October 9, 2010

Tonight on Larry King Live!

Posted: 01:00 PM ET

The Power of the Brain!

Does the brain have a mind of its own?

It might explain why we say – and

do – things we know we shouldn’t.

Experts tell is how to ‘think’ our

way out of addiction, overeating and more!


Do you feel you have the power to
unlock your brain and change your life?

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Cajazz76:24:8   September 17th, 2010 7:13 pm ET

I find deja vu experiences rare, but appreciable. Are there any unique recent discoveries in that area? My concern of brain function is during sleep. As we age or have had previous cervical or spinal injuries, that prior to the pre-REM or even during REM sleep periods, we sometimes get those hypnagogic jerks that have the potential to exacerbate or induce injury. I would be curious to know, beyond my own experiences of hypnagogic jerks, are there any significant observations or histories of associated injury, other than waking up with pain and deferring its significance or origin to improper sleep posture?

Evelyn Steele in Scottsdale   September 17th, 2010 7:17 pm ET

I think Jimmy Fallon would be the perfect replacement for Larry King. He reminds me of Johnny Carson.

Evelyn in Scottsdale

Cajazz76:24:8   September 17th, 2010 7:24 pm ET

I would like to see more right temporal lobe exploration since most people on the planet have such a fear, disguised as their precious Lord's presence inside their cranial cavities. It can and has been introduced in the laboratory and maybe there is a near future MPXmqr7 that will induce the feeling of a"God in a box " for the needing...just plug in and Human Race...defines eternity without dimension..caj

Dodie   September 17th, 2010 9:02 pm ET

I have many thoughts on this subject; however, will wait until I can read the transcripts as I cannot view this telecast from China.

The one quick comment I will make.... We know less about the human brain than the solar system. The positive note, at least we have moved in the right direction from the Egyptians as they used to throw away the human brain when mummifying because they thought the brain had no value....and possibly some still do. :~)
~Dodie in China

jimi   September 17th, 2010 9:09 pm ET

I'm not sure the brain creates mind. The brain tunes into mind, much like a radio receiver tunes into an airwave, but it doesn't create it. Mind was there loooooong before the brain.

With that in mind, one really has to wonder what aspect of mind Newt Gingrich's brain is tuning into.

graham   September 17th, 2010 9:12 pm ET

A flash drive is one half inch squared and can hold say 4gigs of memory. Our brain is the size of a grapefruit but can hold and infinite amount of memory. Where is all the memory stored and how large is the area that stores it. Is it in the brain or as alluded to in the show in our mind which is some nebulous thing existing somewhere else?

Joshua Rynew   September 17th, 2010 9:14 pm ET

Is there any proof that the brain grows back after an addiction is conquered?

Terri   September 17th, 2010 9:20 pm ET

I am overweight and find that when I have a cold or sinus problem my sense of smell is limited and I have no desire to eat or overeat. Anyone looking into that connection?

Tamara   September 17th, 2010 9:21 pm ET

Great show thus far! One of the most interesting I have seen in quite some time. 🙂

jeff mitchell   September 17th, 2010 9:23 pm ET

larry , why do people like loyd blankfien(goldmen sachs) with more money then god. still do finacial things that they know will hurt people ?

Shelley   September 17th, 2010 9:23 pm ET

I have epilepsy. so do some of my friends. Most of us really don't like the drugs. some have had brain surgery. Is stem cell therapy a possibility.

William Courtland   September 17th, 2010 9:23 pm ET

Above a good diet... Having Frootloops for a good level of zinc, a massive level of Mono-sodium glutemate, and Calcium from milk, one can have a greater mental potential after eating mustard and gaining the boron...

As for the brain itself: think of a massive energy pulse required to run a computer and connect it to a celular phone: now imagine that such an energy pulse of required signal creation is bounding about inside your head: still at nearly the speed of light and firing neurons from synapes to synapes as those Axons fire to allow signals to be produced.

As those signals fire they create electromagnetic pulses, and long ago the life of biology understood of itself how to use such electromagnetic and other sub-particle frequences in communication.

It natural that the body is a nuclear engine. To turn Carbon enrich carbon and allow for carbon 14 dating: that carbon was first enriched by a biological process: the true atomic principles being delivered within just the homo sapien sapien body are in regularity above fifty thousand different kinds of atomic actions in building or breaking down complex molecules and making new ones.

The cells of the body communicate: and this communication does not require hard wiring: it the same as the communication in a flock of birds or a school of fish: or the mass migrations of single cellular organisms across a microscope slide and towards mates...

The nature of instinct, intuition and a greater understanding of physical science allows for the understanding of these methods of communiation. As much as you brain emits waves of electromagnetic energy from the pulses and firing synapse: the body holds inside itself a much greater ability to communicate over a much smaller instantly in time than any technology we have today.

Twenty three little bones in the skull allow for the brain to understand the magnetic frequencies of the earth: the nine found in Lobsters navigate it from north to south along is migration routes... Those bones and such similar properties on the sub-nano scale, sub Yacto even, that the body itself can communicate with particles smaller than tacheons as utilizing them in the way DNA is processed and built, and in other matters of evolution and choice.

In the end: the acuman has the capabilities of being semi-psychic: to trust or have faith in intuition as a proxy required for clean child conceptions... As ever choice you would make in your life is quantified by a force of life not recognized by normal science. As those sub-particles can communicate with us as each other: as a photon is to an atom, as we on a ship are to innersolar planets: so is the question sub-particle to the photon... This sub-photon travelling at speeds on the exponential of light in comparison to our space voyage: thus those smaller than light particles: with smaller mass time thresholds to overall gravity: they travel accross the whole of the universal cosmos in the time it take light to reach the earth from the sun.... They in some cases interact with the inversion layer of a blackhole: and as we grow in evolution we will learn to interpret those signals in greater form in biology as we gain understanding in the physical principles which allows such a temporal communication of a soul to occur.

The conception point of a child: as created in the act of a rapture taken at the time of a consummation... Such is the reasoning behind coitus interruptus and is the false images of the heisenburg uncertainty principle found as the interaction of the future before it has occured: thus the future preceive is not real: once preceived... As you make choices after the act of the perception. Intuition has a place in science...

The communication of the bodies within the acts of reproduction are far more complex than any current digital communication device known today...

We still do not know enough about physics to truly disect and extrapolate the universe to understand its function of life...

Goals... Live beyond the Universe itself without trangressing against the time/space barriers or the mass time barriers: as light speed travel or so faster than such is impossible for all but tacheons and their little cousins...

Spyro Papadakis   September 17th, 2010 9:23 pm ET

The most important thing in brain healthy development is the primal bonding between mother and child until the age of about 5 or 6 .
A traumatic experience (separation from the mother , or other lesser ones) especially at that age , does unrepairable damage .
(Hypnosis and/or psychotheraly in adulthood may reduce the damage)
Thanks for the invitation

McCallum   September 17th, 2010 9:27 pm ET

Wow, what a discovery!!! HOWEVER, this has been 'discovered' a little while ago, as in 2500 years +. This is called BUDDHISM, not a religion, but a SCIENCE, that of the mind, and if you advise the lady to learn some principles, those very ancient ones of the Tibetan tradition for example, in English, she will not act as if she had invented the wheel, more precisely the WHEEL OF DHARMA.
The principle is that YOU HAVE TO DIRECT YOUR MIND AND NOT LET IT DICTATE YOUR MOVES. Addictions are a good example; they are never a reliance on something; they are a compensation for something we feel we are entitled to, usually provided by OTHERS. The only problem is that there is NO OTHER; THEY ARE ALL BUSY TRYING TO GET WHAT THEY NEED BY... OTHERS!!! And the wheel turns round and round and wars, addictions, crimes, robberies, murder in the name of gods – another one we rely on to provide our needs!! THAT is a loser! He is much too busy these days, so he creates disasters so he can eliminate some of 'his creations' to make his job easier.
Anyone with other REALISTIC IDEAS?
So, using terms like GENETIC, INHERITED, POWERLESS (as in 12 steps, as if that was going to empower those addicts), it's just giving an EXCUSE TO PEOPLE TO STAY IN THEIR RUT.

graham   September 17th, 2010 9:31 pm ET

The guests are talking about the brain as if it is independent from self. Does the brain control self and what is the difference between the two?

