Genetic causes of mental illnesses run in families, so do life event and environmental causes of mental illnesses.

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Parents not only pass on the genes causing brain disorders but the environments as well.

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Video Gaming Probably Better Than Commercial “Brain Training” Scams – Like Lumosity

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I really want to do class-action lawsuit against the the Lumosity hucksters – some day.

Favourable effects of frequent video game playing have also been observed. It has been shown that action video game playing can enhance probabilistic inferences, as well as visual skills related to attention, memory and the spatial resolution of vision. Furthermore, improvements in higher-level cognitive functions such as task switching, working memory and reasoning have been associated with improvements in a strategic video game.

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Psychopaths Are Pretty Much Opposite of What Media Says, Of Course

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Take Away:  “Decisions about juvenile and adult offenders that are based on faulty assumptions about violence risk, etiology, and treatment amenability have adverse consequences, both for individual offenders and the public,”

Psychopathy: A misunderstood personality disorder
Psychopathic personalities are some of the most memorable characters portrayed in popular media today…But scientific research suggests that psychopathy is a personality disorder that is widely misunderstood.

“Psychopathy tends to be used as a label for people we do not like, cannot understand, or construe as evil,”

In the course of their research, the authors reviewed many scientific findings that seemed to contradict one another. “Psychopathy has long been assumed to be a single personality disorder. However, there is increasing evidence that it is a confluence of several different personality traits,” Continue reading

The Post Modernism Scam: All Truth is Subjective – Even AIDS! Tony Robbins and Deepak Chopra

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Excerpt from online intereview from the two hucksters:

“Chopra: HIV may be a precipitating agent in a susceptible host.   The material agent is never the cause of the disease.  It may be the final factor in inducing the full-blown syndrome in somebody who’s already susceptible.

Robbins: But what made them susceptible?

Chopra: Their own interpretations of the whole reality they’re participating in.

Robbins: Could that be translated into their thoughts, their feelings, their beliefs, their lifestyle?

Chopra: Absolutely. . .”

Does No Good to Punish Violent Offenders, Of Course…

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Top Line –

• Psychopathic violent offenders have abnormalities in the parts of the brain related to learning from punishment…
• “When these violent offenders completed neuropsychological tasks, they failed to learn from punishment cues, to change their behaviour in the face of changing contingencies, and made poorer quality decisions despite longer periods of deliberation,”

Psychopathic Violent Offenders’ Brains Can’t Understand Punishment

Psychopathic violent offenders have abnormalities in the parts of the brain related to learning from punishment…

“One in five violent offenders is a psychopath. They have higher rates of recidivism and don’t benefit from rehabilitation programmes. Our research reveals why this is and can hopefully improve childhood interventions to prevent violence and behavioural therapies to reduce recidivism,” Continue reading

“Most violent crimes are committed by a small number of men. They display a pattern of antisocial and aggressive behaviour that begins in childhood and remains stable throughout the lifespan. They meet diagnostic criteria for conduct disorder in childhood and for antisocial personality disorder in adulthood. “

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