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  • Legal experts say accused airport shooter has limited options: plea deal, insanity or death row

    01/12/2017 8:18:32 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 24 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | January 12, 2017 | Paula MCMAHON
    Facing overwhelming evidence against him and a possible death penalty, Esteban Santiago's legal team has only two realistic options, experts say: Try to make a swift plea agreement or pursue an insanity defense. Neither of those choices is a sure thing,.... Santiago, 26, is accused of fatally shooting five people and injuring six others last week at the international airport in Fort Lauderdale. -snip- "But you're not defending against guilt in these types of cases, you're defending against the punishment. ... -snip- Federal prosecutors rarely seek a death sentence and even more rarely persuade jurors that execution is appropriate. The...
  • VA hospital’s LSD experiments sped brother’s fall into schizophrenia, Lee’s Summit man fears

    10/07/2016 7:49:00 AM PDT · by Theoria · 8 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | 05 October 2016 | Joe Robertson
    Back then it was hard not to laugh, talking about LSD.“It was like having my own TV set, all these little colored lights. ... I had this amazing experience looking down at myself … (and) at some point while I was up there I remembered what I heard about this chap who never made it back.” Among those listening and laughing on the 1965 audio recording was Karl Menninger, one of the giants of psychiatry and co-founder of the Menninger Clinic, as he presided over an academic colloquium on hallucinogenic drugs.The speaker on the tape, a medical student who had...
  • Samsung unleashes 960 Pro and 960 Evo SSDs with ridiculous write speeds

    09/21/2016 9:41:25 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies
    Trusted Reviews ^ | 2016/09/21 | Michael Passingham
    Samsung unleashes 960 Pro and 960 Evo SSDs with ridiculous write speeds by Michael Passingham Samsung has launched the highest-capacity consumer M.2 SSD around, revealing the 2TB 960 PRO at an event in Seoul this morning. Not only that, the firm has also managed to improve top speeds by 40%. The top-of-the-range 960 PRO has claimed peak sequential read speeds of 3,500MB/s (megabytes per second) and write speeds of 2,100MB/s. This is up from 2,500MB/s and 1,500MB/s respectively in the previous generation launched a year ago. The 960 PRO will be available in 512GB, 1TB and 2TB capacities. Squeezing 2TB...
  • Gilgamesh: The Warrior King

    Brian Godawa has been writing a fascinating fantasy series that takes place in the ancient Near East. It began with Noah Primeval which was rooted in the question, “What was going on in the world that was so horrible that mankind needed destroyed?” The series continued with Enoch Primordial (actually a prequel), which centered around the enigmatic Enoch. A man barely mentioned in the biblical accounts, but because he never died, and the other books attributed to him recount many a strange event, he has long been a person of high speculation. Godawa now steps out from filling in between...
  • I think there was a time when men didn't think

    05/20/2012 5:49:12 AM PDT · by knarf · 45 replies
    self ^ | May 29, 2012 | knarf
    I think when we express a desire to be in, or go back to, simpler days, we're really wanting less thought.
  • Secret of Delphi Found in Ancient Text

    07/25/2010 5:49:29 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 35 replies · 2+ views
    Alun Salt 'blog ^ | 28th of February, 2006 | Alun Salt
    Researchers at the University of Leicester have unravelled a 2,700 year old mystery concerning The Oracle of Delphi -- by consulting an ancient farmer's manual. The researchers from the School of Archaeology and Ancient History sought to explain how people from across Greece came to consult with the Oracle... on a particular day of the year even though there was no common calendar... celestial signs observed by farmers could also have determined the rituals associated with Apollo Delphinios. Postgraduate student Alun Salt said: ..."I was playing around with a planisphere while suffering from insomnia. This is when I noticed that...
  • The Return of the Bicameral Mind

    03/11/2010 11:59:01 AM PST · by decimon · 9 replies · 493+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | Mar 10, 2010 | Richard Fernandez
    A Washington Post article about banning laptops in the classroom claims that professors have found themselves losing to the “cone of distraction” generated by these devices. It’s ironic because the universities themselves exerted strenuous efforts to ensure that every student had a laptop only to find them a nuisance. They mandated them only to ban them. > Julian Jaynes in his “The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind” claimed that men once heard different parts of their brain as distinct voices. “According to Jaynes, ancient people in the bicameral state would experience the world in a...
  • A still small voice

