The Wounds of War A code talker in World War II, using the Navajo language to befuddle Japanese intelligence agents, Chester Nez , who just passed away, had a tough life in and out of war.
He surmounted his bad dreams with traditional Indian spirit healing: "Prohibited, like all the men of the 382nd, from discussing his service, Mr.
President Obama’s Ten Year Initiative for Brain Research ”The Obama administration is planning a decade-long scientific effort to examine the workings of the human brain and build a comprehensive map of its activity, seeking to do for the brain what the Human Genome Project did for genetics.” “Story C.
And fourth, the effects of psychotherapy can be studied empirically.
Aaron Beck, who pioneered the use of cognitive behavioral therapy, long insisted that psychotherapy has an empirical basis, that it is a science.
One is Area 25 (the subcallosal cingulate region), which mediates our unconscious and motor responses to emotional stress; the other is the right anterior insula, a region where self-awareness and interpersonal experience come together.
These two regions connect to the hypothalamus, which plays a role in basic functions like sleep, appetite and libido, and to three other important regions of the brain: the amygdala, which evaluates emotional salience; the hippocampus, which is concerned with memory; and the prefrontal cortex, which is the seat of executive function and self-esteem.
Thus, Professor Mayberg found that she could predict a depressed persons response to specific treatments from the baseline activity in the right anterior insula.