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neuromorphogenesis:

Language and Your Brain

For centuries, researchers have studied the brain to find exactly where mechanisms for producing and interpreting language reside. Theories abound on how humans acquire new languages and how our developing brains learn to process languages.

By Voxy.

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clulessmedic:

erratic-emedicine:

The Apgar score is done at one and five minutes after birth.

The maxiumum score is 10, but this is unusual as babies normally lose a point for having a bit of blueness at their extremities. A normal score is >7

If your baby gets a perfect 10, consider them for future gymnastic/ diving/ figure skating competitions. (This isn’t medically justified, but I’ve got a good feeling.)

An abnormal score of <7 mean the baby needs medical attention - Neonatal Resuscitation. The score must also be repeated every 5 mins until it is >7.

(A very brief overview of) Neonatal Resus:

  1. Dry Baby with towels and ‘start the clock’
  2. If not breathing well, but heart rate >100, assess only
  3. If not breathing well after 1 min, 5 inflation breaths (only little ones)
  4. Reassess, consider O2 sats monitoring
  5. If no progress, do airway manoeuvres
  6. Chest compressions
  7. Drugs

The later interventions are relatively uncommon, and normally undertaken by specialist Neonatologists. Evidence suggests lung inflation is the key to success. There are some differences for preterm births.

Pretty impressed that the Dr Apgar managed to make an acronym out of their own name…

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Specific neurons and neurotransmitters such as norepinephrine, trigger a defensive state when we feel that our thoughts have to be protected from the influence of others. If we are than confronted with differences in opinion, the chemicals are released in the brain are the same ones that try to ensure our survival in dangerous situations.  In this defensive state the more primitive part or the brain interferes with rational thinking and the limbic system can knock out most of our working memory. Physically causing „narrow mindedness”.  We see this in the politics of fear, in the strategy of poker players or simply when someone is stubborn in a discussion. No matter how valuable an idea is, the brain has trouble proccessing it when it is in such a state. On a neural level it reacts as if we are being threatened, even if this threat consume harmless opinions or facts that we may otherwise find helpful and could rationally agree with. But when we express ourselves and our views are appretiated these defense chemicals discrease in the brain and dopamine neurotransmission activates the reward neurons, making us feel empowered and increasing our self esteem. Self esteem or self belief is closely linked to the neurotransmittr serotonin. When the lack of tit takes on severe proportions, it often leads to depression, self destructive behaviour or even suicide.

Specific neurons and neurotransmitters such as norepinephrine, trigger a defensive state when we feel that our thoughts have to be protected from the influence of others. If we are than confronted with differences in opinion, the chemicals are released in the brain are the same ones that try to ensure our survival in dangerous situations.
In this defensive state the more primitive part or the brain interferes with rational thinking and the limbic system can knock out most of our working memory. Physically causing „narrow mindedness”.
We see this in the politics of fear, in the strategy of poker players or simply when someone is stubborn in a discussion. No matter how valuable an idea is, the brain has trouble proccessing it when it is in such a state.
On a neural level it reacts as if we are being threatened, even if this threat consume harmless opinions or facts that we may otherwise find helpful and could rationally agree with.

But when we express ourselves and our views are appretiated these defense chemicals discrease in the brain and dopamine neurotransmission activates the reward neurons, making us feel empowered and increasing our self esteem.
Self esteem or self belief is closely linked to the neurotransmittr serotonin. When the lack of tit takes on severe proportions, it often leads to depression, self destructive behaviour or even suicide.

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If your left cerebral hemisphere were to be disconnected from the right as is the case in ’split brain’ patients. You would normally still be able to talk and think from the left hemisphere while your right hemisphere would have very limited cognitive capacitives. Your left brain will not miss the right part even though is profoundly changes your perception. One consequence of this, is that you can no longer describe the right half of someone’s face.  But you wil never mention it, you will never see it as a problem or even rrealize that something has changed.  Since this affects more than just your perception of the real world but also applies to your mental images, it is not just a sensory problem, but a fundamental change in your consciousness.

If your left cerebral hemisphere were to be disconnected from the right as is the case in ’split brain’ patients. You would normally still be able to talk and think from the left hemisphere while your right hemisphere would have very limited cognitive capacitives. Your left brain will not miss the right part even though is profoundly changes your perception. One consequence of this, is that you can no longer describe the right half of someone’s face.

But you wil never mention it, you will never see it as a problem or even rrealize that something has changed.
Since this affects more than just your perception of the real world but also applies to your mental images, it is not just a sensory problem, but a fundamental change in your consciousness.

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#split  #brain  #hemisphere  #cognitive  #consciousness  #fundamental  #change 
theatlantic:

Why Most Brazilian Women Get C-Sections

In many parts of the world, women are having more Cesarean sections than medically necessary. Recent abuses of pregnant women in Brazil have sparked a small, vocal movement of activists who want mothers to have more say in the delivery room.
Read more. [Image: Felipe Dana/AP]

theatlantic:

Why Most Brazilian Women Get C-Sections

In many parts of the world, women are having more Cesarean sections than medically necessary. Recent abuses of pregnant women in Brazil have sparked a small, vocal movement of activists who want mothers to have more say in the delivery room.

Read more. [Image: Felipe Dana/AP]

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It only took 35 years for flesh-eating bacteria to become an infectious terror →

medicalstate:

All it took for flesh-eating bacteria to go from harmless organisms to gruesome infectious pathogens was four mutations and about 35 years. That’s what an international group of researchers announced today in a study that outside experts are calling the largest bacterial genome paper ever published.

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milesian:

Using Neuroscience to Learn How To Build a Better Leader
In past sixty years, advances in neuroscience have led to remarkable progress in the fight against disorders of the brain, from Alzheimer’s Disease to traumatic brain injury to addictions.
Could the scientific discoveries of recent decades about how the brain works also be used to improve the functioning of healthy individuals?   A team of researchers at the W. P. Carey School of Business information systems Professor Pierre Balthazard is trying to do just that. The investigators are using the tools of neuroscience, including brain imaging and neurofeedback, to identify leadership qualities in individuals and to discover ways to enhance those abilities. 

milesian:

Using Neuroscience to Learn How To Build a Better Leader

In past sixty years, advances in neuroscience have led to remarkable progress in the fight against disorders of the brain, from Alzheimer’s Disease to traumatic brain injury to addictions.

Could the scientific discoveries of recent decades about how the brain works also be used to improve the functioning of healthy individuals?   A team of researchers at the W. P. Carey School of Business information systems Professor Pierre Balthazard is trying to do just that. The investigators are using the tools of neuroscience, including brain imaging and neurofeedback, to identify leadership qualities in individuals and to discover ways to enhance those abilities. 

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currentsinbiology:

Study Finds Benefits in Delaying Severing of Umbilical Cord (NY Times)
In most hospital delivery rooms, doctors routinely clamp and sever the umbilical cord less than a minute after an infant’s birth, a practice thought to reduce the risk of maternal hemorrhaging.
But a new analysis has found that delaying clamping for at least a minute after birth, which allows more time for blood to move from the placenta, significantly improves iron stores and hemoglobin levels in newborns and does not increase the risks to mothers.

currentsinbiology:

Study Finds Benefits in Delaying Severing of Umbilical Cord (NY Times)

In most hospital delivery rooms, doctors routinely clamp and sever the umbilical cord less than a minute after an infant’s birth, a practice thought to reduce the risk of maternal hemorrhaging.

But a new analysis has found that delaying clamping for at least a minute after birth, which allows more time for blood to move from the placenta, significantly improves iron stores and hemoglobin levels in newborns and does not increase the risks to mothers.

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