Saturday, May 21, 2016

MentalHealth, Behavioral Health, and Neuroscience.

Health Train Express is usually focused upon matters of physical dimension, illness and wellness.  In medicine we are taught early on about the importance of emotions and their effect on our sense of well-being and abilitiy to cope with illnesses.

During a typical clinical encounter with a patient a physician  may spend 50-100% of the visit engaging with a patient verbally obtaining history, assessing affect, non-verbal commuinications, and cognitive status. Questions, answers, appropriateness are all features of an examination.  The amount of time varies greatly between specialties, with psychiatry or psychology at the tpe and perhaps pathology at the lowest level of mindfulness. Those are extreme on the continuum  of neuropsychiatric examination.

Mindfulness is a term that identifies the relationship of thought and the state of physical dimesnsion in humans.

With that thought in mind, I take you to  Invisibilia hosted by NPR public radio.  Invisibilia is a series about the invisible forces that shape human behavior. The show interweaves personal stories with scientific research that will make you see your own life differently.

Season 2 Trailer  

We meet a woman with Mirror Touch Synesthesia who can physically feel what she sees others feeling. We also explore the ways in which all of us are connected — more literally than you might realize.  

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