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Monthly Archives: April 2011
Heroin and chocolate cake have a nasty way of crowding out the rest of the universe. The country’s chief addiction expert argues that the propensity to drink, overeat and take drugs is a matter of attention gone awry. By Kathleen … Continue reading
Stop or go…inhibit or excite? There seems to be some confusion regarding the claim that dopamine is a neuro-inhibitor in the dopamine addiction model, leading some people to have difficulty with the excitatory / inhibitory thing. Let me see if … Continue reading
Imbicilica: stuff that is imbicilic. Imbicilic: like or as an imbecile; so senseless as to be laughable; absurd, foolish, harebrained, idiotic en.wiktionary.org/wiki/imbecilic ————————————————————– According to the fourth edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders … Continue reading
On his web page, Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., is described as an internationally recognized authority on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adults. Dr. Barkley has specialized in ADHD for more than 30 years and is currently a … Continue reading
In the Part 1, we looked at the origins of the executive functions as a concept. We saw how the idea was born from the desire to investigate and understand the differences between a person’s behavior before they had suffered … Continue reading
Executive Functions of the Frontal Lobes: A New Perspective on an Old Story On September 13, 1848, an apparently responsible, capable, and virile 25-year-old foreman of a railroad construction crew, named Phineas Gage, accidentally dropped a 131/4-pound iron tamping rod … Continue reading