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This is what your brain on drugs really looks like

This is what your brain on drugs really looks like
This actually raises several questions... 1. Where did they get the drugs to begin with? And how do you go about getting "permission" from the government (which I assume they had) to conduct these experiments? 2. 3. In any case, I'm definitely looking forward to synthehol, regardless of Scotty's opinion of it, assuming it does what Data claims—like alcohol, but no deleterious side effects, like hangovers (anyone else remember Scotty's—and everyone else's—hangover from Undiscovered Country?) Related:  Data

Defusión: una propuesta diferente para relacionarnos con nuestros pensamientos indeseados Steven Hayes, uno de los creadores de la Terapia de Aceptación y Compromiso (ACT), reflexiona sobre los efectos del lenguaje y propone, a través de la presentación de ejercicios, una nueva manera de relacionarnos con aquellos eventos mentales que nos resultan difíciles y dolorosos de experimentar. Cuando llega el momento de actuar comprometiéndonos con nuestros valores, es necesario poner al lenguaje en su lugar. Compartimos con ustedes el artículo. No hace mucho tiempo, tal vez 200.000 años atrás, una oscura clase de primates llamados “humanos” aprendieron una nueva artimaña. Aprendieron a relacionar eventos arbitrariamente; aprendieron a tener una cosa representando a otra; adquirieron pensamiento simbólico. La mente humana es increíblemente arrogante. El comediante Emo Philips tiene un dicho que captura la situación en la que nos encontramos: “Solía pensar que mi mente era mi órgano más importante. La mente humana es increíblemente arrogante. No. El diálogo será algo así: ¡Tramposa!

This is what your brain on drugs really looks like This actually raises several questions... 1. Where did they get the drugs to begin with? 2. 3. In any case, I'm definitely looking forward to synthehol, regardless of Scotty's opinion of it, assuming it does what Data claims—like alcohol, but no deleterious side effects, like hangovers (anyone else remember Scotty's—and everyone else's—hangover from Undiscovered Country?) Undergrad_syllabi The Department offers a Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Clinical Psychological Science program. This program provides rigorous training in the scientific approach to clinical psychology, emphasizing evidence-based psychological assessment and intervention. Students will be exposed to contemporary theories of clinical disorders and empirically supported interventions for the treatment of these disorders. The Department of Psychology also provides a unique training opportunity for mental health professionals. Our students are publishing and we want to share their publications with you!

(Vídeo) Qué es la defusión cognitiva Con la defusión cognitiva, se enseña a los pacientes a observar los productos y procesos de pensamiento (es decir, “estoy teniendo el pensamiento …”, “estoy notando tal o cual pensamiento”, “Estoy haciendo algo con mis pensamientos” ) y notando una distinción entre esa actividad y el observador de esa actividad. En resumen, la defusión ayuda a crear espacio entre la persona y el parloteo mental, y los pacientes aprenden por experiencia que no son sus pensamientos y que la mente siempre está pensando, relación, de trabajo, y no siempre es necesario confiar o creer en ella. Te recomendamos leer los siguientes artículos para que conozcas más sobre esta técnica: Vídeo realizado por Paula José Quintero y Fabián Maero ¿Tienes problemas para ver el vídeo? Show

Brain Likely Encodes the World in 2 Dimensions When we drive somewhere new, we navigate by referring to a two-dimensional map that accounts for distances only on a horizontal plane. According to research published online in August in Nature Neuroscience, the mammalian brain seems to do the same, collapsing the world into a flat plane even as the animal skitters up trees and slips deep into burrows. “Our subjective sense that our map is three-dimensional is illusory,” says Kathryn Jeffery, a behavioral neuroscientist at University College London who led the research. Jeffery studies a collection of neurons in and around the rat hippo­campus that build an internal representation of space. As the animal travels, these neurons, called grid cells and place cells, respond uniquely to distance, turning on and off in a way that measures how far the animal has moved in a particular direction. Past research has focused on how these cartographic cells encode two-dimensional space.

GeMM home Can psychology be a mathematical science? This seems an odd question to ask when you realize that one of the key events that led to the establishment of psychology as a scientific discipline in the 1870s was the discovery in the mid-1800s that the relationship between the objectively measurable change in the strength of a stimulus such as the brightness of a light or the loudness of a sound and a person’s perception of the change in the stimulus can be described mathematically. Not only was scientific psychology founded on a mathematical basis but there are many psychologists who engage in mathematical theory building and testing every day. Thus, the answer to the question “Can psychology be a mathematical science?” is yes it can and it has been as long as psychology has been a science. When mathematics are used to create theories about real-world phenomena, we must assume that the phenomena have a structure that is mathematical at some fundamental level. Dr. With GeMM, Drs.

