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For utmost intellectual performance…

Grasping, storing and recall are the 3 functions of the brain contributing to intellectual excellence. Nasal medication has immediate access to the brain cells as it bypasses the Blood Brain Barrier (BBB). It is therefore very important to utilise this path for several brain related disorders. This article highlights the aspect in scientific manner. Besides this, many other day-to-day activities like exercise, diet, sleep, meditation, prayers also have immense impact on memory. It is interesting to understand and follow them for achieving utmost intellectual performance. [Read full story at slideshare]

Dr. Santosh Jalukar (santoshjalukar@rediffmail.com) Phone: 9969 106 404

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Psychopharmacology

Psychopharmacology (from Greek ψῡχή, psȳkhē, “breath, life, soul”; φάρμακον, pharmakon, “drug”; and -λογία, -logia) is the study of drug-induced changes in mood, sensation, thinking, and behavior.[1]

The field of psychopharmacology studies a wide range of substances with various types of psychoactive properties. The professional and commercial fields of pharmacology and psychopharmacology do not mainly focus on psychedelic or recreational drugs, as the majority of studies are conducted for the development, study, and use of drugs for the modification of behavior and the alleviation of symptoms, particularly in the treatment of mental disorders (psychiatric medication). While studies are conducted on all psychoactives by both fields, psychopharmacology focuses primarily on the psychoactive and chemical interactions with the brain.   || Read more ||

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Optimism & Pessimism

Edward C. Chang, “Optimism & Pessimism: Implications for Theory, Research, and Practice” A P A | 2000 | ISBN: 1557986916 | 395 pages | PDF | 19,7 MB

Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Focuses on the practical implications for therapy and provides current reviews of the empirical foundations of these constructs. Includes an examination of cultural, biological, and psychological factors on optimism and pessimism. Illustrates the interplay between optimism and pessimism that reflects the tension and harmony in life.

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12 Self Improvement Free Ebooks

12 Self Improvement Free Ebooks

Mompreneurasia.com from Singapore is offering 12 free downloadable ebooks on the topic of self improvement. Each of the ebook covers are nicely arranged on the page for easy download. To download just click on each of the cover image

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7th Direction

The 7th Direction: Pausing and Practicing Along The Path

The 7th Direction: Pausing and Practicing Along The Path
by Carlo Ami

The Seventh Direction unveils a new way for people to have a better life by learning to use their inner ‘pause button’ to access their capacities for calm, happiness and wisdom. Our communal culture is still learning how to trust itself to know how they should run their own lives. We have been indoctrinated by our institutions-governmental, religious and scientific-to look outside ourselves to find what we need. Likewise, our institutions have instilled unhealthy fears and emotions that hold us back from our potential if we pay too much attention to them: guilt, anxiety, depression, debt, and fear of eternal damnation-and that’s just for starters.

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13 weird facts about women

A woman (pl: women) is a female human. The term woman is usually reserved for an adult, with the term girl being the usual term for a female child or adolescent. However, the term woman is also sometimes used to identify a female human, regardless of age, as in phrases such as “Women’s rights“.

It is generally believed that the difference between men and women is enormous. Women and men differ in almost every imaginable aspect of human life, especially when it comes to psychology.

  • A woman does not have a man’s habit to scratch her noggin when she thinks of an answer to a confusing question, for example. Women doe not like to show they are confused. They never want to ruin their hairdo with that gesture either.

  • Women will never understand why footballers stand in a line with their hands crossed before a penalty kick during a match. In addition, women never shudder when a male character gets kicked in the groin in a movie.

  • When a woman yawns she covers her mouth with the palm of her hand, not with a fist.

  • After taking a bath, a woman grabs a towel and makes a turban on her head from it, at least for one minute. The reasons of such a weird Oriental ritual are unknown.

  • A woman does not get mad when her underwear gets stuck between her buttocks. Women joyfully wear those items of torture called bikinis.
  • Many women worry about their looks when having sex.
  • Women open bottles with bottle openers.
  • A woman feels awkward if she does not carry anything in her hands. That is why they always carry their handbags around.
  • Women are absolutely indifferent to their genitals; they hardly know each other. Women do not talk to them, they do not give funny nicknames to them and they never get angry with them.
  • Sitting down in public transportation, women keep their legs together. That is why men often prefer to sit next to a woman because in this case they can sit spread-eagle.
  • If a woman finds her fly unzipped in a public place, she does not seem to care too much about it.
  • When a woman dresses up to go out, she puts on a blouse first. Pants come second. Men work it vice versa.
  • Finally, when an act of love ends, women do not feel like sleeping. They feel like talking and kissing.

