Healing the Brain can Keep you Young

“I was born not knowing and have had only a little time to change that here and there” ~ Richard Feynman~

“I was born not knowing and have had only a little time to change that here and there” ~ Richard Feynman~

The association between common mental disorders (depression, schizophrenia, stress-anxiety, PTSD) and reduced telomere length shows that the presence of mental illness induces premature aging.

It is well known that all kinds of diseases are associated with aging (cancer, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, Alzheimer’s). However, very few techniques that are able to detect major dysfunctions that occur in the brain with aging.

Wilder Penfield has shown that there is a…


“I was born not knowing and have had only a little time to change that here and there” ~ RF~

With each new day the COVID-19 pandemic becomes a Hollywood scenario thriller close to “Contagion”. As scientists search for a cure and a vaccine thousand innocent people succumb to the disease.

We strongly believe that governmental decisions should be driven by science. In this case the main focus should be to trap, constrain and destroy the virus before it infects other people and restart the economy sooner than later. Testing and tracking do not work at a large, global scale! They have increased costs and are highly inefficient since infections can occur anytime.

What have we learned?

SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) spreads…


“I was born not knowing and have had only a little time to change that here and there” ~ RF~

Testing and tracking have high costs and on a large, global scale are inefficient. The best strategy is to trap and destroy the virus.

While in the outdoors the virus is unlikely to be transmitted if physical distancing requirements are followed the indoor spaces can become a hub of virus transmission. To overcome this major issue in indoor spaces (buildings, busses, airplanes, submarines) everyone should use facemasks to trap the droplets. In addition, far UV lamps (222-nm) from 60 to…


“I was born not knowing and have had only a little time to change that here and there” ~ RF~

We strongly believe that governmental decisions should be driven by science.

How does COVID-19 transmit?

This virus spreads from person to person mainly in droplets that fly out when you cough, sneeze, or speak. Larger droplets may exist within dust particles. They carried in the air for long periods of time and can be transmitted to others over distances greater than 1 m (Liu et al., 2020). Although the details mentioned bring bad news, there is also good news.

Ain’t No Sunshine

It is not new the idea that sunshine is healthy. Letting sunshine into your home through windows can…


Why do I have suicidal thoughts?

“I was born not knowing and have had only a little time to change that here and there” ~ RF~

Everyone will tell you that “suicide is complicated” and “hard to predict” so we can do very little. Actually it is not true, you’ll find that almost everything they tell you is wrong and it is wrong since as Feynman would say, “they were born not knowing”.

Every 40 seconds a person dies by suicide somewhere in the world. Suicide ranks as the second-leading cause of death among people ages 10 to 34. The…


“I was born not knowing and have had only a little time to change that here and there” ~ RF~

I like Feynman’s quote — it reflects the essence of science and the difficulty to make real life changes based on science.

I’m trying to tell you that EEG is highly valuable especially in psychiatry

Only a few know that EEG was invented a century ago by a psychiatrist. He did it for good reasons since most psychiatric problems involve dysfunctions of frontal cortical areas

Today EEG is almost forgotten and many psychiatrists do not see it “as clinically useful”…


Johann Hari suffered from depression since he was a child. The book “Lost Connections” is a crucial discussion about misleading science and failed mental health therapy. However, Hari’s bestseller doesn’t uncover the real causes of clinical depression. In general, failed relationships, disconnection from friends and family will briefly change your mood. For decades depression was regarded to be a psychological (mental) illness rather than a physical one seeHari’s view https://www.huffingtonpost.com/e...

The truth is that a brain dysfunction is at the origin of major depression. This brain “injury” is not necessarily caused by a blow to the head. Many causes can…

Dorian Aur

Experienced brain scientist, with fellowships in computational neuroscience from Stanford University, Western University and Barrow Neurological Institute

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