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Offline chris jones

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OBAMA funds Wearable brain scanners. 46 million$
« on: October 01, 2014, 11:18:39 am »
By Julie Steenhuysen

They allways announce sh**T after the fact...bonus pay.......


CHICAGO (Reuters) - Wearable brain scanners and lasers that can turn hundreds of cells on and off were among 58 projects awarded $46 million in federal grants as part of President Obama's $100 million initiative to unlock the secrets of the human brain.
Launched in 2013, the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative is designed to give scientists greater insight into how the healthy brain works and a better understanding of what systems go awry in diseases ranging from   the cover story------------Alzheimer's to schizophrenia.

"The human brain is the most complicated biological structure in the known universe. We’ve only just scratched the surface in understanding how it works — or, unfortunately, doesn't quite work when disorders and disease occur," said Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the federal agency distributing the $46 million in grants.

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Re: OBAMA funds Wearable brain scanners. 46 million$
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2014, 12:41:49 pm »
By Julie Steenhuysen

They allways announce sh**T after the fact...bonus pay.......


CHICAGO (Reuters) - Wearable brain scanners and lasers that can turn hundreds of cells on and off were among 58 projects awarded $46 million in federal grants as part of President Obama's $100 million initiative to unlock the secrets of the human brain.
Launched in 2013, the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative is designed to give scientists greater insight into how the healthy brain works and a better understanding of what systems go awry in diseases ranging from   the cover story------------Alzheimer's to schizophrenia.

"The human brain is the most complicated biological structure in the known universe. We’ve only just scratched the surface in understanding how it works — or, unfortunately, doesn't quite work when disorders and disease occur," said Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the federal agency distributing the $46 million in grants.

  What if this gets in the wrong hands?  WAIT.  WAIT.  It already is.
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Re: OBAMA funds Wearable brain scanners. 46 million$
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2014, 02:26:14 pm »
Remember how as a kid you would take something apart to learn how it was made and how it worked and then put it back together?  Every time I hear how they are working on something (anything) in order to see what caused it by creating it in a lab so they  can find a cure for it, my gut tells me that in actuality they are learning how they can control it to cause it.......So in this case they are working on this brain scanner to find out why the brain doesn't work with certain diseases, alzheimer's to schizophrenia........hmmmmm
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Re: OBAMA funds Wearable brain scanners. 46 million$
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2014, 03:10:25 pm »
What if this tech held the cure for people like Kissinger or Frank Silva Roque who killed my friend?  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Balbir_Singh_Sodhi

http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=261514.msg1484577#msg1484577

  What if this gets in the wrong hands?  WAIT.  WAIT.  It already is.

Unfortunately larsondoc is likely correct.

I contacted Mike Alder the inventor of this a couple weeks ago asking about his progress.

The cure for Reward Deficiency Syndrome and PTSD will probably involve technology similar to this.
 
Long Term Enhancement of Dopamine Release in the Brain

http://techtransfer.byu.edu/products/long-term-enhancement-of-dopamine-release-in-the-brain-2

General Information

Dopamine is an organic chemical found in the human body that is responsible for reward-driven learning.  Many highly addictive drugs operate by manipulating dopamine levels in a subject’s brain.  Drug addiction theory suggests that drug addicts continue their abusive cycle as a result of low dopamine levels and transient elevation of dopamine release.

Under the inventive method, dopamine levels in a subject’s pleasure system can be non-invasively enhanced by electrical stimulation.  In particular, this stimulation may enhance dopamine levels for an extended period of time.

Using an electrochemical technique called fast-scan cyclic voltammetry (FSCV), Drs. Steffensen and Hansen measured levels of dopamine release in the rodent nucleus accumbens (a brain region where dopamine terminals implicated in reward and drug addiction are located).  They concluded that with an electrical stimulation of approximately 20 Hz, dopamine release was optimized.  This optimal frequency is similar to the characteristic frequency of dopamine neuron firing during their typical burst activity.  Thus Drs. Steffensen and Hansen conclude that dopamine release is optimal at this physiologically-relevant frequency.  Additionally, cyclic stimulations of this optimal frequency, at approximately 3 minute intervals, resulted in a long-term enhancement of dopamine release.

The inventive method of dopamine enhancement does not appear to involve the typical mediators implicated in synaptic transmission, as neither glutamate, dopamine, GABA, nor glycine antagonists block the long-term enhancement in dopamine release.  For example, test cycles were performed in the presence of the glutamate NMDA receptor blocker APV, which had no significant affect on the typical progressive enhancement in dopamine release induced by cyclic stimulations of 20 Hz.