Translated by Dmitry Sudakov [see http://www.beautyanalysis.com/]

Comments on Topic –

  • i am a woman, and when i go out i put on my pants first, when i yawn i either just let it out for the world to see or put my fist to it, i probably have done the turban thing less than 10 times in my life, bottles i cannot open with my hands i open with my teeth or some kinda surface, i scratch my head when i’m confused and i tell people i’m confused because i want to understand, i shudder when a male character gets kicked in the crotch, i get incredibly pissed when my underwear gets between my buttchecks and i pick the wedgie when i can or i just go ahead and pick it not caring who sees, i don’t give a damn how i look during sex i’m too busy enjoying sex and excuse me but i have very high self confidence, well i don’t talk to my genetalia or give it names but we’ve gotten to know each other pretty well, and after sex it depends who i’m with and my mood whether or not i want to talk after sex. The only things that are right is i do feel awkward walking with nothing in my hands but i rarely carry a purse…i only feel awkward cuz i don’t know what to do with my hands, and yeah i do keep my legs closed on public transit -it seems to me this person just thought of the dumbest stereotypes, yeah maybe some of this is true but not for most women i know
  • Do you mean the times when women took care of themselves and took great care in being elegant and beautiful? Maybe this stereotypical article says something about our times – a time when obesity is rampant, sweatpants are fashionable, wearing pants is more politically correct than wearing a dress, and having a man open a bottle for you (or opening a door) is considered sexist.
  • 1.women never shudder when a male character gets kicked in the groin in a movie. -Why would we ? there are no words for the suffer that comes from having a child for an example.We are used to pain! It was scientifically proven that a normal kick in the balls is similar to a very bad period stomach pain that comes once a month
    thanks veru much!2.After taking a bath, a woman grabs a towel and makes a turban on her head from it, at least for one minute. The reasons of such a weird Oriental ritual are unknown. – Ofcourse its not some ritual! when we dry our body we cant have the hair loose because then we wont stop getting wet..the towel on the head makes it dry duh.
    Plus its better to put on powder ans such things when the skin is still a bit moistered.
    3.A woman feels awkward if she does not carry anything in her hands. That is why they always carry their handbags around. – Depends on the person..I personally hate bags..
    4.Women are absolutely indifferent to their genitals; they hardly know each other.  Women do not talk to them, they do not give funny nicknames to them and they never get angry with them. – Are you serious ? haha . We know our genitals.It doesnt mean we dont though
    we dont talk to them like they are persons.thats so stupid.This is just a part of the body not an individual with a brain so why would it have a name ? We dont need that extra ego crap.Perhaps it showes that men brains are sometimes not exackly in the head haha.
    5.When a woman dresses up to go out, she puts on a blouse first. Pants come second. Men work it vice versa. – Again…bullshit ..are you telling me that they have asked every female.I always put pants first. It depends on the person not gender.
  • Im sorry, but these are not all true. I scratch my head when frustrated with an embarassing or frustrating question. I know why footballers stand in line. I shudder when a man gets hit in the groin, i may not know his pain, but if your a girl and get hit there, it hurts like hell. We make that “turbin” on our head because our hair is usually longer and it helps to dry our hair faster so that we don’ get sick. I do get irritated when my underwear gets stuck between my butcheeks, most women just don’d make a big deal about it because its embarassing. I open some bottles with openers, and some with my hands. The handbag thing im not so sure about, i only have one because it carries important stuff like an umbrellla, bandaids, sunscreen, lipchap, my keys, ipod, and cellphone. as well as a bottle of juice or water. i think thats quite practical. We do know our genitalia, but, we also don’t try to let them run our lives by sleeping with everythhing they want. women can get pregnant from their mistakes and usually have to live with that, men just get women pregnant. they dont physically change. we sit with our legs together because its proper, but this is not always true. zippers undone is embarassing, so if a women notices it, she will zip it up. no one likes to walk around with their hoochie showing to the world. I personally put on my pants or bottoms first. its easier, especially if wearing a longer shirt or dress. the we dont have to fiddle with the top half trying to put on the bottom half. and lstly the talking and kissing, mainly, jus cuddling and falling asleep peacfully is nice. maybe some girls like to talk, but kissing just turns us back on. btw, did you know the more of a mans saliva a women injests while kissing, the more turned on she becomes. ^_^ Your story was cute, but please dont say they are facts unless you know its the same for ALL women.
  • When a woman dresses up to go out, she puts on a blouse first. Pants come second. Men work it vice versa.
    not true.. pants always come first. and it’s not just me, my girl friends do the same, too –  Finally, when an act of love ends, women do not feel like sleeping. They feel like talking and kissing.
    also not true.. I prefer falling asleep
  • I suppose I’m not a woman! Or maybe I hang out with my brothers too often. Also, my dear friends warned me recently that my rough play in the pool can be misinterpreted at flirting… Hehehe… Then again, I am not the everyday young woman either. I’m a little on the odd side. Also, I am unattractive to either sex regardless of the fact that I am nearly sixteen.And to explain my dating policy, I won’t be dating until I am psychologically and financially stable enough to consider kids; to me, dating is the trial of potential fathers of future kin. I also don’t plan on being “impaled” until I am married (not for religious reasons, more like a side affect to the dating policy. I’m not a religious person).Explanation pulled from the thirteen weird “facts” about women in some similar order in the beginnings and ends, but thoroughly explained so you aren’t completely confused.