Robin nader   September 17th, 2010 9:32 pm ET

What about the herbs that they are giving in Peru that are suppose to take away negative things that are stored in our being?

Juantia Burks   September 17th, 2010 9:35 pm ET

I was wondering if there was a companion book that went along with tonights show?

Robin nader   September 17th, 2010 9:35 pm ET

trichocereus pachanoi is now being touted as something to rid us of our obsessions and negative past. Suppose to absolve addictions? I would like this panel to speak about it please!

Marie Schu   September 17th, 2010 9:35 pm ET


I think the football player that Dr. Drew was referring to was a junior at the University of Pennsylvania last Spring when he committed suicide. CNN had a segment with a physician talking about the college football player.


Tiffany   September 17th, 2010 9:35 pm ET

If you could examine Elvis's brain which I understand was kept according to Priscilla what would u be able to find out. Or JFK's brain

Pat Katakio   September 17th, 2010 9:37 pm ET

Dear Larry, the brain is the tool that the soul created for itself to think through while having a human experience and cannot do anything independent of the soul. The soul, which some call the psychic or the subconscious of the individual controlls over 80% of what we do.And yes you can access the soul by deep meditation. Larry all of your questions like what makes one smarter than another, blind, etc. depends on life times of the individual as well as the karma that has been created over life times. I mean no respect but the people on your show tonight don't understand the soul or the life process which includes reincarnation, past lives, evolution of the soul and the non death and how it function and play the major roll in our humanity. All of our organs in our body were created for the purpose of God having a human experience and needs all of these organs, cells tissues, glands, blood, etc. to function as a human on the physical plane. If the brain could operate independently of the soul, then the brain would continue to function long after one sheds his body in the appearance of death. The soul controls everything, it is the part of spirit that creates our realities. The body absent of the spirit is dead.

cara   September 17th, 2010 9:39 pm ET

Wish I knew where I could ask a question about the show tonight (the brain) Im 37 and have been on anti depressants since I was 16. Have any effects been seen in brains that have been on long term antidepressants?

Athy Robinson   September 17th, 2010 9:40 pm ET

good discussion; I like how they are hitting on so many subjects. I need information on bipolar disorder and depression. I have a clese friend who is really having a hard time. I don't know hat to do to help him.

Frank   September 17th, 2010 9:45 pm ET

How does brain know and work when it comes to distinguish different parts our body as own and foreign. How does it work in IBS. irritable bowel syndrome.

jimi   September 17th, 2010 9:45 pm ET

Nice post, Pat...

Yes, perhaps the function of the brain is psychoneuroimmunology.

Jason   September 17th, 2010 9:50 pm ET

You were just talking about a shortened life span and the NFL. What about a well know athelete like Muhammed Alli. Is he not a prime example of this. I do realize that he has parkonson's also. Any correlation.

Dodie   September 17th, 2010 9:51 pm ET

Love your wit and humor

Jeff "Kuch"   September 17th, 2010 9:53 pm ET

Fantastic show tonight....the topics about the brain and the various panel discussions touched a wide variety of subjects. The guests were very, very informative. I learned a great deal of information about the research, neuroscience, brain funtion, alzheimer, pathology, addictive behaviors, post traumatic stress, etc. Great information and great show Larry!

Oscar   September 17th, 2010 9:55 pm ET

What treatment do you recommend for someone with interpersonal trauma's?

Cherylee   September 17th, 2010 9:55 pm ET

You didn't answer your own question, "can we change the way we think?"

Tori   September 17th, 2010 9:55 pm ET

I feel like I have a pin ball game going on inside my head some days trying hard to prioritize my day. I am 52, it seems to be getting harder to get it together, is it just old age?

James A. Jenkins BCETS, ICADC, CWP   September 17th, 2010 9:56 pm ET


Susan   September 17th, 2010 9:56 pm ET

Why can't they check levels of serotonin for depression the same way they check blood glucose levels for diabetes?

Dodie   September 17th, 2010 9:57 pm ET

It often has been demonstrated but still a hypothesis that intelligence is derived from brain efficiency. The more intelligent the individual, the fewer operations needed in order to thought process. PET scans have demonstrated this point!

Kristine Kopke   September 17th, 2010 9:57 pm ET

Your show this eveining is absolutely fascinating! Thank you so
Question: What happens to the brain when you are born addicted
to barbitutates?
Peace Kristine

Kassy   September 17th, 2010 9:58 pm ET

Fascinating show

VkR   September 17th, 2010 9:58 pm ET

How about meditation and behavior of brain? Our brain is a part of our consciousness. It is a continuum, and our present thoughts and behavior impact this continuum, depending on how we train our brain to watch its behavior systematically through meditation. If no such effort is made the mind wanders and behaves as it has with a historical past of its own.

Stirling   September 17th, 2010 10:01 pm ET

I watch Larry King almost every night. After watching tonight's show, I have never seen such a panel of so called "experts" claiming to know something they have only a slight insight into and repeating the most bizarre explanations in parrot fashion about concepts they don't understand fully to begin with, nor do they have a complete account of all factors involved that pertain to their particular guessed explanation.

A non genius explaining what "makes" a genius...imagine that?? While there were tidbits that are true about known neuroscience facts, it was really sad to see more confusion as a result than clarification. Anyone can know music theory, but knowing theory is not going to make you a have a good voice or play like a prodigy.

Pam   September 17th, 2010 10:01 pm ET

Good certainly got me thinking... It was nice to hear from Cara, she presented thoughtful insights. Thanks again Larry and compay.

jimi   September 17th, 2010 10:03 pm ET

They say only 10 percent of the brain's function is known. Apparently, the function of the remaining 90 percent is to keep us from discovering its function. -George Carlin

(One of my favorite sages) 🙂

Stubie   September 17th, 2010 10:04 pm ET

That would have to be one of the most interesting and captivating episodes I've seen in a very long time, and really quite insightful questions.

Thank you.

Jane Costello   September 17th, 2010 10:06 pm ET

Excellent show. Would love to have a copy of it!

Shawn Bridgman   September 17th, 2010 10:08 pm ET

I'm Bi Polar, have taKen meds for years and it was only when I stopped taking those meds and took control of my life that I got out of the detrimental cycle of things that were happening. It's a disease I recognize but it is beatable and you can get way past it. It's now been over 15 years since they diagnosed me and I'm still going strong

Joan   September 17th, 2010 10:09 pm ET

The brain study show tonight was terrific. I was completely engrossed in all four of them. The psychoanalyst said the problem the call in person had was easily corrected regarding anxiety and depression from trauma. If only the show could have lasted a little longer to have him explained how that can be done. How great to have this informative program in contrast to the Delaware election. Also, it was great to hear and see Supreme Justice Breyer this week. How educational. Every teacher should have taped that program for their classroom. Thanks for great shows and I can't wait to see Jimmy Carter's upcoming show.

Dodie   September 17th, 2010 10:10 pm ET

@ cara

Any long term drug use whether prescription or not is not usually good for the human brain. However, one must way out the consequences if not taking the prescribed medications. If one becomes profoundly depressed and suicidal while not taking medications, it would be advisable to continue. I would not recommend any changes without consulting a therapist first as they are not in the business of prescribing medications and are still an educated well informed objective individual hopefully with your best interest in mind. (sorry psychiatrists) Remember, as in all fields, you have individuals with the knowledge and individuals who do not. Choose carefully. I recommend you interview the therapist first. Always ask a question in which you already know the answer.
~Dodie in China

j a   September 17th, 2010 10:13 pm ET

I dont usually watch this show, but i found this to be a very interesting episode! I only caught the end, I will be looking forward to watching the entire episode online...Good Job

Dodie   September 17th, 2010 10:14 pm ET

@ jimi

lMaybe you could be a stand up commedian along with George. Your timing is excellent! lmao

Dodie   September 17th, 2010 10:16 pm ET


a clarification...

If one becomes profoundly depressed and suicidal while not taking medications, it would be advisable to continue with the medication.

