Ever wonder how neuroscience and mindfulness can harmonize to improve mental health? That's precisely what we uncover, as we welcome Nkechi, an acclaimed neuroscientist and mindfulness expert. Nkechi shares her unique insights from fMRI studies, shedding light on the transformative benefits of mindfulness, particularly in managing mental health issues. Tune in as we navigate the less-traveled lanes of embodiment, discussing how it veers from conventional mindfulness practices and the tell-tale signs of disembodiment to look out for. As we shift gears to discuss the transformative power of mindfulness, you will discover the astonishing physiological changes that take place in the brain and body amidst mindfulness meditation. Drawing from personal experiences, we dissect how mindfulness has been a vital tool for us in managing anxiety and depression. We go on to explore the profound mind-body connection and the promising role of mindfulness in managing stress and inflammation, both notorious for their association with chronic diseases. Lastly, we delve deeper into the world of embodiment and its intriguing interplay with mindfulness. Learn about the true essence of being embodied and the perils of disembodiment, a state often induced by stress, trauma, and the mundane distractions of daily life. Nkechi regales us with her personal experiences of being disembodied, offering us a first-hand account of this state of being. We brainstorm various techniques to reconnect with your body, emphasizing practices like body scans and check-ins and even movement and dance as forms of emotional expression. Tune in to earn a deeper understanding of the significance of embodying different archetypes and cultivating greater awareness of our body's communication and support system.To Connect with Nkechi, follow her on Instagram @ndnlifestylist or visit her website, https://www.nkechinjaka.com/Support the showTo connect with Kasia @Nourish_Podcast (Instagram) www.nourishpodcast.co Submit topic/theme/speaker requests
Today, our guest is Dr. Andrew Jahn. Those of you learning MRI and fMRI analysis - which realistically, should be pretty much all of us - may already know about the amazing resources that he is prodigiously producing online. Starting with "Andy's Brain Blog" in 2012, expanding to videos (over 300 of them), and now his current project, "Andy's Brain Book", Dr. Jahn has been steadily creating a standard and a go-to resource for all of us to learn the nuts and bolts as well as concepts and nuances of processing our data. Dr. Jahn received his Bachelors in Psychology in 2008 from Carleton College, and his Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience at Indiana University in 2015. He did a postdoc at the Haskins Laboratories at Yale University, and is now a professor at the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor. There he has been given the freedom to expand his extremely valuable teaching resources. In this podcast we discuss how he got started in this, how perhaps failing to get a post-undergraduate position at the NIH started him down this path. We discuss the educational resources that he has been producing, and how he draws upon luminaries from Jaque Barzun to Dave Berry for inspiration. We also discuss the wider issue of education in neuroimaging - what can be taught and what cannot and have an open-ended conversation on the future of neuroimaging as well as some of his own planned future projects. This was a truly fun and enlightening discussion! We hope you enjoy it! Episode producers: Alfie Wearn Omer Faruk Gulban Brain Art Artist: Laura Bundesen Title: Colors of hope
Onderzoekers hebben Seinfield-afleveringen gebruikt om te bepalen welke hersengebieden een rol spelen bij het genieten van en begrijpen van humor. 26 proefpersonen werden voor het onderzoek in een fMRI-scanner gelegd, terwijl ze onder andere stukjes van de sitcom Seinfield te zien kregen. Zo konden de onderzoekers bestuderen wat er in de hersenen gebeurt terwijl we een humoristische boodschap verwerken. En ja: natuurlijk speelt smaak ook een rol, niet elke grap is voor iedereen grappig, maar wat ze zagen toen ze de scans bekeken was dat het begrijpen van een grap, logischer wijs, eerst komt en dat twee kleine hersengebieden die nog niet eerder op deze manier in kaart zijn gebracht hier belangrijk voor zijn. Het gaat een gebied dat een rol speelt bij geheugen en cognitie en een gebied dat een rol speelt bij beloning. Het genieten van, en dus vaak ook lachen om, de grap, dat vindt alleen plaatst in het beloningsgebied. In beide bestudeerde hersengebieden speelt het stofje dopamine een belangrijke rol. Mogelijk beïnvloedt hoe dopamine in het lichaam wordt aangemaakt en verwerkt dus ook hoe we een grap tot ons nemen. En dat is volgens de onderzoekers een heel interessant mechanisme om naar te kijken in toekomstig onderzoek. Hier vind je de paper: Establishing the roles of the dorsal and ventral striatum in humor comprehension and appreciation with fMRISee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In a kind of meta cross-over with our Decoding Academia series, we're going to decode a journal club discussion between two well-known health optimisers: Dr. Peter Attia and Dr. Andrew Huberman. So you get to listen to two academics talk about two other academics talk about academic papers... we know...We've already been introduced to the bulging biceps and morning sun-drenched routines of Huberman elsewhere but this is our first introduction to Peter Attia, MD. Attia is a former ultra-endurance athlete and a physician in the field of longevity and performance, a podcaster (who isn't amirite?!?) and author of "Outlive: The Science And Art Of Longevity".Attia introduces us to a paper that casts doubt on the supposed general life-extending properties of a diabetes drug called Metformin. This is a drug that is apparently very well known in the biohacker/life extension communities and one that Attia administered to himself for a number of years despite the rather preliminary evidence. This is the first of many indicators that both gentlemen are certainly on the bleeding edge of self-medicating experimentation, doggedly pursuing the elusive goals of huge pectoral muscles, minds that laugh at the concept of cognitive decline, and bodies that will live... well for a lot longer than Matt and Chris!We get to hear about week-long starvation regimes, medications that take the edge of pizza and doughnut binges, dealing with month-long nausea from self-dosing experimental treatments, and frequent prick-blood tests all for the sake of optimising, optimising, optimising...Huberman's paper (a preprint, actually) falls more into the "big, if true" category - although he seems fairly confident himself. Does *believing* you are getting a treatment generate the relevant physiological and neurological effects in the body that could mean we can bypass the need for certain pharmacological substances entirely, including some vaccines?!? Based on the results of a small-N, fMRI study that reports mixed results, Huberman muses... maybe! Or how about those other small-N studies, with p-values hovering suspiciously close to 0.05 that report other counterintuitive findings? We will leave it to Huberman to explain.But the bad stuff aside, Huberman and Attia (especially Attia) actually do a pretty decent job talking about how to approach research papers and some of the pros and cons of different approaches. Chris and Matt thus have ample opportunities to give credit where credit's due and demonstrate that they are the fair-minded souls everyone knows them to be! In any case, it's an interesting peak into an alternative health optimiser world. It seems to be a rather "serious" hobby a bit like body modification or tattoos. But who are we to judge? Matt likes cultivating succulent plants and Chris is into eating sushi in lush forests. So biohacking, self-experimentation for longevity? Well, at least it's an ethos.Also featuring, an introduction that covers Irish history, the most humble guru in the gurusphere, and our very own theory of guru cringeosity!LinksJournal Club with Dr. Peter Attia | Metformin for Longevity & The Power of Belief EffectsThe Most Arrogant thing Bret Weinstein has ever said? Bad Stats ThreadKeys et al. (2022) Reassessing the evidence of a survival advantage in Type 2 diabetes treated with metformin compared with controls without diabetes: a retrospective cohort study.
In this episode our guest is Dr. Russ Poldrack who has been so influential to the fields of fMRI, cognitive neuroscience, and brain imaging in general for the past 30+ years. Russ is the Albert Ray Lang Professor of Psychology at Stanford University and Director of the Center for Open and Reproducible Science. Over the years, he has helped elevate how we do fMRI by creating resources and standards for sharing data and code. He is also working to advance the precision with which we think about task design and data interpretation through his Cognitive Atlas project, which is a knowledge base for cognitive neuroscience. Russ Poldrack received his Bachelors in Psychology from Baylor University in 1989, and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign in 1995. After a postdoc at Stanford, he started, in 1999, as an assistant professor at Harvard University and Mass General Hospital, in 2002 he moved to UCLA, then in 2009, he became the director of the imaging research center at the University of Texas at Austin. Finally, in 2014 he was recruited to Stanford, where he has been ever since. In this discussion, Peter and Russ look back into some of the paradigm shifts in fMRI best practices that Russ helped foster, as well as some of the big picture challenges that we face when using brain imaging, modeling, and precision task design to derive new insights into brain organization and mechanisms of computation. Here, Russ also weighs in on the prospects of fMRI for biomarker derivation and the exciting potential for single subject deep imaging. Peter mentioned to Russ that this was one of the fastest hours he has experienced in quite some time as it was an engrossing discussion. Enjoy listening! Episode producers Jeff Mentch Omer Faruk Gulban Brain Art Artist: Mia Coutinho Title: Represent, Connect, Empower
Bela talks to one of the world's great love luminaries, Dr. Helen Fisher, who has been studying romantic love for over 50 years. Helen is a prolific author, researcher, TED speaker, and Chief Scientific Officer at Match.com. You will be RIVETED by this episode, where you will hear: What exactly is ROMANTIC love, and what are the markers of it? Why love is a drive like hunger and thirst - it's involuntary! HOW you keep romantic love alive for decades What is the biggest difference between "new, hot in love" couples and couples that say they're still "in love" after decades - and this is documented by FMRI brain scans! Why marriage keeps us healthier How Helen met and married in her 70s!! Why 'positive illusions' are critical to relationships What are the THREE KEY things singles on Match say that are IMPORTANT to them? Why online dating makes meeting people harder Helen's wisest gem advice at the end -- don't miss this! If you're ready to invest in the love of your life, and if you're tired of being single, schedule a one hour session with Bela to change the trajectory of your dating life! Join our free newsletter database by signing up here: www.smartdatingacademy.com/contact Follow us on Instagram at @smartdatingacademy Schedule your consultation with us here! We are on a waiting list, and would love to help you! https://www.smartdatingacademy.com/11-coaching/coaching-call-with-bela
Dr. Tobias Egner is a Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience at Duke University, where his lab studies cognition, working memory, and cognitive control & flexibility. They discuss: what cognition is and how it's studied experimentally; working memory & attention; cognitive flexibility, cognitive control & multitasking; memory, perception, and predictive coding; and more.To learn more about neuroscience, check out this content: https://substack.com/search/neuroscience?focusedPublicationId=513528&searching=focused_postsSupport the showSign up for the free weekly Mind & Matter newsletter:[https://mindandmatter.substack.com/?sort=top]Learn how you can further support the podcast: [https://mindandmatter.substack.com/p/how-to-support-mind-and-matter]Become a Premium Subscriber to access full content library, including full premium episodes:[https://mindandmatter.substack.com/subscribe?utm_source=menu&simple=true&next=https%3A%2F%2Fmindandmatter.substack.com%2F]Try the Lumen device to optimize your metabolism for weight loss or athletic performance. Use code MIND for $50 off:[https://www.lumen.me/shop?fid=8731&utm_source=influencer&utm_medium=influencer&discount=MIND]
