Scientists have discovered a way to bypass brain damage and help patients re-encode memories. Hypnotherapy can help you do that without the need for brain damage as a prerequisite condition before such treatment becomes available, In some sense, the quality of life is a consequence of our memories. . . .
For all of the mind's capacity to limit the quality of life, it is also within the confines of an individual's own mind that the true power of the human spirit comes to life. And within that mind, there is what we term the hypnotic mind, seemingly lurking deep within us, and, its machinations are beyond the realms of the ordinary mind and how they begin to understand life. In our ordinary everyday state, we are filled with doubts and thoughts of our limitations. "I couldn't do this or that, I'm too tall, too short, fat or thin, not clever enough" etc. etc. etc. And yet, despite that, people with every one of those traits, you will find an abundance of successes? So, it seems, that while the mind holds all of your tragedy and trauma, it also holds the secrets to your success. Whilst I truly applaud the Scientists who have discovered how to bypass brain damage by re-encoding memories. My goal is to enlighten those who have been lucky enough not to have experienced brain trauma and help them find the way to unlock their mind's potential and, in this process, hopefully thwarting the onset of such a devastating disease that is the focus of this research. Yet another step forward in the fight against Alzheimer's!
In the meantime, hypnotherapy stands out as one of the most effective strategic life management methods there is, especially in its ability to promote clear thinking and good states of mental wellness. The behaviours that make life challenging are often a result of too much stress, too little sleep and too little by way of clarity! So, to take back control of your mind and your life, it makes perfect sense to use a methodology that addresses the subconscious mind's role in perpetuating negative, vague and ambiguous states of mind. Hypnosis helps us to create calm relaxing states of mind that make life work better! If you would like to address any concerns you have in this direction, or, if you just want to make your life feel better, then why not make an appointment for a Free Consultation? Hypnosis gives you the ability to have a good life!
The objective here is to help people understand how and why we become illogically trapped into irrational emotional experiences that may actually be happening for reasons different to that which we would imagine! If you want to know more about how Hypnotherapy can help you; why not make an appointment for a Free Consultation?
New prosthesis aims to help people living with memory loss. Researchers at USC and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have developed a brain prosthesis that is designed to help individuals suffering from memory loss. The prosthesis, which includes a small array of electrodes implanted into the brain, has performed well in laboratory testing in animals and is currently being evaluated in human patients. Designed originally at USC and tested at Wake Forest Baptist, the device builds on decades of research by Ted Berger and relies on a new algorithm created by Dong Song, both of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. The development also builds on more than a decade of collaboration with Sam Deadwyler and Robert Hampson of the Department of Physiology & Pharmacology of Wake Forest Baptist who have collected the neural data used to construct the models and algorithms.
When your brain receives the sensory input, it creates a memory in the form of a complex electrical signal that travels through multiple regions of the hippocampus, the memory centre of the brain. At each region, the signal is re-encoded until it reaches the final region as a wholly different signal that is sent off for long-term storage. If there's damage at any region that prevents this translation, then there is the possibility that long-term memory will not be formed. That's why an individual with hippocampal damage (for example, due to Alzheimer's disease) can recall events from a long time ago -- things that were already translated into long-term memories before the brain damage occurred -- but have difficulty forming new long-term memories.
Song and Berger found a way to accurately mimic how memory is translated from short-term memory into long-term memory, using data obtained by Deadwyler and Hampson, first from animals, and then from humans. Their prosthesis is designed to bypass a damaged hippocampal section and provide the next region with the correctly translated memory. That's despite the fact that there is currently no way of "reading" a memory just by looking at its electrical signal. "It's like being able to translate from Spanish to French without being able to understand either language," Berger said. Their research was presented at the 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society in Milan on August 27, 2015.
The effectiveness of the model was tested by the USC and Wake Forest Baptist teams. With the permission of patients who had electrodes implanted in their hippocampi to treat chronic seizures, Hampson and Deadwyler read the electrical signals created during memory formation at two regions of the hippocampus, then sent that information to Song and Berger to construct the model. The team then fed those signals into the model and read how the signals generated from the first region of the hippocampus were translated into signals generated by the second region of the hippocampus. In hundreds of trials conducted with nine patients, the algorithm accurately predicted how the signals would be translated with about 90 per cent accuracy. "Being able to predict neural signals with the USC model suggests that it can be used to design a device to support or replace the function of a damaged part of the brain," Hampson said. Next, the team will attempt to send the translated signal back into the brain of a patient with damage at one of the regions in order to try to bypass the damage and enable the formation of accurate long-term memory.
The above post is reprinted from materials provided by the University of Southern California. The original item was written by Robert Perkins. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.