Monthly Archives: April 2011

Addiction: Pay Attention

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

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Stop or Go?

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

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Imbicilica

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

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Executive Functions Model Part 3 – Ruination

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

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Executive Functions Model Part 2 – Development

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

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Executive Functions Model Part 1 – Beginnings

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

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Intuition vs Ritalin

In a previous post on the missing faculties, I pointed out that the inductive faculty is the one that goes missing under the influence of drugs and dopamine self-addiction. The question is not ‘is there an inductive faculty?’ because those … Continue reading

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