Personal Activity Monitoring


Why do a CBT Activity Monitoring Form?

Watching a TV series or movies is not a complete waste of time or accomplishment, but it allows me to go into the human perspective of how life is perceived by humanity.  It has nothing to do with fairy tales, but an inner and deeper moral and, spiritual part of the human psyche.

This is an ephemeris part in the mind of writers who narrate a story presented to society and what they are searching for in their personal lives.  The actors and production personnel who build and interprets these characters, the builders of an environment to give life to the story told are all part of how cognitive thinking affects them and its environment.

Is it all lies?  Is it all fantasies?  Is it all an illusion?  Are we not an Illusion?  How do we coexist as a society or species, more than anything else, looking to give meaning to our existence?

You can see the reaction of the public to these stories and figure out their search for meaning.  Is there something more beyond material things and existence in itself?  Games of Thrones is a perfect example of a global event, and the reaction of the human species to the story told.  Moreover, it has gone viral globally.  Meaning gives us a sense of purpose and accomplishment an overall well sense of well being.

Considering in applying the PERMA Theory of Dr. Siegelman, positive emotions including reinforcing our thoughts with positive words is a perfect way to get oneself motivated to do small achievable task or goals throughout the day, giving us a good sense of being.  So, as you watch TV you see and hear, two senses input method to the self, positive words, expression, and emotion to emulate them in your everyday routine.

Draókos
Psicofilosofía Urbana (c)1980
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Quantum Cognitive Entanglement


ENGLISH VERSION

Cognitive quantum entanglement. Know what it is? How do you explain it?

The best way to explain it is through Netflix Sense 8.
Call me however you want, our cognitive constructs go beyond any Science or Faith institutionalized by humanity or scientific community.
The individual chooses to ignore the truth, even if it hits him in the face.

SPANISH TRANSLATION

Singularidad cuántica cognitiva. ¿Sabes lo que es? ¿Como lo explicas?

La mejor manera de explicarlo es mediante Netflix Sense 8.
Llámame como quieras, nuestros constructos cognitivos van más allá de cualquier Ciencia o Fe institucionalizada por la humanidad o comunidad científica.
El individuo elegir ignorar la verdad, incluso si le golpea en la cara.

Draókos
Psicofilosofía Urbana (c)1980
Copyright ICP

Revised (02.28.2019)

Que es una personalidad antisocial


El término antisocial puede ser confuso para el público laico, ya que la definición más común fuera del uso clínico es un individuo que es un solitario o socialmente aislado. El significado literal de la palabra antisocial puede ser más descriptivo tanto para el público laico como para los profesionales: ser antisocial, ser contra la sociedad; Contra normas, normas, leyes y comportamientos aceptables. Los individuos con trastorno de personalidad antisocial tienden a ser carismáticos, atractivos y muy buenos para obtener simpatía de otros; Por ejemplo, describiéndose a sí mismos como la víctima de la injusticia.

 

Algunos estudios sugieren que la inteligencia promedio de los antisociales es mayor que la norma. Los antisociales poseen un encanto superficial, pueden ser pensativos y astutos, y tienen una capacidad intuitiva de observar y analizar rápidamente a otros, determinar sus necesidades y preferencias y presentarla de una manera que facilite la manipulación y la explotación.

 

Son capaces de dañar y usar a otras personas de esta manera, sin remordimiento, culpa, vergüenza o pesar. Se afirma ampliamente que los antisociales no tienen empatía, pero esto puede ser discutido, ya que los sádicos antisociales usarán la empatía para experimentar el sufrimiento de sus víctimas y obtener un placer más completo de ella (Turvey, 1995).

What is an Antisocial Personality


The term antisocial may be confusing to the lay public, as the more common definition outside of clinical usage is an individual who is a loner or socially isolated. The literal meaning of the word antisocial can be more descriptive to both the lay public and professionals: to be anti-social, is to be against society; against rules, norms, laws and acceptable behavior. Individuals with Antisocial Personality Disorder tend to be charismatic, attractive, and very good at obtaining sympathy from others; for example, describing themselves as the victim of injustice.

Some studies suggest that the average intelligence of antisocials is higher than the norm. Antisocials possess a superficial charm, they can be thoughtful and cunning, and have an intuitive ability to rapidly observe and analyze others, determine their needs and preferences, and present it in a manner to facilitate manipulation and exploitation.

They are able to harm and use other people in this manner, without remorse, guilt, shame or regret. It is widely stated that antisocials are without empathy, however this can be disputed, as sadistic antisocials will use empathy to experience their victim’s suffering, and derive a fuller pleasure from it (Turvey, 1995).