LT   September 17th, 2010 10:20 pm ET

I captured only a snipet of the show,but I'd like to know who all of the guests were. Does anybody know?

rosalee   September 17th, 2010 10:31 pm ET

About panel of Dr.s discussing brain & addictions. Very interesting to hear theory about cause of Alszimer (spelling). That it is obesity – depression – alcholism – diabetis. What is it – the disease or the meds to treat the illness?
Is it possible the medications are playing on the brain & causing the deteriation ?

kurt   September 17th, 2010 10:41 pm ET

The "Brain" panel and discussion , one of your best shows ever....very informative...have a followup show (Dr. Drew and Dr. Amen excellent)!

Ann Mayo   September 17th, 2010 11:10 pm ET

Very misinformed segment. Very disappointing. Alzheimer's disease is NOT caused by obesity, depression, alcoholism, or diabetes. Will not go into other pieces of misinformation. For accurate information targeted to the lay public I would refer your viewers to the Alzheimer's Association.
Signed, A Very Concerned Researcher.

SomeWoman   September 17th, 2010 11:17 pm ET

This week is known as "Invisible Chronic illness week". (In my own opinion) When one is in pain the brain sends the message to the body "you're in pain". However, when your brain misfires and tells your body you're in pain. You are actually in pain. It's not that you made it up! Yes, it is in your head! So how does one tell their brain the body did not feel the pain. It's not that invisible it's miserable

Cajazz76:24:8   September 17th, 2010 11:22 pm ET

Sadly the apparent formula with Stephen Hawkings, an elite astro-physicist and a recent guest, and the panel on tonight will never equate to that which we do not understand and fear, lies between our ...caj

Tasha   September 18th, 2010 12:28 am ET

What was the name of the book being discussed tonight?

Adrienne Elliott   September 18th, 2010 12:36 am ET

I would like the name of the 4th person on the panel and the book he wrote. Fascinating subject. I didn't catch it all.

jo an gaines   September 18th, 2010 12:46 am ET

I've alredy ordered Greg Pratt's book...I want to learn more about his work.

lois   September 18th, 2010 12:49 am ET

been heavy my whole life even as a infant. definetly think brain controls appetite addiction. i took care of my neice from infancy and she would just cry and cry until she was fed every few hours. she is 6 now and very obese but i truly believe that there is a problem in her brain that caused her to cry incessantly until food was given.
i am 66 yrs old and bout 60 lbs overweight and have been my entire life. i have tried every diet out there but will always gain weight back to the same weight before i dieted. i would be interested in any new studies that are available

Jack   September 18th, 2010 12:58 am ET

Hello, I am curious about myself and your subject of the brain. As far back as I can remember I used to bang my head every night and even during the day. My pediatrician only told my parents not to worry about it that if it hurt me I would not do it. I continued to bang my head until the age of 18 and to this day would still do it. I do not understand how I have not damaged my brain from this as I think I am fairly intelligent, play multiple musical instruments, have 4 years of college, etc. Please comment on head banging and childrens developement

Manideepa Patnaik   September 18th, 2010 2:40 am ET

We can very much unlock our brain and change our lives? People who cannot are the people who are very stuck up with 'ought' and 'ought not' issue. There are many therapies and tantrik and yogic practices that can help you forget all negative stuff that bothers you and give you a fresh new mind to get started fresh with life. I have seen people like that. My son was a child who could not do without me. His dad's mom called a local occult guy before they separated me from my son and that occult guy helped my son to have the power to get on with life and not get stuck with the fact that he has to live away from his mom- who he knew was the only person he had. He does not think that any longer. He knows he has his dad and dad's mom and a whole lot of people to take care of him. He too has the power today to believe his mom is probably dead. He is doing fine. He is just a twelve year old. Other than occult, it is also about developing the pride and say "Yes, I can". In that pride, you simply take a minute and say – " Hoosh! That was just something ..... some other stuff that I was never designed to be in. This is me and this is how I must live to be able to happy." And you live with that pride and honor of showing to all that you indeed have changed your life by unlocking your brain. But this is not applicable to cases where you have lost someone who you loved in the sense of death of a loved one or things like. This is possible in case of problems that can be handled. One must objectively think at this moment- before trying to unlock his brain -that whether the problems he has are subjective or objective and whether it's humanly possible to get over them. And my very short answer to this question?NO, I WON't FORGIVE AND FORGET ALL THAT HAD BEEN DONE TO BE UNLESS THEY ARE UNDONE. I can unlock my brain and change my life, I know it can be done – but I will not because sinners cannot simply go on and on and on because there are forgivers. Manideepa

Bonnie   September 18th, 2010 2:43 am ET

I missed tonight's show (9/17), and heard great coments, so am eager to view the segment! Unfortunately, neither the CNN or Hulu websites seem to offer the video of this show!? Where/how can it
be found?

Samer   September 18th, 2010 3:41 am ET

Can one self recover from depression?

autirose   September 18th, 2010 3:51 am ET

Energy medicine is a new research on how energy effects the cells of the body and how illnesses can be prevented if the energy body is healed prior to a onslaught of an physical illness. also substances in the environment can effect the nerves which effect the brain and can contol thoughtm emotions and action. I've been reading Vibrational healing and I find this topic great. I fell from the attack and bled for 13 hours. I was found taken to the hospital and turned away because of not having insurance. I continue to work at GA. Tech. I was slow and with headaches for three months after the fall. Until one morning I awoke outside my body in the ceiling looking down at my body in the bed. I thought I could not leave my daughter. Love is stronger than death. I saw a light body rise from my body and say thank you for the use of the body. I thought my spirit was leaving my body and that wuld be death. I jumped back in my body. Awoke instantly got up to go to bathroom and fell to the floor like a sack of potatoes. I was totally paralyzed. Remain in the hospital for two months. Therapy and faith I exercised extra in bed and I started to walk again. BUT I had the PDTS. I couldn't walk over a bridge or get on anything high, I'd actually freeze. That was so weird to me. I've gotten better now I can force myself but it was like I couldn't control my body. I was 33 yrs old and now I'm 55.

Amber Higdon   September 18th, 2010 4:15 am ET

I disagree with the weight lose statements that were made.

Four years ago I had a vertical gastrectomy to lose weight. In addition to losing 200lbs, I also lost the desire to eat the foods that caused the obesity in the first place. I no longer obsess over food, crave specific foods, and in fact truly enjoy the healthy foods I hated before.

I haven't gone to addiction counseling, dietary counseling, or increased my physical exercise.

Because of this drastic change in myself and in other's who have had this particular type of surgery, there is no disputing that the stomach plays a dramatic role in causing obesity. It is not a problem of will power or addiction. Obesity is a physiological problem the same as any other body system failure and needs to be treated as such.

Judy Metzger   September 18th, 2010 5:09 am ET

One of the BEST episodes of LKL – EVER! It's really too much info to cover in one short hour. I think if CNN reviews these posts, they will realize there is a strong interest in this subject and perhaps they will consider more coverage of this vast topic. THANKS!!!

Jana Liebermann   September 18th, 2010 5:47 am ET

Great, great, timely program!!! I fell during the big snowstorms and sustained a head injury on 2/9/10, and am frustrated with the therapy: "The brain has a natural ability to heal itself", rest.

Gotta tell you – extremely frustrating for this medical librarian 🙂 Know that the advice is correct, and have continued to fall because I am not taking care of myself, but now – months later - the ONLY option is to rest. Gotta do it – no doubt!!!!

Friday, I FINALLY got approval to work from home for a month!!!! Same day as this program!!!

Jana Liebermann   September 18th, 2010 5:56 am ET

Let me just add (I went back and read the comments)

If you have questions about your personal health – take the question directly to your physician in a question, and ask him to search the literature for you. Also, contact a medical librarian for assistance with your search – a google search will not suffice.

The panel is well informed, and speaking from the current literature for the most part, and also the works in progress that are still clinical trials. Some of this will not be widely available for years, but it so great to know about so we can ask our physicians how this information affects us directly.

Bruce Ailion   September 18th, 2010 6:04 am ET

Is there a webcast of this show. I only saw the last 15 minutes would like to see whole show

Tawfiq   September 18th, 2010 7:01 am ET


I just watched your very interesting show...

