The Highly Sensitive Child

Highly sensitive individuals are people born with a tendency to notice more in their environment. They are the ones who reflect deeply on everything before acting, who cried lots as newborns and who suffered from cholic. Although their ears, eyes, sense of smell and taste buds may not be better than normal, their way of sensing their environment is more sensitive. Also, Their brains...
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What causes ADD?

ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) Theories have ranged from silly to scientific. Let’s look at a few popular theories: The bad child In 1920 Still published an article in the British medical journal Lancet and described children who exhibited symptoms of moral control, mischievousness and destructiveness. These children were born bad. The theory of genetics offer some credibility to...
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Understanding Memory

A common misconception of what memory is, is that the mind has the ability to make a photograph of experiences. In fact memory is more than what we consciously recall about events from the past. It is the way past events affect future functions. The brain is composed of spider web neural networks that fires patterns, called a neural net profile. When the neurons in our brain make connections,...
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Borderline Personality Disorders

The popular description of the borderline personality disorder (BPD) focuses on individuals who cannot tolerate routine, are incapable of insight, who are inclined to lead chaotic lives and who have little to no empathy with others. Friends and family suffer with them as they (the people around them) are the targets of rage. They exhibit unpredictable mood shifts and behaviour and the BPD blame...
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Asperger’s syndrome: mirror neuron dysfunction and understanding of emotions on the autistic spectrum

Mirror neuron activity in the inferior frontal gyrus (which is in the social domain of the brain), is evident in individuals who show emotional appropriate reactions to others or to emotional stimuli; who understand other peoples’ feelings and emotions; who experience theory of mind and social communication. A dysfunction in the mirror neuron system may underlie the social deficits observed...
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