory receptors. If it is abandonment, the person falls forward. If it is rejection or being unwanted, it knocks the person backward. It’s so accurate that I have often known when a person was separated from parents to be in an incubator after birth without them ever saying one word. Memories are stored in the soul and anchored in the physical body. I just read the soul.

My research has bridged the gap between religion, psychology and medicine. It explains and often demonstrates the abilities of the mystics and even Jesus, without discounting them. Scientific materialism works but not through reductionism unless you start with the “whole” big picture. When perceived from a higher frequency of consciousness, thoughts are physical tangible objects. I do a lecture/workshop on the neuroscience of the New Testament.


7 posted on 02/17/2014 3:26:15 AM PST by tired&retired
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To: tired&retired

Very interesting to me....Thanks. I have mainly studied child development and do understand the importance of secure attachment and how to gain autonomy, etc. It has been years since I took any psychology classes, though, and I work more in the study of curricula in the classroom (since I raised five children) and how it curricula is developed. Psychology is embedded in our curricula so Wundt comes up all the time since G. Stanley Hall and John Dewey totally revamped our educational system to one of “true education” to one of “programming”.

Connections of Wundt to American Education:

http://www.johntaylorgatto.com/chapters/13o.htm


8 posted on 02/17/2014 9:45:52 AM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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Thanks for sharing the excellent reference. I loved the last paragraph:

“The real difficulty with scientific psychology or other scientific social science is that it seems to be able to produce proof of anything on command, convincing proof, too, delivered by sincere men and women just trying to get along by going along.”

So true! So True!


9 posted on 02/18/2014 1:56:04 AM PST by tired&retired
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Wow... Lot’s of excellent topics of discussion on that sight...

“school in America became like school in Germany, a servant of corporate and political management.”

“The secret of commerce, that kids drive purchases, meant that schools had to become psychological laboratories where training in consumerism was the central pursuit.”

“School became jail-time to escape if you could, arenas of meaningless pressure as with the omnipresent “standardized” exams, which study after study concluded were measuring nothing real.”


10 posted on 02/18/2014 2:12:43 AM PST by tired&retired
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To: tired&retired

I read “Underground History of American Education” in 2000 or so. I made my kids buy it for me for Christmas. I actually was a little skeptical of John Taylor Gatto’s premise, then, I was so naive and needed more philosophy/psychology classes.

As the Wundtians “think”: “One does not educate machines, one adjusts them”.


11 posted on 02/18/2014 5:24:30 PM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: savagesusie

I taught my children to be independent thinkers, to always challenge authority but to do it respectfully. Ironically, they took on the system and became scientists.


12 posted on 02/18/2014 5:30:53 PM PST by tired&retired
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To: tired&retired

Awesome! If everyone would direct the education of their own children, we would not be in this mess today. Too many “trusted” the government.


13 posted on 02/18/2014 7:03:36 PM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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