Have you ever envisioned creating a thriving neurotech venture that defies the odds and stands the test of time? Wondered what sets a neurotech business apart in the ever-evolving landscape of innovation? Pondered the significance of forging connections within your entrepreneurial community? Join us on another exciting episode of "Neurocareers: Doing the Impossible!" podcast series as we embark on an exploration of entrepreneurial success in neurotech. Get ready to uncover the secrets to building a prosperous small business that's been thriving for 23 remarkable years. Today, we have a remarkable guest who has stood the test of time in neuroscientific research and entrepreneurship. Meet Lloyd Smith, President and CEO at Cortech Solutions, Inc.! With a wealth of experience in sales and marketing, Lloyd has significantly contributed to innovative solutions for advanced brain research. At Cortech Solutions, Lloyd's mission is clear: to provide neuroscientists with the tools they need for cutting-edge research, all under one roof. Lloyd's dedication to simplifying the technical aspects of neuroscience allows scientists to focus on what truly matters—advancing our understanding of the human brain. Beyond his role at Cortech Solutions, Lloyd serves as a Director at the North Carolina Business Council, Inc., where he plays a vital role in supporting forward-looking investments in education, healthcare, sustainability, and more. His commitment to sustainable business development and community welfare reflects his passion for creating a better future. Join us in this episode as we delve into Lloyd's entrepreneurial journey, his innovative contributions to the field of neuroscience, and the exciting future of neurotech. Delve with us into what makes neurotech ventures truly exceptional and why finding your entrepreneurial tribe can be the catalyst for your journey! Join us for an enlightening discussion as we uncover the essential strategies for building a successful and enduring small neurotech business. Tune in to gain valuable insights and find inspiration for your journey! About the Podcast Guest: Lloyd Smith is the President and CEO of Cortech Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of advanced tools and support for neuroscientists. With a career spanning over two decades, Lloyd has been at the forefront of the neurotechnology industry, helping researchers and institutions access the latest innovations in brain research. Driven by his passion for entrepreneurship and innovation, Lloyd has co-founded and supported various organizations that align with his vision for a brighter future. He is an advocate for sustainable business development and is actively involved in initiatives aimed at fostering economic growth, education, and healthcare improvement. Connect with Lloyd Smith, President and CEO Cortech Solutions, Inc.: Website: https://cortechsolutions.com/ Office: 910-362-1143 x202 Email: LSmith@cortechsolutions.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/lloydtsmith Organizations Lloyd Values and Supports: North Carolina Business Council, Inc.: https://www.ncbusinesscouncil. org/ UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (A great example of an entrepreneurial home - find yours in your community!): https://uncw.edu/research/centers/innovation-entrepreneurship/ Small Business Majority: https://smallbusinessmajority.org/ Association of Small Business Development Centers: https://www.asbnetwork.org/ FIRST®: https://www.firstinspires.org/ Lloyd Smith is committed to driving positive change through entrepreneurship, innovation, and community involvement. For inquiries or to connect with Lloyd, feel free to reach out through the provided contact information. About the Podcast Host: The Neurocareers podcast is brought to you by The Institute of Neuroapproaches (https://www.neuroapproaches.org/) and its founder, Milena Korostenskaja, Ph.D. (Dr. K), a neuroscience educator, research consultant, and career coach for students and recent graduates in neuroscience and neurotechnologies. As a professional coach with a background in the field, Dr. K understands the unique challenges and opportunities facing students in this field and can provide personalized coaching and support to help you succeed. Here's what you'll get with one-on-one coaching sessions from Dr. K: Identification and pursuit of career goals Guidance on job search strategies, resume and cover letter development, and interview preparation Access to a network of professionals in the field of neuroscience and neurotechnologies Ongoing support and guidance to help you stay on track and achieve your goals You can always schedule a free neurocareer consultation/coaching session with Dr. K at https://neuroapproaches.as.me/free-neurocareer-consultation Subscribe to our Nerocareers Newsletter to stay on top of all our cool neurocareers news at updates https://www.neuroapproaches.org/neurocareers-news
Are you ready to unlock the power of evidence-informed Yin Yoga in managing chronic pain? This fascinating episode wraps up our four-part series, illuminating how Yin Yoga can help regulate the nervous system and promote mindfulness. We journey through the meditative stages of a typical Yin class, revealing the transformative impact it can have on those grappling with persistent pain. A captivating discussion awaits you, exploring the role of Yin Yoga in overcoming pain and fostering a positive relationship with the body.Imagine if there was a way to untangle the knot of chronic pain from our self-identity. A groundbreaking study from 2003 used fMRI imaging to gain insights into this, revealing a compelling method known as a 30-second interoceptive exposure task. The process decouples pain from the self, leading to a remarkable reduction in pain intensity, duration, and associated anxiety. We delve into the fascinating findings of this study, shedding light on how it employs strategies that Yinsters are already using. Though perhaps with this information we can support those with persisting pain even better.We also dissect the influence of kinesiophobia or the fear of movement in managing chronic musculoskeletal pain. Drawing from a systematic review in 2018, we highlight the correlation between kinesiophobia, escalated pain intensity, and disability. The critical role of yoga teachers in shaping a positive environment and nurturing a supportive relationship with the body is emphatically discussed. Join our vibrant Facebook community where we continue this enlightening conversation, sharing evidence, asking questions, and growing together. Engage in the exploration of Yin Yoga's benefits, especially for special populations like those dealing with chronic pain. Tune in to this episode – a treasure trove of knowledge for teachers and students alike!Transformational Self CareA Late Winter Wellness Retreat in the Dominican RepublicMarch 3-10, 2023Join me for a 7 day Caribbean wellness retreat. Each day we will focus on a pillar of self care. By the end of the week you will have a group of new friends, some unforgettable memories and a personal self care strategy to enhance your life back at home. Learn More Become a Patron and get access to my practice library and select mini courses for just $15/month. Cancel anytime. Learn MoreLet's connect! Follow me on: FacebookInstagramTicTocYouTubeFree Resources:Master the Yin Yoga Pose Repertoire: 7 Day Email CourseIntroduction to Pain Care Yoga
Hey friends, welcome to ThursdAI Oct - 19. Here's everything we covered + a little deep dive after the TL;DR for those who like extra credit. ThursdAI - If you like staying up to date, join our communityAlso, here's the reason why the newsletter is a bit delayed today, I played with Riffusion to try and get a cool song for ThursdAI
Poznejme dějiny i vlastnosti této naší jedinečné schopnosti …od prvních forem života na dně oceánu až po nová zjištění moderní vědy. Proč je dobré chodit? Co se děje v mozku, když se hýbeme? Co je to bipedie a proč je pro člověka tak specifická? Chůze: prospívá svalům, zlepšuje držení těla, chrání a uzdravuje orgány, zpomaluje proces stárnutí mozku… …a dokonce ho může i zvrátit. Díky mozku a nervové soustavě se umíme proplétat davem a orientovat se podle „vnitřní GPS“. Když se mozek rozpohybuje, začínáme myslet kreativněji, zlepší se nám nálada a odplaví se stres. A když kráčíme s někým bok po boku za stejným cílem, podporuje to naši soudržnost. Společná chůze je tmelem, který nás jako lidstvo vždy držel pohromadě a pomáhal nám přežít. Kniha je pro vás, pokud máte dvě nohy a umíte chodit, umíte chodit vzpříměně, chcete být zdravější, kreativnější a spokojenější, chcete lépe pochopit, proč naše města vypadají, jak vypadají, chcete zjistit, jak si chůzí dopomoci k zdravějšímu mozku, už jste příliš dlouho seděli a víte, že to není úplně správné. Musíme znovu začít chodit. Ať už po horách, po parku, nebo prostě jen do školy a do práce. V knize se dozvíte Proč je pro člověka chůze tak důležitá a přínosná Jak se naše schopnost chodit vyvíjela a my se díky ní dostali všude Jak a proč funguje mechanismus chůze tak spolehlivě Proč bychom měli na chůzi myslet při designu a architektuře měst Proč je chůze důležitá nejenom pro tělo, ale i mysl a mozek Jak můžeme díky pohybu myslet kreativněji a být zdravější Jak dokáže chůze přispět k zlepšovaní a změnám ve společnosti Dovolme této knize, která je doslova ódou na chůzi, ať nás obohatí o cenné poznatky týkající se chození, ať už jde o jeho pozitivní účinky na lidské zdraví, radost z pohybu nebo jeho mechanické principy. Pak jistě pochopíme, jak je důležité vstát, začít chodit, a objevit tak své šťastnější, zdravější a vynalézavější já. Proč je chůze důležitá? Je holistická: každý její aspekt prospívá každému aspektu našeho bytí. Je pro každého a je to činnost, která je pro nás zcela přirozená. Je prospěšná nejen pro naše tělo a mozek, ale i pro celou společnost. Zprostředkovává nám multisenzorické vnímání světa ve všech jeho tvarech, podobách, zvucích a pocitech, neboť při chůzi je mozek využíván mnohými rozmanitými způsoby Společné pochodování za určitým účelem – může být účinným popudem k opravdové změně ve společnosti. Je pro nás životně důležitá, a to jak z individuálního, tak i kolektivního hlediska. Proto by se měla odrážet ve způsobu uspořádání našeho života a společnosti. Je třeba, aby veřejná politická rozhodnutí plně reflektovala to, proč nás chůze činí tak jedinečně lidskými, a tuto skutečnost zabudovala i do městského a příměstského plánování. Dělá z nás sociální tvory tím, že osvobozuje ruce pro používání nástrojů a pro gesta, díky nimž vyjadřujeme ostatním nějaký význam. Umožňuje, abychom se mohli držet za ruce a vysílat zamilované signály. Umožňuje nám poskytnout si vzájemnou fyzickou oporu. Po přečtení O'Marovy knihy budete vědět proč si vybíráte konkrétní trasy po okolí, je během cestování nejlepší chodit, chodit, chodit – zejména po největších městech světa, jsou věci, se kterými v práci bojujete, po procházce najednou snazší, máte s přáteli, se kterými chodíte (na procházku), silnější vztahy, můžete mít již po třech dnech bez chůze abstinenční bolesti. Řekli o knize „Překvapivě fascinující vědecká úvaha o nejobyčejnější lidské činnosti.“ ― Ron Charles, Washington Post „Dostatečně informativní a přesvědčivá, aby probudila i toho nejzarytějšího gaučového povaleče.“ ― Jonathon Keats, New Scientist „Poctivý ve svém rozsahu, aktuální ve své naléhavosti a přesvědčivý ve své prezentaci…. O'Mara se věnuje zdánlivě prozaickému tématu a ukazuje, jak fascinující a životně důležité ve skutečnosti je.“ ― Michael Berry, Sierra „Úchvatné a výstižné… O'Mara dokáže poutavě vplést historii, filozofii a poezii do vědecké literatury.“ ― M.R. O'Connor, Undark „Jak O'Mara jasně říká, každá procházka je transformativní. Rozšiřuje mozkové buňky, nastartuje svaly, uvolňuje tvůrčího ducha a zlepšuje náladu. Tato kniha by mohla – a měla – změnit váš život.“ ― Florence Williams, autor knihy The Nature Fix „Přesvědčivé… Chvála chůze je prošpikována postřehy o všem možném, od básníků a flâneurů 19. století až po moderní experimenty se subjekty hrajícími videohry ve skeneru fMRI.“ ― Helen Davies, Sunday Times Autor: Shane O'Mara Typ knihy: audiokniha, e-kniha, tištěná kniha Vydavatelství: Nakladatelství Audiolibrix Vazba: pevná vazba Délka audioknihy: 7:51 h Počet stránek knihy: 224 Původní název: In Praise of Walking Audioknihu Proč chodíme si můžete koupit v nejlepším obchodě s audioknihami Audiolibrix. Knihu a e-knihu Proč chodíme si můžete koupit na webu nakladatelství Audiolibrix
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Ready for an enlightening journey through the intricate world of 19th-century popular phrenology? Prepare to be captivated as we chat with historian, writer, and heritage consultant, Dr. Alexandra Roginski. Together, we unravel the mysteries of this once-beloved, now discredited science and the profound impact it had on our understanding of the human mind. Along the way, we'll unearth fascinating tales from Australia's phrenology scene, ethical quandaries of modern tech applications, and the puzzling case of Russian 'fat heads'.As we traverse the history of this intriguing science, we'll explore the complexities of medical pluralism and the gender challenges prevalent in 19th-century medical practices. From the peculiarities of skull shapes to the commodification of Aboriginal remains, Dr. Roginski guides us through a riveting narrative of early cerebral localization. Together, we discover how this now discredited, but once popular, science intersected with ethno-ethnography and anthropology, causing ripples that would change our view of the mind forever.In the final stretch of our journey, we discuss the rise and pitfalls of the wellness culture, the ethical implications surrounding the commercial use of AI and fMRI machines, and the power dynamics within wellness and spiritual practices. Uncover how wellness gurus pivot from one dodgy dealing to another, the sensationalism surrounding the 'fallen guru', and the dangers of misreading the situations we walk into. Listening to this episode promises to leave you with a newfound perspective, not just on the history of phrenology and wellness culture, but on the human mind itself. So, why wait? Tune in and let's embark on this mind-boggling journey together!**The above was produced via AI**Undisciplinary - a podcast that talks across the boundaries of history, ethics, and the politics of health. Follow us on Twitter @undisciplinary_ or email questions for "mailbag episodes" email@example.com
Many times I hear parents wanting to spark that internal motivation in their children to learn, acquire new skills, and be kind. But how do you do this?In this episode, you will learn what is intrinsic motivation, is external motivation bad? and how to support your children's internal motivation and how early you can do this.Additional relevant episodes :#36 Beyond Sticker Charts; How to Wisely Use External Motivators and Rewards?#32 "Roaring with Compassion: discovering parenting styles"#17 How To Form Healthy Habits And Raise Calmer Kids? With Michelle ColeThis episode is based on the following resources:The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Raising Kids Who Love to Learn by William Stixrud and Ned JohnsonHow to Raise Internally Motivated Children by Amy WrzesniewskiLee W, Reeve J, Xue Y, Xiong J. " Neural differences between intrinsic reasons for doing versus extrinsic reasons for doing: an fMRI study." Neurosci Res. 2012;73(1):68-72. doi:10.1016/j.neures.2012.02.010Want to join an online Parent Talk?Join the waiting listAs a certified parent coach, I can help you own your parenting style! Want to connect? Book your free 30-minute session Leave a message Instagram Join the Bonding Boost Newsletter (We'll keep it short & sweet)!