Mejor habla con tus niños


Dejarán de escucharte, aprovecha hoy.

Es muy probable que después de los 12 años dejes de ser el “ser perfecto” para tus hijos, ese que amaban y respetaban incluso después de unas nalgadas. Eso podría cambiar en la adolescencia, si hoy tienes hijos de 0 a 12 años, aprende a escucharlos, porque extrañarás esa atención al 100% que sólo en esa edad prestan. Es necesario sepan que tú los escuchas, la mayor queja que tiene un niño es que nunca son escuchados, y en la adolescencia será importante haberlos escuchados, conocer sus sentimientos hacia ti y hacia ellos mismos. Recuerda que escuchar es un arte, no es lo mismo oír que escuchar, la escucha es con todos tus sentidos.

Ese gesto también es amenazante, mamá o papá, así que baja un poco las revoluciones, se que es extraordinariamente difícil pero lo puedes lograr, al final tus hijos confiarán plenamente en tí porque les permitiste poder desahogarse con alguien que los ama.

Referencia

Atención Psicológica Alpha Y Omega

Nigri Draókos
Psicofilosofía Urbana (c)1980

Copyright 1980 JoeAbbis ICP

Will I Ever Be the Same After Surviving Abuse?


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Triggers. Flashbacks. Nightmares. Hyperventilating. Extreme Anxiety. PTSD. Avoiding places, situations, people. Sobbing. Becoming void of emotion. Depression. Fatigue. Sleeping too much or not sleeping enough. Self-doubt. Hyper vigilance. Eating disorders. Panic. Detachment. Suicidal thoughts/behavior. Anger. Hate. All of these are common effects of experiencing trauma. You are not alone in this. There isn’t “something wrong with you”. You are not broken. You CAN and WILL overcome these things. After all, you have already survived 100% of everything in your life so far. Chances are, you can survive this as well.

All of these things have weighed heavily on my mind over the long weekend. I was officially diagnosed with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) last Wednesday, so I’ve been trying to wrap my mind around it. The more I reflect on the symptoms that come from abuse, the more it breaks my heart that as abuse victims we have experienced enough pain…

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Chronic stress (PTSD)


Chronic stress increases level of a protein that decreases availability of mood-regulating chemical

September 13, 2016 by Toni Baker

http://jagwire.augusta.edu/archives/37059

One-way chronic stress appears to cause depression is by increasing levels of a protein in the brain that decreases the availability of an important chemical that regulates our mood, scientists report.

They have found elevated levels of transglutaminase 2, or TG2, in the brains of mice experiencing chronic stress – an animal model of depression – as well as the prefrontal cortex of depressed people who committed suicide.

High TG2 levels in the mouse translated to atrophy of neurons, depression-like symptoms and reduced levels of TrkB, the receptor for brain derived neurotrophic factor, a brain-nourishing molecule that also aids connectivity, said Dr. Anilkumar Pillai, neuroscientist in the Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.

When scientists overexpressed TrkB, it relieved the depression-like symptoms in their animal model. “If you don’t have enough BDNF, then all the serotonin in the world won’t help,” said Pillai, corresponding author of the study in the Nature Journal Molecular Psychiatry.

Likewise, when they directly reduced TG2 levels using a drug or a viral vector, more BDNF signaling occurred and depressive symptoms abated, said Pillai, who suspects that the protein may be a powerful new target in the fight against depression.

They found TG2 levels increased in their animal model following administration of stress hormones and after several weeks of actual stress that mimics the lives of chronically stressed individuals. Both produced classic depressive behavior and increased TG2 levels in the prefrontal cortex, a region involved in complex thoughts, decision-making as well as mood and personality expression.

Serotonin is a major neurotransmitter in the brain involved in many functions, including mood regulation. Serotonin levels in a depressed patient’s blood should be high because serotonin signaling in the brain is low, Pillai said. Blood levels can be used to help diagnose the condition that affects about 350 million people worldwide and is the leading cause of disability, according to the World Health Organization. Many cell types make serotonin. Interestingly, the vast majority of serotonin is made in the gut, but neurons do make some of their own, Pillai said.

Astrocytes make BDNF, whose levels are also low in depression. Although just how the two work together is an unfolding mystery. In this study, Pillai and his team further linked them by showing that treatment that increases serotonin availability – as most antidepressants do – also increased levels of the BDNF receptor thru the action of RAC1. TG2 converts serotonin to RAC1, a protein that helps rejuvenate the BDNF receptor, TrkB.

