April 30, 2016

Chapter 1 DEBUNKING MYTHS

On the surface everything seems to be in order. Virtually all known cellular processes are by now accounted for by well-described mechanisms:  ions flow through channels; solutes are transported by pumps; vesicles are moved y motors; etc.   But...

Collagen is the glue that holds the body together.  The word comes from kolla, the Greek word for glue, and our ancestors made glue by boiling down the skin and sinews of animals.  When we make broth, we turn skin, cartilage, tendons, and ligaments into gelatin-rich li...

April 9, 2016

FUNCTIONS OF THE LIMBIC SYSTEM (LS)

  • Sets the emotional tone of the mind

  • Filters external events through internal states

  • Tags events as internally important

  • Stores highly charged emotional memories

  • Modulates motivation

  • Controls appetite and s...

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