What’s on your mind now?

I’d love to know what was going in your mind just a few sec­onds ago, when you start­ed read­ing the title of this post. That will help us under­stand your mind­set, pri­or­i­ties, ques­tions, con­cerns, interests, and keep improv­ing our blog!

Thank you


  1. Carl of PseudoPower on August 16, 2007 at 12:48

    I just found out about this site today, so I’m afraid I don’t have any­thing too mon­u­men­tal oth­er than cool site.

    Carl Zetter­lund


  2. baldev gajjar on August 16, 2007 at 8:40

    i have been research­ing cor­ti­cal retrain­ing and chanced upon your web­site today and i’m still amazed at the qual­i­ty of infor­ma­tion being trans­ferred via the site. bril­liant stuff and my sin­cer­est grat­i­tude to you.

  3. Alvaro on August 16, 2007 at 8:11

    Carl and Baldev: many thanks for the kind words!

  4. Adrienne Barcela on August 17, 2007 at 6:42

    I wish to know more about the lat­est research on opi­ates being used for psy­chi­atric purposes,ie. effects on depres­sion and OCD also about the phe­nom­e­na of bor­der­line ero­to­ma­nia-is this OCD?
    can peo­ple relearn to remap entrenched brain locks? and can drugs — even if it takes opi­ates be ben­e­fi­cial — as train­ing wheels to at least get the brain dis­tract­ed enought to remap itself?
    i know this is pyscho­log­i­cal but I real­ly need to under­stand this bet­ter and there is so lit­tle info out there on it.

  5. Alvaro on August 19, 2007 at 10:16

    Hel­lo Adrienne, 

    Thanks for shar­ing that. We are not experts on drugs but on nat­ur­al exer­cis­es we can all do to train nat­u­ral­ly a num­ber of cog­ni­tive and emo­tion­al skills. You can find a lot of research on opi­ates at Pubmed

    A won­der­ful book about OCD and how we can remap our brains is The Mind and the Brain: Neu­ro­plas­tic­i­ty and the Pow­er of Men­tal Force (Paper­back)
    by Jef­frey M. Schwartz and Sharon Begley. 


  6. susan on September 2, 2007 at 6:10

    I’ve looked at your blog sev­er­al times,impressed with the look and ease of nav­i­ga­tion and the way you have sum­ma­rized a huge amount of infor­ma­tion and linked it for fur­ther exploration. 

    As for the con­tent, I don’t know much about this field but it seems to be well writ­ten and useful. 

    Per­son­al­ly, I feel as though I am already fol­low­ing the advice for keep­ing my brain active and main­tain­ing a pos­i­tive atti­tude (read with slight sar­casm) and I was won­der­ing how many oth­er read­ers feel this way too. Is it true that most peo­ple read blogs and news they iden­ti­fy with to rein­force their pref­er­ences? I must have too nar­row a menu of blogs to look at — maybe some­one could build an unrec­om­mend machine for blogs (like the one on library­thing that gives you rec­om­men­da­tions for books that are not like the one you are posting).

  7. Alvaro on September 2, 2007 at 3:20


    Thanks for your though­ful com­ment, and your kind words!

    Get­ting per­son­al­ized blog rec­om­men­da­tions is a great idea…perhaps for Amazon.com. I can imag­ine some­thing like “Thanks for shop­ping with us today. You will receive your copies of Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain and Emo­tion­al Intel­li­gence in a few days. In the mean­time, why don’t you enjoy sharpbrains.com/blog?”

    You can also use stumbleupon.com to find ran­dom web­sites along cat­e­gories you define.

    Final­ly, there is a dif­fer­ence between keep­ing one’s mind active and train­ing it…we can all refine our cog­ni­tive and emo­tion­al skills. If you don’t (slight sar­casm too)…please show us how you achieved per­fec­tion and write a guest post :-)

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