Brain Blogging, Seventh Editionby Shaheen E Lakhan, MD, PhD, MEd, MS | April 23, 2007
Welcome to the seventh edition of Brain Blogging – a semi-monthly blog carnival that aims to review posts â€œrelated to the brain and mind that go beyond the basic sciences into a more human and multidimensional perspective.”
This carnival is part of the Blog Carnival network. Please remember to submit your blog entries using the online submission form. We will do our best to review and include your entry! We received many quality submissions for this edition. Enjoy your readingsâ€¦
Leslie Feldman presents Autism Prevention posted at Autism Prevention, saying, “Sadaf Shahid wrote this very beautiful and compassionate account of autism in Pakistan. She is a lovely woman and is committed to helping with people with severe autism.”
GrrlScientist presents Creating a Mouse Model of Bipolar Disorder posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, “A paper that was recently sent to me by a reader examines the underlying genetics of bipolar disorder and uses that information to create a mouse model of the manic phase of bipolar disorder so scientists and psychiatrists can study this aspect of the condition.”
Talia Mana presents How Much Sensitivity do the Mentally Ill Deserve? posted at Centre for Emotional Well-Being, saying, “How do you cope when a relative is mentally ill? Are they “nuts” or in need of our sympathy?”
Memory & Cognition
Mun presents Mun’s Fitness Blog: How Much Sleep is Enough? posted at Mun’s Fitness Blog, saying, “Have to make sure I sleep enough on the day I have done my workout. Muscles need time to recover and to grow. Talking about sleep, it is all too easy to eat and drink well beyond our biological need. Is it the same applies to sleep too? We tend to sleep more, given a chance to do so, like on Saturday or Sunday.”
Alvaro Fernandez presents Baby Boomers, Healthy Aging and Job Performance posted at SharpBrains, saying, “With more and more professionals practicing beyond the traditional retirement age-how do we (and they) know when they stop being qualified? more importantly, what can we do to delay that moment?”
Caroline Latham presents Easy Steps to Improve Your Brain Health Now posted at SharpBrains, saying, “Improving your brain fitness can help you perform better today and maintain your independence tomorrow.”
Hueina Su presents Life Balance Lessons: 7 Keys to Avoid Burnout posted at Intensive Care for the Nurturer’s Soul, saying, “Chronic stress could lead to burnout, which could greatly impact a person’s physical & emotional health, relationships, work, and everyone related to him/her. When you are burned out, you can’t function at your best, and everyone you care about suffer with you. It’s not difficult to see that there is much at stake. Here are some proactive steps you can take today to prevent (or overcome) burnout.”
TherapyDoc presents When the Little Things Go Wrong posted at Everyone needs therapy? Lessons from a family therapist, saying, “TherapyDoc is stymied with the empty nest, in, out, in, out, it’s all very disconcerting.”
Hueina Su presents The Most Important Relationship in Your Life posted at Intensive Care for the Nurturer’s Soul, saying, “Most people are either looking for love in all the wrong places, or entering/staying in a relationship for the wrong reasons. There is one single most important relationship you need to work on, in order to ensure happiness in all of your other relationships.”
Michael Estep, Ph.D. presents Right-Brain Training – Practical Applications Part 2 posted at Intuitive Feeling-Learning.
Anmol Mehta presents 3 Most Powerful Yoga Pranayamas and Kriyas – Part 1 posted at Mastery of Meditation, Enlightenment & Kundalini Yoga, saying, “This breathing exercise is designed to activate the right hemisphere of the brain, thus helping develop one’s creative, intuitive and holistic nature and ability.”
Ben presents Exploring the Oneiroverse with Chad Watts: On Lucid Dreams, Entheogens, and the Spiritual Experience posted at Dreaming Life, saying, “When I first started blogging, I naturally sought out other blogs on lucid dreaming. One of the most unique blogs out there was called Exploring the Oneiroverse, the contents of which were based on a book by fellow blogger and lucid dreamer Chad Watts.”
State of Mind
Arun presents The Power of Being Social posted at Arun is bringing you…Your Daily Remedy, saying, “How to become your “most social self,” and why doing so will make your daily life happier and more interesting!”
Stigmatization & Discrimination
Steven Silvers presents Why itâ€™s so hard to get your point across sometimes. posted at Scatterbox at stevensilvers.com, saying, “A new study shows that distractions stimulate the brain faster than, uh, what time did they say American Idol is on?”
Petra Ioni presents Rocket Science and Brain Surgery posted at Medopdedia.
How Temperature Affects People With Multiple Sclerosis
Swear Your Pain Away
The Hollywood Medical Reporter – The Land of Oz
The Intrapersonal Consequences of Schizophrenia
Is Anorexia a Modern, Culture-Bound Disorder?
Facing the Future
Memory and Psychosis
The Hollywood Medical Reporter – Artistic License
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