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how microbes, cells, organs, movement, mind, culture, environment are intertwined in context and systems
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Medicine and Coaching | Medizinisches Coaching

Medicine and Coaching | Medizinisches Coaching | Interconnections & human biology | Scoop.it
The far too optimistic homo sapiens feels pessimistic when ill. And he needs someone to care for him, in order to let his nature do the cure.
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Microbiome, Brain and Behavior - Ted Dinan - YouTube

July 24-26, 2013 - Human Microbiome Science: Vision for the Future More: http://www.genome.gov/27554404
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Mind-altering microbes

Elaine Hsiao is a postdoctoral fellow in chemistry and biology at Caltech. She received her undergraduate degree in microbiology, immunology and molecular ge...
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How our microbes make us who we are

How our microbes make us who we are | Interconnections & human biology | Scoop.it
Rob Knight is a pioneer in studying human microbes, the community of tiny single-cell organisms living inside our bodies that have a huge — and largely unexplored — role in our health. “The three pounds of microbes that you carry around with you might be more important than every single gene you carry around in your genome,” he says. Find out why.
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Gut MicrobiotaGut Microbiota

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La web que está visitando, el Observatorio Mundial de la Microbiota Intestinal (Gut Microbiota World Watch en inglés) ha sido creada por la sección Microbiota Intestinal y Salud (Gut Microbiota & Health) de la Sociedad Europea de Neurogast
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▶ The Invisible Universe Of The Human Microbiome

The next time you look in a mirror, think about this: In many ways you're more microbe than human. There are 10 times more cells from microorganisms like bac...
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Jonathan Eisen: Lernen Sie Ihre Mikroben kennen

Unsere Körper sind von einem Meer von Mikroben bedeckt – sowohl die Pathogene, an denen wir erkranken, als auch die "guten" Mikroben, über die wir weniger Bescheid wissen, die uns vielleicht gesund halten.
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Regulation of the stress response by the gut microbiota: Implications for psychoneuroendocrinology

Regulation of the stress response by the gut microbiota: Implications for psychoneuroendocrinology | Interconnections & human biology | Scoop.it
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David Anderson: Your brain is more than a bag of chemicals

Modern psychiatric drugs treat the chemistry of the whole brain, but neurobiologist David Anderson believes in a more nuanced view of how the brain functions.

 

More on psychopharmacology

 

New York Times

Washington Post

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Davies E: DSM-5 and the rough ride from approval to publication, BMJ 2013;346:f1918
Frances A: The new somatic symptom disorder in DSM-5 risks mislabeling many people as mentally ill, BMJ 2013;346:f1580
Moncrieff J, Cohen D: How do psychiatric drugs work? BMJ 2009;338:b1963

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Stress in Pregnancy

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We are all interested in understanding what makes us who we are. We all also want to make sure that every child gets the best possible start in life. We have known for a long time that how we turn out depends on both our genes and our environment. What we now realize is that the influence of the environment begins in the womb, and how the mother feels during pregnancy can change this environment and can have a lasting effect on the development of her child. Therefore, we all need to support and look after pregnant women, both for their sake and that of future generations. We need to Begin Before Birth.

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PLOS ONE: Reduced Cardiac Vagal Modulation Impacts on Cognitive Performance in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

PLOS ONE: Reduced Cardiac Vagal Modulation Impacts on Cognitive Performance in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome | Interconnections & human biology | Scoop.it
PLOS ONE: an inclusive, peer-reviewed, open-access resource from the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE. Reports of well-performed scientific studies from all disciplines freely available to the whole world.
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Culture shapes brain

Culture shapes a mesolimbic response to signals of dominance and subordination that associates with behavior. Freeman JB et al.: Neuroimage. 2009;47(1):353-9. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2009.04.038. Epub 2009 Apr 17

