Breakdown of brain’s visual networks linked to mental illness

Breakdown of brain’s visual networks linked to mental illness

Article by Kara Manke, Duke University: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-05-breakdown-brain-visual-networks-linked.html?fbclid=IwAR0ey_T1AbJbqXAjhQQH73xYl6qvQjKMhscGksKVme9IsFHER_RslPp0phE A follow up to the previous post. These research findings are not at all surprising to me. I would also like to add that it is highly likely that these results do not only pertain to a breakdown of those circuits but also to an incomplete initial development of these circuits (because of strabismus or amblyopia for instance). "People who reported a greater number of or more intense psychiatric symptoms were assigned a higher p-factor score. All participants who were diagnosed with mental disorders were referred for treatment. In a study published…Read more …
Why are sounds more “real” and understandable to me than visuals?

Why are sounds more “real” and understandable to me than visuals?

Michael Lievens: "When you learn a second language at a later age, it is "stored" in a different brain region than your native language, and more detached from your emotional centers. As Nelson Mandela once said upon learning Afrikaans: "If you speak to a man in a language he understands, you will reach his head. If you speak to him in HIS language, you will reach his heart." I'm having a similar experience using my various senses. When I listen to a text, it is directly absorbed by my intellect. But when I try to…Read more …