The brain is always changing. Always forming new connections.
But there are two times in life when the brain forms extra fast connections (sheathed by something called myelin which is sort of like saying myelin creates the paths that are hyper loops in the brain):
A) When you are born. And you need to learn all those good things like eating, walking, etc.
B) When you hit puberty and have to learn all the skills that are necessary to be a productive and successful member of the tribe.
Your strengths are going to plant their seeds during these periods.
Drinking caffeine triggers the release of adrenaline. Adrenaline is the source of the “fight or flight” response, a survival mechanism that forces you to stand up and fight or run for the hills when faced with a threat. The fight-or-flight mechanism sidesteps rational thinking in favor of a faster response. This is great when a bear is chasing you, but not so great when you’re responding to a curt email. When caffeine puts your brain and body into this hyper-aroused state, your emotions overrun your behavior.
In this week’s Abundance Insider: Self-organizing drone swarms, synthetic stem cells, and an AI that can detect heart failure better than human doctors.
What it is: Scientists at the London Institute of Medical Services have created an AI capable of predicting with 80% accuracy which patients would die of pulmonary hypertension within a year, beating the average doctor’s prediction accuracy by about 20%. The system was trained on eight years of patient records and tracks over 30,000 points on beating hearts to create its 3D scans, enabling it to more accurately diagnose the severity of a patient’s condition than with traditional methods.
New research published by The BMJ on Tuesday has found strong evidence to support a link between obesity and major cancers.
Led by Maria Kyrgiou and Kostas Tsilidis from Imperial College London, the review identified 204 studies from 49 publications that analyzed obesity measurements such as body mass index (BMI), weight gain and waist circumference, along with 36 cancers and their subtypes.
With many recent studies focusing on the benefits of a diet that includes probiotics (known as “good” bacteria) and prebiotics (which act as food for probiotics and promotes their growth), here we round up some of the ways that boosting levels of good bacteria could improve various physical conditions and overall health.
It’s when healthy cells in your stomach change and start to grow out of control. It tends to slowly get worse over many years. It can start in any part of your stomach and can spread to other areas of your body, including your liver, lungs, and bones.