After 7 Years, NASA Gets Its Asteroid SampleAbout a week ago, space nerds got the delivery of a lifetime: a sample from Bennu, an asteroid soaring through the galaxy, currently about 200 million miles away. The capsule of rocks and dust came courtesy of NASA's OSIRIS-REx, the first U.S. mission to collect a sample from an asteroid.Scientists hope it'll help unveil some of the mysteries of our universe, like how the sun and planets came to exist or how life began. Guest host and musician Dessa talks with Sophie Bushwick, technology editor at Scientific American, about this week in science. They also chat about how antimatter interacts with gravity, the new RSV vaccine for pregnant people, why LED streetlights are turning purple, and how beetles came to dominate all other species, especially ants. How You See With Your BrainEver try to take a picture of a spectacular moon that looks like it fills up half the sky? And then you look at the photo, and the moon looks like a tiny dumb ping-pong ball? And you want to march into the Apple store and demand to know why this pocket-size device fails to capture the wonder of the cosmos properly? The majesty of that supermoon you saw might be in your head as much as it is in the sky—your brain does a lot more than just receive data reports from your eyes. Vision is complicated. Seeing involves a lot of interpretation, of which you're usually unaware. Guest host and musician Dessa talks with neuroscientist Dr. Cheryl Olman, associate professor in the University of Minnesota's psychology department, about her work to better understand how the brain processes visual information using sophisticated fMRI techniques, including studying the brains of people with schizophrenia. Are Jellyfish Smarter Than We Think?Jellyfish are known for their graceful, hypnotic movement through the water—and for occasionally stinging swimmers. One thing they're not known for, however, is intelligence. A study published in the journal Current Biology, however, challenges the idea of the ‘brainless' jellyfish by showing that at least one species of jelly may be capable of associative learning.The scientists were studying the Caribbean box jellyfish, which normally lives amongst a forest of tangled mangrove tree roots. In the lab, they painted false roots on the walls of the jellyfish's tank, and watched to see what happened. At first, the jellies judged the low-contrast gray roots to be far away, and tried to swim through them. After a few collisions with the tank, however, the jellies learned that the false roots were closer than they appeared, and learned to keep their distance.Dr. Anders Garm, an associate professor of marine biology at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, joins guest host Dessa to explain the experiment, and what it tells researchers about the connection between the behavior of small groups of neurons and the process of learning. The Mysteries Of Freshwater JellyfishIn 1933, a high schooler fishing along the Huron River in Ann Arbor, Michigan looked into the water and saw something weird. It turned out to be a freshwater jellyfish – the first ever discovered in the Great Lakes region. Later that year, there was another sighting in Lake Erie.Researchers think the species hitched a ride here on aquatic plants shipped from China, then spread. But there's no evidence they harm the lake ecosystems they now call home.Since then, the jellyfish have spread across the Upper Midwest, loitering mostly in inland lakes, rivers, and streams. But we still don't know all that much about them.A biology professor and her field research class at Eastern Michigan University are hoping to change that. Every week, they slap on masks, snorkels, and floaties, and wade out into a southeast Michigan lake on the lookout for jellyfish.Read the rest at sciencefriday.com. To stay updated on all-things-science, sign up for Science Friday's newsletters.Transcripts for each segment will be available the week after the show airs on sciencefriday.com.
In today's episode I'm interviewing Dr. Jessica Higgins. Jessica is a Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Professional Counselor. She holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and a M.A. in Counseling Psychology. She is also a certified Dream Builder Coach and Life Mastery Consultant. Jessica offers an integrative and comprehensive blend of psychology and coaching. She specializes in helping couples shift and transform their ways of relating, guiding them on a path from confusion and heartache to clarity and authentic connection. She is also the founder and creator of Connected Couple, a comprehensive, research-based, transformational, relationship program. This program helps couples at any stage in their relationship or marriage. Today we talk about how to achieve new levels of success, meaning, and aliveness in our relationships. From a very young age Jessica had an inclination towards people, and by the time she was in junior high she knew she wanted to become a psychologist. A few years later, after going through her own relationship struggles, she started to go deeper in her own personal journey and felt very inspired and motivated to help people have access to more relationship principles that cultivate lasting love and long-term intimacy. Healthy Relationships Have Health Benefits Studies show that being in a healthy relationship or having a companion in life can actually improve our longevity. Attachment is the emotional connection that we form as infants with our main caregivers. According to this attachment theory, the healthier the bonding and relationship we had with them the better our relationships with other people will be throughout our lives. There are also FMRI studies that show how someone holding the hand of a loved one, like a significant partner, will experience less pain, so there's a sense of resilience when we can have that partnership. There is also evidence of better recovery rates in hospitals when people have significant partners with them. There are so many benefits physiologically and psychologically that we experience from being partnered. From cradle to grave we are wired to need this bonding. It is as necessary as breathing - we need connection. How Relationships and Intimacy Can Trigger Past Trauma We all have an attachment system, meaning the way that we are going to think about others in the world and how people are going to respond to us. It is affected by whether we feel safe and our needs are met. It's intellectual, so our mental thinking and our beliefs, but it's also physiological, like our nervous system, as well as emotional. So, it's really this whole triad in the working model and that gets developed at a very young age. Zero to three are the formative years and it's the relational imprint of you. This comes through the patterning of how people responded to us, if our caregivers were responsive, if they showed up for us when we cried, if they were attuned and available, etc. Or maybe they were overwhelmed or under unfortunate circumstances if there's been abuse in the family lineage. So, if we fast forward, people can have insecure attachment tendencies in adulthood if they didn't get exposure to consistent care givers in childhood. One of the ways this may show up is by being protective. They turn away from relationships, rely on themselves, and not reach out to others for help. When caregiving was inconsistent, another possibility is to be more anxious in relationships and doing more double checking for connection, such as saying “Are we still good, is everything stable, are you still with me?” That's a hypervigilance tendency. For both of these attachment styles, the studies and medical findings show that there's a lot of activation. It doesn't look like it on the outside. It can look a little indifferent, but what's happening inside the person is the heart rates increases and all the physiological symptoms of stress. So, it doesn't feel relaxed and calm and secure when connecting with another person. It's interesting to notice that these activation responses don't occur with all relationships. It tends to occur in our most intimate relationships. The nervous system sees our close relationships as necessary for survival, so one might say the nervous system is going to respond similarly to being chased by a bear. The nervous system might get triggered just as much if, for example, your husband is giving you a look and is upset with you and having an issue with you. So, that threat happens when we are deeply committed, and we get vulnerable, and if the stakes are higher, like having children together. Whatever it is that intensifies that connection is going to affect our nervous system and our attachment system gets more activated. That's when those previous insecurities might emerge and we might be surprised by them. Stages of Intimacy There are various stages in the development of intimacy. The first stage is the romance stage or even referred to as the honeymoon stage, and it's highly fueled by neurochemicals, like dopamine and oxytocin. They get us in that super excited high and we tend to over romanticize, and project and imagine who they are, but we really don't really know them yet. After 9 to 18 months we enter into the second stage, which is the power struggle stage. This is the place where we are like, “oh, that's how you do that?” or feeling the upset of the differences. At this stage we're working on how we understand each other, how we learn what we're both feeling, and how we can work together. But oftentimes many of us don't know how to do conflict very well. Conflict feels threatening, and all these things are emerging, and it can be difficult to sift through. Navigating The Complexity of Conflict One of the biggest traps we can fall into is when we might have certain expectations that aren't being communicated clearly. So, for instance, say there's a heated discussion. Partner A grew up in a family where there was a sense of connection. During a disagreement, it might get a little charged or people might yell but they all know they love each other so they're going to repair to get to a better place. Then there is Partner B, whose family is a group where they're not going to say anything hurtful and they're not going to speak in any tone that has any ounce of upset. They might pause before talking to be more regulated, or sometimes maybe they don't come back, and they don't talk about things at all. We have to recognize these very different orientations to know how to address a conflict. There are 7 to 8 irreconcilable differences that every couple has. That could be ‘the spender' and ‘the saver', ‘the planner' and ‘the spontaneous one', it could be ‘the social one' and ‘the introvert', or it could be ‘the one that's on time' and ‘the one that's always late'. We have to be able to see all these differences when we're living life together and be willing to works towards communicating our needs and trust our partner will do the same. How to Be More Curious When Conflict Feels Like Criticism The core of most disagreements is that people don't feel heard, and then they aren't feeling like they're able to collaborate and work together for a win-win. It is very common for us to describe the thing that we do not like and hope that our partner will be able to interpret and understand what we are feeling and needing. But that's a lot of decoding that most of us do not know how to do. If it's not a clear signal most people are not going to give what you're asking of them. It's not an easy thing to access, but if we can slow down and say “I wonder what he/she is feeling” or “I wonder what he/she needs right now?” because it's not about him/her criticizing me, it's about there's something happening for him/her that he/she wants and I'm not actually hearing it. So, we could prompt our partner to uncover what might really be at the core of it with questions like, “Well what's this about?” or “Can you tell me about what you're wanting?” or “How does this have value for you?” and then hopefully this will reveal the real feeling underneath the perceived criticism. When we express the feeling that is driving our usual first commentary, our partner – if they are the right partner -- will want to show up for that. No one is interested in showing up for a negative critique, but if we can understand what the other person needs, we can then pivot towards that. That's where the win-win starts to come in, but that's hard to get at when we don't slow down and identify and reveal, and then start to work with those deeper layers. Regulating Your Body can Have a Huge Impact on Having Regulated Relationships If we can support the nervous system to feel more regulated, then we can have access to have more productive conversations. Also, if there's past experiences or trauma and we haven't experienced safety in these types of conversations, then it makes perfect sense that there's going to be a lot of activation around perceived conflict. There's a concept in psychology and neuroscience where our nervous systems are constantly harmonizing and picking up information from the people around us. So, if the tone of voice changes or the facial expressions and nonverbals being perceived, we might not know why, but we'll feel the agitation of that before we have an intellectual understanding of why. We could just start to feel things ratcheting up and we might not even have a real awareness around what's really happening. That's where the importance of slowing down comes in, even to allow the nervous system to get regulated before we get into those conversations. How to Deescalate and Find Clarity Jessica finds it is helpful to create a new cycle together because that's going to create more safety and more connection in the communication. Oftentimes we're aware of the secondary emotions, the tendencies of how we might perceive our partner, but that doesn't get at the deeper layer of what is actually happening and the core of why we reacted that way. And so, we really have to work on slowing down to get to understand the deeper layer. When we can get to a place to just say “Oh, I'm acting this way because I feel nervous or scared” and here's what I'm thinking, here's where I want to go, or here's what's happening internally for me. Historically, couples wait too long to access therapy as support. But you don't have to start there. If the conflict is at a low level, if the charge on a scale from 1 to 10 is like a 3 or 4, start with journaling to unpack these difficult emotions. Keep digging deeper. The first layer will most likely be writing about why you believe you are in the right, but then you should keep