My memory cells are overwhelmed and cant handle all the info; so I would like to find some hard documentation from the panelists on the toipics covered...

But my brain, or is it my mind, cant figure out where on your website to find the name of of the four panelists...

This is starting to traumautize me...

Can anyone recommend how I can overcome this trauma (other than by eating healthy and avoiding drugs and alcohol, which I find much easier to do than finding the names of the panlelists) ?


Darlene   September 18th, 2010 7:34 am ET

I would like to know when this will air again. It was very informative.

Laura Heselton   September 18th, 2010 9:20 am ET

How does one get a copy or broadcast of the show on the brain?
Thanks Laura H.

Tom   September 18th, 2010 10:20 am ET

@ Cara

Nutritional supplements for many brain conditions, especially for depression, are very effective. I know from personal experience. L-tryptophan converts to 5-HTP, which converts to serotonin. Both L-tryptophan and 5-HTP are very available at health food stores and on the internet. There is a lot of information out there on nutritional treatment for addictions and psych issues, some on it better than others. My previous note with more specific information is apparently still being "reviewed," so I won't give any more details. Good luck.

Sally Anderberg   September 18th, 2010 10:46 am ET

Is there any way I can view again or purchase the LKL show of Sept. 18, 2010, Brain?

David D   September 18th, 2010 11:26 am ET

The show was the most (medical) educational of any I've ever seen.
Please replay and post the names and contact info of your guests.
Can this clip be posted on your website..........Thanks....Dave

Donald Hwong   September 18th, 2010 12:07 pm ET

I watched it last night. If I may suggest....

These terms mentioned in the show, "energy medicine", "subconscience is in charge", "whole body system", "brain does not really have control" are referenced in Yellow Emperor's Inner Canon, bible for TCM, (Traditional Chinese Medicine).

Therefore in the future, if you could also invited some certified Chinese Medicine doctor, well versed in Yellow Emperor's Inner Canon, to your show could be interesting.

We are a non-profit teaching people for free how to attain longevity based on TCM.

Do contact me if you need more information.

Peggy Boyle   September 18th, 2010 12:13 pm ET

I don't always watch Larry but I do check in to see what or who is on. Last night I did not catch it all but I didn't hear anything on mental illness which so many people suffer from. My question is why don't they do some kind of a scan, xray or mri on a person when they realize they have a mental illness? My feeling is they would be better able to prescribe the correct medicine perhaps sooner than it takes years to do. These people have different labels from one doctor to another depending on whose care they are under. I believe more damage is done the longer they are on the wrong meds. Another problem is the law all in the name of privacy which does not allow people to help these individuals and keeps them from getting the help they need.

Jim   September 18th, 2010 12:55 pm ET

If the entire human race was mentally defective could we ever know?

Joan   September 18th, 2010 1:05 pm ET

Terrific show. Topic right on point re: where science will take us and generate expertise in the fight to correct ills and improve the quality of life for many. Too often so called experts pontificate only to plug a book but I do believe you had an excellent cross section in varying components of the field. Two thumbs up!!

How about more in this vain and less on the fluff?

Laura   September 18th, 2010 1:26 pm ET

Is there anyway that you guys can start posting video's of Larry King's interviews so that we can watch them online from his site?

Barbara   September 18th, 2010 2:40 pm ET

Fabulous program on the brain!! This one should be repeated several times! So informative!!!!

ACHUTHA MENON, M.Ch., F.R.C.S.   September 18th, 2010 3:05 pm ET

Hello, Larry,
This is about the 'Brain' and the 'Mind'. Brain is a tissue with its own specific properties, just like 'muscle' is a tissue with its own specific properties, like contractility, tone, etc. the properties of brain tissue include 'thinking' (or thought processing), 'memorising', 'reasoning', receiving information from the various sense organs, and 'interpreting them, etc, etc., which are all abstract, intangible, or unpalpable modalities, or that are only "felt". That ultimate "felt effect" of the brain function, we name the 'mind'. In other words 'mind' is the felt effect of the functions of the brain; mind is an absract conglomeration of thoughts; it is not an anatomical entity, separate from the 'brain'. As some one pointed out, mind is like the 'musical note', where as the 'brain' is the instrument or string that produces it. Just as the music, the 'mind' changes its moods (or modes) as the instrument is tuned

Mark Goulston   September 18th, 2010 4:17 pm ET

Larry, I always knew you were an excellent listener and interviewer, but this show was nothing short of brilliant - on your part. I don't remember ever seeing an interview with four clearly informed and articulate experts in which the interviewer asked questions that kept the content moving and on track instead of going off on tangents that are tough to reel in, asked so many of the questions on viewers' minds and was so balanced in terms of eliciting remarks from each of the guests. It was like watching Michael Jackson on Motown 25. I'm serious about that. If you take the time to watch yourself you will see you at the top of your game. Sorry to see you go and "Larry, we gladly knew you." All the best on the next chapter in your life.

Robbie   September 18th, 2010 5:01 pm ET

Great show! Larry's questions were so fast and was interested if he was listening or had prearranged questions? Several times EMDR was mentioned. How a show on EMDR? Would be very interested in Dr. Amen's and Dr. van der Kolk's research on spect scans with EMDR. Thanks!

Jessica jones   September 18th, 2010 11:36 pm ET

I missed your September 17th segment on the brain.I really wanted to see it. Is there any way possible you can email me a copy of the episode? I would like to see it and share it with the class also.

Marta Miami   September 18th, 2010 11:46 pm ET

An excellent show! Informative with a cast of experts that was incredible. Anyone of them could have been a standalone interviewee. The way Larry set up the questions was brilliant.

Kudos wish more of Larry shows were like this.

Thanks for all the wonderful information where can I purchase a DVD?

Marie Josée Guilbert   September 19th, 2010 2:46 am ET

I sincerely believe that our brain is much more powwrful than we CAN even imagine. Let's say that I had a lot of very stressful situations in my life (relationships, injuries, surgeries, etc.) and I can assure you that I am a stong believer in the fat that half of our healing resides in the way we are thinking!

William Courtland   September 19th, 2010 2:47 am ET

So understanding the difference between men and women.

Understanding what occurs with the human body when participating in a carnal schooling of thought.

So when I go to Wendy's... they put sperm on the burgers... Have ever since Highschool when they planted an RFID into my skin. This likely beepes in their headsets to alert those enabled with such technological debautchery.

This given and placed upon me: in times and time again: as Stabbed in a Testicle once, as in the hand, as by people I trusted to want to allow my own friends to betray me for money and thus implant them further: this on the premise that I am a rapists or some nonsense... they using channels and enabling calumnations of true lawful edicts: or just take hollywoods bias copies fill them out then submit them into files already arranged to be made...

My name, a doppleganger produced of the same occult which intents to calumnate against me: thus a changling, a replicate, a evil twin... A person who will be me: even in foreign halls of justice.

This allowing it to be done: to punish: to allow mistreatment.

Well I say it is the only way they intent to kill me now: because they still get away with doing it to everybody else: they feed sperm to people to hypnotize them and connect with minds to allow the constant inception of the male public at large.

I a Virgin, do not want to partake in sexual relations: it to me a thing of beauty by the promise of true love... They however prey: and understand to control all with the hypnotic and sexual ability to control minds and intents.

So every time I go to a select fast food outlet I puke... Now this is from the sperm I am being fed there. Once and awhile I get a clean burger, but not often as it is likey an occultist female behind the check-out till...

Just at one or two locations, and many others are not often targeted... But the few get a vile taken out of a purse and a little additive added to the sauce.

So when I vomit: this is caused by the sperm wanting the Marijuana I am smoking: this in relation to what the Sperm truly feed upon: that being hydrogen mostly: when Tobacco is introduced into the main tunnels of ingestion the sperm then want to panic and rush upon surrounding tissues: this causing the urge to hurl chunks.

This will eventually kill me: as Marijuana is just a tool as a treatment and indicator of being articifically inseminated of the mind without acumen release to allow it.