Now the MCG scientists have shown that in depression a healthy balance of all these is upset, as elevated TG2 makes less serotonin available, leaving insufficient levels to enable proper communication between neurons. The brain also is more vulnerable as the increased level of activated RAC1 is inexplicably degraded, which leads to less instead of more BDNF signaling.

“Increased amounts of TG2 will eventually lead to decreased levels of RAC1, and BDNF signaling is just not happening,” Pillai said.

Next steps include looking for other drugs that lower TG2 levels. For the study, researchers used cysteamine, whose clinical uses today include treatment of a rare genetic condition in which a buildup of crystals can cause kidney failure. Unfortunately, the drug creates an odor that has patients bathing multiple times daily. They also want to directly measure serotonin levels following treatment, although Pillai notes that increased BNDF signaling should be significant to alleviate symptoms.

The research was funded by the National Institutes of Health. Assistant Research Scientist Dr. Chirayu D. Pandya is the study’s first author.

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Nigri Draókos
Psicofilosofía Urbana (c)1980
Copyright 1980 JoeAbbis ICP

How Do Our Brains Process Another Person’s Gaze?


How do we know when someone is looking at us? originally appeared on Quorathe knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.

Answer by Paul King, Computational Neuroscientist, on Quora.

There are several things going on when you see someone looking at you, all of which happen very quickly.

This applies to actually seeing someone looking at you, not “sensing it” from behind or in the periphery.

Primates (including humans) are unique in the degree to which the eyeball can move around in the eye socket. This allows visual attention to be shifted quickly without physically moving the head.

Primates and certain other mammals can tell when another animal is looking at them, but humans are particularly good at doing this from a distance. In fact, humans have the added ability to be able to tell where someone is looking, even when it is not at them.

It is easy to see why this skill confers an evolutionary advantage: By being able to do this, you can essentially “read out” the location of another animal’s attention. If you are a social animal, and the one looking at you is a superior, you’d better behave. Or if it is an inferior, you are being challenged and need to respond so you don’t lose your place in the status hierarchy. For humans, knowing where another human is looking allows you to read their mind regarding what they are thinking about. This is invaluable when trying to learn language, since it allows you to pair particular words with particular objects in the environment. Pointing is also effective for this.

So, how do we do it?

Detecting the direction of gaze has to do with noticing the relative location of the dark spot of the eye (the pupil and iris) in the context of the whites of the eye. The differential size and location of the white region shows where the eye is pointed. And if the pupil is exactly in the middle with equal white regions on each side, then the eyes are looking at you. We can see this from across the room. Head direction also provides a cue, which is primarily determined by where the region of the two eyes and the nose are relative to oval face region, with hair as another reference marker. When the head is turned, the brain has to do some geometry to determine gaze direction from both head angle and relative eye angle.

Figure: Ratio of dark to light region of eye reveals direction of gaze. Bottom row: Location of facial features relative to head reveals head orientation. The visual system combines head orientation and eye orientation to calculate direction of gaze.

There is an additional effect that happens when “eyes meet”. When you look at someone and they look back, you have the feeling that your gaze was met. This can feel uncomfortable, and the person who was “caught” often quickly looks away. This effect is caused by a feedback loop. The second person to make eye contact sees immediately that the first person is looking at them. The first person realizes they were “discovered” and responds often according to perceived relative status or confidence. There is also the mutual knowing that eyes met, which becomes a shared event establishing a transient relationship.

The meeting of gaze helps people recognize each other. You may think you recognize someone, but if they seem to think they recognize you too by not looking away, then the odds are greater that you are both correct. The visual systems of both individuals thus collaborate to establish mutual recognition. This happens quickly and subconsciously, allowing the social exchange to move forward toward acknowledging each other. If one person doesn’t acknowledge back, it becomes an awkward case of mistaken identity.

Public speakers use the illusion of eye contact to create emotional intimacy with the audience. When people learn public speaking, they are told to glance around the room as they talk. This creates the illusion of intermittent eye contact with as many people in the room as possible, which allows the audience to feel that the speaker is talking to them personally, creating a feeling of intimacy with the speaker.

When TV newscasters deliver the news, they want the audience to have the impression they are talking to them. To accomplish this, they talk to the camera lens as if it was a person. In movies, actors avoid looking at the camera so that the audience never experiences mutual eye contact with them, preserving the feeling that the viewer is invisible. To look at the camera is called “breaking the fourth wall.”

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