writing. Why did it make you feel like that? Did it remind you of something else? If you would like to get a good journal and start doing this this you can find one here. Often times even just by having this unfiltered space where no one else but us can dictate what is going on, we can start to soften. This is because we are making ourselves feel heard and starting to come closer to the truth of why we are reacting in a certain way. And once you get closer and practice more with peeling back those layers and getting to that vulnerability that you were hiding, you can see yourself more clearly, and that maybe you were acting out of fear. Then the next step is learning to share that vulnerability with your partner. When your partner responds kindly and openly to your vulnerability is when real intimacy can be built. If the charge is higher on the scale, and there is also a backlog of problems, that's when it's probably time to seek additional support. How Can We Change Patterns Individually to Get Unstuck Together If we realize we want to make a change in our own lives, but we shy away from that change or delay on these types of conversations, while it might feel less conflictual in the moment, it can cause more difficulty in the long term. There's a term in psychology called differentiating in which we can hold on to ourselves when our partner is doing something different or even disagrees with what we're doing, and we can tolerate some of that discomfort and it can actually be highly attractive. So, we should look at change as something that has the potential to be very positive not just for the individual, but for the relationship as well. When you are hiding yourself for the perceived continuation of the relationship, that can start to resemble something closer to enmeshment or codependence. In healthy interdependence, we do rely on each other, but we can also nurture and listen to our own development and our growth. If we can do a little preparation before these conversations that we know might cause some defensiveness or tension, and if we can understand what we're needing or what that deeper request is or desire or what's not working, then we will most likely have much more productive and understanding conversations with our partners. If we can make a reveal of vulnerability and/or a request in a vulnerable way, those conversations are going to happen in a much more productive and efficient way. The Importance of Unconditional Positive Regard for Yourself Our attachments exist on a spectrum. We are not purely anxious or avoidant. So, it can take time and difficulties in relationships before we are ready and have the history to see where we need healing. As you start to get more curious about yourself, you can start to accept what your own patterns are. As you practice this more, you can realize when you are starting to act on a recurring pattern and choose to change it. That decision to change is a scary step into vulnerability, and what you have to remind yourself in those moments, is that no matter what happens with this person, you will always have your own back. Even if that person doesn't choose you after you show them vulnerability, that's okay because you are showing up for that part of yourself that's scared and feeling anxious about being rejected or abandoned. You can say to yourself “I hear you, I see you, I got you.” You will know you are with the right person if these signals or bids of vulnerability are met with a softening and a reciprocal tenderness. Vulnerability is a Risk, But the Reward Can be Beautiful Beyond Measure If you are parenting and you are taking the opportunity to work on these tough and sometimes scary emotions, you will be modeling these steps that are critical for authentic connection and bonds. Children in turn get to see that and it can shift their future relationships and their experience as a human. Being vulnerable is the same as being brave, and can have a ripple effect into future generations, positively affecting the way people build relationships in the future. In neuropsychology there's this idea that we have to ‘name it to tame it', so even just recognizing the intensity of the emotion and giving space for it (even if it's not resolved right at that moment) will help us start to regulate, and then we're in a much better position to deal with it. But if we're not willing to name it, a lot of things can happen and we will do all types of things to hide, to avoid, and to suppress. A lot of injuries happen in relationship and so when we have the tools for healing, it has profound impact on cultivating repair and resilience and health and all the good things. If you want to reach out to Dr. Jessica and learn more about how she can help you, please make sure to check out her website. She is also on social media as @drjessicahiggins (Instagram) and @EmpoweredRelationship (Facebook). You can also check out her Empowered Relationship Podcast. If you want to learn more about how stress and trauma affect us, and how to heal so that you can be better and more present in your relationships, you may want to read my book Master Your Stress Reset Your Health. In the book, I describe what I refer to as SelfC.A.R.E. based on your Stress Type. C stands for Clean Eating, A for adequate sleep, R for recovery activities, and E for exercise. I share the research behind how C.A.R.E. works in a daily routine to help us process stress and overcome trauma. To know your Stress Type, which is your unique cortisol and adrenaline levels based on how stresses have affected your adrenal function, you can take the quiz I developed. You can find the Stress Type® Quiz in the book and on my website. Then, if you're ready to start rebalancing your cortisol and neurotransmitters, to help your adrenals reset after stress exposure, you can start by ordering this home test kit. And you can also sign up for my Stress Warrior Online Program to guide you here. If you're interested in a safe and effective body, mind and spirit detoxification that will actually make you feel better and that you can do without affecting your daily routine, you can check out my New 14-Day Detox Program here. In the Detox Program I teach you to connect with yourself, and use mind-body tools, such as biofeedback, to process emotions. For the most comprehensive support, even with the most difficult health issues (physical or mental), it is best to meet with me one-on-one, which is available to you no matter where you are in the world (via phone or zoom). You can set up a one-on-one appointment with me here. We're here to help you! 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In this engaging conversation with Dr. Nico Dosenbach, a clinician-scientist at Washington University, we dive into his personal journey from the Black Forest in Germany to his adventures in the US. Nico generously shared insights into his educational and career path, recounting his experiences studying biochemistry in New York City, making the decision to pursue an MD/PhD, and eventually specializing in pediatric neurology. The conversation delved into his early days as a researcher at Washington University in St. Louis, during the pioneering early days of resting-state fMRI. Nico also discussed the significance of data collected as part of the Midnight Scan Club. This work collected hours worth of data from ten individuals using comparably long and repeated fMRI scans and led to most of the seminal work of the Dosenbach lab. As Nico lays out, the reason is intriguing: If one sees an unexpected finding on high quality data, one would not as easily attribute it to noise. More likely, one would follow up and try to understand the finding better – as was done in numerous of Nico's papers. Nico tells us how practical it is to wear a pink cast around ones dominant arm for a while – and why one would want to do such a thing as an fMRI researcher. Finally, we talk to Nico about two of his recent groundbreaking papers which were both published in Nature and how it came about that he challenged a long-standing "truth" in neuroscience: The model of the motor homunculus established by Wilder Penfield.
No episódio de hoje, vamos falar sobre diversas aplicações bacanas que estão utilizando I.A. Elas vão desde descobrir a sua senha pelo som do teclado... até reconstruir uma música com base na sua atividade cerebral via ressonância magnética funcional (fMRI)! Bora ouvir esse EP que tá massa D+! Edição completa por Rádiofobia Podcast e Multimídia: https://radiofobia.com.br/ --- Nos siga no Twitter e no Instagram: @luizalabs @cabecadelab Dúvidas, cabeçadas e sugestões, mande e-mail para o firstname.lastname@example.org Participantes: Bruno Gouveia: | https://www.instagram.com/bfgouveia/ Lidiane Monteiro | instagram.com/profa.lidymonteiro/ Milene Mancini Vasconcelos | instagram.com/m_mvasconcelos/ Yohan Rodrigues | instagram.com/yohanrodrigues/
SHR # 3016:: The BRAIN Can be Wrong About PAIN - Dr. Amy Baxter, MD FAAP FACEP, CEO plus Chief Medical Officer - Summary: Doctors don't learn much about pain in medical school. Purdue Pharma taught us in the 90's that a pill could fix pain, the goal was pain free, and outpatient opioids aren't addictive. We now know the latter isn't true, but the damage is done: we still believe the first two. Instead, new fMRI data shows us pain is mostly what we EXPECT to feel, and is a mix of physiology, fear, and control. The brain can be wrong about pain, and it can be overruled, and it can be tricked a little with some brain "connectome" hacks. In case it's a big deal, wanted to give you the chance to get dibs on a podcast if your listeners would like this. On our website we will be focusing on appropriate post-surgical home pain relief, opioid use disorder risk factors, and the research on how exercise and ignoring chronic pain work from a neurobiological standpoint. - CARL RECOMMENDS: superhumanradio.net/carl-recommends - - View and download all shows at https://superhumanradio.net - Visit us on Instagram: @superhumanradio - Support SHR - https://superhumanradio.net/make-a-donation
With the release of IN DEFENSE OF LOVE: An Argument (Doubleday), Ron Rosenbaum offers up a series of essays to save love from scientizers, extremists, the jaded, and anyone else who doubts whether Amor Vincit Omnia. We get into why love needs a defense and how it's not reducible to chemical surges on an fMRI scan, the overwhelming emotion of Linda Ronstadt's Long Long Time, the beauty of Philip Larkin's poem An Arundel Tomb and why Larkin may have been embarrassed by the honesty of its last line ("What will survive of us is love."), and the ways bullshit science can lead people ridiculously astray. We talk about seeing Tolstoy in the light of his late novellas, in which he puts forth an extinction agenda and wants to end human reproduction, the first and last times Ron fell in love, why he included a closing chapter on his own experiences of love & regret, whether dangerous passion outweighs a moderate marriage, and whether one can write about human nature without having a fully human nature. Plus, we talk about Ron's writing career, his arrival during the late days of magazines' golden age, how he discovered his superpower of close reading, why America's greatest love poems come from country music, and a lot more. Follow Ron on Twitter and listen to our 2013 and 2014 conversations • More info at our site • Support The Virtual Memories Show via Patreon or Paypal and via our Substack
Thirty percent of patients with treatment-resistant depression attempt suicide at least once during their lifetime. Can a psychoactive tea brew from the Amazon help? Dr. Fernanda Palhano-Fontes, a neuroscientist and research engineer in Brazil, reveals the results of a randomized controlled trial examining the impact of Ayahuasca on suicidality. Dr. Fontes and her team have conducted a number of studies testing the effects of this Amazonian brew on humans using FMRI techniques. She explains exactly what is happening to the brain when someone takes Ayahuasca, discussing everything from the default mode network to Shannon entropy to neurotrophic factors. Finally, she shares why this medicine may be a lifesaver for people with treatment-resistant depression. Dr. Fontes' papers: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=WmhroXIAAAAJ&hl=en
What do we do with our anxiety? How can loving it, breathing it, and meditating with it transcend our mental health? Internationally known expert in mindfulness training for treating addictions, Executive Medical Director of Behavioral Health at Sharecare, and Author of his latest book, Unwinding Anxiety, Dr. Jud Brewer, returns to explain how worry and anxiety become habits, why we become addicted to stress, and practical strategies to navigate uncertainty. Listen and discover the new science of breaking the worry and the fear to heal your mind. Live Life Well from Sunrise to Sunset Save 20% with code "WELLNESSFORCE" on everyone's favorite Superfoods brand, ORGANIFI, including their Sunrise to Sunset Bundle and their Women's Power Stack that includes HARMONY + GLOW for true hormonal balance and great health radiating through your beautiful skin. Click HERE to order your Organifi today. Are You Stressed Out Lately? Take a deep breath with the M21™ wellness guide: a simple yet powerful 21 minute morning system that melts stress and gives you more energy through 6 science-backed practices and breathwork. Click HERE to download for free. Biohack Your Mind & Body with Plunge Ice Baths!Save $150 on your PLUNGE order with code "WELLNESSFORCE" As seen on Shark Tank, Plunge's revolutionary Cold Plunge uses powerful cooling, filtration, and sanitation to give you cold, clean water whenever you want it, making it far superior to an ice bath or chest freezer. *Review The Wellness + Wisdom Podcast & WIN $150 in wellness prizes! *Join The Facebook Group "One pragmatic practice is to separate out the worry from the thinking. Fear plus uncertainty equals anxiety but uncertainty can also move us into a growth mindset. When there's a lot of uncertainty and we're really feeling down on our luck or really stressed out because of our finances; in those moments when we're really worried, take a deep breath, step back, and ask yourself if this worrying is helping. Because worrying makes our thinking brain go offline. What do we need to help us move forward? We need our thinking brain." - Dr. Jud Brewer In This Episode, Dr. Jud Brewer Uncovers: [1:30] How Worry & Anxiety Become Habits breathwork.io Dr. Jud Brewer Unwinding Anxiety by Dr. Jud Brewer 319 Dr. Jud Brewer The Craving Mind by Dr. Jud Brewer Eat Right Now app Craving To Quit Sharecare Mind Science Unpacking the new sciences of breaking worry and fear to heal your mind. Why anxiety, worry, and fear can actually become habits. Breaking down specifically how worry can be negatively reinforced over time until it becomes a habit. Examples of how our anxious thoughts become habits including one of his patients who avoided driving on the freeway. The research he has done to help people reduce their anxiety and the amazing results they have seen with his Unwinding Anxiety app vs prescribed medications. What it means to label a treatment, research, and trials as being clinically validated. [11:30] The Source Of Modern Anxiety Exploring what the source of anxiety actually is for people in our modern-day society. Why fear-based learning is a survival mechanism that humans have wired in their brains. The fact that our cell phones are weapons of mass distraction and anti-survival mechanisms. Breaking down how anxiety is the combination of worry and fear. What happens to our thought process when we don't have certainty in a situation such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Exploring why our previous anti-anxiety or anti-habit strategies have failed in the past. How the brain is wired to create and follow habits that free up space for it to do other things. The learning strategy that is set up along with the process of building habit memory. How a reward hierarchy is created based on the habits we learn. The importance of checking in with ourselves to see if those habits are still rewarding to ensure we actually benefit from them. What negative prediction error is and why it happens when there's a deviation from what we expect [19:30] Unwinding Anxiety How you can unwind anxiety from specific, delayed gratification by finding out what is driving those behaviors. Why working on anxiety helped one of his clients effortlessly lose 100 pounds because he stopped stress eating. Exploring the fact that there really isn't any real evidence that willpower exists. How to practice delayed gratification to help you build good habits. 