Now in a female: this would go into the digestive system: as it would eventually mix with cervical fluid, be pumped up the lactial ducts and this be extreted to the newborn as breast milks end particulate of biological product: but only in small part, yet in males who do not have such lactial ducts, or only get Mononucleosis unless that sperm is ejected... But in ejecting it has the opportunity to pass the mucas membranes again and thus penetrate into the nervous system and upper fluids of the brain...

This of course then causes more and more problems: like the cancer which is created from EBV(med.) as starting from Mono, but in relation to the body: the differences between male and female are more than skin deep: they produce and pass the soul in a different manner: as male the body has a mental connection directly with the Testicles: and in the female this connection would be more with the Womb: while the outer connection to the ovaries would be reduced to a connection to the simple gravitational harmonic accountings given by solar bodies or be of self approximate similarity to that harmony of regular periods.

The bodies then are positioned differently, and in cases the fat and required concentrations of enzymes and hormones are different... Equal?

In mind as virgins we are equal: in reproduction that is no longer so.

Equal? In law males have civil control and constraint in both the creation of chivalry and the nature of lawful impedence and punishment upon those who would tresspass against a female. In the nature of the female: law is often ignored to exploit the secret commune of the satanic occult of demented prophecy: found as those who would rapture innocence for carnal knowledge as peledies debutants of high culture, vampire in any nature: but the seed of the legends of most things deamonic in mythology, history, the known relative past, and legends.

Equal? We are different... Yet it is possible for both to be equal within humanity: as first we are virgin: as two become one: or one becomes unlawful under karmas conscience law of first intent and nature created by the civilities of those past.

Mary Maude Henry   September 19th, 2010 4:54 am ET

Great, great show! I think you see by the comments that it was one of the most interesting hours on TV lately. We all want to know why we do the things we do. And that it not always OUR fault .MMH

julia able   September 19th, 2010 11:16 am ET

Great show on the brain. Bring yhem all back again and again and AGAIN!!! So much infoemation so little time. Could easily be a monthly (or weekly) special and still leave you wanting more. Always a much better show when you dont rehash the topica of the day or go all political on me. Cant get enough of Deepak either. Love your better choices.

Maxine Fritz   September 19th, 2010 11:10 pm ET

Fantastic program! How can I get a copy for my class?

Christopher M.   September 20th, 2010 12:37 am ET

I was also trying to find out who these guests were. Is there a link to their books on this site? I havent been able to find it.

Roberta   September 20th, 2010 1:03 am ET

Will you be airing again this program "The Power of The Brain"? If so, when?


Marilyn S   September 20th, 2010 2:46 am ET

I was facinated by the program about the brain and would like to see it again. Can I do that?

Rocco Basta   September 20th, 2010 7:14 am ET

is there a webcast of this programme. I only, unfortunately, saw the last 10 minutes. Thanks. Great programme.

Jana Liebermann   September 20th, 2010 7:50 am ET

I'll try to list the guests in a separate message.

Just wanted to chime in again and request that we, as patients and caregivers, carefully evaluate what we choose to take in about health issues. There is TOO MUCH information out there for any of us to figure out on our own - me included, so we have to take in info. selectively, and ask for help to evaluate what we find. It's a new model.

Nutritional supplements may be helpful in fact, but are not regulated by the FDA, so there is a wide variety of strengths and effectiveness. If you plan to go this route, ask your health care professional, and NOT your supplement salesperson. Just a bit of advice that may save you tons of money.

Our decisions need to be based on fact, and we need to seek the facts out until we find something that is validated. I am guessing that we will be learning more and more about the brain for years to come, because that is what has happened to date.

Love this discussion! Also, I take any opportunity to encourage my friends, colleagues, library users to evaluate any piece of information that comes to them - it is critical in the current day and age.

LaDonna H.   September 20th, 2010 11:35 am ET

Great show! I would love to share it with my colleagues and in class. How can I get a copy?

Janet King   September 20th, 2010 11:41 am ET

One of the brain scientists mentioned that there is no evidence of a feedback mechanism from the left brain (analytic) back to the right brain (emotional), to which you commented that the"heart always wins". I believe that some people have that mechanism but they are rather rare. However, could it be that it is that specific feedback mechanism that is developed in the currently popular "personal work" modalities such as the Ridhwan School–where a person is taught to fully feel the emotions of an experience but not "act them out". Much study has been done on Buddhist monks but isn't Buddhism more into denial of emotion rather than not acting them out and therefore no such feedback mechanism would have been found. Perhaps more study needs to be done on people who embrace an experiential philosophy to see if such a feedback mechanism exists.

Hari Politopoulos   September 20th, 2010 1:01 pm ET

Your program on the human brain: Just magnificent ! Give us more of this sort even if the ratings are not great...

Mysmartha   September 20th, 2010 2:57 pm ET

Fascinating show! I wish everything I watch on TV could be this compelling. Terrific panel of informed, articulate guests.

Susan Malijewski   September 20th, 2010 5:11 pm ET

Wonderful program! I watched it at 9:00 and again at 11:00 as it was so all encompassing. Is it possible to purchase a video of this program? Susan

Dee   September 20th, 2010 7:39 pm ET

I would like to order a transcript of the interview "Secrets of the Brain Revealed'. It was excellent and I need that information to help my son-inlaw ASAP. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. Dee

Duncan   September 20th, 2010 9:40 pm ET

I would like to get a copy of the transcripts or video of this show. I would also like to know where I can get copies of the guests books and their names thank you

Manideepa Patnaik   September 21st, 2010 4:20 am ET

The question is about one's own power to change one's life through mind ( aspects of mind that gets registered in the brain and the memory becomes more physical than psychological) and whether we have it or not. Larry wants to know whether you and I can do it. Yes, we can if we want. But the biggest question in my life is – why do not I want to do it when I know how to do it. There are techniques how you can do it. NLP is all about it. NLP practitioners can teach you in a moment how to create an aura around yourself and unlock your brain to change your live. Let me share why I can teach it , but I cannot do it. That relates to one' s attitude and decision one makes about how one should set herself as an example at her stage. I -for example- am a very unforgiving person when things go wrong at the basics like doing generational injustice to a child and stuff like that. So even though I know the ways, for example Hindu Philosophy (specially the Yogic Cult) does teach you how to unlock your brain to change your life through various breathing exercises, I in person, knowing it fully well that people can unlock their brain by their own power (and not by drugs and others help- )can change their lives, I do not want to. My attitude says- if we all will do that and go on with lives forgiving the unforgivables and forgetting the unforgetables, then a time will come when we cannot do anything about anything because this power of unlocking brains to change one's own life by forgetting and forgiving for short term joy will result in a social chaos. Not advisable if the problem is as serious as mine. But it's very easy and highly possible. There are several techniques. Won't we miss Larry too much if he really retires in 2011 before finding a substitute? I think he should continue till a substitute is found. Manideepa

Kristen   September 21st, 2010 1:32 pm ET

I, too, would love a transcript and video of this show to share with my Health Science classes in NH. It was fascinating.

abu khaliquzzaman   September 21st, 2010 2:45 pm ET

Dear Larry king, I really enjoyed your program. I want to inform you that after 9/11 attack ,I am the person who stood in favor of U.S.A. with in 12 hours in one MUSLIM country in BANGLADESH, against terrorist and terrorism.Actually ,I was traveling to BANGLADESH from BROOKLYN, NY.My son and wife was in BROOKLYN.We are leaving in BROOKLYN long time.
It was covered by router,BBC,AP, 220 COUNTRIES National Dailies and electronic medias. I was recognized and acknowledged by 9/11 museum as a 1st person in this earth who stood in favor of my country U.S.A.
When I was 4 years boy , my dad sent me catholic school though I am a Muslim. At our home , I studied the holy QURAN .But when I was 12 to 14 years I tried to study HINDU RELIGION HOLY GITA. This way at the age of 16 with the help of my parents I by myself establish a small library. I brought JEWISH HOLY BOOK TORAE etc. I used to go regularly with a REV RABBAI in SABAT PRAYER every FRI DAY EVENING..
Just after 9/11 , I informed state department and others to establish an IDEA to send one Muslim in OICA( Organization of Islamic secretariet)to build good relation with U.S.A. and MUSLIM WORLD.I worked from my own own thinking and resources to develop strong relation to avoid hatred , mistrust with each other.
They took 6 to 7 years to pass my proposal , approve and come in light.
Very honest with you ,I did,.I convinced in highest authority.But what was my expectation, it was very high but it looks like slow now , no progress, looks like zero progress .
But strong supporter of mankind and stood so quickly after 9/11, I can easily fill out that gape and make a strong bond between MY country U.S.A. and other Muslim countries as well as all over the WORLD.
That's why when I came in U.S.A. with green cards with my wife and son , I was watching and looking all the avenues, how can we move forward and how can we help our U.S.A. too.
I started to study different countries economy history , heritage, LANGUAGES cultures long long time ago when , I was in school and college. But at the age of 12 , I saw the discrimination between East Pakistan and West Pakistan..That was in school, there was launch break time, morning shift students got 4 to 5 items.
But day time East Pakistani student got only one cookie, but it was substandard to eat too.So, .I protested.
After that, I started freedom of speech, freedom of thoughts,freedom of liberty at the age of 14 .After passing school, I got admission to Only one AMERICAN COLLEGE that NOTRE DAME COLLEGE..I was the founder 'THE ALUMNAI of NOTREDAME'.