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19376242 Abstract: It has long been understood that culture shapes individuals' behavior, but how this is accomplished in the human brain has remained largely unknown. To examine this, we made use of a well-established cross-cultural difference in behavior: American culture tends to reinforce dominant behavior whereas, conversely, Japanese culture tends to reinforce subordinate behavior. In 17 Americans and 17 Japanese individuals, we assessed behavioral tendencies towards dominance versus subordination and measured neural responses using fMRI during the passive viewing of stimuli related to dominance and subordination. In Americans, dominant stimuli selectively engaged the caudate nucleus, bilaterally, and the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC), whereas these were selectively engaged by subordinate stimuli in Japanese. Correspondingly, Americans self-reported a tendency towards more dominant behavior whereas Japanese self-reported a tendency towards more subordinate behavior. Moreover, activity in the right caudate and mPFC correlated with behavioral tendencies towards dominance versus subordination, such that stronger responses in the caudate and mPFC to dominant stimuli were associated with more dominant behavior and stronger responses in the caudate and mPFC to subordinate stimuli were associated with more subordinate behavior. The findings provide a first demonstration that culture can flexibly shape functional activity in the mesolimbic reward system, which in turn may guide behavior.

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10thdim - Rob Brynton

10thdim - Rob Brynton | Interconnections & human biology | Scoop.it
Collection of various videos that relate to my book "Imagining the Tenth Dimension - a new way of thinking about time and space"
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Interessante Gedankenexperimente. Achtung: Viel Glaube & Überzeugung und keine kritischen Fragen! Religion: "Quanten-Spin-Theologie"! Hirn-lastig (bewegungsarm).Viele Kerngedanken sind alt: Parmenides "Unbeweglichkeit: 0. Dimension", Heraklit: "Alles: 10. Dimension", Hindu: "Multiversen", Bayes: "Möglichkeitsraum: 5. Dimension".

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Live Dirty, Eat Clean! Why The Microbiome Is The Future Of Medicine - YouTube

We've all heard about the microbiome, but what is it? Why should we care? And, most importantly, what should we do about it? Integrative gastroenterologist D...
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The gut flora

Jeroen Raes is a bionaut, he researches the human microbiome. What he's discovered in his lab at the Flanders Institute of Biology could herald a major break...
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FAQ: Human Microbiome, January 2014

FAQ: Human Microbiome, January 2014 | Interconnections & human biology | Scoop.it
In July 2013, the American Academy of Microbiology convened a panel of experts to help answer common questions people have about the human microbiome.
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We're covered in germs. Let's design for that.

We're covered in germs. Let's design for that. | Interconnections & human biology | Scoop.it
Our bodies and homes are covered in microbes -- some good for us, some bad for us. As we learn more about the germs and microbes who share our living spaces, TED Fellow Jessica Green asks: Can we design buildings that encourage happy, healthy microbial environments?
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RSA Animate

RSA Animate | Interconnections & human biology | Scoop.it

The RSA Animate series was conceived as an innovative, accessible and unique way of illustrating and sharing the world-changing ideas. E.g: The Power of Outrospection: Introspection is out, and outrospection is in. Philosopher and author Roman Krznaric explains how we can help drive social change by stepping outside ourselves:

www.thersa.org/events/rsaanimate/animate/rsa-animate-the-six-habits-of-highly-empathic-people

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THE SELFISH BRAIN THEORY

THE SELFISH BRAIN THEORY | Interconnections & human biology | Scoop.it
For a better understanding of obesity. Achim Peters' review 'The selfish brain: competition for energy resources' is the basic theory for 'The Selfish Brain Clinical Research Group' at the University of Luebeck.
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The Effect of Mirthful Laughter on the Human Cardiovascular System

Miller M.: Med Hypotheses. 2009 November; 73(5): 636.
Published online 2009 May 27. doi: 10.1016/j.mehy.2009.02.044

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2814549/

It has become increasingly recognized and more widely acknowledged during the past several decades, that a complex relationship exists between behavior associated with emotion and the human cardiovascular (CV) system. Early studies focused on the interplay between negative emotions and elevated CV risk, an effect that has in large part been attributed to increased adrenergic activity. Thus, a variety of adverse CV effects ranging from sudden cardiac death triggered by natural disasters such as earthquakes to transient myocardial stunning resulting from heightened sympathetic overload have been identified in response to acute emotional distress. .... This article reviews the relevant physiology and comments on the potentially wider clinical implications in the integration of this process to improve vascular health.

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