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  •  What do you think should be "researched?" (1+ / 0-)
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    •  Hey Armando, (0+ / 0-)

      I assume you are asking what I think should be researched in the arena of cognitive science and/or the biology of the brain.  With that assumption stated, I would state first of all that there is very little that I would consider off limits.  I'm sure there are some really off the wall research paper subjects that I would scratch my head at but usually there is some good idea behind the research.

      With that said, while I like basic research, I think that I would be focusing more research into how the brain re-wires itself and ways to optimize brain function and/or to retain brain function.  Particularly it would seem appropriate at this time to focus on learning how to limit (or eliminate) the effects of Alzheimer's, TBI and PTSD.  I've read recently that marijuana is showing some promise for helping people deal with PTSD but that more research is needed.

      With a population that is growing older and a generation that has suffered through a fair amount of war in the last two decades those three areas of study would seem particularly appropriate at this time but those hardly seem to be the only areas where we should spent our research on the mind/brain.  Finally, I think my opinion matters very little on this as I'm in the a field that creates employment opportunities for people with disabilities and I'm only an interested layman when it comes to most scientific disciplines.

      We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein

      by theotherside on Thu May 16, 2013 at 05:57:44 AM PDT

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