Brain synaptic pruning may be the root cause of schizophrenia

This article from the New York Times, is about a discovered process of synaptic pruning which is normal and necessary in the developing brain, but if it continues out of control in adolescence it can lead to to schizophrenia.  The pathological process may be linked to an autoimmune disorder where the glial cells of the brain [...]

By |2017-09-20T23:07:05-07:00July 7th, 2017|Neurological|0 Comments

The Vagus nerve control over the inflammatory response

In this article called, Hacking the Nervous System, the influence of the Vagus nerve over levels of inflammation in the tissues of the body is discussed.  The Vagus nerve is an important control for the parasympathetic nervous system, which tells our body and minds that it is safe to relax, rest, and recover from the [...]

By |2017-09-20T23:03:37-07:00June 26th, 2017|Meditation, Neurological|0 Comments