    1. I scratch my head, neck, and arms when I am confused. I also loom over in slouched position and hum (as told to me be my sister), or I subconsciously start connecting ties aloud (as told by classmates).

    2. I’m a bit of a sadist, so I’m too busy laughing when a guy gets kicked. (also, really? They do? paranoid babies.)

    3. I just yawn, and I make a funny guttural sound when I do it. That is something I try to mask in public situations due to the fact that it isn’t exactly loud, it just vibrates a few rows over.

    4. I cover my shoulders with a towel in getting out of a shower, and I just let my hair dry out on its own. My mother and sisters make a turban, though. I just don’t. (I have three sisters and three brothers, and I mostly stuck around my brothers. They weren’t wussy stick-in-the-muds, and I have unnatually high pain tolerance that makes me often forget that just because I don’t feel that punch doesn’t mean they don’t get ten times worse…)

    5. I bite plastic bottle lids and turn it counterclockwise. I made the mistake once of biting a metal lid and cut open my lip just enough to swell like no other. But I don’t even own a bottle opener.

    6. You got this one right. I don’t talk to any body parts other than my brain and my thumbs — when I’m playing games that require supreme button-mashing.

    7. Wrong again. Sadly, I feel awkward HOLDING stuff. I can’t stand around with a bag in my hand. I have to throw it onto my back or set it down. Actually, that one it a bit of a fallacy anyway. That is actually a nervous habit, and an uncommon one. Due to just personal observation of the female interactions at my school, most girls feel naked without sweatshirts and often steal them from boys or each other. I am a victim of this as well. Consider it a security blanket with sleeves.

    8. I actually feel more comfortable in boyshorts or childishly styled “granny panties” and I would never wear a thong. EVER. I’m a highly modest person with a fear of sexual intercourse, although the actually anatomy of human nature is an intriguing thing.

    9. I wouldn’t know about the looks thing, regarding the sexual reference, considering the fact that I’m so green my lips are still very chaste. My hands are not scarred with the presence of a man’s palm. I am the unsullied white lily in a field of blood red roses (and don’t take that field as women in general, just my age group. How many girl had pregnant scares under fourteen? Oh yeah, 3/4).

    10. I actually sit awkwardly with my legs closed that makes it nearly impossible to sit by me. My legs are closed at the knee but splay outward like a fish tail.

    11. When my zipper is unzipped, I discreetly zip it back up and hope no one say my panties.

    12. I put on the skirt/pants/shorts on first, or even leggings, before pulling on my top. I disregard my chest in many situations due to the fact that I am visibly a mini-lump. I’m not quite flat chested, but I’m not even close to a B yet.

    13. Again, not sure. Especially since, regardless of what my family thinks, out in the world I am a Space Cadet rather than a Chatty Cathy. When you can mentally engage me in something I’m interested in, you can’t stop me from giving factual lectures or rants, though. I’m kind of famous for them. I’m also famous for my odd link with both sides of the river; While I’m the one giving advice, it actually isn’t about who I’m giving it to.

    I’ve actually found out that girls and boys act a lot alike in my school. Although boys sit with boys and girls sit with girls, I hear just as much profanity, perverse material, and awkward phrases from one as the other. I can actually talk to both sexes with ease, and adding to the list of my notoriety, I’m notorious for the fact that I’m a generally likable person by both sides. Other than the resentful few who hate me for a number of reasons, most of the school body knows of me as a very weird girl with an interesting sense of humor (sadistic, deadly humor) and a tendency to be quite excitable despite my quite, spacey nature.- Antoinette Haubenstricker

