Monthly Archives: July 2013

What Happens in Vagus..

A fascinating article appears in New Scientist this month (July 13th) entitled Wishful Thinking, by Emma Young. It focuses on the function of the 10th cranial or vagus nerve, which connects the brain to the lungs, digestive tract and heart.  … Continue reading

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Shall the Geek Inherit the Earth?

A useful feature of enormous cathedrals or religious icons is that they exercise and expand the imagination.  They also give a different perspective; they flood the mind.  Emanating a sense of other-worldliness, they can protect against the fear that our … Continue reading

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