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Why 40% of Americans Misremember Their 9/11 Experience

Why 40% of Americans Misremember Their 9/11 Experience | Upsetment | Scoop.it
'Human memory is not like a computer.'
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Memory is a creative process. Speaking of creative, my new book which culminates on 9/11, will be released soon. "Times to Try the Soul of Man" is one young man's personal growth set against the realities of the world at the turn of the century. Those realities included some real criminality, espionage, and corruption.

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Kids' Drawings Speak Volumes About Home

Kids' Drawings Speak Volumes About Home | Upsetment | Scoop.it
A first-grader's quick doodle can tell researchers plenty about what's happening — or not happening — at home.
Kenneth Weene's insight:

My mother was so overprotective that she didn't let me use crayons; I might poke myself in the eye. Which reminds me of the kid who always came home with pictures done only in black. He sat at the back of the room. By the time he got to the crayon box, that was the only color left. Enough joking, the interesting thing about drawings by little kids is that they do reflect the child's emotions and sense of reality, which is why once an artist is well trained they often want to allow themselves to regress, for it is the child's art that tells truth.

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Three Tricks for Dealing with Anxiety In the Moment

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You may have prepared for a stressful situation like a job interview, an important meeting, or a presentation, but you're still likely to have some anxiety while you're in the situation. That's normal! Here are some things you can try to ease your anxiety

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Warning, some other methods such as masturbating, drinking, or taking drugs, may reduce anxiety, but they will not help you deal the realities of the situation.

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She fought making it easier for Virginia to commit the mentally ill. Then she got committed herself.

She fought making it easier for Virginia to commit the mentally ill. Then she got committed herself. | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Alison Hymes was a longtime advocate for the mentally ill in Virginia, even serving on a task force to reform state laws. But she was committed involuntarily in 2011 and again in 2013.
Kenneth Weene's insight:

If you find this story fascinating, you really should read my novel, "Memoirs From the Asylum." It will take you into the depths of the madness, not just the patients' but the system's.

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Parkinson's Drugs Linked to Sex and Gambling Addictions

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Scientists have new clues to what causes behaviors like pathological gambling, hypersexuality and compulsive shopping after a new study shows these behaviors may occur as the side effects of taking certain drugs, that affect dopamine in the brain.
Kenneth Weene's insight:

Anyone who works with mental illness knows that dopamine is the neurotransmitter most likely to be involved in issues of impulse control and hallucination. Amphetamines are dopamine mimetic drugs, and we know what that using them does for many people. Clinical trials for any drug that acts within the brain should include careful attention to behavioral side effects.

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Vloasis's curator insight, October 21, 2014 12:48 PM

Now there's a link I wasn't expecting.

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Study: Rodent empathy is environmental, not genetic

Study: Rodent empathy is environmental, not genetic | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Rats will only help other rats they are socially familiar with, whether they are of the same or a different strain.
Kenneth Weene's insight:

The human question this evokes: How do we decide who is like us and who is not? For rats it may be as easy as what they have seen in the past, but for us it is perhaps the real test to recognize the common core of humanity. That is a test far too many of us humans fail.

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