  • I am a woman. I like being a woman. I do not take offense to this article as I realize it addresses many women, and men, especially the writer, who are molded by “societal” conditioning, which is what I take offense to, but that’s the writer’s process, not mine. I am attractive, and any observer who does not know me, simply because I am attractive, unfortunately may conclude that I identify with the generalizations asserted in this piece. Yet, I don’t wear underwear, it’s a burden. Wedges, pantylines, can’t be bothered. I do not have a name for my genitilia, but know it well. I indulge my boyfriend and myself with pet names for his, and pitied him when tried to suggest pet names for mine for which I had no interest. Why would I be upset about a football player being kicked in the groin ? It is someone who gets paid millions of dollars a year for getting such groin kicking, and will get over it. I hate carrying a purse, yet have one that weighs 20 lbs (inventory: wallet, newspaper, cell phone, apple, orange, tons of change, book, keys, etc). I have no idea what else to do with this stuff. I wear a turban on my head after showering as my hair is down to my *ss and this just make sense. For the majority of my adult life, I have worked directly with very successful females. Briefly, I have worked with successful men too. All very evolved people and it makes no difference. Or I’m evolved enough to adapt to either personality. Resentment and disrespect of either sex does nothing to bridge the gap between sexes. Understanding the opposite sex while attending to one’s own self purpose goes much further. As one poster put it, no two people are alike, thank god. I am wearing cut off shorts and a tshirt right now, yet indulge in sexy dresses when the occasion calls for it and enjoy it. My womanly body is beautiful and I will not deny or disguise that. Reveling in beauty is part of life, otherwise, art would not exist. Do I feel slighted ? No. I have the ability to walk away from ignorance when I see it, instead of getting p*ssed off and dragged down into an abyss by it. And, after a good bout of intimacy, I love nothing more than to kiss my honey and then sleep my butt off.
  • 1. I don’t have lice either
    2. I shudder for everyone – pain = damage, damage = bad, bad (should) = empathy
    3. I was at an academic peer review confrence and was tired, I used my palm [out of habit, at the time] it made a distinct
    fart sound, ever since I’ve used the back of my fist
    4 -occasionally shave it all off but yep
    5- yep
    6 –
    7 thats actually a relatively small portion who do it for their job +homosexuals most women I’ve been in a relationship with
    were before anything, afterwards I don’t know anything who’s nervous about much
    8 I occasionally sit like that too, I like to keep flexible and fidget
    9 boxers sometimes only have one button keeping the front done up, this isn’t as good as a zip at stopping exposure
    —during a social experiment we conducted more people stared longer at men that women doing their flys up. mens jeans
    also have larger flys.
    10 which ever I reach for first goes on first.
    Everyones views on acts of this nature a VERY subjective. No matter how large your sample population.
  • ‘ THINK a great deal of people take it seriously despite of the gender ratio. Incidentally those who take it too lightly or simply are not caring enough have the opposite ratio; (the ratio being settled by which gender is “Under attack” ). Then some like Antoinette Haubenstricker naturally take those extreme opposite ideas and try to come up with a very good representation for both ideas as conflicted the parties may be, in one single (to my opinion) good role model of idea to follow for the “Referees” as I call them or just for the indecisive. But the “Referees” will never be able and repeat WILL NEVER BE ABLE to come with an accurate (as accurate as today’s ideas will allow it) concept unless the parties are equally apart from each other, see it this way a hinged (hanging) counterweight trebuchet will never hit bullseye unless the ropes are equally lengthened. If one rope is too short (the short rope being the party that doesn’t stick enough for them selves) it will err by a great deal, so understand that it is equally important for strong opposites to exist to find a center. I believe both extremes will narrow down equally to find a more accurate truth but never ever fully achieve it because there is not such a thing as an absolute truth (Epimenides’ Paradox). Understanding will come only when humanity transcends itself but by then it shall not matter as we’ll have had transcend the problem as well. All we can do is stick up strongly for our believes and always develop them as much as we can, then, if you don’t fate will make them find their way to a “Referee”, next will follow. For one I like to try and see things as those who oppose my believes; only then I can reinforce my believes or make them grow, as I see fit.

Dreams and Astral Travel

Rosemary Ellen Guiley, “Dreams and Astral Travel ”
Chelsea House Publications | 2009 | ISBN: 0791093875 | 128 pages | PDF | 3,2 MB

Outside one’s body and experience things impossible in the physical world. “Dreams and Astral Travel” explores the mysteries surrounding dreams and looks at experiences that suggest that dreams are far more than the result of mere imagination and subconscious thoughts of individuals. Included in this fascinating volume are practical tips on how young readers can better understand their own dreams and put dreams to work for them. The chapters include: The Fall and Rebirth of Dreams; Science Ventures into Dreamland; Night Flying; The Astral World; The Psychic Side of Dreams; and, Dreams That Heal.