zondag 2 januari 2011

Neuromodulation: Science of Shifting Consciousness

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HELENA E. KEREKHAZI, M.S. ED. PhD Candidate Neurophychology, NYC Neuromodulation: The New Science of Shifting Consciousness Without doubt, this “one-sided” mode of dealing with the problem is due largely to the pernicious Western practice of subordinating consciousness, or regarding it as a “byproduct” of molecular motion. –(H. P. Blavatsky, SD I:327) Are our Consciousness and Behavior merely the by-products of molecules? Who or what affects Consciousness? What are the Emerging Paradigms in Neuroscience? Serotonin, dopamine, neurotransmitters, A.D.D., and autism are the new buzz words in the emerging neuro-vernacular.

Neuromodulation is a powerful new wave that is sweeping discussions of cellular medicine. H.P.B. heralded the necessity to look beyond the byproducts of molecular behavior for the substrates of consciousness. Ms. Kerekhazi surveys the work of key researchers investigating the molecules that affect human behavior including neurologists, neurochemists, neurobiologists, neurogenomists, neuro-imagers and other important neuroscientists and healers, who are all developing paradigms that affect the development of medicines, supplements and therapies intending to either help regulate or normalize pathological behaviors. Are current theories too reductionist?

Who or what shifts Consciousness?