neurotransmitter, brain chemicals, psychonutrient, psycho nutrient,
What is all the buzz about ...Neurotransmitters are  chemicals that are used to transmit nerve signals across a synapse.

They are sprayed from the end of the “upstream” nerve cell and absorbed by receptors in the “downstream” cell.

Brain signals are electrical (Galvani - 1791, Rolando - 1809)

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4 Kids, Big Kids & Trekkies from Uncle Milton Industries

Uncle MIlton Star Wars Force Trainer Test Tube
It's a headline, innovative & primo EEG neurofeedback toy and the first of a wave of them to hit the market. This is includes Barbie (Mattel) Mindflex and the Emotiv hat. This paradigm-shaking new game monitors brainwave activity and allowing you the user to control a small ball moving through a 10 inch training tower using nothing but mental focus and concentration.
It’s good tech. You control a ping-pong ball by the power of your mind. No really. The main unit is a Star Wars branded base, liberally laced with red LEDs, out of which climbs a clear plastic tube more correctly termed the Jedi Training Tower. Inside this is the Jedi training sphere, which rises or falls in the Tower according to the power of the fan at its base, which blows it up there

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Mind Tools has come across a pretty amazing new device gadget that fits into the category of Cognitive Optometry .

Behavioural optometry (also known as "functional optometry") is an expanded area of optometric practice that uses a holistic approach in the treatment of vision and vision information processing problems.[1] The practice of behavioural optometry incorporates various vision therapy methods and has been characterised as a complementary alternative medicine practice.

The Eyeport is an electronic vision training system that claims to improve your visual performance. "Through a combination of sound, color and light, the Eyeport optimizes the ability of the eyes to aim, track, focus and work together as a team," according to the company's site. Invented by Dr. Jacob Liberman and cleared by the FDA, the Eyeport certainly looks strange, but it's supposed to be easy to use. (Just don't poke your eye out.)
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Alien_teacherOwn, rather than complain about, how people treat you. Learn to renegotiate your relationships to have what you want.
Recognise the way we treat ourselves. If we treat ourselves with respect we will be treated with respect. Likewise, if we disrespect ourselves, others will tend to do likewise. How does this look in the "real world" of human behavior?
If you want to change how other people treat you, you first have to change how you treat yourself. They will either get with the new you, or exit your life and leave room for people who are healthier to come in
You either teach people to treat you with dignity and respect, or you don't. This means you are partly responsible for the mistreatment that you get at the hands of someone else. You shape others' behavior when you teach them what they can get away with and what they cannot.

If the people in your life treat you in an undesirable way, figure out what you are doing to reinforce, elicit or allow that treatment. Identify the payoffs you may be giving someone in response to any negative behavior. For example, when people are aggressive, bossy or controlling — and then get their way — you have rewarded them for unacceptable behavior. Read more »


Open Mind 2

When you enter an art gallery, or see a fireworks display or the most exquisite sunset, what do you experience?
If you are visually conscious, your mind will contract, focus, become alert and stimulated to multi-task; you want to explore, discuss and share your experience and enjoyment of the work or scene, and you can simultaneously contribute to a conversation, and still think of your shopping list.
If you are visually subconscious, you experience seeing things from two directions, moving back and forth between enjoying the inspiration and ideas of work or scene from different angles, colours and patterns, and enjoying what it does for you internally, such as giving inspiration, pictures, memories, ideas etc. Seeing details and the big picture at the same time Read more »