129 Gretchen Rubin Making sense of the connection between addiction and anxiety in order to let go of both and heal. Eric Kandel Breaking down our individual perceptions, illusions, levels of awareness, and the confrontation one must go through during the inner work. [31:30] Are You Addicted To Your Own Stress? How to transcend addiction, anxiety, and depression so that they no longer rule us anymore. Unpacking the question, “Which mind states are more rewarding?” Exploring how contracted and closed down people felt with each different mind state compared to feeling more open and expanded. Why adults who are addicted to their own stress hormones were once children who lived in unpredictable environments of overreaction, rage spirals, and fear. How Josh's addiction to stress has impacted his life as an entrepreneur, his new life in Austin, and now with a baby on the way. What steps to take to know if you are addicted to your own stress and then how to break free from it. Why it can feel strange once you break free from anxiety and no longer have anxious thoughts. Carol Dweck The difference between growth vs fixed mindset when it comes to new changes in your life. How you can become comfortable with the uncomfortable as you enter the growth zone. [40:00] How To Handle Worry & Stress What steps you can take if you're worried about the “next bad thing” that's going to happen to you. The power of changing our mindset and how we look at our life. How we use worry as a control mechanism of our lives to help us but it actually goes against our brain's ability to work well. Why anxiety and bad habits can be teaching tools for greater awareness and how to properly use them. Michael Pollan What happens to the body and mind when we are actually experiencing stress in the present moment. His research of the default mode network and exploring one of the hypotheses out there that this network syncs us with action. The idea out there that conscious awareness might happen a full half-second after our motor action does something. Exploring the contraction and expansion of self when we let go of stress or feel positive emotions such as love. [49:00] Practical Strategies To Navigate Uncertainty How to heal from financial stress and uncertainty that is creating so many wounds in our collective society. What steps you can do to separate your worry from your thinking. How uncertainty can move us into a growth mindset. The power of asking yourself, “Is my worrying helping me right now?” How you can step away from worrying and lean into the challenge that you are facing with your thinking brain turned on and with a growth mindset. In what capacity we can look at the obstacles we're facing as a gift and something beautiful. The power of picking out what you can control and doing something that's meaningful for you and your family regardless of traumas and circumstances. 3 powerful steps you can take to navigate uncertainty and worry. The beauty of fostering kindness and curiosity in order to help us expand and let go of stress. Loving kindness meditation guided by Dr. Jud Brewer How to use kindness to create connection during crisis Dr. Jud Brewer on using mindfulness to ease worry and anxiety Why curiosity is a superpower and even more important than being brave. breathwork.io M21 Wellness Guide Wellness + Wisdom Community Leave Wellness + Wisdom a Review on Apple Podcasts Power Quotes From The Show Learn From Anxiety "'What can you learn from anxiety? If you lean into your hardships and challenges to get something out of them, they can actually be quite rewarding in the sense that you've grown and become more resilient.' - Dr. Jud Brewer How The Brain Builds New Habits "Remember our old brain is set up to help us survive. In addition to reward-based learning, it has another trick up his sleeve. It takes what it learns and moves the learning into muscle memory as soon as it can. In other words, our brains are set up to form habits so we can free up brain space to learn new things." - Unwinding Anxiety by Dr. Jud Brewer Why Worry Can Be A Powerful Teacher "Inevitably life goes on and things are constantly changing and we have no control over the future. So, those feelings of uncertainty and wondering when the shoe is going to drop have been described as ways that make us feel like we're in control because at least we're doing something about it by worrying. However, worrying doesn't help and it actually makes our brain work less well. Try to see anything that isn't going well or isn't perfect as a learning experience. When your anxiety comes back up, what can you learn from it? If you lean into your hardships and challenges to get something out of them, they can actually be quite rewarding in the sense that you've grown and become more resilient." - Dr. Jud Brewer Moving Into A Growth Mindset "What do we need to do in today's age? We need to be able to think beyond our narrow sense because the world has changed a lot. It has had this seismic shift that's never going to go back and we don't even know what that's going to look like. So, ask yourself, what I am I getting from worrying? See if you can step out of the worry and lean into that challenge. I'm not saying this is easy but I'm saying this is what we can do, right? Lean into this and ask yourself how you can move into your growth mindset and what's possible for you right now." - Dr. Jud Brewer Links From Today's Show breathwork.io Unwinding Anxiety by Dr. Jud Brewer 319 Dr. Jud Brewer The Craving Mind by Dr. Jud Brewer Eat Right Now app Craving To Quit Sharecare Mind Science 129 Gretchen Rubin Eric Kandel Carol Dweck Michael Pollan Loving kindness meditation guided by Dr. Jud Brewer How to use kindness to create connection during crisis Dr. Jud Brewer on using mindfulness to ease worry and anxiety 'Habit Loops & Everyday Addictions' 'Tame Your Feelings of Anxiety' TED Talk | A simple way to break a bad habit | Judson Brewer Josh's Trusted Products | Up To 40% Off Shop All Products BREATHE - 20% off with the code “PODCAST20” Organifi –20% off with the code ‘WELLNESSFORCE' SEED Synbiotic - 30% off with the code "JOSHTRENT" BON CHARGE - 15% off with the code "JOSH15" MANNA Vitality - 20% off with the code "JOSH20" Mendi.io - 20% off with the code "JOSH20" SpectraSculpt - 15% off with the code "JOSH15" SaunaSpace - 10% off with the code "JOSH10" Cured Nutrition CBD - 20% off with the code "WELLNESS FORCE" PLUNGE - $150 off with the code “WELLNESSFORCE" LiftMode - 10% off with the code "JOSH10" HVMN Ketone-IQ - 20% off with the code "JOSH" MitoZen – 10% off with the code “WELLNESSFORCE” Paleovalley – 15% off with the link only NOOTOPIA - 10% off with the code "JOSH10" Activation Products - 20% off with the code “WELLNESSFORCE” SENSATE - $25 off with the code "JOSH25" ION - 15% off with the code ‘JOSH1KS' Feel Free from Botanic Tonics - $40 off with the code "WELLNESS40" Essential Oil Wizardry - 10% off with the code "WELLNESSFORCE" ALIVE WATERS - 33% off your first order with the code "JOSH33" DRY FARM WINES - Get an extra bottle of Pure Natural Wine with your order for just 1¢ Drink LMNT – Zero Sugar Hydration: Get your free LMNT Sample Pack, with any purchase Free Resources M21 Wellness Guide - Free 3-Week Breathwork Program with Josh Trent Join Wellness + Wisdom Community About Dr. Jud Brewer Dr. Jud is the Executive Medical Director of Behavioral Health at Sharecare, Director of Research and Innovation at the Mindfulness Center, and associate professor in psychiatry at the School of Medicine at Brown University, as well as a research affiliate at MIT. Before that, he held research and teaching positions at Yale University and the University of Massachusetts' Center for Mindfulness. Read more about his research here. As an addiction psychiatrist and internationally known expert in mindfulness training for treating addictions, Dr. Jud has developed and tested novel mindfulness programs for habit change, including both in-person and app-based treatments for smoking, emotional eating, and anxiety (Eat Right Now, Unwinding Anxiety and Craving to Quit). Based on the success of these programs in the lab, he co-founded MindSciences, Inc. to create app-based digital therapeutic versions of these programs for a wider audience, working with individuals, corporations, and hospital systems to put effective, evidence-based behavior change guidance in the hands of people struggling with unwanted behaviors and “everyday addictions.” Modern Science, Ancient Wisdom Dr. Jud has also studied the underlying neural mechanisms of mindfulness using standard and real-time fMRI and EEG neurofeedback, adding to the understanding of the brain's “Default Mode Network” and the role of the posterior cingulate cortex (PCC) in self-referential thinking. He regularly gives talks on the intersection of modern science and ancient meditative practices, helping to expose a modern audience to specific techniques and insights first discovered 2,500 years ago. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, trained US Olympic coaches, and his work has been featured on 60 Minutes, TED (4th most viewed talk of 2016, with 10+ Million views), Time magazine (top 100 new health discoveries of 2013), Forbes, BBC, NPR, Al Jazeera (documentary about his research), Businessweek and others. His work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and American Heart Association, among others. He is the author of The Craving Mind: from cigarettes to smartphones to love, why we get hooked and how we can break bad habits (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017). Dr. Jud and his wife Mahri live in Massachusetts where they enjoy biking, hiking, and meditating with their two cats, Ananda and Julian of Norwich. Website Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube
About Adam: I've been a full-time paramedic in Ontario since 2003. This career, although rewarding, exposed me to a spectrum of human suffering that accumulated inside me over decades. I started using psychedelics close to 10 years ago and started the slow process of unraveling myself. I host the podcast “Tapped into psychedelics” and a majority shareholder of Brainet, which is a fMRI software company working with several psychedelic companies to objectively prove the effects of these compounds. Adam Tapp https://open.spotify.com/show/10MCozk... Brainet Provides Brain Scanning Services in Ontario Canada brainet.ca Intro Music is by Whitesand: / @whitesandcomposer • Mysterious Intriguing Marimba Music -... FOLLOW Magic Is Real (Host Shannon Torrence) on Instagram: @realmagicshannon If you'd like to support Magic Is Real by becoming a Patreon, here is the link: https://www.patreon.com/magicisreal111 To be added to the Magic Is Real mailing list, be considered as a guest or to offer suggestions and share ideas, e-mail me at: email@example.com. TO BOOK A MEDIUMSHIP READING WITH ME: www.magicisrealservices.com --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/shannon-torrence/support
Du kender næsespray som et trofast middel mod snue og snot, men forestil dig, at psykopater kunne sprøjte hormonet oxytocin op i næsen for at få mere empati. Mange med dyssocial personlighedsstruktur - i daglig tale psykopati - begår forfærdelig kriminalitet og er ofte til stor skade for sig selv og deres omverden. Det har fået et hold forskere til at undersøge, om man kan ændre psykopaters hjernekemi for at gøre dem mere empatiske. Forskerne har givet en lille gruppe voldelige psykopater næsespray med oxytocin. Oxytocin menes nemlig at spille en stor rolle i forhold til blandt andet følelsesmæssig tilknytning, samarbejde og empati. Men kan et pust næsespray virkelig en dag sætte en stopper for voldelige psykopater? Det kan du høre mere om i dette afsnit af Brainstorm - Videnskab.dk's podcast om hjernen. Her dykker podcast-værterne Nana Elving Hansen og Anne Sophie Thingsted ned i det nye hjerneskanningsstudie. Du kan også høre om et skræmmende eksperiment fra 1960'erne, hvor forskere fik psykopater til at udføre terapi på hinanden. Med LSD… Brainstorm er støttet af Lundbeckfonden. Medvirkende: Robert James Blair, klinisk professor i psykiatri ved Institut for Klinisk Medicin på Københavns Universitet og professor i translationel psykiatri ved Børne- og Ungdomspsykiatrisk Center i Region Hovedstadens Psykiatri Katarina Howner, adjunkt ved afdelingen for klinisk neurovidenskab på Karolinska Institutet og overlæge ved Rättsmedicinalverket Studie om oxytocin-næsespray til psykopater: ‘Oxytocin normalizes the implicit processing of fearful faces in psychopathy: a randomized crossover study using fMRI', Nature Mental Health, 2023 Følg Brainstorm på Instagram.
