Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Avatar! The 3D Movie & Your Brain/Body?

'I See You!' What does it Really Mean?
Wow! What a Movie! Has Jake become the new 007, ’The names Sully, Jake Sully’ & is “scoun” now a buzz word for moron. Have countless Princess Neytiri’s screamed in the bedroom, ’Sa’Helu! Make the bond Jake, make the bond.’

Avatar has something for everyone no matter what need the individual brings to the movie, from kick ass adolescents and romantics to concrete literalist critics and even wise old spiritual warriors.

There are layers to this movie that speak to the level of insight, awareness and experience of every individual movie goer, having it‘s subliminal affect on all who watch it. As some have noted it’s the closest thing yet to a lucid dream, with it’s immersive 3D technology, and as wise historians know, lucid dreams and madness have had more impact on human history than we dare consciously admit, or are we just blinded by instinct?

Monday, May 30, 2011

Unconscious Reactivity & the Pre-Tense of Intelligence?

The Motor Act comes first not the mind. The minds activity is 'Hindsight' not Insight or Foresight. Its an after the event process. All physical actions stimulated by thoughts are 'simulated' affect not the spontaneous flow of natural 'innate' affect. This is the unconscious issue in 'affective disorders' that objective thinking cannot come to grips with.

"The motor act is the cradle of the mind - The capacity to anticipate and predict movement, is the basis of what consciousness is all about" __Charles Sherington

"We are exquisitely social creatures. Our survival depends on understanding the actions, intentions and emotions of others. Mirror neurons allow us to grasp the minds of others not through conceptual reasoning but through direct simulation. By feeling - not by thinking" _Giacomo Rizzolatti

Saturday, May 28, 2011

meaning and mania

Icarus Myth a Metaphor of Mania?
The Flight of Psychosis & its Fall
Is there meaning in Madness or a Meaning of Mania?
In the civilized world, our common understanding of meaning and mania is overwhelming associated with mental illness and the use of psychotropic drugs to manage such altered states of conscious experience. An understanding fostered by our modern day belief and faith in science with its medical model of disease. A disease perception inline with the medical profession's duty of care towards people who appear to be so obviously sick. With its focus on abnormalities within the organism, the medical profession has performed proven miracles of repair and cure with an enormous range of human ills, except when it comes to the human mind were belief and faith still rule and ultimately confuse the day.

An everyday example of the sheer power of belief and faith can been seen in the placebo effect , now more clearly defined as "affect" by neuroscience research into the hidden neurobiology of our conscious states. This curious placebo affect crops up in every trail for the proven effectiveness of any psychotropic drug, ultimately confusing research results seeking dependable cause and effect outcomes.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

what causes bipolar

Does Bipolar Involve the Brian Alone?
Or a Brain/Body Nervous System?
What Causes Bipolar Disorder? From: bipolar.about.com
When we look for the cause of bipolar disorder, the best explanation according to the research available at this time is what is termed the "Diathesis-Stress Model." The word diathesis means, in simplified terms, a physical condition that make a person more than usually susceptible to certain diseases. Thus the Diathesis-Stress Model says that each person inherits certain physical vulnerabilities to problems that may or may not appear depending on what stresses occur in his or her life. Durand and Barlow define this model as a theory "that both an inherited tendency and specific stressful conditions are required to produce a disorder."

Monday, May 23, 2011

living with bipolar

Funny Bi-Polar Bear what you doing
there! Eh? Alone again? - Naturally!
Living with bipolar is an isolated out in the cold experience.
Friends and family can't understand and with time quietly drift away, the distance between us seems to reflect my fragmented soul, its loss and lost sense of home.
Why does my heart set fire to my mind, those Icarus heights I climb, only to crash into the cold, cold sea. Isolation?

Sing now Harry, please sing! Click Here
"Baby's so high that shes skying, yeah she's flying afraid to fall, I'll tell you why Baby's crying, cuz' she's dying arent we all".

Oh, I've got something inside me,
To drive a princess blind.
There's a wild man, wizard,
He's hiding in me, illuminating my mind.
Oh, I've got something inside me,
Not what my life's about,
Cause I've been letting my outside tide me,
Over 'till my time, runs out.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

bipolar affective disorder

What Exactly is a Bipolar Affective Disorder?

Does Affective Disorder mean Emotional Disorder?

Are Symptoms of Mental Illness Affective States?

Are Innate Affects involved in Affective Disorders?

Are Nine Innate Affects the rootS of all Emotions?

Is Bipolar a brain disease or a nervous system disorder?

"What exactly is bipolar affective disorder?" Its a question Iv'e been earnestly researching for four years now with most psychiatrists answering, "its a chemical imbalance in the brain but we don't know exactly how or why it occurs." When I ask what exactly is meant by an affective disorder the answer is often "it just means a disorder of emotion." The same kind of vague "we don't really know" reply comes when we ask for an explanation of how a bipolar disorder chemical imbalance is a disease like diabetes?

Friday, May 20, 2011

bipolar disorder chemical imbalance

In here our Objective Logic fails?
Bipolar Disorder a chemical imbalance in my brain?

Given that the activity of the brain is electrochemical in nature, a probable chemical imbalance of some kind is highly likely, although the cause is still subjective conjecture, despite the recent advances of our technological age.

It would be nice to see the brain in object terms as the clockwork view in the chosen photo implies, yet recent advances in understanding the neurobiology of the brain show us a complex evolution that has more in common with chaos theory and quantum physics than the old clockwork cause and effect way of thinking most of us grow up with.

bipolar illness - bipolar awareness

Illness or Denied Instincts
For 25 years I believed I had a bipolar illness in line with the long standing model of medical disease, only changing my belief after much study into the neurobiology of human development with its increasing awareness of complex brain and autonomic nervous system interactions.

Interactions in which emotions affect our metabolism and help organize the brains early development while simultaneously affecting the maturing nervous system. Systems theory is now changing our understanding of human behavior and the biology of affective disorders. A new bipolar awareness has changed my belief in bipolar illness to a disorder rooted in the autonomic nervous system and initially organized by the negative affect/emotions of traumatic experience.