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I LOVE to eat. When I was younger, my professional colleagues called me the garbage disposal because when I was finished with my meal, I would finish theirs and NEVER put on a pound. Oh those were great days. My metabolism started slowing down in my 40s and to my dismay, I started gaining unwanted weight. And now, I am

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What causes our emotions to happen? We know that they are centered in the limbic system of the brain. But what causes the intensity of those emotion? What determines the intensity of some specific emotion? What allows another person to tune into that frequency and feel what you are feeling and the intensity that you are feeling? One example is

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There has been a lot of talk in the media about the negatives of our current social devices such as IPads. It seems that children lack using the “old” fashion stuff like blocks and Legos and all the fun manipulatives you see in Toys R Us. And their not being exposed to these manipulatives is causing a great problem in

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I just got back from a wonderful 36 hours (yes, 36 hours) with my oldest son, Zack, at Epcot in Walt Disney World.  It was a wonderful mother-son bonding experience during which he told me that I am nuts. Or maybe he used the word crazy which is something my children say often to me. I guess I don’t act

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I have been mulling over this blog for about two weeks when the information first came out. If you remember, there was a big announcement about a scientific study showing that men over 45 years old have a higher chance of fathering a child with autism and ADHD. I remember one of the medical experts on TV proclaiming that this

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Did you know that attractiveness interferes with the recognition of faces? Huh? Well, according to psychologists at the University of Jena in Germany, a recent research study indicated that we tend to remember unattractive faces more than attractive ones. Don’t believe me (I don’t believe this either), check out the article in the Journal Neuropsychologia. They insist that unless there

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Reconstructive Memory Ever heard of reconstructive memory? It means that information is recalled by associating it with simple clues. For example, in a recall test involving a long list of words, you might remember the word apple because it is a fruit that begins with the letter A. This type of memory ability remains stable in healthy individuals with age-related

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Hurray. Two recent studies provide strong evidence that age-related memory loss is a syndrome in its own right and not necessarily an early sign of dementia or Alzheimer’s. There is an area in the brain called the dentate gyrus which is not affected by Alzheimer’s or dementia but whose function declines with age. They found a protein call RbAp48 which

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ADULT ADHD…..PART 2 So how did you do with the check list? I got 4 checks. I’m not going to talk to my primary care physician. But it gives me thought about why I am having some of the difficulties I have and why I do some of the things I do. And it also makes me wonder about our

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It’s 2014. A new year. And time to get back to work for all of us. Especially me blogging more frequently. When I was a child and adolescent, those of you who knew me might have described my behavior as being impulsive. One grade on our report card was citizenship and no matter how good your academic grades, you could

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