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1/ "Fits at Chess" might seem like a punchline, but it's a real health concern 🧠. I've been exploring research papers on the negative effects of #Chess on well-being, societies, and ecosystems, and found the first report of chess triggering #epilepsy from 1965. #NorwayChess Image
2/ These cases fall into a category of reflex #epilepsy - seizures are activated by specific, identifiable triggers. Such triggers can be external (flashing lights, hot water 🚿), internal (emotions, thought 💭), or a mix of both.
#chess #NorwayChess #neuroscience #brain Image
3/ Among reflex #epilepsies, the most common are those triggered by visual stimuli or light changes (1 in 4,000). Much rarer triggers include eating 🍎, music 🎵(1:10 M), writing ✍️, orgasm 💋 and even lying. #Chess, other #boardgames, and #cards can also trigger seizures. Image
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1/4 Here we go! Chess eats your 🧠 gray matter!
"Grey matter volume and cortical thickness were reduced in chess players compared with those of control men in the occipitotemporal junction and precunei." #Chess #chesspunks #NorwayChess Image
2/4 Chess is a silent "killer" of 🧠 cortex locally.

💡Who holds the record for the thinnest 🧠 cortex among chess players in history? Will collective chess 🧠 solve this mystery despite the thinning? Retweet! 🔁
#Chess #chesspunks #brain #neuroscience #NorwayChess ImageImage
3/4 🧩 Stay tuned for more revelations from a treasure trove of almost 1000 scientific papers exploring the mental and other challenges of chess players. As a chess player myself, I hope for 1 or 2 papers highlighting the benefits of the game. #Chess #chesspunks #NorwayChess 🔁 Image
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Neurons that allow us to recognize others are located in the hippocampus' CA1 region. This offers fresh insights into how our brains form social relationships and could pave the way for improved treatments for social disorders.


1/3 This shows neurons.
Hippocampal Neurons Hold Key to Social Recognition

Using a new experimental paradigm in mice, the study showed that the CA1 region plays an essential role in individual recognition.…

“Dynamic and stable hippocampal representations of social identity and reward expectation support associative social memory in male mice” by LEE Doyun et al. Nature Communications…

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This weekend.

Monk mode.


Haters gonna hate, lovers gonna be in awe.

Any tips on getting monk mode and clearing a 10.000 tasks?

#help 😭😭
Step 1 monk mode: reduce entropy of workplace.

(Making a thread of my monk mode)

Follow to see what is happening 🧘🏻
Step 1.1: cleaning my desk and devices

P.S. will be validating the new learning about willpower down the way.

Normally I should have unlimited willpower when it comes to things I do effortlessly.

Things I like and do effortlessly:

- Code
- Connect
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Biggest thing to ever come out of my little group. Pls help spread this finding!

We found clean, CAUSAL evidence that the shingles vaccine prevents a good chunk of dementia cases. So, could a virus cause Alzheimer’s->YES!

Hear me out & see preprint:
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There’s recently been ⬆️ interest in the possibility that a virus may be involved in the causal pathways of dementia. Most attention has been on herpesviruses, incl the VZV that causes chickenpox and shingles, partly because of their lifelong latency (
In Wales starting in Sept 2013, the shingles vaccine was rolled out using an exact DOB cutoff. Those born on or after Sept 2 1933 were eligible, while those born earlier weren’t and remained ineligible for life. We analyzed EHR data for all of Wales with DOB exact to the week.
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#YourBrainOnMusic 🧠🎵🎶
Was passiert eigentlich in unserem Gehirn, wenn wir #Musik hören? #neuroscience

Mit diesem Thema werden Bücher gefüllt - ich fokussiere hier nur auf ein paar Bereiche - weiter unten gibt's vertiefende Literatur für alle, die mehr Wissen wollen :) (1/n)
Beim Musikhören ist nicht nur der Bereich im Gehirn besonders aktiv, der für das „Hören“ zuständig ist sondern viele weitere Strukturen beider Gehirnhälften, die mit der Ver- und Bearbeitung von Emotionen, Erinnerungen und der Steuerung unserer Stress-Systeme zu tun haben. (2/n)
Strukturelle Merkmale der Musik wie die Klangfarbe, Intensität (laut, leise), Rhythmus werden vermutlich schon sehr früh analysiert im Hirnstamm, der u.a. mit der Kontrolle des Autonomen Nervensystems (ANS) beauftragt ist (3/n)
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1/ 🌌🧬 Delving deeper into the realms of AI, consciousness, and the cosmos, we'll explore emerging technologies, theories, and insights shaping the future of our understanding. Get ready for the next chapter in this exhilarating adventure! #AI #Consciousness #Cosmology
2/ 🔮📡 As technology advances, we're witnessing the rise of quantum computing, neuroprosthetics, and brain-computer interfaces, expanding the horizons of AI and consciousness research. #QuantumComputing #Neuroprosthetics #BrainComputerInterfaces
3/ 🧠💡 Cognitive science and neuroscience have made strides in understanding the mind's inner workings, contributing to our grasp on consciousness and its connection to AI. #CognitiveScience #Neuroscience #Mind
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So excited to announce our preprint describing tau in extracellular vesicles from Alzheimer's disease brain tissue! A thread... ➡️ @Duff_Lab @bwfalcon…

