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Thursday, September 23, 2010

9.(0-1) Physician's Notebooks 9 Mind/Brain/Behavior

Physician's Notebooks 9 http://physiciansnotebook.blogspot.com - See Homepage
Physician’s Notebooks
An Old Doc Recommends to a New Generation

Brain & Mind; Psychology & Behavior: Cry for Happy in an Anxious Age
Table of Contents and then scroll down for Chapter 1. Intro to Studying the Mind. Update 10 April 2018.



  • Physician's Notebooks 9 is neuroscience (aka neural science): it comprises neurology (study of the nervous system and its diseases), psychology (study of the mind's functioning) and psychiatry (the human mind's diseases); but neuroscience also extends beyond these borders into all human and lower animal behavior and tries to show how the nervous system responds to the environment in a bottom-up way to produce each individual's behavior. And how the environment plays back on neural development in a top-down way.
  •  The below listed chapters are each hyperlinked to text so clicking on one will give instant text for reading.
  • 9.1 Introduction (Scroll down to read next)


  • 9.2 Development of Brain & Cord - Starting Statem...
  • 9.3 Secrets of the Brain tissues - A Starter
  • 9.4 Central Nervous System Overview
  • 9.5 Brain Membranes - The Water On and In It/Brai...
  • 9.6a Cerebral Cortex 1: The Lobes of the Brain
  • 9.6b Cerebral Cortex 2: Microstructure and Archit...
  • 9.7 Cerebral Cortex 3: Specialization of Function
  • 9.8 Brain, Mind? Is That All?
  • 9.9 Secrets of Spinal Cord or Why Christopher Ree...
  • 9.10 Secrets of Nerve Signals to the Brain
  • 9.11 Peripheral Nerves - Autonomic Sympathetic/Par...
  • 9.12 The Cranial Nerves - Smell/Vision/Eye/Face/Vi...
  • 9.13 Growth & Death of Your Brain Through Your Lif...
  • 9.14 The Aging Brain - How to Prevent It
  • 9.15 Neurology of Movement & Diseases of Movement
  • 9.16 .Pain Explained Neurologically
  • 9.17 The Neurology of Emotion
  • 9.18 Gait, Especially in Old Age
  • 9.18b Consciousness, Coma and Related States
  • 9.19 Epilepsy and Seizures and the EEG
  • 9.20 Secrets of Brain Strokes - Prevention & Relie...
  • 9.21 Mad Cow Disease - An Insider Story
  • 9.22 Secrets of Multiple Sclerosis
  • 9.23 Psychosurgery/Brain Surgery and Tumors
  • 9.24 Dementia/Secrets of Alzheimer's
  • 9.25 Psychiatry - Welcome All
  • 9.26 Behavior - Reward, Motivation, Addiction
  • 9.27 Manic Depressive Bipolar Disorder - Good Adv...
  • 9.28 Depression - A Cure
  • 9.29 Schizophrenia's Startling Story
  • 9.30 Anxiety - Cure For
  • 9.31 Paranoias of Life Removed by Physician's No...
  • 9.32 Feelings, Nothing More Than Feelings
  • 9.33 Psychoanalysis - Secret of Do It Yourself
  • 9.34 The Edge - Secret of Stopping Habits
  • 9.35 Secrets of the IQ. What is Intelligence?
  • 9.36 Psychotherapy/Mostly Psychoanalytic
  • 9.37 Neurology of Memory
  • 9.(38-40) Hypothalamus -Body Clock,Glands, Sexuality 

  • 1. Introduction to Studying the Brain and the Mind
    I will focus on things to help improve wellness and to enhance and advance happy, healthy longevity. But I also wish to give what I have learned about the nervous system, the brain and the mind as a functional unit based on the latest neuroscience.
       I, personally, want to know my brain's structure and my mind’s functioning. Getting this knowledge is no ivory tower. Book learning is important, as is observation of outcomes of behaviors in myself and others. I write for the reader who values living healthily, happily and long. Also for the reader who values acquisition of knowledge. I imagine a wide range of readers: from physician, other scientist, medical student, nurse, allied health worker; from college student; and no less valued, from high school or grammar school graduate (and drop-out) or any person, anywhere with strong motivation and curiosity. I wish to produce a text that provides a base for the reader to build on. With outside reading - medical tomes, Wikipedia internet, and seminar, a reader may emerge as master of her or his own psyche and behavior. Recently we also have online study and I use Access Medicine, http://neurology.mhmedical.com.

    I advise slow, careful reading and rereading at intervals, both for better understanding and because the text is being continuously updated. 
    END OF SECTION. To read next, click 9.2 Development of Brain & Cord - Starting Statem...




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