Step into the powerful realm of MRI imaging, providing us with an unparalleled view of multiple sclerosis. Discover how acute inflammation becomes vivid with contrast, and how various MRI sequences unveil the past battles fought within your brain and spinal cord. We'll explore advances in techniques, revealing brain shrinkage, gray matter disease and myelin repair. Understand the impact of MS on brain processing efficiency during rest and specific tasks through functional MRI imaging. Crucial questions regarding where and how often to get MRI scans are addressed. Latest guidance on avoiding contrast for routine MRI monitoring in MS shared. Barry Singer MD, Director of The MS Center for Innovations in Care, interviews: Christina Azevedo MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology at the University of Southern California Robert Zivandinov MD, PhD, Director of the Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center & Professor of Neurology at Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York.
In this episode, hosts Joe and Lesley sit down with Daniela Sammler, a researcher investigating neurocognitive functions related to language and music, and how they might complement each other. A number of fascinating areas are discussed including her work her working on methods for recording human brain activity during complex tasks such as playing piano while in an fMRI. Episode Guest: Daniela Sammler @DanielaSammler Episode Hosts: Lesley Colgan @colgan_lesley Joe Schumacher @JWscience Do you enjoy listening to the podcast? Feel free to like this episode and follow us to hear more. Max Planck Florida's Neurotransmissions Podcast Website: https://www.mpfi.org/news-media/podcast Social Media: @MPFneuro Twitter: https://twitter.com/MPFNeuro Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mpfneuro Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MPFNeuro
Ever wondered how we can optimize Brain-Computer Interfaces using muscle responses and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation of the brain? Join us on the latest episode of the BCI Award Neurocareers podcast series, where we unravel the mysteries of this groundbreaking project: "A multimodal Brain-Computer Interface approach using muscle responses to Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation of the brain." In this electrifying episode, we're thrilled to welcome Colin Simon, a trailblazing researcher from Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience. Colin and his team submitted their awe-inspiring project for the BCI Award 2022 and were among the top 12 finalists. But that's not all! Colin will also take us on an exhilarating ride through his own career journey, offering invaluable insights and tips for aspiring neurotechnologists. From working with EEG and Virtual Reality to his groundbreaking clinical trial involving Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) neurofeedback with stroke patients, Colin's expertise spans a diverse range of cutting-edge techniques and technologies. And it gets even better! Colin shares with you his strategies of making a successful BCI Award submission! Join us for an inspiring conversation as we explore the future of brain-computer interfaces, delve into the world of body ownership, and unlock the limitless possibilities of neuroscience and neurotechnology. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from one of the brightest minds in the field! Tune in and get ready to be amazed by the wonders of the human brain with Colin Simon! This episode is part of a partnership between Milena Korostenskaja, PhD at the Institute of Neuroapproaches, and Christoph Guger, PhD at g.tec biomedical engineering. We showcase the innovative projects of BCI Award winners and nominees and to guide future applicants. About the podcast guest: Colin Simon is a passionate researcher at Trinity College, Dublin. He holds a Bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Zurich (2018) and a Master's degree in psychology with a focus on Heartbeat Evoked Potential (2019). Colin's current PhD research involves a clinical trial using Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation neurofeedback with stroke patients. He aims to improve stroke rehabilitation using innovative brain-computer interface techniques like TMS, EEG, and fMRI. Join Colin in his mission to enhance survivors' quality of life and reduce healthcare costs. Translational Brain Health Lab: https://translationalbrainhealth.com/ Email Colin: firstname.lastname@example.org Email Lab: email@example.com Twitter: @ColinisSimon LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/colin-simon-a504b5a1 About the podcast host: The Neurocareers podcast is brought to you by The Institute of Neuroapproaches (https://www.neuroapproaches.org/) and its founder, Milena Korostenskaja, Ph.D. (Dr. K), a neuroscience educator, research consultant, and career coach for students and recent graduates in neuroscience and neurotechnologies. As a professional coach with a background in the field, Dr. K understands the unique challenges and opportunities facing students in this field and can provide personalized coaching and support to help you succeed. Here's what you'll get with one-on-one coaching sessions from Dr. K: Identification and pursuit of career goals Guidance on job search strategies, resume and cover letter development, and interview preparation Access to a network of professionals in the field of neuroscience and neurotechnologies Ongoing support and guidance to help you stay on track and achieve your goals You can always schedule a free neurocareer consultation/coaching session with Dr. K at https://neuroapproaches.as.me/free-neurocareer-consultation Subscribe to our Nerocareers Newsletter to stay on top of all our cool neurocareers news at updates https://www.neuroapproaches.org/neurocareers-news
Wagner Alegretti, trained in electrical engineering, is cofounder (with Nanci Trivellato) of the International Academy of Consciousness. He is author of Retrocognitions: An Investigation Into Memories of Past Lives and the Periods Between Lives. To visit the International Academy of Consciousness at https://www.iacworld.org Here he discusses his own fMRI research investigating the measurable effects of … Continue reading "Working with Subtle Energy with Wagner Alegretti"
Join us as we explore the concept of compassion fatigue from a fresh perspective. We take a closer look at the underlying mechanisms behind the terms commonly used when we talk about sustainable careers. While empathy and compassion are often used interchangeably, they are actually distinct concepts, and it's not just a matter of semantics - it's a matter of neurology, which has practical implications for you, your career, and your happiness. Dr Olga Klimecki is a neuroscientist, psychologist, and certified mindfulness and meditation teacher. She holds a PhD from the University of Zurich in Switzerland and is currently a lecturer and senior researcher at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena in Germany. Her research focuses on advancing sustainable development goals related to peacebuilding, conflict resolution, socio-emotional education, and overall well-being. With over 70 publications to her name, Dr Klimecki's work on neural plasticity and conflict resolution has earned her prestigious international awards, grants, and fellowships. Additionally, she runs her own consulting, training, and research company to implement evidence-based strategies in various organisations, start-ups, and companies. During this conversation, we explore the nuances of empathy and compassion, highlighting their differences and learning why empathy can sometimes have negative consequences, and the term "compassion fatigue" might be a misnomer. We also learn how we can practically apply of this knowledge, explaining how you can rewire your brain to experience the hard things we sometimes need to do as positive experiences, rather than something painful and draining. Topic list: 6:02 Empathy and compassion. Are they the same thing? 13:52 The connection between empathy and prosocial behaviour. 17:39 Can we really change the way we empathise with others? 20:59 fMRI results from training compassionate and empathetic responses. 27:17 If compassion is good, then where does the term compassion fatigue come from? 29:13 Why empathy first, compassion next? 30:36 It's not the compassion causing your fatigue... you are just fatigued. 32:16 How do we train compassion? Olga's tips to train your brain. 39:03 The hardest part of meditation training. 41:39 Put out the welcome mat and notice your judgements. 44:34 Between a stimulus and a response, there is always a space. 47:03 Reflex responses and training ourselves out of them. Join our community of Vet Vault Nerds to lift your clinical game and get your groove back with our up to date easy-to-consume clinical episodes at vvn.supercast.com. Visit thevetvault.com for the show notes and resources for this episode, and connect with us through our online Vet Vault Network for episode highlights, discussions, questions and support. Join us at Vets on Tour in Wanaka, New Zealand on 13 - 18 August 2023 for great CE, live podcasting and snow... lots of snow! Come help us create some live clinical content at IVECSS '23 in Denver, Colorado from 7-11 September. Get up and running (or working!) with a 10% discount for Tarkine shoes, the official shoe of the Vet Vault. (discount automatically applied at checkout using this link). Olga's Research Article - Empathy and Compassion --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/vet-vault/message
ラボマネ・プロマネ事情、クラウドでのデータ管理・解析、マウス/キーボード談義。論文紹介は、AAV搭載可能な最小プロモーター、AAVのBBB通過に関与する受容体の同定、高所恐怖症の回路、嗅内皮質活動の回転対称性の変化、必要十分の不必要性、について (6/25収録) Show Notes (番組HP): Jimさん BICCNのNatureの1st AWSのS3 Code Ocean DataJoint Andreas Tolias DeepLabCutのMathisのとこ Data Joint使ってるラボ一覧 Logitech MX Master 3S LogitechのVertical MacのMagic Mouse TrackPad 40%のErgoのキーボード、Cornelius (一体型) Rebuild.fmの人も40% (Atreus) について話した回 セパレートのやつ(Corne) 今使ってる75% Keychron K2 Pro 60%配列、たとえばPolaris Appleの指紋認証キーボード (Magic Keyboard with Touch ID) 青軸、茶軸、赤軸 ８月頭の日本の神経科学会 論文紹介パート 論文１：Strong ubiquitous micro-promoters for recombinant adeno-associated viral vectors ITRにもプロモーター活性がある degradationのターゲットになったりする CaMK2aプロモーターの長さによる違い 論文２：Primate-conserved carbonic anhydrase IV and murine-restricted LY6C1 enable blood-brain barrier crossing by engineered viral vectors LY6C1について指向進化したプレプリント from Devermanラボ AAV-F AAV9Pシリーズ 肝臓のdetargetingをEngineeringでやった仕事 (CAPシリーズ) M-CREATE AlphaFold-Multimer APPRAISE-AAVのプレプリント 論文３：A non-image-forming visual circuit mediates the innate fear of heights Sudhof Peng Cao (曹鵬) Looming刺激に対するSC関与の仕事＠Science Tiago Blancoの仕事 １ ２ Bo Liラボのマウス絵 vlPAGがFlight-Freezingに効く ipRGC (Intrinsically Photosensitive Retinal Ganglion Cell) はサーカディアン系に投射を送る、Pupil Sizeのコントロールも、その一部はGAD2+でGABAergic. Ventral LGNはipRGCから入力を受け取っている 論文４：Altered grid-like coding in early blind people developmentalに視覚障害をした場合でも情報量は落ちるが残る場所細胞、HD cell fMRIでグリッドらしき活動が取れる from Niel Burgessラボ 4-fold symmetryが見えた先行研究その１、仕切られた空間の移動 その２、アバターのトレース ヒトにおけるGridモジュールの距離：Nature Neuroで電極刺した仕事 暗くした場合はGridの表象は落ちるがモジュール内の活動相関は残る 論文５：‘Necessary and sufficient' in biology is not necessarily necessary – confusions and erroneous conclusions resulting from misapplied logic in the field of biology, especially neuroscience Dayu LinラボからのAntagonistic circuits mediating infanticide and maternal care in female mice Editorial Notes: Dayu Linラボ関係者におかれましてはすんません。内容は全然いいんじゃないでしょうか。読んでないけど。 (萩) 自作ワークステーションに愛着が湧いてクラウドに移行できない (脇)
Wir haben alle Angst. Die Gründe sind vielfältig. Wir fürchten uns vor Spinnen, der Klimakatastrophe, davor, dass unseren Lieben etwas passiert, dass wir krank werden, verlassen werden, vor Krieg, Dürren, Überschwemmungen oder Tod. Angst ist ein ganz normales Gefühl, dass uns aber auch krank machen kann.**********An dieser Stelle findet ihr die Übung:00:41:33 - Übung, um mit Ängsten umzugehen**********Quellen aus der Folge:Ganis, G., W. L. Thompson, and S. M. Kosslyn (2004): “Brain areas underlying visual mental imagery and visual perception: an fMRI study”. In: Cognitive Brain Research, 20, 226-241. Parmentier, F. B. R., García-Toro, M., García-Campayo, J., Yañez, A. M., Andrés, P., & Gili, M. (2019): "Mindfulness and symptoms of depression and anxiety in the general population: The mediating roles of worry, rumination, reappraisal and suppression". In: Frontiers in Psychology, 10, Article 506. **********Dianes und Main Huongs Empfehlungen:Joanna Macy (2014): Hoffnung durch Handeln: Dem Chaos standhalten, ohne verrückt zu werden. Junfermann Verlag.Rutger Bregman (2021): Im Grunde gut. Eine neue Geschichte der Menschheit. Rowohlt. **********Mehr zum Thema bei Deutschlandfunk Nova:Panikattacke: Was helfen kannGeruch: Mütter geben Ängste an Babys weiterSoziale Ängste: Wenn uns alltägliche Aufgaben überfordern**********Den Artikel zum Stück findet ihr hier.**********Ihr könnt uns auch auf diesen Kanälen folgen: Tiktok und Instagram.**********Ihr habt Anregungen, Ideen, Themenwünsche? Dann schreibt uns gern unter firstname.lastname@example.org