#neuroscience #brain #science #extracellularvesicles #CryoEM #teamtomo Image
We used quantitative mass spectrometry to profile 8 density fractions of human brain EVs: check out github to explore the data:…

Extra special thanks to @darraghpobrien and @EmirTurkes1!! Image
Tau in EVs is pathological and can seed prion-like tau propagation in the brain🧠 Image
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Clinical case! 🧠💭🧵
1/7 A 26-year-old woman from a rural region of Mexico presented in a state of catatonia. At age 21, she begun to exhibit aggressiveness. At age 23, she started having difficulties handling money, she constantly misplaced things. Sometimes she was disoriented
2/7 At age 26, 2 days after delivering her first child, she had a (first) psychotic episode, with incoherent speech, disorganized behavior, aggressiveness, visual & auditory hallucinations. She neglected her newborn, saying repeatedly that the child was not hers.
3/7 Psychotic symptoms were mixed with periods of catatonia. She recieved risperidone 2 mg/day, which worsened the catatonic states. She was referred to our hospital. On admission, risperidone was suspended. We observed immobility, mutism, staring, posturing, waxy flexibility...
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Get your daily dose of

( Thread alert )🎯 (1/11)

What is it to do with 'Happiness chemicals and Mental health ' ?
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The is the result of #Transhumanism.

If you are C19 vaccinated you are no longer fully human. You are now a patentable organism.

The ultimate #SatanicAgenda.

God help us.

#CovidVaccines #5G #mRNA #smartgrids #Agenda2030 #GreatReset #hackableanimals #freewill #SupremeCourt
Here is the Supreme Court opinion he is referring to. The link to the doc he is quoting from has been taken down.

Note the cDNA (complementary DNA) created by mRNA is patentable.

#CovidVaccines #5G #mRNA #smartgrids #Agenda2030 #GreatReset #hackableanimals #SupremeCourt…
Why did this link get taken down? Image
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Mitochondrial impairments can lead to mental illness and neurological disease. It's true! 🧵(1/9) #metabolicpsychiatry #mitochondria
Some believe the root cause of certain types of mental disorders is things like mercury or allergies. (2/9)
it's important to understand that they affect metabolism in specific ways by poisoning mitochondria or affecting regulatory cells. So it still comes back down to mitochondria (3/9) #mentalhealth
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Insulin receptors and IGF-1 receptors, along with their signaling partners, are found throughout the brain. I think this needs a thread. 🧵(1/13)
IGF-1 receptors are involved in important #brain processes, including neuronal growth and survival, regulation of synaptic plasticity, and modulation of #neurotransmitter release. They are implicated in neuroprotection and #cognitive function. (2/13) #science #neuroscience
Many of you are familiar with insulin, but maybe you don't know well enough what its important roles are in the brain. Insulin affects neurotransmitter channel activity, brain cholesterol synthesis, and mitochondrial function. (3/13) #mitochondria
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Mitochondria & Mental Illness. What are the basics of why those are so intimately intertwined? 🧵(1/8)
Mitochondria play a crucial role in various bodily functions, including neurotransmitter release, hormone regulation, inflammation control, and cell development. (2/8)
Deficiency or dysfunction in mitochondria can result in cell malfunction, leading to imbalances in neurotransmitter release, hormone levels, and inflammation control. (3/8)
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Hello there 👋🏽 I hope you’re having a lovely Thursday.

