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Neuropsychopharmacology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 0 views

  • So far as we know, everything we perceive, feel, think, know, and do are a result of neurons firing and resetting. When a cell in the brain fires, small chemical and electrical swings called the action potential may affect the firing of as many as a thousand other neurons in a process called neurotransmission. In this way signals are generated and carried through networks of neurons, the bulk electrical effect of which can be measured directly on the scalp by an EEG device. By the last decade of the 20th century, the essential knowledge of all the central features of neurotransmission had been gained.[4] These features are:
    • normonique
      Electrical swings jump off the page for me because there is the connection between electricity and neurons. 
  • It has previously been known that ultimate control over the membrane voltage or potential of a nerve cell, and thus the firing of the cell, resides with the trans-membrane ion channels which control the membrane currents via the ions K+, Na+, and Ca++, and of lesser importance Mg++ and Cl-. The concentration differences between the inside and outside of the cell determine the membrane voltage.
  • Many receptors are found to be pentameric clusters of five trans-membrane proteins (not necessarily the same) or receptor subunits, each a chain of many amino acids. Transmitters typically bind at the junction between two of these proteins, on the parts that protrude from the cell membrane.

Electroconvulsive therapy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 0 views

  • Electroconvulsive therapy can differ in its application in three ways: electrode placement, frequency of treatments, and the electrical waveform of the stimulus.
    • normonique
      Relate to Acupuncture.  -Within my last visit the Acupunctures attached a small electric pulse (not painful) to the pinpoint of the pain.  -I was knocked out within I believe less than 5 min. and awoken pain free.  -All the tension seemed it only needed to be stretched out. So I followed my treatment with yoga and felt new the following day.  -My question is that culturally Asians use natural medicine, would this application in my current culture benefit from alternative medicine with similar application or to treat a similar problem.

The Representations of Novel Neurotechnologies in Social Media.: EBSCOhost - 0 views

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      The General objective of paper
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      Social media defined for the purpose of this study
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      Social media defined for the purpose of this study
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  • Social media defined for the purpose of this study
    #biotechnology #neurotechnology #socialmedia

The Future of Communication? Let's Ask the Experts - 1 views

  • Technology has been helping us to communicate easier, faster and more often. We’re now at a point where we’re “always on” and panic sets in when we temporarily lose the ability to communicate – for example when we lose the data connection our mobile phone.
  • However, in spite of technological developments, we still don’t seem to understand each other.
    • normonique
      The african drum simple tool but very powerful 
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  • Long before today’s technology existed, the African drum was perhaps the most powerful messaging technology,
  • When the telephone was invented, the fabulous reality was that we could hold distant conversations and spend as long as we liked adding context.
  • Remember the last text you sent that someone didn’t understand? Remember the email that got misunderstood? Or maybe a tweet that you realize could be interpreted in a different way (but you only had 140 characters to use)?
    • normonique
      This relate to the article that social networking makes communication fast but sometimes ineffective because of misinterpretation due to not having the face to face interaction
  • It’s possible we will look to create more communication tools that will advise us how to reason, and advise us how to feel. If you think about it, this may well remove what is left of being a human from our race.
  • It’s amazing. In only a few years touchscreens in our smartphones and tablets drastically changed the way we interact with humans and machines. In the next few years we’ll see an explosion of touchscreens invading every part of our lives; from the bathroom mirror, to the touchscreen table and even the possibility to interact with your living-room touch window.
  • Intelligent personal assistants such as Apple’s Siri and Samsung’s S-voice allow us to input text or speak commands with our voice instead of typing.
  • An important element will probably also be mood-communication: that our mood (reflected in brain wave patterns) will affect our surroundings in order for them to give feedback and for example lift our mood and shape it in various ways.
  • Dream modification will be another interesting area – the dream we wake up from in the morning largely determines in what mood we start the day. So if that last dream period can be modified in a positive direction through fx soundscapes played softly by your iPhone (by your bed) it would potentially mean a lot for your life, work and productivity.
    • normonique
      This article relates to my question of technology communicating with the nervous system. 
  • Whether we will have direct communication brain-to-brain via some sort of implanted or just attached devices I’m not sure.
  • Combining sophisticated and surprisingly detailed user profiles with online technologies and “old” tech as direct mailing, robocalls and TV ads, strategists can now truly microtarget voters.
  • Securing communications presents us with a challenge of enormous importance and complexity.
  • The future of communication is already here, it’s just – to paraphrase William Gibson – not evenly distributed. Instead of radical departures from what we have, we will most likely see incremental improvements.
    This article answer my question of the speed of communication through technology in the future

Psychotronic and Electromagnetic Weapons: Remote Control of the Human Nervous System | ... - 0 views

