Philosophy

Vegetarian Ideal


Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth
as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.
- Albert Einstein

Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world. - Howard Zinn

COMPASSION

Affirmation of life is the spiritual act by which man ceases to live thoughtlessly and begins to devote himself to his life
with reverence in order to give it true value.
— Albert Schweitzer

3/17/2018

“Strategic napping can be an extremely effective countermeasure in improving subsequent alertness and performance. Some individuals call these 'power naps.' "



Do you nap? is a proponent, and writes:

“Strategic napping can be an extremely effective countermeasure in improving subsequent alertness and performance. Some individuals call these 'power naps.' "





 


Reading Wallace Mendelson's book, The Science of Sleep, we learned a big evolution in understanding sleep came when Alfred Loomis (1887-1975), created the first major classifications of sleep stages. (Mendleson is here Apr 25: )  

Wallace B. Mendelson

Wallace B. Mendelson has more than 40 years of experience in sleep research and clinical care. He is a retired professor of psychiatry and clinical pharmacology and former director of the Sleep Research Laboratory at the University of Chicago, and former president of the Sleep Research Society.

 

The Science of Sleep: What It Is, How It Works, and Why It Matters

Wallace B. Mendelson
The Science of Sleep 
 
Sleep can be seen in many different ways: as a dynamic physiologic state, a personal experience, even as a social behavior.

It is maintained by a complex mechanism in the nervous system. 

Sometimes this process goes awry, and the result can be a variety of sleep disorders, manifested as insomnia, excessive sleepiness or undesirable behaviors during sleep. 

In his talk, Wallace B. Mendelson will describe how normal sleep is regulated, as well as some of the major sleep disorders and available treatments.


Loomis, Alfred L., E. Newton Harvey, and G. A. Hobart. 

"Cerebral states during sleep, as studied by human brain potentials." 

Journal of experimental psychology. 21.2 (1937): 127.

Alfred Loomis (1887-1975), created the first major classifications of sleep stages.

Brain and Sleep Studies

  • Potential rhythms of the cerebral cortex during sleep.[40]
  • Further observations on the potential rhythms of the cerebral cortex during sleep.[41]
  • Electrical potentials of the human brain.[42]
  • Brain potentials during hypnosis.[43]
  • Cerebral states during sleep, as studied by human brain potentials.[44]
  • Changes in human brain potentials during the onset of sleep.[45]




Alfred Lee Loomis, was a fabulously wealthy Wall Street tycoon who survived the Depression years in high style and then, at the height of his influence, quit Wall Street and devoted himself to science. 





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