Could not resist posting this ad I found in a local NYC Japanese magazine.
Reading up on Boswellia serrata – this is a good starter article: http://www.altmedrev.com/publications/13/2/165.pdf “Boswellia serrata Description Boswellia serrata (frankincense) is a moderate-to-large branching tree (growing to a height of 12 feet) found in India, Northern Africa, and the Middle East. Strips of Boswellia bark are peeled away, yielding a gummy oleo-resin. Extracts of this gummy exudate have been traditionally used in the Ayurvedic system of medicine as an antiarthritic, astringent, stimulant, expectorant, and antiseptic.”
Psychol Rep. 2010 Apr;106(2):343-57. Anxiety, depression, and quality of life in Turkish patients with glaucoma. Tastan S, Iyigun E, Bayer A, Acikel C. Source School of Nursing, Gülhane Military Medical Academy, Ankara, Turkey. Abstract The purpose was to investigate the relationship between anxiety, depression, and quality of life in patients with glaucoma. This case-control study was carried out with 121 participants with glaucoma (M age=64.2, SD=13.2; 68 women, 76.0% married) and 64 controls. The data were collected by using a data collection form involving questions … Continue reading
I came across this interesting article Colizoli O, Murre JM, and Rouw R (2012). Pseudo-Synesthesia through Reading Books with Colored Letters. PloS one, 7 (6) PMID: 22761905 posted at http://neuroskeptic.blogspot.com/2012/07/can-you-learn-to-be-synaesthetic.html I agree with the blogger and some real syn-esthetics who commented that it really has little to do with synesthesia, and more with mnemotechnic. I wonder if it could be used to learn Chinese characters.