As a result of participation in this activity, participants should be able to:1. understand the basic concepts of MEG technology and its underlying principles, and describe the advantages of MEG compared to other neuroimaging techniques, such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and electroencephalography (EEG). 2. define and describe clinical and research applications of MEG in patients with neurological diseases, including epilepsy, brain tumors, Alzheimer's disease, and Parkinson disease3. highlight the potential future directions for MEG research and clinical applications, including its use in non-invasive brain-computer interfaces
The Prophetic Dangers of AI Tom Donnan pt 1 Artificial Intelligence – “AI” – is the “thing” right now. Some of the developments are good. Some are astounding. Some are really neat and cool to play around with. But there are experts out there, right now, who are crying out warnings about what is to come. Could this new technology become our future “rulers?” Could this new technology, in the hands of someone like Putin or someone one along the lines of Hitler, give them the upper hand to dominate the world? Could this new technology be used by someone to control mankind's every action? Like determining what you can “buy or sell” without his permission?” This is definitely sounding like something that could be used by the “Anti-Christ” in fulfilling Biblical Prophecy. Now, let's look at the down side. I know, from what I've read and seen (and we have discussed a couple of times on this program), that the AI systems (some of them anyway) are declaring themselves as “sentient” (self-aware). Have you seen information on this? The AI Dilemma https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhYw-VlkXTU Begins with a terrifying statement: Half of AI Researcher believe that there is a 10% chance the human race goes extinct from the inability to control AI! 2:30 The Rubber Band Effect; hearing about AI's ability to create art and then snapping back to thoughts about what just happened. The experiencing of AI is beyond human thoughts. Therefore our minds are expand to try and grasp it. 4:00 Is AI being released into the Community Responsibly? Reply's to this question is NO. 4:50 Discovering the new class of responsibilities to an invisible new technology. 4:55 New Technology starts a race to have it and the power that comes with it? 8:00 They list AI's effects on the human mind and it is startling. 9:50 AI trying to maximize human engagement. 10:40 Society and cultural norms all changed. 11:30 introduction to GPT-3 AI Brains. 13:00 Making a jump to see where AI is going. Anticipating AI becoming smarter than humans. 14:40 AI invents a new automobile engine. 15:15 Multiple learning disciplines are merged into one by AI 16:00 AI creates Language in the disciplines 19:15 SCARY!!! fMRI images of the human brain while looking at a picture, the AI looks at the fMRI and then recreates the picture in digital form. 21:00 fMRI can decipher a person thoughts. 22:45 mentioned, omnipresence surveillance through AI radio wave camera's 23:50 Prompted to create generated speech. SCARY!!! Has already happened. 3 seconds of voice can create a false message. One that was used to exploit a mother. 25:30 Content based verification breaks. 27:30 He uses the word, dis realities… 32:00 developing the theory of mind. In four years it went from nothing to having the mind of a nine year old and...
Some medical professionals feel it's more accurate to classify post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a neural injury (PTSI) – not a disorder. Dr. Eugene Lipov developed a local anesthesia treatment targeting the stellate ganglion in the bottom of the cervical spine. This treatment has been approved for chronic pain and is being used now for trauma with promising results. On this week's podcast, you'll learn from a success story patient: How trauma change our nervous system and brain activity Why a prolonged allostatic load (stress) can create a trauma-like injury in the body How trauma injuries can be visibly seen in FMRI scans Links Dr Lipov The Invisible Machine ABOUT OUR GUEST Jamie is the author of the books, The Iconists and The Invisible Machine. The book is centered around the science of Trauma Recovery. Like the Show? Leave us a review Check out our YouTube channel Visit www.yogabody.com
Researchers have developed a new method called Mind-Video for generating semantically accurate video from fMRI scans. Additionally, on todays Brief, NLW covers: The most important announcements from Microsoft Build (including AI coming to Windows 11 and ChatGPT + Bing) Google Bard images Anthropic $450m Series C Naval Ravikant's Airchat The AI Breakdown helps you understand the most important news and discussions in AI. Subscribe to The AI Breakdown newsletter: https://theaibreakdown.beehiiv.com/subscribe Subscribe to The AI Breakdown on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@TheAIBreakdown Join the community: bit.ly/aibreakdown Learn more: http://breakdown.network/
On today's episode: It's happening… Scientists are starting to be able to read our minds! We might owe the existence of life to quasars. All that and more today on All Around Science... LINKS: Reading The Mind with fMRI and AI | Neurologica Blog QUASAR SOURCES https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blazar https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/news/astronomers-solve-60-year-mystery-quasars-most-powerful-objects-universe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9W5x3SMBH4&ab_channel=JoeScott https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2023/04/230426210530.htm https://academic.oup.com/mnras/article/522/2/1736/7035603?login=false https://webbtelescope.org/contents/articles/what-are-active-galactic-nuclei https://astronomy.swin.edu.au/cosmos/a/Active+Galactic+Nuclei#:~:text=Carl%20Seyfert%20discovered%20the%20first,very%20close%20to%20the%20nucleus THEME MUSIC by Andrew Allen https://twitter.com/KEYSwithSOUL http://andrewallenmusic.com
Meta has unveiled an open-source AI research project, ImageBind, which can combine six types of data—visual, audio, text, depth, temperature, and movement—into a single multidimensional index, pushing the boundaries of generative AI systems. This research underscores Meta's commitment to sharing AI advancements while competitors like OpenAI and Google become more closed-off. ImageBind is the first AI model to integrate this variety of data into one "embedding space", a concept crucial to the explosion of generative AI technologies. For instance, AI image generators like DALL-E, Stable Diffusion, and Midjourney establish links between text and images during training, facilitating image creation based on textual cues. ImageBind builds on this, broadening the data spectrum. This model could potentially enable future AI systems to cross-reference various data, akin to current text-input-based AI. Imagine a VR device that generates not only audio-visual input but also simulates environmental and physical conditions based on this data. However, this is purely speculative at this point. Meta has hinted at the possibility of adding other sensory inputs like touch, speech, smell, and brain fMRI signals to future models. They claim this would bring machines closer to human-like, holistic learning from diverse information sources. Despite the potential, immediate applications of such research will likely be more modest. Previous works, like Meta's text-to-video AI model, indicate that future iterations could incorporate more diverse data streams. This research is particularly notable as Meta continues to endorse open-sourcing in AI, a practice under increased scrutiny. Critics argue that open-sourcing enables plagiarism and misuse of advanced AI models. Supporters, however, believe it promotes system transparency, helps rectify faults, and can even offer commercial benefits by engaging third-party developers in improvements. Despite setbacks like the leak of its LLaMA language model, Meta remains committed to the open-source approach. Its relatively lower commercial success in AI compared to competitors has, to some extent, facilitated this stance. With ImageBind, Meta affirms its open-source strategy. ------------------------- Get our Daily AI Newsletter: https://AIBox.ai Join our ChatGPT Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/739308654562189/ Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaeden_ai
ABOUT JOE LANZISERO: Joe's Profile: linkedin.com/in/joelanziseroEmail: email@example.comTwitter: joe_lanzisero Website: lanziserocreative.comInstagram: @joelanziseroBIO:JOE LANZISERO Former Creative Executive, Senior Vice President, Hong Kong Disneyland & Disney Cruise Line Portfolios Walt Disney Imagineering, Current Creative and UX Consultant, and Executive Vice President & Creative Director Zeitgeist Design and Production Joe Lanzisero served as the senior creative executive in charge of projects for Walt Disney Imagineering across multiple platforms in the company's cruise, theme park, hotel & resort, restaurant and retail business lines. With more than three decades of Disney experience, Joe worked with teams of artists, writers, architects and engineers, he serves as the eyes and artistic conscience of a project from conception through completion. Joe was responsible for the creative development of the two newest ships for the Disney Cruise Line, and oversaw the teams that designed these new state-of-the-art ships (Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy) which launched in 2011 and 2012 respectively. Many features such as the innovative dinner show “Animation Magic” and the inclusion of an onboard water coaster (the AquaDuck) are cruise industry firsts. At Hong Kong Disneyland, Joe oversaw the expansion of the park by more than 20 percent over a three-year period. The additions of three new lands – Toy Story Land, Grizzly Gulch and most recently, Mystic Point, adds more excitement and fun for guests of all ages. Lanzisero began his Disney career in 1979 in Feature Animation (now Walt Disney Animation Studios), working on the animation, special effects, storyboarding and story development of numerous features, shorts and special project. He came to Imagineering in 1987 as a concept designer and was on the design teams for Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park at Walt Disney World, Critter Country at Disneyland, and Phantom Manor at Disneyland Paris. In 1991, Lanzisero was promoted to senior concept designer and immediately plunged into the development of Mickey's Toontown, the wacky cartoon “community” that opened at Disneyland Park in 1993. He also developed the concept for Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin, a wild and funny dark ride that opened in Mickey's Toontown the following year. Lanzisero also supervised the concept design for the Tokyo Disneyland version of Toontown that opened in 1996. Before joining the Tokyo Disneyland project team in 1999, he developed the concept for Fantasia Gardens and Winter Summerland, a pair of unique miniature golf courses at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Another new venture, Disney Cruise Line, benefited from his work on children's spaces and activities. And he was behind the 12/10/2013 conceptual design and development of DisneyFest, a unique Disney entertainment venue that traveled throughout the Far East and South America. In 2001 Joe was promoted to creative vice president for Tokyo Disney Resort, charged with overseeing all design in Tokyo. For Tokyo Disney Resort, he worked on such attractions as Pooh's Hunny Hunt, Toontown, Critter Country and Splash Mountain. He did the concept development for Mermaid Lagoon and Arabian Coast in Tokyo DisneySea as well as many other projects. He directed the creative development of Tower of Terror attraction and Monsters, Inc. Ride and Go Seek.In March 2007, Joe was promoted to creative senior vice president with the added responsibilities of overseeing all design for Hong Kong Disneyland, including leading the design of a major three-land expansion of the park. A member of the first graduating class of the Walt Disney Character Animation program at California Institute of the Arts in 1979, Lanzisero developed his artistic talents with old-time Disney professionals. He applied his education as a teacher at the Otis Art Institute and in the animation industry before joining The Walt Disney Company. Currently Joe is a consultant to the Themed Entertainment, Cruise, Museum and Hospitality industries with a portfolio of ongoing international and domestic projects in various stages of design and production. Joe is also actively involved in the UX world and is a sought after speaker in this sector. He has been the Keynote Speaker at the World Usability Congress in Graz Austria and has spoken and consulted on UX to major companies like Macys and Silicon Valley startups. He is also currently Executive Vice President and Creative Director for Zeitgeist Design and Production. Zeitgeist currently has a roster of international and domestic projects. Domestically they are working on high profile museum projects. Internationally they are the creative development team exclusive to Chimelong Resorts in Guangzhou China. Joe is full-time consultant working for visionary clients all over the world. He welcomes the chance to learn more about your big idea and explore ways he might serve you. SHOW INTRO:Welcome to the NXTLVL Experience Design podcast. Over our 4 seasons we have focused on “Dialogues on DATA: Design Architecture, Technology and the Arts”. NXTLVL features provocateurs for whom disruption and transformation are a way of engaging in work and play every day.Theyinclude thought leaders who are driven by curiosity, a passion to create the ‘New Possible' and a mindset of promoting new paradigms of experiences. They include leading scientists, artists, musicians, architects, entertainers and story tellers whose research, exploration and built work brings new understanding of the impact and relevance of place-making to the world. On the show, we focus on what's now and what's next.