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Old 27-09-2005, 05:53 AM   #101
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Hi,

Well, memory and learning are so important that they are substantially the core of our being responsive human beings. As we age, we can expect possibly some degree of loss of memory [maybe]. But when disease that affects the flow of information through our bodies is shut down...we are essentially without our normal way of communicating.

I was reading a study today of a blind child who was taught to us braille and could read quite well. He was a patient at a hospital that put him into an MRI machine while he read the braille. The occipital lobe lighted up showing that he was seeing through his touch sensations. The visual cortex was doing the take over task of his eyes at least for reading purposes.
We know that when we have one brain area that malfunctions, it is sometimes taken over by another organ.

Again the female has the xx chromosomes and the male has the xy chromosomes, I heard....gossip....that in women that if one of the x chrom....malfunctions in some way that the other x chromosome takes over to some extent. I don't know if this is true or not....the poor male..xy...is up a creek...if this is true.
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Old 27-09-2005, 09:43 AM   #102
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Hi Rob,
In relation to your statement:"Again the female has the xx chromosomes and the male has the xy chromosomes, I heard....gossip....that in women that if one of the x chrom....malfunctions in some way that the other x chromosome takes over to some extent. I don't know if this is true or not....the poor male..xy...is up a creek...if this is true."
Last year I heard a Geneticist report that the Y chromosome is in fact a mal-functional mutation of the X chromosome.
Though further to this, as a mal-functional mutation. It also has a 'time-line' associated with it? Where it will eventually become no longer viable?
So it will be left up to the XX's to design a new XY mutation of itself?
Hopefully?

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Old 30-09-2005, 06:01 PM   #103
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The memories that we hold and share that are close to us deeply express and mirror our life. Life without memory is denuded of most all of the happy and sad things that make us a living human being. Memory also is learning and without learning life is difficult to say the least.

We have many many people with degenerative brain diseases that are progressive and off of the radar screen for most of the public to see except for the caregiver and families; if it were on the radar screen I wonder if it would make most people sit up and take notice of our research and health care programs in the world. We have great research but not enough... and our health care programs are good, probably the best in the world except that it excludes a great deal of our population.

Maybe it is time that we do something politically that would make a profound difference in the way that we allocate money at the state and federal levels. Our priorities are pretty good yet a great many dollars are spent on keeping people in office.
Well Enough of that; I should follow my own advice and "do something about it".

When in Zambia [one year], I was ordered to stop feeding the poor by the Zambian govenment who called the American Embassy; who called me....I didn't stop.
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Old 01-10-2005, 05:28 PM   #104
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Good day,

Memory as we have mentioned is extremely important. I would like to share this short video Url with you retrieved from the internet on Oct. 1, 2005.
It deals with the reality of a serious memory defict.
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URL : http://www.learner.org/vod/vod_window.html?pid=1617
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Old 02-10-2005, 02:18 AM   #105
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Memory: IS VERY IMPORTANT....

As I have mention a couple of weeks ago, I had the privilege of having lunch with Prof. Larry Squire at the University of California, San Diego Campus. We must of talked for about an hour and a half...and I must tell you that he is most unassuming and generous with his time and expertise.

Thank you Larry. I have retrieved a Url from the internet on October 1, 2005 with Dr. Larry Squire being interviewed. He discusses a great deal about memory and is easy to understand. I hope that you enjoy this 28 minute video. #9457 Sept. 21, 2005.
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Old 30-10-2005, 06:21 PM   #106
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Memory: Is VERY Important...

October 30, 2005

Short, profound and sweet. I use to dislike studying about the memory....I thought all it meant was to memorize...well I was wrong....Memory is what we are made of....think of what we would be missing in life if we had no memory...and some people suffer from this problem...
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Old 05-11-2005, 01:29 AM   #107
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Memory and the Decade of the Brain

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Short, profound and sweet. I use to dislike studying about the memory....I thought all it meant was to memorize...well I was wrong....Memory is what we are made of....think of what we would be missing in life if we had no memory...and some people suffer from this problem...
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Old 18-11-2005, 08:00 PM   #108
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I purchased a book titled Primary neural substrates of learning and behavioral change. Editors: Alkon & Farley. Cambridge University Press 1984.[ISBN 0521254728].

Before one gets too excited about the title, the book is prior to the decade of the brain and short on non-invasive technology. Part II : Model system introduced by Joseph Farley is quite good and chapter 4 titled: Neuronal substrates of associative learning in the mammalian brain [really brings home the learning theory and makes it real.] Also believe it or not we are dealing with the Aplysia (sea slug) when discussing habituation....and other examples using the Aplysia.

Before you begin looking for the book, I would suggest that you can most probably only buy it used....as did I. [$4.95]
Enjoy....http://www.loc.gov/loc/brain/
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Old 25-11-2005, 11:56 AM   #109
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Memory: Is Very Important: CREB

Good day...
I retrieve a very interesting article about CREB and memory from the internet on November 24, 2005. Please enjoy.
URL: http://web.sfn.org/content/Publicati...ings/creb.html

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Old 25-11-2005, 06:42 PM   #110
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Memory: IS VERY IMPORTANT..try stoops test

Hi....I retrieve the following URL Stroop's Test online November 14, 2005.
URL:http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/java/ready.html

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Old 28-11-2005, 07:33 PM   #111
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Memory: IS VERY IMPORTANT - REAL BRAIN DISSECTION

Good morning all,
My daughter who is very interested in science bought me this neat little book titled: The great brain book: An inside look at the inside of your head. by Hp Newquist (2004) with illustrations by Keith Kasnot and Eric Brace...Published by Scholastic Inc., ISBN 0-439-45895-1. This particular book has the best illustrations of the brain and I plan to have my students' purchase this next term...Remember prior learning....it is a physical change.