After independent of Bangladesh , I went 1st day of Parliament to the then president Justice Abdus Satter parliament. .It was about 18 YEARS. I watch as a game almost each and every day., missing very few days.
I established a newspaper for the students of universities on the basis of freedom of speech,liberty and diversity of thoughts, equal opportunities and rights.That time the then SOVIET UNION and INDIA were controlling whole nation and country of BANGLADESH.
I was well educated before about the religions, freedom right and thoughts.I was disturb in MY BACHELOR and MASTER PROGRAM by my university teachers who belong to believe SOVIET UNIONS COMMUNISM. i PROPOSED AND ESTABLISHED my company's name WORLD TRADE PROMOTION CENTER in 1997.Affiliated from world trade center.Very interesting to tell it to you , I explained the name , object, activities in former Launching Program.I forcaste the global recession which would effect with in 9 to 10 years.
It was very interesting.Some bodies thought improper talking , thinking about recession. But I explained very clearly.
.I tried to talk not free trade but fare trade.I spoke about export not import.I gave the logic .If we make in U.S.A. we will not loose money rather we will gain , but we will insure quality heath good products. There are lots of mathematics.I want to explain to you., when we have time .
We can get out from this recession and create jobs.Please give me chance to talk with you.8************ I was nominated as an adviser for commerce to President George W Bush.
I sponsored 6th ASIAN handball championship tournament in ASIA in Bangladesh for promoting U.S. MADE products in market. The name of the game was in the banner' SOYA AMERICA 6TH ASIAN HANDBALL CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT'.
***** Here is very interesting CHINA ,TIWAN (CHINA -TIAPAE), JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA, NEPAL, INDIA AND HOST COUNTRY BANGLADESH participated. CHINA and TIWAN in same game they came and played.I was very happy but I heard that they were going to give me highest honor from U.S. govt but after 10 years ,I did not get my earned recommendation , recognation or any acknowledgement. That is the saddest part of our US A POLICY.. Because I am a MUSLIM.I love my country like other AMERICAN who born here.That's why ,I did not care my life and my family life to stand so fast with in 12 hours in favor of my country, U.S.A. after 9/11 attack..
I have lots of story , you can get from me , which will help to change the whole world pictures..
YOU CAN PUT ME AS A BROOKLYNNITE , AS A NEW YORKER AS AN USA CITIZEN IN CNN HERO. I did, i dedicated and sacrificed my life for human being for Nobel cause. Please , LARRY try to read slowly and where you think fit in CNN , you can do that.I was PTA president of my son's school, got honor from board of education and school.I got' key to city' and proclamation from New Jersy, I got 4 proclamation and citation from the city of NEW YORK. I am community board member in NEW YORK CITY. My son is a national honor boy.My wife and myself are basically PHARMACISTS.
As a Muslim I am going to establish an interfaith center in BROOKLYN. PLEASE HELP ME TO TALK ABOUT MY LIFE HISTORY AND MY STAND FOR MY COUNTRY USA. I will be able to make strong relation with all the religions.God bless you.YOUR MOST TRUSTED --ABU KHALIQUZZAMAN

nina1fox   September 22nd, 2010 4:15 am ET

@ William Courtland

I am trying to understand what you have written. You said ..."they feed sperm to people to hypnotize them" Are you saying that they (who ever they are) are using sperm to hypnotize people?

There is a possibility that hypnosis can increase the release of the male hormone testosterone, which triggers sperm production. I have never seen it empirically tested or studied. Hypnosis in the sense is usually a misdirection or redirection around the conscious mind, direct to the subconscious mind. An example of this would be when one says, 'you can close your eyes now or later', or 'when you are ready you can close your eyes'. Your conscious mind thinks it has a choice, but you subconscious mind reads that you will close your eyes.

Elizabeth Conley   September 26th, 2010 1:40 am ET

I would like to get a recording of the show above" The show was called--The Power of the Brain! it was on on sept. 17. 2010.
Is it possible to purchase a copy of the show.

Elizabeth Conley

Does the brain have a mind of its own?

It might explain why we say – and

do – things we know we shouldn’t.

Experts tell is how to ‘think’ our

way out of addiction, overeating and more!


Do you feel you have the power to
unlock your brain and change your life

Sharonlyn   September 26th, 2010 3:40 pm ET

Is there a transcript of this show???

Jim Grady   October 3rd, 2010 11:50 pm ET

Is it possible to get a video of the Sept.17th show, the Power of The Brain?

Thank you,

Jim Grady

Jerjol   October 9th, 2010 5:06 pm ET

Tell me it's not true.

There is a secret report, that the Executive Branch of CNN are going to nominate Bernie Madoff (MAN OF THE YEAR)

Can anyone confirm this a the truth??

IKHAN   October 9th, 2010 7:31 pm ET

Hi Larry,
good evening folks.

A most interesting subject for the show tonight.
This part of the human anatomy has intrigued this species from the time they recognized that they had a brain.
Its another matter that a vast majority of the species still refuses to make use of this most amazing of the gifst of evolution,nature or God ( whatever be your inclination).
just look around now or look down the road of history and the countless mindless endeavours of mankind as a whole or those of idividuals, would bear witness to this flaw in our species
Paradoxically when this species chose to make use of this source of unimaginable dimensions, human race surpassed itself in inventions, discoveries, arts, literature & so forth.

Anyway this fantastic organ, a marvel of creation and & how it functions, is still beyond our comprehension. Not only in its bilogical make up & structure but in its manifestations of intelect, conscious & sub-conscious levels, recall, the realm of dreams & conscience its cache of instincts, the metapphysical (mind over matter) – an unending list of its reaches.
How is one expected to explain what 'brain' is?
How are we expected to subjugate our brain ?
It would be interesting to see how the bloggers weigh in.

Dodie   October 9th, 2010 9:12 pm ET

Excellent topic Larry!

At what place does Nurture take over from Nature
What process is best used to change the neuro-pathways?
Can you measure the change in your neurochemical brain through your belief system?

Ronda Stinson Boyd   October 9th, 2010 9:12 pm ET

Larry I wished you had invited a pastor to your panel. Yes you can renew your mind..Romans 12:2 "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but transformed by the renewing of your mind. ...."

Dodie   October 9th, 2010 9:13 pm ET

The cortex fights against the hind brain is the problem with addiction

Dodie   October 9th, 2010 9:22 pm ET

intelligence has everything to do with brain efficiency

Stephen Rhan   October 9th, 2010 9:27 pm ET

The panel of experts appear to be lost in making conclusions based upon interconnecting symptoms that ignores a basic function of the brain that so many psychologists and neuroscientists dance around or like to ignore. The subconscious effect on the conscious mind. For example as that described in Maxwell Maltz's excellent take in his book Psycho-Cybernetics. Granted what was known in 1963 pales in comparison to what's better understood today. But his insights still lend inshakeable context in self image psychology that goes right to the root of many problems that so many schooled psychologists are still confused about the fundamentals behind the contradictory symptoms displayed in individuals. All I'm saying is without including such a discussion in neuroscience amounts to ignoring a main key to how the human brain operates without us really knowing it consciously.

