Details: This part of skinsNbones ft. Jason Kafoa's project focuses on mental health and helps moves one towards ease and change perception at a time the world is in need. We’re simply attempting to get this work to reach a larger number of people through one of the greatest and quickest change agents known – music.
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ZAA: Zoo and Aquarium Association Australasia (ZAA)
As an association, ZAA uses a progressive, science-based approach bringing its members together, facilitating shared knowledge and continuous improvement in conservation, welfare, biosecurity, science, research, social and community programs by networking, collaborating and learning with professionals, working together as carers, as rescuers, as scientists, as educators, as conservationists in the field, and as partners striving to be leaders in responsible management for sustainability, assessibility and bio security.
"The HeartMath Institute Research Center Research has found the heart is a highly complex information processing center with its own functional brain, commonly called:
the heart brain,
that communicates with and influences the cranial brain via the nervous system, hormonal system and other pathways."
"These influences affect brain function and most of the body’s major organs and play an important role in mental and emotional experience and the quality of our lives."
"It was observed that the heart acted as though it had a mind of its own and could significantly influence the way we perceive and respond in our daily interactions."
"In essence, it appeared that the heart could affect our awareness, perceptions and intelligence, affecting mental clarity, creativity, emotional balance, intuition and personal effectiveness."
HEART BRAIN COMMUNICATION
"Traditionally, the study of communication pathways between the head and heart has been approached from a rather one-sided perspective, with scientists focusing primarily on the heart’s responses to the brain’s commands."
"The HeartMath Institute Research Center learned, however, that communication between the heart and brain actually is a dynamic, ongoing, two-way dialogue, with each organ continuously influencing the other’s function."
For more than 30 years, the HeartMath Institute Research Center has explored the physiological mechanisms by which the heart and brain communicate and how the activity of the heart influences our perceptions, emotions, intuition and health. - 2021
”The common idea that DNA determines so much of who we are - not only our eye or hair color, for example, but also our addictions, disorders, or susceptibility to cancer - is a misconception. You find yourself to be more or less a victim of your heredity. This concept “says you are less powerful than your genes.”
"A person’s perception, not genetic programming, is what spurs all action in the body: It’s actually our beliefs that select our genes, that select our behavior.
1. The cell is like a human body and it functions without DNA. It is capable of respiration, digestion, reproduction, and other life functions.
2. DNA is controlled by the environment.
3. Perception of the environment is not necessarily the reality of the environment.
4. Human beliefs, choosing to perceive a positive or negative environment.
5. Fight or Flight: When a person perceives a negative environment, the body tends to neglect the immune system and vital organs. Stress also makes us less intelligent, less clear-minded. When a person perceives a loving environment, the body activates growth genes and nurtures the body."
"Beliefs act as a filter between the real environment and your biology. Thus, people have the power to change their biology. You are not victims of genes. What beliefs are you choosing for your genes to be expressed?”
June 11, 2014
Dr Bruce H. Lipton PhD
- Stem Cell Biologist
is an internationally recognized leader in bridging science and spirit. Stem cell biologist, bestselling author of The Biology of Belief and recipient of the 2009 Goi Peace Award.
For some creatures, the magnetic field that hugs our planet serves as a compass for navigation or orientation, e.g.: migratory birds, sea turtles and certain types of bacteria. According to a new study, humans can also sense Earth's magnetic field while an earlier study found this likely served some biological purpose.
The study, published March 18, 2019 in the journal eNeuro, provides the first direct evidence, from brain scans, that humans can do so, likely through magnetic particles scattered around the brain.
Gilder said the finding that most people couldn't sense the magnetic field counted against the study, because the ability could be expressed differently in different brains. "Some people are really good at art and some people are really good at math," Gilder told Live Science. Organs don't "have to behave or react in the same way."
It's unclear why some humans seem to be capable of magnetoreception, but in theory, the skill could help with orientation, or be a remnant of an ability that evolved early on to help creatures - even ancient hunter-gathers - navigate. Wang told Live Science. "There's such a wide range of creatures that have this sense that we think humans, at least, have some remnants of this sense, even if we don't use it so much in our daily lives anymore."
And many questions remain about magnetoreception in general, like how it works. Indeed, scientists have figured out how magnetoreception works in just one type of creature: a type of bacteria called magnetotactic bacteria. These microbes migrate along the field lines of our planet's magnetic field using magnetic particles called magnetite (Fe3O4).
These magnetite particles have been known to exist in the human brain for decades.
What’s more, in a study published in August 2018 in the journal Scientific Reports from Gilder's group found that these magnetic particles were scattered throughout the human brain.
Their widespread presence in the brain suggested that the particles likely served some kind of biological purpose, the authors of that study concluded.
Research: Connie X. Wang, Isaac A. Hilburn, Daw-An Wu, Yuki Mizuhara, Christopher P. Cousté, Jacob N. H. Abrahams, Sam E. Bernstein, Ayumu Matani, Shinsuke Shimojo and Joseph L. Kirschvink
Mar 18, 2019
Source: Live Science
"For the science geek in everyone."
"This research was to review the responses of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) to electromagnetic fields (EMF) in different frequency ranges, and characterise the properties of DNA as an antenna.