The book references Virtual Hospital: Dissections of the Real Brain.
URL: http://www.vh.org/adult/provider/ana...inAnatomy.html

Excellent work...some may have problems with the graphics...but this is really good.

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Old 10-12-2005, 03:00 AM   #112
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Good Evening,

Memory and learning are vital parts of the human make up. Memory/learning is what make us human then why do we not always refer to these important aspects of the brain...maybe, just maybe.....it could be because emotions and fear interfer or cause changes in our body chemistry. My point is [I guess]that the ups and downs of the day are perfectly human yet some of us have more downs than ups. The educational technique of metacognition can many times tell us......how to get back on an even plane...and this is without illegal drugs that exacerbate the human mind and body. Think about it.
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Old 10-12-2005, 03:37 AM   #113
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Good Evening,

Memory and learning are vital parts of the human make up. Memory/learning is what make us human then why do we not always refer to these important aspects of the brain...maybe, just maybe.....it could be because emotions and fear interfer or cause changes in our body chemistry. My point is [I guess]that the ups and downs of the day are perfectly human yet some of us have more downs than ups. The educational technique of metacognition can many times tell us......how to get back on an even plane...and this is without illegal drugs that exacerbate the human mind and body. Think about it.
Best,
Rob

Good Evening Again, url retrieved 12-09-05 internet.
Cannot pass up this URL: http://www.thebrain.mcgill.ca/flash/...07_cr_tra.html

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Old 10-12-2005, 07:23 PM   #114
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Memory....long term?

Retrieved from the internet 12-10-05.
Best to you,
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URL: http://www.thebrain.mcgill.ca/flash/..._07_cl_tra.htm
URL: http://www.thebrain.mcgill.ca/flash/...07_p_tra.htm#3
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Old 23-12-2005, 07:36 PM   #115
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Memory: Needs reflection and so does learning

December 23, 2005

Hi ,
I believe that memory and learning need reflection from time to time so...to do this I enjoy seeing Annenberg videos on all subjects of learning. Retrieved from that internet 12-22-05. The Annenberg website has a new look and it is much more user friendly...even I can use it better. I keep this saved in my favorite places and see the videos and read material and purchase videos for my students.
URL: http://www.learner.org/index.html
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Old 04-01-2006, 06:49 AM   #116
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Memory: Is Very IMPORTANT...

January 3, 2006

Good Evening ,

Memorize and memory are two separate items...To memorize is to learn the exact words to something[word for word, exactly the same] without any necessary understanding...Memory is what we live by...and it implies understanding. Memory also includes learning which indeed is understanding.
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Old 05-01-2006, 10:56 PM   #117
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Memory: Can be destroy or seriously damaged by drugs.

January 5, 2006

It seems that humans take three paces forward and either two or four paces backwards. We teach our child the brain and how to store and retrieve long term memory. As we age we lose neurons and we expect that...to an extent. However, when we are teenagers and adults we tend to let down with many of our considerations for a good healthy life.

Alcohol in large consumtion literally destroys brain neurons and I suppose glial cells also.....Alcohol and street drugs can also destroy memory pathways and synapses thus hurting oneself to the point of termination. It is kind of hypocritical to espouse a heathy life verbally and in truth scarf down deleterious drugs that destroy life's being.
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Old 11-01-2006, 01:29 PM   #118
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January 11, 2006

We must look at the sociocultural perspectives that affects a biological-inclination to learn. The will to learn is there [inclination]. But the biology must be operating well to do just about everything including learning. I am speaking directly to the sociocultural environment....specifical ly [poverty].

A strong inclination as one might have, cannot over come starvation and extreme poverty. Oh yes, the biological-inclination to learn is still there, but the body including the CEO brain cannot function with malnourishment and unacceptable health. Think about it.
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Old 18-01-2006, 12:38 PM   #119
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January 18, 2006

Good morning
I was just about ready to call it a morning when I ran across this url on the brain retrieved today. It looks very interesting and [well] see if you like it.
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Rob URL: http://www.ualberta.ca/~neuro/OnlineIntro/Index.htm
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Old 22-01-2006, 08:10 AM   #120
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Good Evening again....
Great url [pictures of synapses] retrieved 1-21-06 from the internet. You can spend some time here wondering how synaptic disease occurs....or how synapse(s) facilitate communication as per the Neuron Theory.
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Old 30-01-2006, 11:25 PM   #121
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Memory is impossible without it....

Hi Url Retrieved from the internet January 30, 2006:MEMORY IS IMPOSSIBLE WITHOUT IT......url: http://users.rcn.com/jkimball.ma.ult.../Synapses.html
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Old 04-02-2006, 10:37 AM   #122
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Good Morning 2-4-06

Neat Url retrieved from the internet on 2-04-06 regarding graphical movement of the brain.
Url: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/brain/
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Old 09-02-2006, 01:03 PM   #123
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February 9, 2006

An excellent set of videos on the mind retrieved from the internet...Annenberg....2-9-06.
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URL: http://www.learner.org/resources/series150.html
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Old 12-02-2006, 10:59 AM   #124
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Good morning February 11, 2006

Well, why is memory important...well we cannot learn without it...and it is even more exciting that neurogenesis [growing of NEW NEURON] is taking place in a very important part of memory...the hippocampus.
Hey, I thought neurogenesis did not take place in the human after birth......just kidding.....
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Old 02-03-2006, 06:42 PM   #125
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March 2, 2006

Good Morning

Dr. Levine has a great book...just finished but will read more of his work. Retrieved from the internet on March 2, 2006.
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