Kris Kingsbury   October 9th, 2010 9:29 pm ET

Hey Larry,
the brain is a complex web of electical circuits that act like a microprocessor, We can stimulate or inhibit those pathways with CO 2, H2O, minerals, food nutrients, as well as drugs and alcohol.

Professor D.   October 9th, 2010 9:36 pm ET

Very interesting topic, but I'm disappointed that the panelists are celebrities who dabble in science rather than true scientists.

William Land   October 9th, 2010 9:51 pm ET

What can happen when a child suffers severe brain trauma. I am having difficulties and was diagnosed with dementia. It has been 50 years since my accident.

TRN   October 9th, 2010 9:51 pm ET

Hi Larry:

Can you please interview V.S. Ramachandran is Director of the Center for Brain and Cognition and Professor with the Psychology Department and Neurosciences Program at the University of California, San Diego, and Adjunct Professor of Biology at the Salk Institute?

It will be interesting one. I look forward to it.

Thank you,

Nina   October 9th, 2010 9:53 pm ET

PTSD is an actual change within the neuropathways due to trauma or perceived trauma.

Alison   October 9th, 2010 9:55 pm ET

Do the Doctors thing there will ever be a cure for Schizophrenia and if so how soon?

oludele doherty   October 9th, 2010 9:55 pm ET

can you ask your panel the relationship the brain has with psychopathy

Michael Mickens   October 9th, 2010 9:56 pm ET

Recently, when I view the world it seems flat or lacking depth. Is it derealization? If so, what is DR?

judy siegel   October 9th, 2010 9:57 pm ET

In 1973 @ age of 13 I had 12 EST.. Could you tell me if this could lead to alzheimers.. Memory is an issue @ age of 51

Lorrie   October 9th, 2010 9:57 pm ET

How can I help my teenage son with drug abuse? I have taken him to psychiatrists and psychologists, we communicate regularly. I want to help him.

Susan Holker   October 9th, 2010 9:58 pm ET

I was diagnosed with Lupus jluly 2000...have lots of brain issues..I would like to know what could cause me to hear music or TV sounds while alone in my house & all appliances off? I hear & have heard as long as can remember...I am now 52. My mom took that drug in the 50's to stop nausea..

Elizabeth   October 9th, 2010 9:58 pm ET

Hi Larry,

Question... Could Bipolar disorder be cured?

Thank you,

Denise Erickson   October 9th, 2010 9:58 pm ET

MIGRAINES DAILY !!!!!!! What goes on in the brain? I fell off a ladder in 2000 but did not hit my head. From that day on I have had daily migraines. Now for the past year my miagraines are daily and progressively getting worse. Evening pain is an 8 and daily is about a 5. What can be done???????????????????????

Chris, Denver   October 9th, 2010 9:58 pm ET

I had fallen down this past spring and a steel post went thru my hand. Due to anyone not taking it seriously I was only taken home and took twelve hours to get to a doctor. Since the accident I have had paranoia with water when showering and not being able to cool down or sweat when it is very hot out resulting in panic attacks. I am recovering more and more every day, yet still feel crippled by this. Is it down to waiting it out or is more needed?

Alison   October 9th, 2010 9:58 pm ET

I mean – do they THINK there will ever be a cure for schizophrenia.

Nina   October 9th, 2010 10:00 pm ET

Neuroplasticity is a field which deserves much more study!

Jean Kovacs   October 9th, 2010 10:00 pm ET

Have any of your panelists ever used EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) which uses tapping on meridians to treat any of your patients?

WmCT   October 9th, 2010 10:00 pm ET

Interesting show sir. Thank you again for interview you did w/Pres. V. Fox and asking my questions.

Great show Ladies and Gentleman.


Vladimir Khazan   October 9th, 2010 10:03 pm ET

Hello Larry,
Is it possible to treat cancer using this neuropsychologic approach?

matt   October 9th, 2010 10:12 pm ET

i have just come off of antidepressents after 8 years of being on them cause they caused me bad side effects being on them! i have been off them for 18 days! i was put on them for anxiety when my brother and dog died! i eeat healthy and get the nutrients i need! is it commin to feel blue like and no like feelings of like a futureor caring like you just dont have any goals or plans for the future? how long dies that usually last for that and the other side affects of not being hungry and light headedness and no energy! forcing myself to eat! doing better on that now! is that commin or not? what do i need to do or should i being doing to feel better?

yvonne oswald   October 9th, 2010 10:15 pm ET

Great show Larry!
I would have liked to have heard more about the easy ways you can change your brain daily with your self-talk, which produces 100% of your results. I invented some amazingly simple techniques in my best selling book, "Every Word has Power" (published by "The Secret" publishers). I travel the world teaching my pioneering work.

The brain is programmed to respond to keywords, like the Internet, and particularly those with emotional context, so when you switch your words you re-route the channels, switching from limbic to prefrontal cortex (the happy brain!) to live a life of optimism and joy.

So glad you are out there shining your light.
Keep up your wonderful work!
Yvonne Oswald MHt MNLP

Kathy   October 9th, 2010 10:17 pm ET

I have a series of things going on that I am being treated for thanks to a Great Doctor but it always comes back to why? Sarcoid, 6th nerve palsy, seizures and depression. What goes on to bring this along. Is it something I have done to myself?

kristin   October 9th, 2010 10:25 pm ET

Loved the show, and the interesting subjects covered. The Brain and the mind always interests me. I wish you had part 2.

Vicky   October 9th, 2010 10:28 pm ET

Yes, you can train your brain to think positive by not dwelling on bad or traumatic experiences.

Jerjol   October 9th, 2010 11:03 pm ET

Hi Dodie.

Glad to see you're back and safe.
Hope you had a great time.

Good topic on the brain, I thought you would respond.

Enjoyed your take on this subject.

How can we measure someone who is diagnosed with a "PEA BRAIN"???

Does Elliot Spitter have a PEA BRAIN???

Jerjol   October 9th, 2010 11:36 pm ET

Speaking about LAME BRAINS.

This morning on the CBS morning show the host said that Elliot Spitter was actually paying CNN to be on their network.

Can anyone confirm if that's true.

I know the man has absolutely no morals, or talent but paying a network to be on a show, certainly qualifies a person to be a "LAME BRAIN" would'nt you think folks.???

Lionel Matthews   October 9th, 2010 11:44 pm ET

Hello Larry,
How can I get the transcript on tonight's show "The Power of the Brain".? It is a fascinating topic that I very much enjoy.

Patty Bags   October 10th, 2010 12:28 am ET

Larry! Ask them about how religious beliefs affect the subconscious!! PLEASE!!!

Melissa   October 10th, 2010 12:31 am ET

What about Spirituality? When there is an experience that causes you to Believe in God?

Francine Kohn   October 10th, 2010 12:40 am ET

I overcame life-threathening paralysis and blindness using the mind and spirit. The doctors call me a "walking miracle. They know there is a God when they look at me." To learn more, email me.

Robin   October 10th, 2010 12:50 am ET

I recentley lost my daughter please tell me what part of my brain is telling me that this is such a bad thing it is killing me ,sure i know that i am not the only one who has lost a child but that im sorry to say dosent help much, i feel as though a part of me is gone ( and it is ) so how am i suppose to change that feeling in my brain?

Lisa   October 10th, 2010 12:51 am ET

Wonderful topic. It was nice to see a news show that appreciates my level of intelligence.

Judy Hedges   October 10th, 2010 12:59 am ET

Need to know more about using a mirror to train the brain for ghost pains in amputees. I have a 20 yr old grandson who has lost his left leg ,pelvis & hip from an accident and is having extreme ghost (phantom) pains.

Brian Spence   October 10th, 2010 1:01 am ET

Excellent show. Can you touch on reactive attachment disorder. We adopted 3 siblings from Venezuela 2,5,7,yrs of age from a very deprived and abusive situation 13 yrs ago.. Each has significant attachment issues. We've been told that their brains were underdeveloped in early stages and will likely never overcome the lack of early nuturance. Is there hope beyond maintaining a semblance of normalcy for them?