Los 11 delirios y síndromes mentales más raros En esta lista conocerás los síndromes más raros y llamativos documentados por la comunidad científica. Todos estos síndromes tienen un síntoma en común: Delirios. Pero antes de empezar quiero aclarar rápidamente qué son los delirios. Podemos explicarlos como creencias falsas y extravagantes firmemente mantenidas a pesar de ser contradecidas y, por lo general, son síntoma de un trastorno mental. Ahora sí, aquí la lista: 1. Este delirio tomó el nombre del médico Joseph Capgras que fue el primero en describirlo, y se representa por la creencia de que la persona más cercana al paciente con Capgras ha sido reemplazada por un impostor idéntico. Estudios relacionados con los delirios de Capgras: 2. Este síndrome tomó el nombre de la maravillosa novela de Lewis Carroll, ya que se caracteriza por delirios que afectan la percepción del tiempo y del espacio. Según los expertos, este tipo de delirio es relativamente común y no se asocia, necesariamente, con algún trastorno mental. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

How does your brain create short-term memories? If you know you have to remember, say, a phone number for longer than that you will probably be aware of "rehearsing" the number string until you have a chance to write it down. Short term memory only lasts for a handful of seconds (a more precise figure would require me looking it up), but this is if you don't rehearse the information. This is measured by showing someone something to remember, and then giving them a distractor task to stop them rehearsing (like counting down from 673 in steps of three). Rehearse it for long enough and it's coded into your long term memory. Like when you're revising for finals. Actually, short term (or working memory) isn't so much defined by time as it is by amount of information.

&Animals and Psychedelics& by Giorgio Samorini This new book by Giorgio Samorini, one of the world's leading experts on the tribal, ritual use of psychedelics, observes the drug habits of dozens of animals, from elephants to goats, and even a few insects. He tells what they get high on, what they do when they're high, and suggests tantalizing reasons for why they do it. Samorini writes vividly; his 112 page book is like going on a stimulating psychedelic safari. He tells how birds in the Western US, high on the fermented berries of the California Holly, engage in drunken orgies. Samorini suggests that getting high is an utterly natural behavior, one that helps animals and humans alike to adapt and evolve. After putting the book down, I became profoundly aware that somewhere off in the shrubby hills near my home, caribou were chewing psychedelic lichen and sprawling stoned under the stars. ?

¿Por qué algunos adolescentes son propensos a abusar del alcohol? Una reciente investigación realizada por el Instituto de Psiquiatría del King’s College London, publicó en la revista Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) una importante explicación del por qué algunos adolescentes son más propensos a consumir alcohol y provee el más detallado entendimiento de los procesos cerebrales que están involucrados en el abuso de alcohol. El alcohol y otras drogas adictivas encienden el sistema de dopamina en el cerebro, el cual es responsable de los sentimientos de placer y recompensa. Estudios recientes encontraron que el gen RASGRF-2 es un gen de riesgo para el abuso de alcohol, pero todavía no se comprende totalmente el mecanismo exacto involucrado en el proceso del abuso. El profesor del King’s College y director de la investigación, Gunter Schumann dijo: “Las personas buscan situaciones que cumplen con su sentido de recompensa y de hacerlos felices, así es que su cerebro está conectado para encontrar gratificante el alcohol. ¿Qué se encontró?

Seeking the neurological roots of conflict MIT postdoc Emile Bruneau has long been drawn to conflict — not as a participant, but an observer. In 1994, while doing volunteer work in South Africa, he witnessed firsthand the turmoil surrounding the fall of apartheid; during a 2001 trip to visit friends in Sri Lanka, he found himself in the midst of the violent conflict between the Tamil Tigers and the Sri Lankan military. Those chance experiences got Bruneau, who taught high school science for several years, interested in the psychology of human conflict. While teaching, he also volunteered as counselor for a conflict-resolution camp in Ireland that brought Catholic and Protestant children together. At MIT, Bruneau is now working with associate professor of cognitive neuroscience Rebecca Saxe to figure out why empathy — the ability to feel compassion for another person’s suffering — often fails between members of opposing conflict groups.

List of cognitive biases Cognitive biases are tendencies to think in certain ways that can lead to systematic deviations from a standard of rationality or good judgment, and are often studied in psychology and behavioral economics. There are also controversies over some of these biases as to whether they count as useless or irrational, or whether they result in useful attitudes or behavior. For example, when getting to know others, people tend to ask leading questions which seem biased towards confirming their assumptions about the person. Although this research overwhelmingly involves human subjects, some findings that demonstrate bias have been found in non-human animals as well. Decision-making, belief, and behavioral biases[edit] Many of these biases affect belief formation, business and economic decisions, and human behavior in general. Social biases[edit] Most of these biases are labeled as attributional biases. Memory errors and biases[edit] Common theoretical causes of some cognitive biases[edit] Notes[edit]

14 razones por las que estas cansado todo el tiempo Es probable que todos, en algún momento de nuestras vidas, nos hayamos preguntado qué podemos hacer para mejorar nuestro rendimiento, en el afán de cumplir con nuestras responsabilidades. Cuando la energía no nos alcanzan para terminar el día o la semana, clamamos por alguna fórmula mágica que nos permita cumplir con todos nuestros compromisos. Según distintos investigadores, existen ciertos malos hábitos que pueden hacernos sentir cansados, así como algunos simples ajustes en el estilo de vida, que podrían ayudarnos a mantenernos enérgicos: No te ejercitas cuando estás cansado Omitir tu entrenamiento para ahorrar energía termina provocando el efecto inverso. En un estudio de la Universidad de Georgia, los adultos sedentarios, pero por lo demás sanos, que comenzaron a hacer ejercicio ligeros tres días por semana por sólo 20 minutos diarios reportaron sentirse menos cansados y con más energía después de seis semanas. No bebes suficiente agua No estás consumiendo suficiente hierro Show

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