Archive | November, 2018


29 Nov

Continuing advances in neuro-imaging machines and brain-computer interfaces could potentially allow our minds to be read and manipulated involuntarily. We could use an open debate concerning neuro-specific rights involving neuroscientists, legal experts, ethicists, the government, and all of us. (Lenca, M. The right to cognitive liberty. Scientific American, 2017, 317(2), p. 10)


25 Nov

Life-style factors can protect from dementia:1) regular physical activity, 2)mental stimulation 3)controlling blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes.(Weir, K. Keeping dementia at bay. Monitor on Psychology, 2017, 48(7), 46-52)


22 Nov

Happy Thanksgiving!


18 Nov

Whatever causes dementia is a gradual accumulation of changes over a decade or more, It can take years before mild cognitive impairment reaches full-blown dementia. (Weir. K. Keeping dementia at bay. Monitor on Psychology, 2017, 48(7), 46-52.)


14 Nov

A University of Michigan study found a decline in the prevalence of dementia in people over 65 from 11.6% of the population to 8.8% in 2012. (Weir, K. Keeping dementia at bay Monitor on Psychology, 2017, 48(7), 46-52)


11 Nov

Charles De Gaulle: Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate of people other than your own comes first.


3 Nov

Steve Jobs: Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.


1 Nov

Before they are two years old, 90% of the USA’s children have a digital presence through parental posts. Parents might consider that all posts are potentially public and can be around 10 to 15 years. (Weir, K. Parents: Watch those social media posts. Monitor on Psychology, 2017, 48(7), pp. 28-29)