Electricity is Human Thinking
Ever walk past your TV, radio or computer and feel a sense of identity and family?
But they are inanimate, nonhuman and man-made, right?
Every thought, feelings and action in Homo sapiens originates from the electrical signals emitted by our brain cell circuits.
An EEG created by Hans Berger, German scientist, measures your brainwaves (cycles per second (Hz).
Remember that your brain communicates with each cell of your body through electrical impulses (hormones, enzymes and neuropeptides). Further, we believe Consciousness is electrically producing mental-imagery in the occipital lobe and precuneous of your brain.
Google EMG (muscle electricity) and EKG (heart electricity).
Our commonality with our computer, TV, video game player, and telephone is in the use of electricity and electromagnetic fields as a source of energy.
Google Robert O. Becker, M.D. author of The Body Electric. There is scientific
research on the use of weak electric currents to regenerate muscles and bones.
What is it
Electricity is the movement of a charge down a wire. In our neurons (nerve cells)
the electric signal moves in the form of an Action-Potential. Inside the nerve cells
is a negative charge produced by nano pumps moving charged Ions out of our cells.
We are constantly involved in polarizing and depolarizing Ions through Gates in our nerve membranes causing our muscle contractions for locomotion. Impulses are sent electrically from the Brain to all parts of the body through these Action Potentials by signaling our Central Nervous System.
Membranes have two types of proteins: Ion channels for Sodium (Na) outside the cell, and Potassium (K) inside the cell. When the nerve cell receives a stimulus, it opens some of its Ion channels. The second protein is called Transporters. ATP
transports chemical energy within the cells for Metabolism.
EEG (Electroencephalogram), EKG (Electrocardiogram), and EMG (Electromyogram) waves are methods to measure electric currents associated with electrical activity in your brain, heart and muscles from the outside.
No Alpha, Beta, Theta, Delta and Gamma cycles per second (Hz) registering in your brain and you are EEG history.
(V) is for Voltage, (I) for Current, and R is for Resistance.
Voltage is measured in volts, current in Amps, and resistance in Ohms.
Electric power is measured in Watts.
Electrical energy in your nervous system is produced by chemical gradients across
the membrane of the cells. We are very electrical. Your body and brain require and
produce 10 watts of electricity 24/7 or else. Our fuel to produce life is glucose and
Pineal and Pituitary
Two glands are exceptionally sensitive to light and electricity, the Pineal and the Pituitary. Your Pineal gland controls the chemical neurotransmitters of electrical
impulses in the synapse of nerve cells. It runs both the Melatonin and Serotonin hormones.
Melatonin is involved in biorhythms and is activated by the amount of light received by your retina. Serotonin controls mood, emotion, sleep and appetite.
The Pituitary gland is called the master-gland because it releases hormones to
regulate the mind and body through the other endocrine glands.
Finally, Mitochondria are a part of each cell producing energy for metabolism.
It has its own DNA from your maternal genes, independent of the DNA in the cell nucleus. It creates energy in the form of ATP.
Mitochondria makes ATP through two chemical reactions: the citric acid cycle, converting carbohydrates and fatty acids into ATP and the other combining hydrogen and oxygen into more ATP.
Nanoelectricity is a new field researched by Panasonic nanotechnology in Kyoto, Japan. The goal is to produce Bio-Nano fuel cells or human batteries. It is an attempt to strip the electrons from human blood glucose in the way we get energy from food.
How about converting the energy produced by your feet in walking to assist your heart to avoid going into overdrive?
Speed reading, is learning to read and remember three-books, articles and reports in the time others can hardly finish one. Is this a valuable competitive edge to move you to the fast lane?
Did you know Speed Reading is a right-brain dominant, psycho-motor skill?
Are you prepared to believe Alzheimers Disease is electrical at its core? We suggest
you use it or lose it, meaning you must produce continuous learning activity to oil the electrical wheels (circuits) of your brain. But only if you wish to live cognitively into your nineties.
copyright © 2007
H. Bernard Wechsler
Author of Speed Learning for Professionals, published by Barron's; partner of Evelyn Wood, creator of speed reading, graduating two million, including the White House staffs of four U.S. Presidents.
Interviewed by the Wall Street Journal and fortune Magazine for major articles.