    05/13/2006 9:25:46 AM PDT · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 15 replies · 561+ views
    The Belmont Club | May 13, 2006 | Richard Fernandez
    Years ago, while with Mangyan tribesmen I concluded that these hill people could read an alphabet unknown to me. The foliage, sounds, the shift in airs, scents -- all of these -- spoke to them as directly as words in a book, though I scarcely imagined how. Later I discovered that psychologist Julian Jaynes had advanced the theory of the bicameral mind, which helped explain what I'd seen. His book, the Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind suggests that our ancestors were instructed by voices and visions. They understood through a process of unconscious thinking...
  • Conscious Mind Could Be An Electromagnetic Field

    06/13/2002 7:25:36 PM PDT · by Scully · 47 replies · 394+ views
    Daily University Science News ^ | 16-May-2002 | Daily University Science News
    Are our thoughts made of the distributed kind of electromagnetic field that permeates space and carries the broadcast signal to the TV or radio. Professor Johnjoe McFadden from the School of Biomedical and Life Sciences at the University of Surrey in the UK believes our conscious mind could be an electromagnetic field. “The theory solves many previously intractable problems of consciousness and could have profound implications for our concepts of mind, free will, spirituality, the design of artificial intelligence, and even life and death,” he said. Most people consider "mind" to be all the conscious things that we are aware...
  • United States of Paranoia: They See Gangs of Stalkers

    06/10/2016 6:21:12 PM PDT · by proxy_user · 44 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 10, 2016 | MIKE McPHATE
    Nobody believed him. His family told him to get help. But Timothy Trespas, an out-of-work recording engineer in his early 40s, was sure he was being stalked, and not by just one person, but dozens of them. He would see the operatives, he said, disguised as ordinary people, lurking around his Midtown Manhattan neighborhood. Sometimes they bumped into him and whispered nonsense into his ear, he said. “Now you see how it works,” they would say. At first, Mr. Trespas wondered if it was all in his head. Then he encountered a large community of like-minded people on the internet...
  • Study: MRI scans prove schizophrenic brains attempt self-repair

    05/28/2016 12:36:31 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    upi ^ | 05/28/2016
    Following 98 patients with schizophrenia and 83 without, the team used MRI technology and a special method called "covariance analysis," to distinguish the increase of brain tissue. This is the first time such a method has been used to prove the brain's ability to reverse the illness' effects, and opens doors to possible cures. "Even the state-of-art frontline treatments aim merely for a reduction rather than a reversal of the cognitive and functional deficits caused by the illness," said research team member Dr. Lena Palaniyappan, Medical Director at the Prevention & Early Intervention Program for Psychoses at London Science Centre....
  • Cruz: Those who bolstered Trump 'will bear that responsibility going forward'

    05/12/2016 6:51:04 PM PDT · by M. Thatcher · 374 replies
    The Hill ^ | ay 12, 2016, 09:45 pm | By Jesse Byrnes
    Ted Cruz said Thursday that those who contributed to the rise of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will have to "bear that responsibility going forward." Cruz appeared Thursday evening on the Houston-based "Michael Berry Show" and was asked whether he thought he was treated fairly in the GOP primary, with the host mentioning Fox News. "Well listen, there's time for recriminations and you know, everyone who was responsible for the rise of Donald Trump, they will bear that responsibility going forward," Cruz responded. "But there were more than a few players that played a disproportionate role in that rise,"...
  • Woman who stabbed patron at Miami art show will be deported to China, thought victim with ISIS

    04/15/2016 6:26:20 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | April 15, 2016 | Jason Silverstein
    She sure won’t have to worry about ISIS anymore. The New York woman who stabbed another woman at a Miami art show last year claimed her vicious attack was motivated by paranoia about ISIS — a defense that has earned her deportation to her native China. Siyuan Zhao, 24, took a plea deal Thursday in a Miami court. She pleaded guilty, but instead of serving prison time, she will deport herself back home for treatment, the Miami Herald reported. Zhao’s psychiatrist told the court Zhao suffers from a mental illness and hears voices in her head.
  • Just HALF a joint of cannabis 'causes psychosis-like effects in healthy people that's similar to

