Here is an overview of links that I used in How to Change our Human Behavior. These links are a part of the printed version of the book. Of course you can not click these links in the printed version. So I provide the links in this page following the content of the book How to Change our Human Behavior.
1 Statement from the biological basis
There is still a starting point that is of great importance for the biological factor: knowledge of the way biological properties via our DNA are inherited from our ancestors. During that complex process of copying genetic codes sometimes arise flaws and failures that can lead to hereditary diseases. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UoKYGKxxMI&feature=fvst
Most recently the Mitochondrial DNA and Mitochondrial Inheritance are discovered.
1.1 What is the human genome?
The genome is the generic expression for all human genes. In the nucleus of every human cell is a set of instructions for the construction of that cell. That information is stored in the DNA. The origin of genes
Genes on other chromosomes are the cause of occasionally gruesome diseases, such as the Cornelia-the-long syndrome, Charcot-Marie-Tooth neuropathy type 2B and the Von-Hippel-Linday syndrome. Scientific laboratories discover monthly new genetic locations of long-known diseases.
1.2 The endocrine system
You will find here a perfect overview of the endocrine system: http://www.innerbody.com/image/endoov.html
The Endocrine System (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-S_vQZDH9hY)
If you put a slice of the brain under an electron microscope you will see a bewildering world of billions of nerve cells. It seems like a huge network where electronic signals move at the speed of light from one part of the brain to another. With an eeg (electroencephalogram) you can uncover these electronic pulses on a computer screen. http://www.headinjury.com/brainmapx.htm
The pulses travel via neurons that have at the beginning and the end a capture point: a receptor. That pulse must be a small gap bridging: the synapse.
The synaptic vesicles contain neurotransmitters. These neurotransmitters are released if there are signals sent by the neurons tube and ensure that the signals can quickly cross the synaptic cleft or be blocked.
2.1 Prenatal period and birth
See also: Sexual differentiation of the brain and behavior , Swaab, Dick 2007
2.2 Pre-school and elementary time
The higher the level of testosterone in the womb, the better you can think systematically. The lower the level, the better you can empathize with others (Parry 2005).
The right side of the brain is stimulated at the expense of the left hemisphere. The consequences are: guys have more abstract, technical and spatial awareness. They are more limited in expressing emotions and thoughts.
And look at what is happening when you get a stroke:
Jill Bolte Taylor: My stroke of insight
ability to empathize.
2.6 Adolescence and adulthood
De Waal describes in The Age of Empathy: Nature’s Lessons for a Kinder Society (2009)
You can perceive hugging as a contemporary human form of the social grooming of our ancestors.
3.1 The theory of Eysenck: genetic predisposition
If you visit http://similarminds.com/eysenck.html online, you can fill out the questionnaire and gain insight on your own character.
4.2 To ten counting either a TCA-intervention
Recently it has been discovered that the limbic system, our emotional brain, is built from only paternal genes,
With Animal Farm speaking you can say: Woman are good, men are bad……
4.3 An evolutionary biological-psychological perspective on ADHD and PDD-NOS
ADHD children will need guidance to support them in shaping their energetic predisposition. The child can grow into a film actor, a professional athlete, an extravagant scientist, a stand-up comedian, a mountaineer, a king of soul, a world traveler, an inventor, or a composer, as has been proven by many famous personalities. Have a look at some pictures.
(http://www.famouspeoplearehuman.com/famous-people-adhd.htm) They have all used their predisposition to excel, but if you look carefully, many of them also were at risk to be derailed by alcohol, drugs, financial crimes and corruption, from actor to politician.
A hunter cannot live in a world of inaction, in a world where is no room on raids, no room to build a raft to follow the flow of a river. No Valley with horses (Auel, 1983).
many famous personalities. Have a look at some pictures.
Leon Eisenberg, the father of ADHD, is quoted as saying in Der Spiegel that “ADHD is a fictitious disease” (shortly before his death).
Read more at http://www.snopes.com/politics/quotes/adhd.asp#AuuwQI6avyvHorWj.99
5.1 Channeling aggression in groups
The question is: how you can avoid these biological statuses through channeling? Dangerous and criminal youth gangs arise. In many countries, these gangs are mostly inspired by the Mara Salvatrucha
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFGvPnvhXUU ) and the Bloods in America. You see now what I mean by uncontrolled excesses and by (civil) war.
5.3 Using creativity as an biological force
Sports and games
The aptly named ‘Adrenaline ‘ is one of these companies and organizes ‘Rafting, mountain biking, parkour, paintball, kayaking, quad bikes, horse riding and dream cars.’
Dance and movement
For people, dance is a fascinating way to express themselves and to get to know a partner
Lately we have many kinds of dancing that also can be watched through dance contests and performances. Just looking at these videos will provoke your endorphins.
the gangs of Mara Tucha in El Salvador we saw how the prisoners empathized their role in the gang; they played out how an aspiring gang member was kicked and found his place in the group. It is probably possible to become aware of what was happening to you. In addition, you can find out for yourself what it takes to get your life back under control. But as it is said earlier in this book: once the problems are too massive
Hips Don’t Lie, Shakira.
An important element consists of participating in a collective experience musically, especially if the individual voices can expand to a massive choir together. Football fans know all about this.
Making music still provides additional creative-agogic impulses, such as strengthening self-esteem, increasing self-discipline and fine-tuning your own expression on other people
5.4 Computer games
“Hit the streets as a licensed vigilante or hardened criminal in the crime-ravaged metropolis of San Paro where shootouts, car-chases, robbery, and vandalism are all in a day’s work. Climb the ranks of your chosen organization and you could earn fame, deadly weapons, exotic vehicles, and stylish new clothing; fail, and you’ll be just another ugly corpse cloggingup the alleys.”
5.5 Youth at risk
Programs such as Youth at Risk do an intensive job of developing self-discipline.
If American society can focus the type of attention and resources on providing effective youth sports-based programs in low-income urban areas as we do in more affluent areas, overall crime rates will drop in our cities and overall educational attainment almost certainly will climb. Barack Obama also supports these activities.
5.7 Pets as an additional therapist in well fare
The television channel Animal Planet has made a series of programs starting in 2002 under the name ’Celldogs’ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKORDvr6rBY).
One of the episodes is set in Nevada State prison. In this episode we see Steve Olausen, a convicted murderer spending a life sentence in prison.
The approach is based on the method of Pet Partners, a foundation founded in the United States.
6.1 The Human Genome Project
They called this method exon shuffling, the ‘ relocation ‘ of exons (Gilbert, Douza, & Long,1997).
An example: from the development of crocodile and turtle eggs, females develop at temperature A and males at temperature B. This means that temperature A puts on a different set of exons than at temperature B. That process of turning on and off is called epigenetics. That’s the way the expression of genes is influenced by epigenetics
Have a look on the internet (search for “Genetics”) and you will find astonishing information about this subject
6.2 A life-coach for neurotransmitters
Maslow constructed a needs pyramid, in which our needs are organized in a hierarchy, and our needs follow each other in a natural pattern. After the satisfaction of basic needs, the higher needs must be met (Maslow, 1996)
It would be interesting to investigate if this is also an explanation as to why women are commonly better able to soothe. That research can yield a lot of data that is important for social behavior. It is complex research, as shown in this video on You Tube: The stupid stupidity surrounding. Easier to understand is this article: Born to be wild
6.5 Scientific truth
It is therefore important to follow the biochemical results of scientific research.
Have a look at: http://www.nature.com/webfeeds/index.html . Many texts are free to download.
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