Today I thought I should pop in and just to share with you how having a stress ball helped me through academic stress and how that experience became the motivation behind us selling stress balls.
Also still keeping in mind that mental health is still a pressing issue in our community and we here at NeuroBloom Psychology practice are working on raising awareness through our mental health campaign shop. However we can’t do it without you, so we are urging you to check out
the shop. Not only will you be getting yourself an item from our store but 10% of the profit share is donate to Moreson Special School situated in Khomasdal and caters for about 150 learners with cognitive and intellectual impairments from across the country.
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It’s a new month and not just any new month but it’s the month of Love❤️! Sending you so much Love❤️ and Light🌞

Least you forgot it is also:
It’s Let’s Talk Wednesday!
Listening to music can be entertaining, and some research suggests that it might even make you healthier.
Music can be a source of pleasure and contentment, but there are many other psychological benefits as well. Music can relax the mind, energize the body, and even help people better manage pain.
The psychological effects of music can be powerful and wide-ranging.
Music therapy is an intervention sometimes used to promote emotional health, help patients cope with stress, and boost psychological well-being.

Below are some benefits of listening to music:
🎧Music can improve cognitive performance
🎧Music can reduce stress
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How do we know that our Inner Child is present?
When you are truly feeling your feelings, you are allowing your inner child to be. Your inner child is active when you are being playful, spontaneous, creative, intuitive and surrendering to the spiritual self. When you experience
joy, sadness, anger, fear or affection your child within is coming out.

When the inner child is wounded.
Almost all of us have some inner child healing to do. It is hard for us to be whole and happy adults without bringing the inner child into our lives and thereby healing it.
When we meet our inner child, we often discover that some of our ove, guidance, respect, trust and safety. The lack of these basic needs may have brought about a state of chronic anxiety, fear, shame, anger and despair in our inner child.
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The Bazuki Metabolic Neuroscience Initiative supported by @BaszuckiGroup means good things for mental illness and neurological disorders. This is a thread to learn more. 🧵 (1/7) #neuroscience #metabolism #metabolicpsychiatry
@BaszuckiGroup The initiative will have three arms: clinical, mechanistic, and computational, and will serve as a hub for coordinating funding and research in this area. (2/7) #brainhealthmatters #research #neuroscience
@BaszuckiGroup The initiative will also conduct its research in these three areas, including foundations, Frontiers, and Technology development. (3/7) #research
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Some of the brightest minds are researching in the field of metabolic psychiatry, developing multi-scale models based on principles of statistical physics. #metabolicpsychiatry (1/4)
Researchers investigate at the neuronal, glial, and mitochondrial level to understand brain function. and includes a neurovascular coupling function to link neural activity with blood flow. (2/4) #neuroscience #brainresearch
It's all about understanding how networks reorganize. They are using an optimization function to analyze fMRI data and understand the brain's activity on a large scale. (3/4) #fMRI #brainimaging #brainfunction #neuroscience
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𝙏𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙨𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙀𝙀𝙂 𝘽𝙧𝙖𝙞𝙣 𝙒𝙖𝙫𝙚𝙨 𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙤 𝙎𝙥𝙤𝙠𝙚𝙣 𝙒𝙤𝙧𝙙𝙨 𝙪𝙨𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝘿𝙚𝙚𝙥 𝙇𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜

Machine Learning can change a life.

#artificialintelligence #deeplearning #machinelearning #datascience #eeg #neuroscience

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New research which was published recently from the University of California has given a paralyzed man the ability to communicate by converting his brain EEG signals into computer-generated writing.
This is a significant milestone toward restoring communication for people who have lost their ability to speak.
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A fascinating symptom in #neurology is #Alien Hand syndrome
If anyone has seen @StanleyKubrick ‘s great film Dr. Strangelove, you might have wondered what’s wrong with the titular character

His hand has a #mind of its own!!!

#cinema #neurotwitter #MedTwitter
Simplifying , for carrying out bimanual planned movements, we need a Supplementary Motor Cortex (SMA) (left frontal lobe). This communicates to the opposite side via the corpus callosum. Lesions in any will impair proper bimanual function and cause an “alien limb”#neuroanatomy
Frontal variant (left sma lesion) : Patient will have impulsive groping and difficulty releasing objects
Affects the dominant hand
Can be due to a #stroke, #degeneration

My patient impulsively grabs my hand (with his right hand) despite me telling him not to!
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The #holidayseason is hectic and there’s often no way around it. So how do you balance it while holding on to your #mentalhealth? Come with me on a 🧵 and let's follow the #Magic of the #checklist 👉 1/
We’ve always been taught to learn from the best. So why not simply borrow a trick from Santa’s bag 🎅😏 Before traveling around the world in 12 hours, he's making a #list and checking it twice. #Santa is the master of THE #checklist 🤌 #Productivity 2/
It all comes down to #neuroscience. If you felt the satisfaction of crossing a #task off, then you’re no stranger to the power of the #checklist. That’s because the #brain releases dopamine when you achieve your #goals 🧠 #Productivity 3/
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