Cannabinoids as Anxiolytics: People Aren’t Just Blowing Smoke

“I try not to worry about the future – so I take each day just one anxiety attack at a time.” –Tom Wilson Anxiety symptoms continue to be a massive issue in the U.S. Sure, we have a litany of anxiolytics available to treat anxiety symptoms, but each has its downside. For example, extended benzodiazepine… Read More »

Pretraining Motivation

Learning is required to change anything in any part of our lives and often times uncomfortable. We have all been learners our whole lives, and yet as adults we often think about learning in a school context. Learning is defined as a relatively permanent change in behavior, cognition, or affect that occurs as a result… Read More »

Viruses: Horrible Little Things That Created You

There is nothing so patient, in this world or any other, as a virus searching for a host. ― Mira Grant I ran across an article titled, “Virus-host arms race at the joint origin of multicellularity and programmed cell death.” I believe this research has mind-blowing significance to our lives. I am going to shorten it… Read More »

Modernizing Healthcare

During our childhood years, many of us experimented with mixing various ingredients together to create something new and remarkable. Our curiosity drove us to ask questions until something interesting happened…often times causing a mess. The same curiosity drives our medical research that improves health and the economy. Almost every week we read about a medical… Read More »

Free Will: Just an Illusion?

Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will -Jawaharlal Nehru In the past 50 years or so, the debate of determinism vs. free will has emerged into the spotlight of psychology and neuroscience. Determinism, by definition, is the belief that all… Read More »

Music Therapy

Music is a powerful method for human communication and emotion. It has forever been an important part of our lives and awakens our creativity. Music has created emotional and physical bonds between people and influenced generation after generation. Music is a form of sensory stimulation and is absorbed through many different areas in the brain.… Read More »

Quantifying Concussions

Many of us have seen it. Whether its watching basketball, football, hockey or some other high contact sport, we’ve all witnessed a player take a blow to the head and require medical attention. In many cases it is clear that the player’s body is unable to function normally, including the ability to maintain balance. 1.7… Read More »

Resistance is Just a Word

Do you ever admire those who can rattle facts and figures off the top of their head without even having to think too critically? Just how powerful are you? Your brain has been designed to give you the power to master your environment and you must keep the skill set of being able to analyze… Read More »

Prioritize or Die Trying: Why Focus is the ONLY Thing That Matters

Four months ago… I was sitting on $25,000 of debt that was steadily growing, I enjoyed the liberation that comes with a glass (or 4) of wine too often, I got colds so frequently that friends and colleagues took notice, and I had little sense of priorities or direction. Three months ago… I was homeless, sleeping in the woods during… Read More »