Victoria NeuroNotes

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The Neural Basis For The Ancient Wisdom ‘Love Is Blind’

Without knowing why this was happening, I recognized, early on, consistent patterns of behavior in relationships that started out romantically. I also recognized these patterns in my previous relationships. Continue reading


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When You’re So Full Of Yourself, You Tell Tornadoes Where To Go

At the crack of dawn, while in REM sleep, I thought I was dreaming when I heard 3 intensely loud alarm sounds. Upon awakening, I thought “was that a dream?” Then—there was a knock at my door, followed by a calm, yet concerned voice:

“We’re under a tornado warning.” Continue reading


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Why Politicians and Religious Leaders Get In Bed With Your Limbic System

I watched GOP presidential front-runner, Donald Trump, live, on TV when he visited Mobile, Alabama, just an hour east of where I live. Not long into his pep talk he said to the huge, deep red crowd:

“What’s my favorite book? The Bible!”

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How the Brain Creates the Experience of God

Peter: When I used to read the Bible I sort of assumed that God spoke to the people of old in a very clear way that could not be misunderstood. Why didn’t he speak to me so clearly? A lot of people claim to hear from God now. However when really pressed on the matter, Continue reading


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Hierarchy Is A Destructive Force In Humans (Part 1)

Yahweh said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” Genesis 1:28

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Casting a Spell: The Political and Religious Cook Book of Persuasion

A cerebral automatism, related to the learning process, gives people the propensity to line up to majority opinion even when it contradicts evidence.  Here’s an example: Continue reading