Managing mental health and Parkinson’s

Wait absorb surroundings Ninja focus Lower your heart rate, control your breathing Proceed Go on Teal! If you’re having a bad day there’s quite a good phrase I use if you’re in a place like this It’s an abbreviation called WASP W-A-S-P You can wait absorb your surroundings and then proceed and it gives you time just to step back…

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Dilemma of Dopamine

Hey guys, welcome to a short video on dopamine. This is position of dopamine. Its activity should be optimum in brain. If it decreases it causes Parkinson’s like symptoms and if it increases, it causes psychotic disorders. Typical antipsychotic drugs like chlorpromazine, thioridazine and haloperidol block dopamine receptors. So, they produce parkinsonism as side effect. And antiparkinsonian drugs like levodopa,…

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The Sanity of ‘Madness’

Life requires us to be very sane pretty much all the time. On a daily basis we have to be responsible, polite, productive, thoughtful, patient, logical, reliable, and dazzlingly successful too. These obligations slowly crept up on us as we were growing up. Now, they are our constant realities. The problem is no one can really keep going like this…

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Eckhart Tolle on Dealing with Depression

It was in my twenty-ninth year I woke up in the middle of the night and this was not uncommon for me in waking up in the middle of the night and feeling intensely I was depressed and in a great state of fear at the same time that happened again that night and the thought occurred to me I…

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PLATO ON: The Forms

Asking one’s self and others what the perfect version of something is the ideal version might sound like a strange idea What is the perfect marriage? or career? or system of government? or school? It can feel immature and naïve to bother much with such questions they’re just daydreams. After all: who cares about ideal versions? we might as well…

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Brain Foods for Brain Health – Boost Brain Health with Good Eats

Alright i love the crowd already. You’re great. And the difference between you and the students is they’re 18 to 22 year-olds. You can figure out what makes you different after that but i don’t think we’re a whole lot different. Ok so what I want to start all of us thinking about is brain health and I want to…

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RSA ANIMATE: Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us

Our motivations are unbelievably interesting. I’ve been working on this for a few years and I find the topic still amazingly engaging and interesting, so I want to tell you about that. The science is really surprising. It’s a little bit freaky! We are not as endlessly manipulable and as predictable as you would think. There’s a whole set of…

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Eugenics: A Historical Perspective – CSHL public lecture

Thank you thank you very much good afternoon we’re gonna have a good time together no slides dialog with the audience and I’m gonna begin by asking you to reflect on a question or two should your you get bored with me and your minds wander a little so the question is what role should society have in trying to…

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SOCIOLOGY – Max Weber

Max Weber is one of the philosophers best able to explain to us the peculiar economic system we live within called capitalism. Born Erfurt in Germany in 1864, Weber grew up to see his country convulsed by the dramatic changes of the Industrial Revolution. Cities were exploding in size. Vast companies were forming. A new managerial elite was replacing the…

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Alain de Botton on Love

so I wonder if anyone here is happily married anyone here happily married unbelievable I mean it truly is unbelievable when looked at in the context of world history because the notion that we would be not only married but happily married is only roughly dates back to around the middle of the 18th century until then you tolerated your…

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