Physicist Nassim Haramein talks “brainlessness,” consciousness and how it’s possible to think and function without a brain (something to THINK about!)
In the 1980s scientist, Benjamin Libet conducted an experiment. He ‘discovered’ that what seems to be free will or the conscious choice to do or not do something is really just the observance of something that has already happened. This completely rocked the foundations of what most thought of as a prerequisite for being human and the long-held religious view that free will must always be honored.
There are some undeniable points to be made about a drug, or an implant, that can enhance intelligence: If people have the choice to enhance their mental abilities with medication or an implant, what does that mean for society? Because if we all have access to the same enhancement, would it be an enhancement, or a new reality?
Researchers at Duke University and the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio looked specifically at this second phenomenon in a longitudinal neuroimaging study of adolescents, in order to better understand how early life stress contributes to depression.
Steven Kotler explains the neurochemical changes during flow states that strengthen motivation, creativity and learning. “The brain produces a giant cascade of neurochemistry. You get norepinephrine, dopamine, anandamide, serotonin and endorphins. All five of these are performance enhancing neurochemicals.
Scientists at Harvard and Northwestern University developed a new cancer test can predict with 100 percent accuracy whether someone will develop cancer up to thirteen years in the future. The technology studies the pattern of telomere growth as a predictive biomarker for cancer. Could knowing this information allow people to make lifestyle changes to lower their risk, and how would it affect health insurance policies?
Personality programs identify our natural talents, strengthens and capabilities, encouraging us to better utilize them. Simultaneously personality profilers identify our weaknesses, allowing us to turn them into strengths. Sages throughout history report how difficult it is to “know thyself,” but these wise sages did not have access to [Sharry]Edward’s multifaceted nanoVoice. Today we shall investigate its ability to reveal subconscious emotions.
New fresh and hopeful research from an Australian University may provide a great option for healing Alzheimer’s without drugs.
So when Salomon Amar, a periodontal specialist at Boston University, began exploring links between oral bacteria and heart disease in animal studies in the late 1990s, reactions were lukewarm. “Many cardiologists thought we were a bit crazy,” he says. Skepticism still abounds, but the same molecular tools that have dramatically changed understanding of the gut microbiome are now allowing scientists to track and examine bacteria in the mouth. Advocates of a connection between the artery disease atherosclerosis and microbes are hoping to find convincing proof of their suspicions, while exploring links between ailing gums and other conditions, including cancer, arthritis, diabetes and even Alzheimer’s disease.
A materials scientist has discovered a way to grow a crystal ball in a lab. Not the kind that soothsayers use to predict the future, but a microscopic version that could be used to encapsulate medication in a way that would allow it to deliver its curative payload more effectively inside the body.
Could vaccines be delivered to humans via mosquito bite. In that case Genetically Modified insects ( or tiny insect like drones) could “bite” and there would be no opportunity to decline. Are the current viral epidemics a good opportunity to develop and implement this process which has been discussed for several years? All excellent questions. What do you think?
Scientists in Britain have recently been given the green light to edit the genes of human embryos for research, leading to fears the practice could lead to “designer babies.”
DARPA is launching a new military program using an implant to connect the human brain to a computer. Although there may be some applications that could restore sight or hearing to those without the military use of the Neural Engineering System Design (NESD) is the reason behind the Human Brain project and the US Brain Initiative.
Bright light therapy has a proven track record of success in the treatment of seasonal affective disorder (SAD), commonly referred to as the winter blues. A new study from the University of British Columbia shows that this simple and safe therapy is effective for non-seasonal major depression. In fact, researchers showed light therapy was much more effective than fluoxetine (Prozac).