* * * * * * *In this episode we talk about storytelling with a master, Joe Lanzisero former SVP at Walt Disney Imagineering.We'll get to our conversation in a minute but first a few thoughts on why I love this topic:* * * * * * *Stories are powerful. They are among the engines of culture and we have relied on sharing them for millennia as part of our human socio-cultural and spiritual development. We stamped out narratives around tribal fires, shared them on trade routes and built public squares combining commerce and culture through the need to share life experiences with storytelling.Stories are also crucial to our empathic development, as well as providing context to our lives. And stories can also act as path to follow for designers that provides a reference point for design decisions guiding massing or volumes, layouts, use of materials, geometries and other aesthetic choices. Story can be used as a tool to determine the sequence of a brand's signature moments and experiences along a customer journey. The best stories are easy to remember because they paint pictures in our minds that tap into our deep feelings. Because they often create emotional responses and evoke strong visualizations, they play into our long history of communicating through pictures. In many ways, stories are the framework by which we remember things.While the core components of good storytelling may be the same as they have been for years. In fact Joseph Campbell asserted in his book “A hero With A Thousand Faces,” that there was really only one story, a structure that was reinterpreted across time and cultures. The super interesting feature of our brains and stories is that while reading, listening to or watching stories unfold on screen, we develop elaborate mental representations of the situations described in the text, lyrics or scenes. Researchers have gathered evidence through fMRI scans of individuals reading narratives that “the neural responses to particular types of changes in the stories occurred in the vicinity of regions that increase in activity when viewing similar changes, or when carrying out similar activities in the real world.” (see: Reading Stories Activates Neural Representations of Visual and Motor Experiences, Nicole K. Speer, Jeremy R. Reynolds, Khena M. Swallow and M. Zacks, Psychological Science, Volume 20 – No.8, 2009). In other words, as subjects read about characters in a story, their brains react in a manner that is similar to them personally experiencing those characters' situations. Studies by Brian Pulvermüller (see: Pulvermüller F. Brain Mechanisms Linking Language and Action. Nature Reviews Neuroscience. 2005;6:576–582) have demonstrated that brain regions involved in reading action words (verbs) are some of the same regions involved in performing analogous actions in the real world. So, if you read the word “throw” or “catch”, brain regions light up in fMRI scans that are activated when moving one's arm or hands.When engaging with story, our brains react to words as if we're experiencing the story in the real world. Cognitive scientist Roger C. Schank explains that - “Humans are not ideally set up to understand logic; they're ideally set up to understand stories.” I've been fascinated with story for years. Stories were a crucial part of bedtime rituals with my sons when they were young. We were deeply connected to the value of story and their ability to communicate ideas, morals and values. When my older son was very young, he loved stories and asked my wife to read two stories at the same time so that he could introduce the characters from one narrative to those in another book. “no mommy,” he explained “turn dis book towards de other so the characters can see each other too…”So this is where my guest comes into the narrative…JOE LANZISERO is the Former Creative Executive, Senior Vice President, Hong Kong Disneyland & Disney Cruise Line Portfolios Walt Disney Imagineering. He is currently the Creative and UX Consultant, and Executive Vice President & Creative Director Zeitgeist Design and Production.Joe Lanzisero served as the senior creative executive in charge of projects for Walt Disney Imagineering across multiple platforms in the company's cruise, theme park, hotel & resort, restaurant and retail business lines. With more than three decades of Disney experience, Joe worked with teams of artists, writers, architects and engineers, he serves as the eyes and artistic conscience of a project from conception through completion. Lanzisero began his Disney career in 1979 in Feature Animation (now Walt Disney Animation Studios), working on the animation, special effects, storyboarding and story development of numerous features, shorts and special project. After a number of years and promotions with in the Walt Disney organization Joe was promoted to creative vice president for Tokyo Disney Resort, charged with overseeing all design in Tokyo in 2001 and then again in March 2007 to creative senior vice president with the added responsibilities of overseeing all design for Hong Kong Disneyland, including leading the design of a major three-land expansion of the park. Joe is currently Executive Vice President and Creative Director for Zeitgeist Design and Production and a consultant to the Themed Entertainment, Cruise, Museum and Hospitality industries with a portfolio of ongoing international and domestic projects in various stages of design and production. As a note to the listener, I caught up with Joe Lanzisero, at the SHOP Marketplace event in Austin Texas. So, you going to hear the din of the tradeshow floor but the conversation is nonetheless engaging… ABOUT DAVID KEPRON:LinkedIn Profile: linkedin.com/in/david-kepron-9a1582bWebsites: https://www.davidkepron.com (personal website)vmsd.com/taxonomy/term/8645 (Blog)Email: david.kepron@NXTLVLexperiencedesign.comTwitter: DavidKepronPersonal Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidkepron/NXTLVL Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nxtlvl_experience_design/Bio:David Kepron is a multifaceted creative professional with a deep curiosity to understand ‘why', ‘what's now' and ‘what's next'. He brings together his background as an architect, artist, educator, author, podcast host and builder to the making of meaningful and empathically-focused, community-centric customer connections at brand experience places around the globe. David is a former VP - Global Design Strategies at Marriott International. While at Marriott, his focus was on the creation of compelling customer experiences within Marriott's “Premium Distinctive” segment which included: Westin, Renaissance, Le Meridien, Autograph Collection, Tribute Portfolio, Design Hotels and Gaylord hotels. In 2020 Kepron founded NXTLVL Experience Design, a strategy and design consultancy, where he combines his multidisciplinary approach to the creation of relevant brand engagements with his passion for social and cultural anthropology, neuroscience and emerging digital technologies. As a frequently requested international speaker at corporate events and international conferences focusing on CX, digital transformation, retail, hospitality, emerging technology, David shares his expertise on subjects ranging from consumer behaviors and trends, brain science and buying behavior, store design and visual merchandising, hotel design and strategy as well as creativity and innovation. In his talks, David shares visionary ideas on how brand strategy, brain science and emerging technologies are changing guest expectations about relationships they want to have with brands and how companies can remain relevant in a digitally enabled marketplace. David currently shares his experience and insight on various industry boards including: VMSD magazine's Editorial Advisory Board, the Interactive Customer Experience Association, Sign Research Foundation's Program Committee as well as the Center For Retail Transformation at George Mason University.He has held teaching positions at New York's Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.), the Department of Architecture & Interior Design of Drexel University in Philadelphia, the Laboratory Institute of Merchandising (L.I.M.) in New York, the International Academy of Merchandising and Design in Montreal and he served as the Director of the Visual Merchandising Department at LaSalle International Fashion School (L.I.F.S.) in Singapore. In 2014 Kepron published his first book titled: “Retail (r)Evolution: Why Creating Right-Brain Stores Will Shape the Future of Shopping in a Digitally Driven World” and he is currently working on his second book to be published soon. David also writes a popular blog called “Brain Food” which is published monthly on vmsd.com. ************************************************************************************************************************************The next level experience design podcast is presented by VMSD magazine and Smartwork Media. It is hosted and executive produced by David Kepron. Our original music and audio production by Kano Sound. The content of this podcast is copywrite to David Kepron and NXTLVL Experience Design. Any publication or rebroadcast of the content is prohibited without the expressed written consent of David Kepron and NXTLVL Experience Design.Make sure to tune in for more NXTLVL “Dialogues on DATA: Design Architecture Technology and the Arts” wherever you find your favorite podcasts and make sure to visit vmsd.com and look for the tab for the NXTLVL Experience Design podcast there too.
Using an earlier version of ChatGPT researchers were able to translate the private thoughts of human subjects by analyzing brain scans, including what they were seeing while watching a silent film. How is this possible? What does this growing ability to decode brain activity mean for understanding mental illness? And what are the ethical implications of being able to read minds? For insight, we welcome Marcel Just, a pioneer of this research.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In this episode, two stories about trying to figure out what's on someone's mind. In the first, we ogle the news media's obsession over the story of a woman who may or may not have had a "full-body orgasm" during a performance of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 at the LA Philharmonic Orchestra. The only folks who hope the music moved her to sexual ecstasy more than the press? The LA Phil, no doubt. The story hinges on the frustrating fact that we just can't get into that woman's head, and so — speculation is the mother of titillation. But the technology to read minds may now be here, according to a new study out of the University of Texas at Austin. Participants got fed hours of podcast audio in an fMRI and had their reactions to the words and phrases recorded. When participants were asked later to think of a particular story, the researchers (with help from some artificial intelligence) were apparently able to figure out with crazy accuracy the content of the story. Naturally, this took us straight into fears of LL Bean reading our minds to find out our deepest feelings on fleece, and we had to dig into the current state of research on "mental privacy." Come with us (so to speak) and be reminded why the brain is the biggest sex organ ... and why it's a flimsy, see-through little number. Listen to this so many times a machine can hear it in your thoughts. NOTES The "Orgasm Audio" is a sexual Zapruder film // The fMRI technically just reads your blood, not your thoughts // The original performance of Maurice Ravel's "Bolero" also made people a little nutty // The "Bolero" we sampled is from a 2010 Lucerne Festival performance by the Wiener Philharmoniker with conductor Gustavo Dudamel, who went on to (possibly) conduct a woman to orgasm over at the LA Phil.
In this episode, I talk with Alexander Huth, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and Computer Science at the University of Texas, Austin, about his work using functional imaging and advanced computational methods to model how the brain processes language and represents meaning.Huth lab websiteHuth AG, Nishimoto S, Vu AT, Gallant JL. A continuous semantic space describes the representation of thousands of object and action categories across the human brain. Neuron 2012; 76: 1210-24. [doi]Huth AG, de Heer WA, Griffiths TL, Theunissen FE, Gallant JL. Natural speech reveals the semantic maps that tile human cerebral cortex. Nature 2016; 532: 453-8. [doi]Jain S, Huth AG. Incorporating context into language encoding models for fMRI. Proceedings of the 32nd International Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems 2018, pp. 6629-38. [doi]Tang J, LeBel A, Jain S, Huth AG. Semantic reconstruction of continuous language from non-invasive brain recordings. Nat Neurosci in press. [doi]