The Genetic Brain

It’s All in the Genes Nature vs. Nurture in the brain Nowhere is the age-old argument about whether we’re “born with it” or we “develop it” by living as important as in the burgeoning industry of genetics. The industry’s position is that there is “overwhelming evidence for the existence of substantial genetic influences on individual […]

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The Trainable Brain

Demonstrating the Trainable Brain Studying the brain’s ability to adapt itself While QEEG research has focused on defining the energy brain, a parallel branch of study has provided increasingly “real-time” feedback to demonstrate that brains are capable of changing their own patterns. This field, often called neurofeedback or EEG-biofeedback, we will call brain training. Today’s […]

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Selling the Chemical Brain

Selling the chemical Brain History of chemical manipulation Chemicals have been used for their temporary psycho-active effects on brain function for centuries: psilocybin, mescaline, marijuana, cocaine and others have been used in many cultures, generally for peak experiences or expanded awareness—often by shamans and priests.  In others, the drones, the laborers, take drugs daily (khat, […]

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High Performance Brain

Uncovering the High-Performance Brain Looking a different direction During this same period there began to appear a QEEG literature focusing on the so-called High Performance brain. Meditators, monks, high-level athletes, top-gun pilots and others provided QEEG’s. Where the normative databases tried to cobble together a pointillist view of the brain made up of hundreds of […]

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