The study found the wide frequency range of interaction with EMF is the functional characteristic of a fractal antenna, and DNA appears to possess the two structural characteristics of fractal antennas, electronic conduction and self symmetry.
These properties contribute to greater reactivity of DNA with EMF in the environment, and the DNA damage could account for increases in cancer epidemiology, as well as variations in the rate of chemical evolution in early geologic history."
Feb 28, 2011
by Blank M, Goodman R. DNA is a fractal antenna in electromagnetic fields. Int J Radiat Biol. 2011 Apr;87(4):409-15. doi: 10.3109/09553002.2011.538130. Epub 2011 Feb 28. PMID: 21457072.
Source: National Library of Medicine
National Centre for Biotechnology Information
Bethesda MD, 20894 USA
"Gendered violence and mental distress often go hand in hand."
THE LINKS BETWEEN GENDERED VOILENCE AND MENTAL HEALTH
"Mental illness increases the likelihood of exposure to violence. It’s particularly problematic to dismiss disclosures of gendered violence from women with mental health difficulties because this group is at significantly higher risk of violence, precisely as a consequence of reduced mental health and well-being."
"A mental health history can also act as a barrier to the disclosure of violence. This is often because women fear their diagnosis will make them unreliable witnesses in the eyes of practitioners and others in the community."
"There’s a pervasive idea that accounts from people with a mental illness are unreliable. Long-standing stereotypes link mental illness with unpredictability and untrustworthiness. These stereotypes are more marked for women because of similarly long-standing historical tropes that connect femininity with irrationality. Women who experience mental anguish after violence are not “irrational”. Their mental distress is an understandable response to overwhelming events."
"Women experiencing mental health difficulties report they want gender sensitive mental health support. This means responding to their specific needs as women, including improving the detection of gendered violence and its impacts. Through this more holistic approach, mental health workers will be better equipped to address the root causes of women’s distress."
By Emma Tseris: Senior Lecturer in Social Work and Policy Studies, University of Sydney; and
Professor Nicole Moulding: Professor of Social Work and Director, Safe Relationships and Communities Research Group, University of South Australia
The Conversation - Mar 9, 2021
"Deep knowledge daily."
As The aged care royal commission is due to hand down its final report in Australia, The Conversation is highlighting:
A deeper problem that remains largely overlooked: the payment of aged-care workers, who provide more than just hygiene. It involves a broad spectrum of tasks: administering medication, identifying and treating pressure injuries, feeding, helping with mobility, facilitating choirs, card games and group excursions, and more, including contending with emotional grief associated with end-of-life care and death, whilst engaging with families who themselves may be grief-stricken.
"Valuing the aged-care workforce as a profession will require investment in training. Improving access to higher levels of training for all aged-care workers will deliver a range of benefits: the workforce will become more adaptable, agile and innovative."
"It’s time to work smarter, not harder, and invest in the future of our aged-care workforce. There is every chance most Australians alive today will reap the benefits of a more engaged, innovative and productive aged-care workforce."
By Ben Farr-Wharton: Associate Dean of Management, Edith Cowan University, Australia;
Matthew Xerri: Senior Lecturer in Human Resources, Griffith University, Australia; and
Professor Yvonne Brunetto: Professor of Management and HRM , Southern Cross University, Australia.
The Conversation - Feb 25, 2021
"Deep knowledge daily."
MAXIMIZE ENERGY LOSS,
Entropy is the process of losing energy and this can apply to physics and social systems alike and it's been found that thinking in terms of negentropy and energy can help you fight against entropy and chaos in daily life.
In both physics and social systems, energy can be defined as the capacity or ability to do work. The research of applying physics to social systems to help them run better suggests that when people keep the idea of negentropy in mind and take actions that limit or reverse energy loss, social systems are more efficient and effective. This might even make it easier for people to achieve larger goals.
By Alison A. Carr Chellman, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Education and Health ScienceUniversity of Dayton
The Conversation - Mar 13, 2021
"Deep knowledge daily."
"We now have incontrovertible evidence mental health has deteriorated during the pandemic.
One of the common patterns we’ve seen in previous disasters and pandemics is that once the immediate threat has passed, governments and agencies often neglect the longer term mental health toll.
Now is the time to plan for the delivery of sustainable, evidence-based mental health programs."
By Professor Richard Bryant
Professor & Director of Traumatic Stress Clinic, UNSW, Australia
The Conversation - Feb 26, 2021
"Deep knowledge daily."
The typical human has three types of cones near the retina that allow you to see various colours on the spectrum.
Tetrachromats have a fourth type of cone featuring a photopigment that allows perception of more colours that aren’t on the typically visible spectrum.
"The best way to tell whether a woman carries the gene is if she has a son (or father) with a slight colour anomaly (i.e. very mild colour blindness). We can predict with some confidence that the milder the son’s (or father’s) colour anomaly, the better chance there is for the mother (or daughter) to see the world in different colours."
Newcastle University, UK
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"Uncertainty and change create opportunity and a need for innovation. The pandemic has created or exacerbated many problems that are ripe for innovative solutions."
"Successful innovators are passionate about the problem they are solving and share this passion."
By Todd Saxton
Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, IUPUI, Indiana US
The Conversation - Sep 16, 2020
"Deep knowledge daily."