  • Britain’s Daily Mail, as another exception, wrote that research in electromagnetic weapons has been secretly carried out in the USA and Russia since the 1950’s and that „previous research has shown that low-frequency waves or beams can affect brain cells, alter psychological states and make it possible to transmit suggestions and commands directly into someone’s thought processes.
    • normonique
      My initial question of whether technology will have the ability to influence the nervous system directly relate to this post. Yet I had not thought of neurotechnology being used a weapontry. It actually seems more dangerous than a bullet. 
  • In 2002, the Air Force Research Laboratory patented precisely such a technology: using microwaves to send words into someone’s head
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    • normonique
      If technology has the ability to heal patients by sending pulse or microwaves to their brain aside from health how could this affect social communication.
  • An innovative and revolutionary technology is described that offers a low-probability-of-intercept radiofrequency (RF) communications. The feasibility of the concept has been established using both a low intensity laboratory system and a high power RF transmitter.
  • Dr. Robert Becker, who was twice nominated for Nobel Prize for his share in the discovery of the effects of pulsed fields at the healing of broken bones, wrote in his book “Body Electric”
  • hypnotist
  • Transmitting human speech into the human brain by means of electromagnetic waves is apparently, for the researchers, one of the most difficult tasks.
  • People who claim to be victims of experiments with those devices complain, aside of hearing voices, of false feelings (including orgasms) as well of aches of internal organs which the physicians are unable to diagnose.
    This article help answer my question to 'Technology connecting to the nervous system directly'  -it also provide information of how this could harm and help people.  -I believe it's crazy that they use microwaves in combat. 

Can the Nervous System Be Hacked? - - 0 views

  • But communication between nerves and the immune system was considered impossible, according to the scientific consensus in 1998.
  • It would have been “inconceivable,” he added, to propose that nerves were directly interacting with immune cells.
  • electrical pulses to the rat’s exposed vagus nerve. He stitched the cut closed and gave the rat a bacterial toxin known to promote the production of tumor necrosis factor, or T.N.F., a protein that triggers inflammation in animals, including humans.
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  • the nervous system was like a computer terminal through which you could deliver commands to stop a problem,
    • normonique
      This small passage answer my question of 'if the nervous system could be directly wired to technology' 
  • All the information is coming and going as electrical signals
  • Inflammatory afflictions like rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease are currently treated with drugs — painkillers, steroids and what are known as biologics, or genetically engineered proteins. But such medicines, Tracey pointed out, are often expensive, hard to administer, variable in their efficacy and sometimes accompanied by lethal side effects.
    • normonique
      This is a refreshing approach to cures from medicine which has a tedious list of side affects with no promise of correcting the initial problem. 
  • His work seemed to indicate that electricity delivered to the vagus nerve in just the right intensity and at precise intervals could reproduce a drug’s therapeutic — in this case, anti-inflammatory — reaction. His subsequent research would also show that it could do so more effectively and with minimal health risks.
  • bioelectronics is straightforward: Get the nervous system to tell the body to heal itself.
    This post is incredible, it's exciting to understand how technology can tell the brain to heal itself. 

How Unified Communications (UC) Has Become an Inseparable Part of Enterprise ... - 0 views

  • Mobility
  • as played significant role in popularizing Unified communications
    • normonique
      I haven't intentionally considered mobility being the cause for the unified connection of communication and technology.
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  • The UC phenomenon has led to enhanced business dynamics and is perhaps a valuable asset for mobile workers who depend heavily on their mobile devices to fulfil their business goals or those of their employers,
  • Evidently, the future of unified communications and collaboration seems to be uber bright. The below stats endorse this ubiquitous fact even further.
  • Offices will be replaced by virtual workplace, with mobile devices taking over the realms from desktop computers and desk
    • normonique
      The text note a powerful point of the connection of mobility, technology, and communication.  I believe it answer my question of whether technology will be inseparable in the future.  Yes it will because where there is work there is mobility,  technology keeps workers mobile without interfering with the communication needed in the workplace
  • Real-time collaboration tools and instant messaging will leave the email culture far behind, enabling the next generation workers to operate more efficiently.
  • raditional IMs will get a further refurbishing with increased capabilities that could accommodate more business processes ahead of traditional click-to-call facilitie
  • Provider of UC solutions will ensure open standards and more interoperability to their services, thereby eliminating boundaries across business silos
  • Online corporate meetings will be heavily influenced by gaming technologies and 3-D virtual world, giving way to fresh meeting models, and putting a hold on the age old calendar based conference calls.
    The site answer my question of technology and communication being inseparable in the future. It will not be inseparable because people are very mobile, while on the go they still have the power to communicate through technology. 

Only time will tell if humanity, technology become inseparable | The Oswegonian - 0 views

  • Sure, things like Facebook and Twitter allow everyone to keep in touch with just about anyone they’ve ever met, but at the same time, it restricts that communication. Something is definitely lost when one jumps between talking to someone face-to-face and simply posting a 400-character message on their Facebook wall. It can feel like people are not communicating with each other anymore; it is more like we are communicating at one another.
    • normonique
      -This site most accurately relate to my question of 'In the future will technology and comunication be inseparable?' -The article make's a good point at 'it is more like we are communicating 'at' one another rather than with. 
  • "But then there is another element to this issue that people don’t realize: humans have been interacting with technology since the dawn of time. One definition of technology states that it is the sum of the ways in which a social group provides itself with the material objects of civilization.
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  • not a new
  • maybe people have reached a breaking point where humanity and individuality have been completely consumed by technology.
  • No one knows what the future will hold.
    • normonique
      Ok, so the passage does not answer my question of communication and technology being inseparable in the future but it does lead way to some interesting information of, technology not being 'new' just advancing over time.
  • When people completely forget about humanity, and only care about logic and primary directives, then one could say that humanity has been surrendered.
    The article is a great source of information regarding my question of 'if communication and technology will be inseparable in the future' 
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    This article is interesting because it proves that technology does not solve psychological problems.

Emerald Insight | Qualitative Market Research: An International Journal | Digital techn... - 0 views

    I love this web article because it broaden my horizen of how technology will change the brain rather than just benefiting it.
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