Neuroscience is a fascinating and fairly recent area of study. For those of you who wish to learn more, I have discovered this helpful resource. Brain Facts dot org has a free primer download on the brain and nervous system (see below).
Too many of us are currently in possession of brains and nervous systems that are more or less immediately and adversely affected from exposures to toxic chemicals, some molds, wireless and other environmental contaminants.
As one of these people, I have been fascinated by the changes that occur in my brain at times, (despite the fact that most of the changes are highly disruptive and disabling instead of pleasant) and so I am really trying to learn more about these processes and what might be happening.
I have often wished I was better able to have some of them scientifically tested too, by perhaps calling 1-800-NEUROVAN when an exposure is causing symptoms and changes, and having an MCS/ES safe mobile unit arrive where some tests could be run.
I also hope that as the field of neuroscience progresses, more energy is spent on learning more about neurotoxic substances that are disrupting our brain functions and activities, and then using that science and energy to get those substances off the market instead of just declaring them to be problematic (understatement – we need our brains fully functional, and no-one should have the right to commit toxic trespass into them) or even searching for drugs to alter the damage, since so many drugs have side-effects that can be worse than the problems they aim to treat (especially for those of us who develop adverse symptoms from the synthetic substances so many drugs are made of).
Download the primer from the page at the link below the photo:
PS… I don’t know enough about brain research to know if there are any specific “controversies” or disputes, or which are hard and fast facts that don’t change under any circumstances. I do know that this is a field still in its relative infancy, so new knowledge could develop that makes some of the current understandings obsolete.
Whenever I am interested in a subject, I learn from as many different sources as I can to see where they agree and disagree (or did in the past, as I am still not recovered from the toxic/chemical brain injury, so am limited as to when and how much I learn now) and I read everything I run across with openings big enough for at least a few grains of salt.
I mention this not at all to insinuate that this or any other resource might be flawed, it is just to say that our knowledge is evolving.
I am delighted to have this primer and look forward to studying and learning from it.
Thank you to BrainFacts.org and the Society for Neuroscience for making this info accessible.