    Smoking cannabis can induce psychosis-like effects, similar to the symptoms people diagnosed with schizophrenia endure, scientists have said. While past research as come this this conclusion in the past, the mechanisms underlying these effects are less clear. Now, a team of scientists at Yale School of Medicine have found the active ingredient in marijuana, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-9-THC) increases random neural activity, known as neural noise, in the brains of healthy drug-users. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3345090/Just-HALF-joint-cannabis-causes-psychosis-like-effects-healthy-people-s-similar-schizophrenia-say-experts.html#ixzz3tJrLAuG0 Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • She Photographs The Homeless, But She Didn't Expect Her Father To Be One Of Them

    08/24/2015 11:13:02 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 27 replies
    A plus ^ | Aug 10, 2015 | Clarissa-Jan Lim
    During the near-decade photographing the homeless around her, the last person Diana Kim expected to stumble upon among them was her own flesh and blood. But that's exactly what happened during one of her photography shoots on the streets of Honolulu. After years of lost contact, Kim found her father, homeless, disheveled and painfully thin, in the throes of a deteriorating mental condition — his schizophrenia had worsened. When Kim finally summoned up the courage to approach him, he did not respond. "I stood there trying to get him to look at me and acknowledge me," she said. "I can't...
  • Planned Parenthood, a Spanish Town, and a Deadly Schizophrenia [Way of Cain]

    08/04/2015 6:10:53 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 8/4/2015 | Wallace Henley
    Recent headlines reveal the deadly schizophrenia torturing the soul of the West. Schizophrenia is typified by many as causing a split personality, though this is not technically the case. Nevertheless, it remains a euphemism for the mental dysfunction. Planned Parenthood's rapacious profiteering off the body parts of infant human beings, exposed by undercover videos, is the topic of one set of headlines. Just as we are digesting this horror comes this one: "Spanish town grants human rights to cats and dogs." The leaders of Trigueros del Valle outlawed "the mutilation or death of a non-human resident" (animals having been declared...
  • 'Beautiful Mind' mathematician John Nash killed

    05/24/2015 7:08:06 AM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 119 replies
    BBC News ^ | May 24, 2015
    US mathematician John Nash, whose life story was turned into the Oscar-winning film A Beautiful Mind, has died in a car crash, local media has reported. Nash, 86, and his wife Alicia were both killed when their taxi crashed in New Jersey, the reports said. The mathematician is renowned for his work in game theory, winning the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1994. His breakthroughs in maths - and his struggles with schizophrenia - were the focus of the film.
  • Norway study links mental illness to drugs

    05/01/2015 6:54:25 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 11 replies
    The Local ^ | 4-27-2015
    A new Norwegian study has shown that alcohol and drug abuse is much more common among patients suffering from schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression than in the population at large. The study, conducted by the Norwegian Institute for Public Health, looked into the extent of drug and alcohol dependence among Norwegians diagnosed with serious mental health disorders. Every fourth patient with schizophrenia and every fifth with bipolar disorder also suffered problems with substance abuse.  One in ten people who were severely depressed also had problems with alcohol or drug-related health problems.  It is estimated that one in forty Norwegians indulge...
  • Yes, You Can Catch Insanity

    04/19/2015 9:59:46 AM PDT · by EBH · 15 replies
    Nautlus ^ | 4/16/2015 | Andrew Curry
    One day in March 2010, Isak McCune started clearing his throat with a forceful, violent sound. The New Hampshire toddler was 3, with a Beatles mop of blonde hair and a cuddly, loving personality. His parents had no idea where the guttural tic came from. They figured it was springtime allergies. Soon after, Isak began to scream as if in pain and grunt at his parents and peers. When he wasn’t throwing hours-long tantrums, he stared vacantly into space. By the time he was 5, he was plagued by insistent, terrifying thoughts of death. “He would smash his head into...
  • I Eat Garbage to Save Money and Help Reduce Food Waste

    03/23/2015 11:42:09 AM PDT · by mojito · 50 replies
    Time/xoJane ^ | 3/23/2015 | Emiliy A. Klein
    ...Although bread is one of the easiest, most reliable items for which to dumpster dive — it’s thrown away all the time, it’s dry, non-perishable, and relatively non-pathogenic — I also scavenge produce, chocolate, and flowers from the garbage. Sometimes it can be pretty icky; various slimes attend the decay of vegetables and fruit, and dumpsters are occasionally coated in unidentifiable goo.... Although I’m not by any means rich (after earning an expensive college degree, I am, like many of my generation, right back to where I started: in the service industry... But, you might protest, (as have many of...