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2013-11-20 17:41:50

Pattern of brain activity points to possible neural circuit switched on by drug and may identify other patients who could respond George Melendez has been called a medical miracle. After a near drowning deprived his brain of oxygen, Melendez remained in a fitful, minimally conscious state until his mother, in 2002, decided to give him the sleep aid drug Ambien to quiet his moaning and writhing. The next thing she knew, her son was quietly looking at her and trying to talk. He has been...

Is the Universe the creation of consciousness
2013-11-15 13:43:03

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While opinions about the existence of heaven or hell are firmly entrenched in the public consciousness, a Wake Forest stem cell scientist has put forward a theory that says death is just a construct of the human mind. In his theory, called biocentrism, Dr. Robert Lanza claims the universe is created by life, not the other way around. The theory posits that a person's consciousness determines the appearance and behavior of objects in...

Study Shows Brain Processes Input That May Not Be Perceived
2013-11-14 17:44:21

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Freudian and Behavioral scientists have long been at odds regarding the validity of each school of thought. Freudians champion the idea that human perception is separated into three distinct compartments: the conscious, unconscious and pre-conscious. Behaviorists reject these constructs for their inability to be subjected to rigorous scientific testing. However, University of Arizona (UA) doctoral degree candidate Jay Sanguinetti...

2013-11-10 23:02:42

Spiritual Awakening Day is a day to celebrate the global shift in mass consciousness and the dawn of the Age of Aquarius. It is celebrated by sending Love, Gratitude and Joy into the Universe at 11 until 11:11 a.m. (PRWEB) November 10, 2013 Spiritual Awakening Day is a day to celebrate the global shift in mass consciousness and the dawn of the Age of Aquarius. It is celebrated by sending Love, Gratitude and Joy into the Universe at 11am until 11.11 a.m. 11.11 was chosen as the date and...

2013-11-05 23:26:25

Our definitions of death, specifically the death of the human brain, may have to change in the near future. This initial exchange between Bioquark Inc., a novel development stage company focused on biological approaches to human regeneration and repair, and Dr. Calixto Machado, MD, PhD, a world leading researcher in brain death, coma, and vegetative states, is an important step in realization of the transformational changes that are coming. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) November 05, 2013...

2013-11-04 09:29:52

Absence of vision from birth leads to a permanent state of pain hypersensitivity, reports PAIN® An international team of scientists investigated whether congenitally blind subjects experience pain differently than sighted individuals. Their results, published in the current issue of PAIN®, reveal compelling evidence that congenitally blind individuals are hypersensitive to pain caused by thermal stimuli. The findings are important because a key biological function of acute pain is to...

Awareness May Be Possible When In A Vegetative State
2013-11-03 04:35:27

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The concept of being in a coma or vegetative state is only made the more frightening when you add in the possibility that while lying there, hooked to medical equipment and having one’s life prolonged by a support system, a cognizance of one’s surroundings damns you to a waking nightmare of unknown duration. Thankfully, those in a vegetative state are spared this scenario. Or are they? According to a new study, a patient who...

2013-10-23 23:31:15

A newly developed model of mind, Dichotomized Operating System Model (DOS Model), explains what mind is, how it emerges from the brain, how it develops over time and why do we have it, besides solving thousands of years old mysteries like consciousness, free will, etc. without any requirement of prior knowledge to understand the same. The model, developed by Parag Jasani, is available on the website http://www.whatismind.com. Mumbai, India (PRWEB) October 23, 2013 With billions of neurons...

2013-10-18 11:59:56

UCLA psychologists have used brain-imaging techniques to study what happens to the human brain when it slips into unconsciousness. Their research, published Oct. 17 in the online journal PLOS Computational Biology, is an initial step toward developing a scientific definition of consciousness. "In terms of brain function, the difference between being conscious and unconscious is a bit like the difference between driving from Los Angeles to New York in a straight line versus having to cover...


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