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Psychopillen und Gehirn

Längere Dauer der Krankheit und antipsychotische Behandlung waren beide mit Verlust an Hirngewebe verbunden. Höhere Dosen von Antipsychotika waren mit Hirngewebeverlust, reduzierter grauen Substanz und zunehmenden Rückgängen der weißen Hirnsubstanz verbunden, also größerer Hirnschädigung verbunden. Die Resultate zeigen, dass ein verringertes Volumen oder ein im Verlaufe der Zeit größerer Verlust der grauen Substanz mit der Dauer der antipsychotischen Behandlung oder kumulativen Einnahme der Neuroleptika verbunden ist.

Gut microbes and brain

Gut microbes are part of the unconscious system regulating behavior. We are fundamentally dependent on a myriad of essential neurochemicals produced by microbes. Recent research has also suggested the gut microbiome may have a role in the development of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Research has found people with ASD have significantly higher numbers of Candida species in their intestines. Recent research has also suggested the gut microbiome may have a role in the development of autism.

Air Pollution and Electrosmog

Two thirds of studies examined report ecological effects of electromagnetic radiation, and researchers state that, “current evidence indicates that chronic exposure to electromagnetic radiation, at levels that are found in the environment, may particularly affect the immune, nervous, cardiovascular and reproductive systems”.

The world of smells

The smells pouring out from various parts of the body are unique to an individual, made up of select compounds that vary depending on age, diet, sex, metabolism and health.
Some diseases result in a characteristic odor emanating from different sources on the body of a sick individual. A person’s smell escapes not just from their skin but their breath, blood and urine and subtle differences reveal just how healthy they are.

Cancer-prone personality

Extremely low anger scores have been noted in numerous studies of patients with cancer. Such low scores suggest suppression, repression, or restraint of anger. There is evidence to show that suppressed anger can be a precursor to the development of cancer, and also a factor in its progression after diagnosis. Notice that their conclusion centers on a certain type of anger that which is not overtly expressed but instead, to use a common expression, is bottled up.

Dreaming brain

Psychosis and Daydreaming by Ivan Tyrrell and Joe Griffin Our observations of hundreds of depressed patients had confirmed that excessive worry puts huge stress on the rapid eye movement (REM) sleep mechanism. Perhaps schizophrenia develops in those particularly imaginative, highly sensitive people who become so stressed...

Einsamkeit und Egozentrik

Sich ab und zu mal isoliert zu fühlen ist normal. Doch wer sich langfristig einsam fühlt neigt dazu, sich viel zu viel mit sich selbst zu beschäftigen. Und damit beginnt ein Teufelskreis. Drei Psychologen von der University of Chicago haben sich jetzt einmal angesehen, was auf...

Motion sickness

by John F. Golding, University of Westminster Motion sickness can be caused by a variety of motion environments and given a sufficiently provocative stimulus almost anyone can be made motion sick. More than two thousand years ago the Greek physician Hippocrates observed that ‘ sailing on...

Vestibulopathy

The sense of self and vestibular dysfunction In addition to the deficits in eye movement and postural reflexes that occur following vestibular dysfunction, there is convincing evidence that vestibular loss also causes cognitive and emotional disorders, some of which may be due to the reflexive deficits...

Chemical lobotomy

One of the most shameful episodes in the history of medicine is the use of frontal lobotomies. Despite very vague evidence of their effectiveness – lobotomies were standard procedure through the US and Europe for around two decades, until the mid-1950s. Only in US, around 40,000...

Dizziness After Tooth Removal

It appears that such symptoms as vertigo, dizziness, and even hearing loss can occur after teeth removal. It is possible indirect trauma during surgery can damage semicircular canals and dissolve otoliths leading to dizziness. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo after dental surgery Department of Experimental and Clinical...

Computer versus brain

When it comes to computing, the human brain remains much more powerful and more energy-efficient than any technological processing system on the planet. In fact, developing microchips capable of imitating the way brain synapses work — particularly their ability to process and store information using almost...

Physiognomy and machine intelligence

Artificial intelligence can accurately guess whether people are gay or straight based on photos of their faces. The study from Stanford University – which found that a computer algorithm could correctly distinguish between gay and straight men 81 per cent of the time, and 74 per...

Reproduktion ohne Sex

Papa wird nicht mehr gebraucht Welcher Embryo ergibt das beste Baby? Die Selektion von künstlich befruchteten Eizellen nach Gusto klingt wie eine Horrorvision. Ein Genetikprofessor glaubt, dass sie bald Normalität wird. Hank Greely nimmt an, dass die meisten US-Amerikaner in 20 bis 30 Jahren keinen Sex...

Intelligence as longevity predictor

Inverse correlation between intelligence, mortality and morbidity People differ with respect to the efficiency with which their brains operate, and this is the domain of psychologists interested in intelligence differences, showing considerable stability across the life course. The general rule is that people who do well...