Brains, Brains and Then Brains

FDA approves large-scale trials of ecstasy to treat PTSD

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of MDMA in large-scale clinical trials, The New York Times reports, amid emerging evidence that the illegal party drug could be used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The Phase 3 research will involve at least 230 patients, the Times reports, and will be funded by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), an organization that advocates for the medical use of marijuana, LSD, and MDMA (also known as ecstasy). MAPS has already funded six Phase 2 studies of MDMA, involving 130 PTSD patients in total. In one study involving 19 PTSD patients, 56 percent said their symptoms declined in severity after receiving three doses of MDMA; by the end of the study, two-thirds didn’t meet the criteria for having PTSD.

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of MDMA in large-scale clinical trials, The New York Times reports.
Yes because pills are easier than cognitive behavioral therapy
as long as the situation doesn’t change, pills are the only option to stimulate the brain until it can manage itself again.
war is a failure of diplomacy and it is difficult to justify risking one’s life and being exposed to the worst of humanity and not have an Existential Crisis. and the lack of support afterwards, is beyond craven indifference. Bad enough what soldiers face off against other armies, but then the harassment and raping inside. too much to cope with and think your team is a good guy.
this makes sense, body never gets rest or proper repair mode and dream coping is impaired.

Depressive Behaviors Caused by Disrupting Brain’s Internal Clock: Mouse Study

Disruptions of daily rhythms of the body’s master internal clock cause depression- and anxiety-like behaviors in mice, reports a new study.

The research is in Biological Psychiatry. (full access research)

Depressive Behaviors Caused by Disrupting Brain’s Internal Clock: Mouse Study
Depressive Behaviors Caused by Disrupting Brain’s Internal Clock: Mouse Study

Study Zeros In On Gene That Limits Desire to Drink Alcohol

In the largest study of its kind, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers and colleagues in Europe identified a gene variant that suppresses the desire to drink alcohol.

The research is in PNAS. (full access paywall)

#genetics

Study Zeros In on Gene That Limits Desire to Drink Alcohol
Study Zeros In on Gene That Limits Desire to Drink Alcohol
impulse, decision and action. makes sense.

Brain activity predicts the force of your actions

Researchers have found a link between the activity in nerve clusters in the brain and the amount of force generated in a physical action, opening the way for the development of better devices to assist paralysed patients. A clear link between the activity in nerve clusters in the brain and the amount of force generated in a physical action has been demonstrated by Oxford University researchers, opening the way for the development of better devices to assist paralysed patients. Coordinated patterns of electrical activity in the basal ganglia – clusters of nerve cells in the brain – were shown to predict how much force is generated in the voluntary physical actions they help control, such as making a fist or raising a leg.

Brain activity predicts the force of your actions
Brain activity predicts the force of your actions

one more thing wrong with the Boomers

dear milennials…eh

Greater Stroke Risk for Generation X Than Baby Boomers

Older baby boomers–those born between 1945 and 1954–can proudly boast a new label: the “stroke-healthiest generation,” according to a Rutgers study that found the lowest incidence of ischemic stroke in this age group within the past 20 years. In contrast, the rate of stroke more than doubled among Generation X, people born between 1965 and 1974, during the same time period.

Greater Stroke Risk for Generation X Than Baby Boomers
Greater Stroke Risk for Generation X Than Baby Boomers

Anxiety

Probiotics, or beneficial live bacteria that are introduced into the body, have become increasingly popular as a way to improve health and well-being. Previous studies have shown a direct correlation between gut microbes and the central nervous system. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri, using a zebrafish model, determined that a common probiotic sold in supplements and yogurt can decrease stress-related behavior and anxiety. 5582/

Common Probiotics Can Reduce Stress Levels, Lessen Anxiety
Common Probiotics Can Reduce Stress Levels, Lessen Anxiety
Vaping to be regulated by Health Canada
Vaping to be regulated by Health Canada
that sense of god is brain orgasms. it’s just where one directs the energy that arises from stimulation. mediation/prayer and sex. eh.

Religious Beliefs Activate Neural Reward Circuits in Same Way As Sex and Drugs

Religious and spiritual experiences activate the brain reward circuits in much the same way as love, sex, gambling, drugs and music, report researchers at the University of Utah School of Medicine.

The research is in Social Neuroscience. (full open access)

#neurotheology#religion#science

Religious Beliefs Activate Neural Reward Circuits in Same Way As Sex and Drugs
Religious Beliefs Activate Neural Reward Circuits in Same Way As Sex and Drugs

 

  • Nina Tryggvason's profile photo
    that sense of god is brain orgasms. it’s just where one directs the energy that arises from stimulation. mediation/prayer and sex. eh.

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lol…I think if all those forms of energy were connected in the manner you mentioned, there would be many more (and happier) religious people. Maybe there will be such a study someday. In thinking further about your comments perhaps your thoughts describe aspects of Satanism more than traditional religion or meditation. You might be onto something.

 

  • Nina Tryggvason's profile photo
    Atheist. so no. in PTSD recovery.
    religion is a form of mental illness which is where the perversion of profane/profound in favor of cognitive dissonance and denial/abuse/withholding prevents the actual enlightenment to move to the realization that one is in charge of oneself. prayers wishful thinking, while mediation has resolution

Bella Krinkle's profile photo

pleased to see PTSD has not prevented you from thinking…I think Freud had a similar perspective on religion.
Nina Tryggvason's profile photo
as I said, I have PTSD because of other people’s religions. as for Freud, he had only 5 patients, one was himself, at least 1 was by correspondence and I think his penis fixation was his own fixation projected. If we’d discovered the bonobos before the chimps, we’da had a very different idea about ourselves and if social religion had not continued to limit science and public education. frameworks that are not robust are weeded out over time, eh.

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Sometimes frameworks are just too complex for the masses to understand…many systems are alive and well among those who truly have backgrounds that allow comprehension…many of these frameworks require the experience of a lifetime to fully absorb.
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  • Nina Tryggvason's profile photo
    everyone is a member of the masses, ignorance is a choice in the information age.
  • Mizen Johann's profile photo
    what you said described a cult that has no good manner or logic at all. ignorance aren’t a choice at all,we live in a system where everyone lives in it not outside.

 

  • Bella Krinkle's profile photo
    Getting back to the topic at hand…does anyone know anything about Satanism?
    I do not subscribe to any religion because I believe God lives within each person. And is present there to give us the power to develop ourselves into becoming our best God-given human being. All these varying religions are confusing to me. Why can there not be only one God? The one who is present in each human being. Why must each civilization have their own version of God…it makes no sense to me….all this fighting/warring between different belief systems.
  • Nina Tryggvason's profile photo
     the difference between a cult and a religion, is time and membership.
  • Nina Tryggvason's profile photo
    Crowley, which the modern version is Scientology or Anton Levey which is a struggling San Francisco tourism attraction? And, the internet is searchable, you don’t need a person.

 

Brain Pattern Flexibility and Behavior

Researchers analyzed how brain regions are connected to each other to facilitate high-level cognitive reasoning.

The research is in NeuroImage. (full access research)

#neuroscience

Brain Pattern Flexibility and Behavior
Brain Pattern Flexibility and Behavior

 

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