Advantages Over the Prior Art

Current treatments for drug addiction are wanting, as they typically interfere with the brain’s reward system for natural pleasures, which is mediated by the neurotransmitter dopamine.  Such treatments typically rely on consumption of chemicals to enhance dopamine levels.  Enhancing dopamine release through these current treatments is limited to those times when the drug is found within the subject’s body.  Interestingly, it is a similar temporary increase in the rate of release of dopamine that underlies the euphoric and addictive effect of drugs.  Additionally, the temporary enhancement of dopamine release may increase tolerance and dependence which ultimately results in dysregulated and lowered dopamine homeostasis, a hallmark biological basis of drug addiction.  Thus, current substitutional treatments that rely on temporary enhancement of dopamine release actually reproduce the addictive nature of drugs.

The current method, by contrast, uses electrical stimulation to enhance the long-term release of dopamine into the subject’s brain.  This method may be used through deep brain stimulation or non-invasive magnetic or light stimulation and does not interfere with other brain systems.  The electrical stimulation can be done slowly so as to avoid the euphoric temporary elevation of dopamine and any causal reduction in dopamine homeostasis and ultimately, elevating dopamine to normal levels which reduces craving and lowers relapse to drug abuse.

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Re: OBAMA funds Wearable brain scanners. 46 million$
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2014, 08:27:38 pm »
The good, bad and ugly.   

Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that helps control the brain's reward and pleasure centers. Dopamine also helps regulate movement and emotional responses, and it enables us not only to see rewards, but to take action to move toward them. Dopamine deficiency results in Parkinson's Disease, and people with low dopamine activity may be more prone to addiction. The presence of a certain kind of dopamine receptor is also associated with sensation-seeking people, more commonly known as "risk takers."
 From what I could grab, it's a 2 edged sword.. ( Larson could give input) ........

 Side effects:What are the possible side effects of dopamine injection & receptors ()?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
     
Tell your caregivers at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
chest pain;
fast, slow, or pounding heartbeats;
painful or difficult urination, blood in your urine;
weakness, confusion, swelling in your feet or ankles, urinating less than usual or not at all;
weak or shallow breathing;
feeling like you might pass out, even while lying down;
burning, pain,...
Anxiety disorders (such as social phobia)
Dysphoria and clinical depression
Extrapyramidal symptoms, including:
Akathisia
Parkinsonism due to effects on the nigrostriatal pathway
Tardive dyskinesia (long-term use)
Galactorrhea due to removal of dopamine-mediated inhibition of prolactin release from lactotroph cells in the anterior pituitary
Hyperprolactinaemia due to effects on the tuberoinfundibular pathway
Increased appetite
Irritability and aggression
Low libido, sexual dysfunction and impotence due to blockage of the pleasure center (dopaminergic pathways)
Menstrual disorder
Metabolic changes with increased risk of obesity and diabetes mellitus type 2
Neuroleptic Induced Deficit Syndrome (long-term use)
Paranoia (rare)[citation needed]
Sedation or psychomotor agitation
Symptoms similar to ADHD
Symptoms similar to narcolepsy

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Re: OBAMA funds Wearable brain scanners. 46 million$
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2014, 07:04:30 pm »
Google Backs Obama's 'Moonshot' BRAIN Initiative
President Obama's moonshot project to understand the human brain is getting a financial boost from companies like Google and foundations for neurological disorders, the White House announced Tuesday (Sept. 30). Obama launched the BRAIN Initiative
               

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Re: OBAMA funds Wearable brain scanners. 46 million$
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2014, 08:42:21 pm »
Ya Chris, Of course this tech will be weaponized to a degree that should really give us all grave concern. 

The fringe element of society formerly called "conspiracy theorists" weren't so crazy after all.

Could a pill make soldiers' MINDS stronger? Drug may boost resilience on the battlefield - and prevent post-traumatic stress disorder

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2777626/Could-pill-make-soldiers-MINDS-stronger-Drug-boost-resilience-battlefield-prevent-post-traumatic-stress-disorder.html

I read a Robert Heinlein short story years ago about the electronic hived mind being completely voluntary.  I can't remember or find the title  but I remember the plot. It is exactly about this and

probably inspired the BORG characters of StarTrek.

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Re: OBAMA funds Wearable brain scanners. 46 million$
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2014, 12:11:29 am »
Dr Stanley Monteith and Pastor Billy Crone - Electronics As Mark of the Beast? 
Date: 09-23-14

mediaarchives.gsradio.net/radioliberty/092314b.mp3

http://www.soundwaves2000.com/radio_liberty/

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Re: OBAMA funds Wearable brain scanners. 46 million$
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2014, 01:35:18 am »
 this man will only put three things on my head:

1] Shampoo.

2] My Camouflage Hat!

3] My Tin Foil Hat.. 8)

 My advice for O'Bumbles & co. is just continue to wear your Dunce Caps.. ;D
"When the Truth was murdered:
Common Sense ran away..."