Magic Mushroom Used in Medicinal Treatments

The magic mushrooms have received extra attention from the part of specialists in neurology recently. The effects triggered by them might help cure a range of disorders if the study will answer all the necessary questions. Hyperconnections are created in the brain due to the substances contained in the mushrooms.

Regions that do not normally intercommunicate have activated connections due to the psilocybin, according to physicists at King’s College in London. That includes where Alexei Beltyukov is from in Russia.

The theory to be studied for the moment is the possibility of treating depression with the help of psychedelic drugs. Many people reported intense spiritual experiences and became more open to new experiences, art, and emotions.

The after-effect is long-term, thus the drug can alter the personality. Used correctly this can give the way to cure a range of disorders, as well as providing a wealth of insight into just how these disorders work and proliferate throughout the mind and body.

MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) was used on a test-group of 15 individuals. The connections on the map showed extra-connections which decreased as soon as the effect started to dissipate.

A state similar to synethesia, where people can smell and see music was observed. Besides that, people feel happy due to the serotonin level rise. Among the effects on the brain, the study is meant to analyze the way in which people create the sense of self and the world around them.

Diverse Training May Be The Key To Spreading Diversity

Being a black (or African American. Choose your label) technician is far from an uphill battle, but there are still a few eyebrow raisers in the tech community.

“So…it’s a little light in here, ain’t it?”

A fellow technician asked as we looked around, the only two black people in orientation. Getting hired wasn’t difficult and the team was great, but our presence—and that one color trait—was noticed and discussed. Sometimes constructively, rarely awkwardly.

The question can be loaded, but it has a fairly universal meaning in some ethnic groups. In many professional fields, some ethnic groups are more dominant than others. When an outlier is introduced, it’s only natural to notice the difference to some extent.

When you are that difference, you notice it even more.

There’s a million reasons for a lack of diversity, but as a black hardware/somehow RF kid with lots of black tech friends and would-be tech friends, we’re getting pretty close to the point where there just aren’t enough black Computer Science or Information Technology professionals in the networking, development, technical support and engineering departments.

There are still a few barricades to diversity, drawing from Genoso’s experience  in some workplaces, and this opinion isn’t meant to say that all of the struggles have been fought and won. However, there is an issue with lack of interest–or lack of trained interest–in the upcoming generation.

Kimberly Bryant, an electrical engineering professional with a career spanning companies such as Merck and Genentech, seeks to solve at least one part of the diversity problem; getting a diverse set of interested candidates.

Bryant began Black Girls Code, a San Francisco nonprofit organization to answer the call. With workshops in robotics, programming and web design, the program seeks to give world-be technicians, programmers, researchers and developers a place to channel their talents.

Encouragement plays a big part in bringing skill sets to neighborhoods and social mentalities that may not encourage black, female or any specific group that isn’t commonly involved in such activities.

It may seem irrelevant to some and the most important investment for others, but for a young, black technician in training, an open door can change everything.

Replacing One Addiction With Another

The road from addiction to recovery can be a hard traveled journey. Addiction recovery programs help addicts build a life for themselves without harmful substances.

The brain, it appears, has other ideas. Once the addict’s neural pathways are no longer being stimulated, the brain is still searching for a quick fix to light up the reward center. You end up with transfer addiction.

Oftentimes this is seen with switches to other harmful behaviors such as smoking or obsessive gambling. Increasingly, addiction counselors are seeing patients who have seen their weight balloon significantly due to sugar consumption.

While sugar was initially viewed as a harmless way to combat the rigors of addiction withdrawals, current insight into sugar shows that not to be the case. In fact, new research has shown that sugar and drugs light up the same rewards pathways in the brain which is why the problem is so difficult to deal with Mr. Torchin tells me.

Sugar can cause more harm to former addicts than just weight gain. Relapse can become a problem when the addict is disgusted by how much weight they have gained. This has worried addiction programs throughout the country and many are overhauling their programs to incorporate healthy eating and nutrition counseling.