“Humans emerged from a very long lineage of species – great apes and before them the primates – that all expressed relatively high levels of lethal violence,”

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“When you immerse an animal in a particular environment, it evolves genetic-based strategies for dealing with that environment. There is good reason to believe this reflects a real genetic or innate tendency to solve problems with violence.” Continue reading

You Need to Know: 15% of the Bodies Energy Is Used by One Molecule.  It’s in the Brain!

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Take Away – Most of the energy used in the brain is by one protein molecule.  Knowing a little bit about it helps to understand the brain’s structure and priorities.  Who doesn’t want that!?

“Biology is just a sub-chapter of physics.”  Adrian Bejan Continue reading

“Children with ADHD are not naughty children. They may appear to misbehave and they may appear not to follow the rules, but this research suggests that this happens because they are not picking up on subtle rules changes. “

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Holy S**t!: “The basic features of the vertebrate nervous system are conserved throughout vertebrate phylogeny to a much higher degree than previously thought..[from as much as] 560 million years ago…”

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Over a half a frickin’ billion years ago!  Sweet weepy jesus!!

“…not only the organization of the different motor programs underlying eye, orienting, locomotor, and respiratory movements are similarly organized, but also that the basic structure of the forebrain engaged in the control of movement is conserved.” Continue reading