Tagged: Health

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.

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.

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...

vertigo

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...

Hirnschädigung und Selbstkontrolle

Mit einem Tumor im Kopf Eine Hirnschädigung kann mitunter dazu führen, dass der Betroffene zum Straftäter wird. Kurz nach seinem 40. Geburtstag entwickelte M. plötzlich ein verstärktes Interesse für Pornografie – auch mit Kindern. Das war ungewöhnlich, denn zuvor hatte er keine pädophilen Neigungen gezeigt. Irgendwann...

Optical illusions

It is a fact of neuroscience that everything we experience is a figment of our imagination. Although our sensations feel accurate and truthful, they do not necessarily reproduce the physical reality of the outside world. Of course, many experiences in daily life reflect the physical stimuli...

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...

Hoarding (Messie-Syndrom)

Cognitive Deficits in Compulsive Hoarding Compulsive hoarding is characterized by accumulation of an excessive number of objects due to an inability to discard things of little value. Researchers have only recently begun to study hoarding, and it was first defined as a mental disorder in 2013.It...

Somatotype

Somatotype and constitutional psychology From Wikipedia Somatotype is a taxonomy developed in the 1940s, by American psychologist William Herbert Sheldon, to categorise the human physique according to the relative contribution of three fundamental elements, somatotypes, named after the three germ layers of embryonic development: the endoderm,...

Aphorismen zur Lebensweisheit

Aphorismen zur Lebensweisheit von Arthur Schopenhauer – 1850 (das Exzerpt) Von dem, was einer ist Jeder steckt in seinem Bewusstsein, wie in seiner Haut, und lebt unmittelbar nur in demselben: daher ist ihm von außen nicht sehr zu helfen. Denn die höchsten, die mannigfaltigsten und die anhaltendsten...

Land der Neurosen

Die häufigsten psychischen Erkrankungen der Österreicher sind Depressionen und Angstzustände. 800.000 erberbstätige Österreicher leiden an Depressionen. 32% aller Invaliditätspensionen sind auf psychische Gründe zurückzuführen. Ab dem 65. Lebensjahr sollen 20 bis 30% aller Menschen von psychischen Erkrankungen betroffen sein. Die Zahl der diagnostizierten psychischen Erkrankungen ist...

Yellow paper, or Hippocratic Oath

Some time ago in group of Austrian unemployed I participated in anonymous psychological test on personal wishes and dreams. Living on allowance, people dream mainly about money. If to go to Amazon with idea to find most popular self-improvement books, it will be books how to...

Oh, I want pee-pee!

Every housewife knows that the real sign of her adequate housekeeping is sanitary state of kitchen and WC. Smell of toilet can narrate story about  lodgers, as single bone can help paleontologist create picture of dinosaur. Human body is a system of exchange with environment where...

Consider birth

Whatever they do, average Europeans talk about prices and life costs, and since I live in Austria, I never met a person, who complaining about personal financial predicaments, would not mention option of playing lotto and wining a million, as if mathematical likelihood of event equated...