Err…68%, for Human Physiology. It was a great course, actually.
Err…68%, for Human Physiology. It was a great course, actually.
"By holding a positive and optimistic [word] in your mind, you stimulate frontal lobe activity. This area includes specific language centers that connect directly to the motor cortex responsible for moving you into action. And as our research has shown, the longer you concentrate on positive words, the more you begin to affect other areas of the brain. Functions in the parietal lobe start to change, which changes your perception of yourself and the people you interact with. A positive view of yourself will bias you toward seeing the good in others, whereas a negative self-image will include you toward suspicion and doubt. Over time the structure of your thalamus will also change in response to your conscious words, thoughts, and feelings, and we believe that the thalamic changes affect the way in which you perceive reality."
- Andrew Newberg and Mark Robert Waldman, Words Can Change Your Brain: 12 Conversation Strategies to Build Trust, Resolve Conflict, and Increase Intimacy
Please direct all questions about my study habits, personal preferences and personality traits to Alhasan (youm7elo).
(I will answer this seriously after finals insha’Allah)
Why, yes, I do indeed study by answering questions people ask on Tumblr, Portal Discussion Boards and Facebook Groups. I am at the service of my people.
Everyone should take notes.
Noo I’m sure you explained it well :) It’s مِ not يُ ! OFF TOPIC, but does memory have… like.. mass? what form does it take? (Keep it as succinct as you can I don’t wanna waste your time lol)
Haha, good one. Memory does not have “mass”, and it’s really difficult to even locate. It is divided into Sensory Memory, Short-term, Short-term Store and then Long-Term. So this process can be seen behaviourally, but the transition is not well worked out. It can be seen via neural activity, as certain areas are active via neuronal firing. This can also be mimicked to instill memories by copying the neuronal firing pattern. We know the hippocampus and the prefrontal cortex is involved, and so are several other regions, but memory is not “stored” anywhere.
I hope that makes sense!
I’m going to use my break to answer this and explain to you what I just learned.
Let me begin :D
To perceive pain, neural activity has to go from the dorsal horn (top portions of two butterfly-looking things) to the brain. So there are 3 dimensions of pain: Affective-motivational, sensory discriminative and cognitive-evaluative. So all the projections for these mechanisms are in the Spinothalamic tract (STT) and are named based on where they start and where they end (i.e Spinal cord to thalamus = STT).
Primary afferents (axons coming in) synapse on the first order neurons in the dorsal root ganglia and cross over to go up either the Lateral STT or the Anterior STT. The second order neurons are in the dorsal horn, but there is a dissociation between which projections go to which neurons in the thalamus and then which areas of the cortex. Depending on where they project in the cortex, they will be signalling different dimensions of pain.
So the Lateral STT projects to the more MEDIAL nuclei, which include the Medial Dorsal Nucleus (MDvc) and the Ventral Medial Nucleus (VMpo). These then send MEDIAL projections to areas such as the Anterior cingulate cortex and the Insula. This pathway is more related to Affective-Motivational, and also arousal and motor aspects of pain.
Anterior STT projections go to more LATERAL nuclei including Ventral Posterolateral Nucleus (VPL) and send LATERAL projections to Primary somatosensory cortex (S1); Secondary somatosensory cortex (S2), which are more related to Sensory-Discriminative dimensions of pain.
OKAY THAT’S ALL FOR NOW.
We often forget that when we are talking about other people, we do not distinguish between that which is true and that which is false. However, neither are correct if it is something someone does not want to hear - we should never talk about someone who is not present to grant permission to be spoken about, or is not present to discuss his/her affairs.
A man asked the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, "What is backbiting?"
The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "It is to mention about a man what he does not want to hear.”
He said, "Messenger of Allah, even if it is true?”
The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “If you utter something false, then it is slander.”
Al-Muwatta, 56:4 - Hadith 10
No good can come from speaking about other people without their presence or consent to discuss their affairs, whether it is true or false. It is either backbiting or slandering.
It is knowledge which distinguishes man from the other animals. Furthermore, man is a human being, not because of his physical prowess for physically the camel is his superior; not because of his size for the elephant is larger; not because of his courage for the lion is more courageous; not because of his appetite for the ox has the greater; not because of coitus for the least of the birds are more virile than he; but rather by virtue of his noble aims and ideals. [As a matter of fact] he was only created to know.
- Imam Al-Ghazali, Ihya Ulum Al-Din (The Revival Of The Religious Sciences, Book 1: The Book Of Knowledge)
I guess it depends on what’s going on in my life because I think before I go to sleep about…everything. In the morning, I guess I think about everything I need to do for that day. I know - not a very exciting answer haha.
Much love :)
Thank you but I don’t deserve any credit or praise for anything I post about Islam. It’s a beautiful religion. The inspiration is inherently in Islam and in those who see its beauty :)
I usually, if not always, put the source I read if it is an excerpt or a quote. I read from books and save the posts as drafts here every now and then. If there’s a specific post that doesn’t have a source, let me know and I’ll clarify it inshaAllah.
When I answer questions, I take time to go through things that I know and I also verify my sources and find other relevant information that I may not have known before. It’s a learning process for me too, alhamdulillah :)
Wow, oh my gosh, I’m sorry. Is there a specific impression I give off? Is it arrogance or sarcasm? InshaAllah I’ll make sure I don’t insult anyone in my response.
Thank you and I do apologize.