Thyroid Storm

This life-threatening condition requires immediate medical attention Causes and Risk Factors The primary risk factor for thyroid storm is hyperthyroidism. There are a number of other factors that raise your risk of thyroid storm: Infection, specifically lung infections, throat infections, or pneumoniaBlood sugar changes, including diabetic ketoacidosis and insulin-induced hypoglycemiaRecent surgery on your thyroid gland …

Scientists Achieve Real-Time Communication With Lucid Dreamers In Breakthrough

Participants had entered REM sleep. These eye signals, along with facial contortions, were used as a means of communication during the sleep sessions. For instance, the researchers asked an 19-year-old American participant to subtract six from eight while he was in a lucid dream, and he correctly signaled the answer “two” with two eye movements from left to right. When asked again, he repeated the correct answer.

How the ‘noise’ in our brain influences our behavior

The LNDG continues to demonstrate the importance of neural variability for successful human behavior in an ongoing series of studies. Whether one is asked to process a face, remember an object, or solve a complex task, the ability to modulate moment-to-moment variability seems to be required for optimal cognitive performance...

Can magic mushrooms and LSD treat depression and anxiety? Scientists are optimistic.

As a result of their research on how psychedelics can be used to help smokers and cancer patients, Johnson and others at Johns Hopkins have suggested that psilocybin's FDA classification should be changed from Schedule I, which means that it has no known medical benefit, to Schedule IV, similar to prescription drugs....

Oxygen Levels and Brain Function

by mpatino | https://lunginstitute.com | Oxygen levels and brain function go hand in hand. Having enough oxygen in the brain is crucial to brain function, and therefore, to the body as a whole. The brain requires a constant supply of both oxygen and glucose. Without enough oxygen or with low blood-oxygen levels, the brain has trouble signaling where to …

Mind wandering as an underrecognized influence on educational performance

Successful learning requires that individuals integrate information from the external environment with their own internal representations. In this article, we consider the role that mind wandering plays in education. Mind wandering represents a state of decoupled attention because, instead of processing information from the external environment, our attention is directed toward our own private thoughts …

Mind-wandering

Attention problems relate to behavioral problems such as inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity. These behaviors make staying on task difficult leading to more mind-wandering. ... The inhibiting executive function controls attention and thought. The failure of cognitive inhibition is a direct cause of mind-wandering...

AMBIVALENȚA ȘI INTERVIUL MOTIVAȚIONAL

Suntem motivați să ne ajustăm comportamentul pentru că identificăm consecințe sănătoase benefice pe termen lung, dar, în același timp, ne atrag recompensele imediate dar nedorite pe care ni le dă comportamentul nesănătos. Când suntem sfătuiți sau presați să ne ajustăm comportamentul, minimizăm efectele negative, căutăm scuze sau devenim pesimiști în privința șanselor de a face …

Hypnosis for Irritable Bowel

At a meeting this week of the World Congress of Psychosomatic Medicine, gastroenterologist Peter Whorwell, MD, will discuss more than 20 years of research showing that hypnosis can not only improve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, but can even alter the underlying physical problems that cause the symptoms. The movie version of hypnosis is not …

Autogenic Training

The main purpose of autogenic training is the achievement of autonomic self-regulation by removing environmental distraction, training imagery that accompanies autonomic self-regulation, and by providing a facilitative set of exercises that are easy to learn and remember.Autogenic training (AT) is a technique that teaches your body to respond to your verbal commands. These commands "tell" your body to …

Postpartum Thyroiditis and Related Issues After Pregnancy

Your thyroid function may be altered after having a baby By Mary Shomon  Medically reviewed by Ana Maria Kausel, MD Updated on July 26, 2020 It's common for women to feel tired, experience mood swings, and have a variety of other symptoms in the months after childbirth. But for some women, symptoms can become troublesome and may point to …

Thyroid Disease

 By Mary Shomon, Medically reviewed by Ana Maria Kausel, MD on November 04, 2020 The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the front of the neck. Its primary function is to produce the hormones triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). These hormones travel through the body and help regulate metabolism. They also aid in brain development, digestive function, muscle …