Vicky   October 10th, 2010 1:06 am ET

Larry – The definition of insanity has been misinterpreted. It was the genius physicist, Albert Eistein who quoted that the definition of insanity is "doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results". Eistein made such quote for personal reason. It all depends on the situation and all situations are different. Eistein was murdered because he wrote to President Roosevelt that Germany might win the race of making an atomic bomb before America and that Hitler could not be trusted. Due to the attempt on his life, Eistein had surgery, however 7 years later, he needed the same surgery again but chose to die rather than to have the same surgery over and over again and expecting different results. With advanced medical science, Eistein would have lived.

Andrea Cook   October 10th, 2010 1:08 am ET

I was watching the episode on addiction and I agree with the comment that our mind thinks it's doing what's best, but what's best is a subjective idea when it comes to the addicted mind. The more you try to overcome an addiction, the more your mind gets on a rail to only this about the how or why and relate you every action to that. Pretty soon your mind doesn't say: i want to go to a run today to make energy or to improve my health; it says, i want to go for a run to stop my addiction, hinder my addiction, feed my addiction. The purity of the reason which is not, in reality, linked to the addiction is somehow connected and further perpetuates the addiction. This is all my opinion from my own experiences but to answer the question, I think we can think our way back to life; but to think your way out of addiction is to think your way back into it.

Nick Henika   October 10th, 2010 3:22 am ET

I personally use drugs to mask my being. I feel as though most don't understand my addiction. It has started with my parents and has passed to me. I also have struggled with suicide. Help like that of dr. Drew pinsky does not help. What can I do?

Dave   October 10th, 2010 3:42 am ET

Honestly, this is the most interesting LKL I've ever seen. Larry's questions are trenchant and incisive. I'd enjoy seeing this panel again.

If you enjoyed this google CHARLIE ROSE BRAIN SERIES for a more in depth discussion.

Margaret   October 10th, 2010 3:57 am ET

Great show....I would like to know if there are recent studies done with people that are clairvoyant. I have had psychic experiences since I was 7 yrs. old...I just turned 58. I always know when family members, neighbours, celebrities etc. are going to die within a 2 yr. time frame (in the case with Michael Jackson I knew 2 mos. before he died that he didn't have long to live).....I know when women are pregnant & sense the spirit of the child inside the woman, know when neighbours will sell their homes, know if I am coming into money, also know with others. I am so clairvoyant that I am only realizing the power in my brain....this has been somewhat frightening to me for many years. Are the researchers doing studies with someone like myself to see why I can 'see' 'know' situations the average person can't see? I would love to know if there is anywhere/University etc. that is carrying out these types of studies to prove this gift is real/not imagined.

shelly   October 10th, 2010 4:09 am ET

Do you feel you have the power to
unlock your brain and change your life?

my answer to the question is it depends on the person's brain. I personally don't believe someone with a severe mental disability can change their brain. perscriptions drugs are only a temporary answer. The long term situation is most people with severe brain disabilities have accepted that they are the way they are for life. some of them can't be changed or cure. Speaking for personal experiance my brain is gentically stuck the way itt is. theropy and meds help cope but they won't change my life. I tried to go with meds and theropy but that never worked either.
The human brain for some, not all, people will change ( evolve) at whatever pace it allows.
I don't know if this makes sense to anyone.

m.zainaldin   October 10th, 2010 5:59 am ET

the Atoms of matter cannot do anything beautiful alone, we are wonderfully under control.

Who We Are, if the God who creates our thought at every moment????

JamonCrudo   October 10th, 2010 7:20 am ET

I didn't watch this whole show, I got distracted about 15 minutes in, though I find myself thinking about some of the basic themes as well, but more from a sociological rather than psycho-neuralistic perspective. Thus, I lack a basic understanding of how the brain works and such, which is essential to any theory which attempts to understand consciousness, or more broadly in the sociological context, agency.

The mind/brain dualism which is so hard not to fall into, is translated in sociology into the agency/structure debate. This simple dualism is problematized with the introduction of culture as somewhat of a non-determinant or transgressable structure, an idea that is problematic with social structures per se.

But as much as it seems to overcomplicated the issue to look at culture in this way, it actually helps to solve some of the problems of praxis, such as efforts to reduce poverty by breaking the familial cycle of poverty (that is, allowing for the possibility to happen). It also allows us to ground our analysis firmly in a materialist perspective, so long as we consider "social being" or "social existence" as the dialectic of human activity and nature.

The beauty of the postmodernist idea that the subject/object distinction is a violent revolt, the same distinction between observer and observed, humans and nature,, is the realization that such a distinction is imaginary at worst, socially constructed at best. But with this realization, we bridge that menacing divide between mind and brain.

A better understanding of human behavior is bound to follow.

John Bainum   October 10th, 2010 8:19 am ET

As a Hypnotherapist the brain works on "knowns" that enter the brain. These knowns such as drinking enters the brain as a pleasure. Not until later when a drinking problem arrises & stopping becomes an issue. Since the subconscious mind knows drinking as a pleasure the best way is to address the problem in the subconscious mind & change that feeling to a harmful feeling.

Hypnosis can only be done while the person is off drinking, part of their treatment or probation since drinking numbs the nerve endings.

Pieter J. Krommenhoek   October 10th, 2010 1:07 pm ET

Larry, I would like to enlist the help of your forum members from the presentation: Science of the Mind. I watched the program last night and again this morning (Sun 10-10-2010) and was fascinated by it. I have been after my siblings to submit to some DNA Study that might shed a light on some occurrances in our family over a period of more than 50 years. These include traumatic experiences of the German occupation of Holland in World War II, two suicides, my own experien-ces of two combat tours with Army Special Forces in Vietnam (I am rated 100% service connected disabled by the VA) I have participated in genealo-gical studies of our family. We have a record going back to the mid-1500's. At age 75 I am the fourth child in a family of 9 children that make up a group of first generation immigrants from The Netherlands.The number of our parents' offspring is well past 60. Our eldest sister, Maaike, is presumed to have committed suicide in 1953
when she was reported missing from a ship of the Royal Rotterdam Lloyd, on which she worked as a stewardess, after the departure from Djakarta, Indonesia, just before entering the port of Singapore (then) in Malaysia. I felt close to her and was notified of her death by the Chief Steward of the ship I worked on as a page. My first reaction was to jump overboard myself, even though the message did not mention suicide, but I was restrained from doing so by deck stewards. The second eldest a son, Hans, was an artist who came to the USA and is currently in a Salt Lake City hospice with Alzheimers. Another sister, Ria, is living in Holland. She and her husband have 3 children who are in good health, except for the eldest, Mathijs, who recently recovered from a bout with cancer. I have been married 50 years to my wife Kathy who I met while stationed in Germany with the Army. I adopted her 5-year-old son, Nick, who is currently living in Barstow, CA, is married and has 4 children of which three are married. Two of them have made us proud great grand-parents. He and I do not share any DNA but I can say that we are close. I feel guilty that I was unable to send him to college but he is doing OK. Our daughter, Cynthia, was born in 1966 and died rather suddenly from Guillain Barre Syn-drome on a medevac flight enroute from Fort Benning, GA, to Andrews AFB (Washington DC) . We did not make it in time to Walter Reed AMC. She was 5 years old (in 1971) and the Army gave us a compas-sionate reassignment to The Netherlands. After three years there I was notified of my release from active duty as a result of a reduction in forces (RIF) following the Vietnam War after 14 years of service. In order to earn enough retirement points I completed 38 years of combined National Guard and Army Reserve duty in 1995. Another sister, Alberta, died in September 2009, from cancer and was survived by her husband for a mere 20 days. He was an MD and told me that he knew the causes of the cancer he and his wife suffered. I am willing to elaborate that information and seeking confirmation. The children of that marriage have asked us siblings about the make-up of their mother's personality. This gave me the idea of seeking help in getting DNA studies for the surviving siblings. The next brother, Frits, lives in SLC as well and would be better able to give his own life history which was adventurous and somewhat traumatic as well. He has been married three times. Another sister, Mathilde or Tillie, born July 10, 1943, was married twice and has a son, Dustin, who has some mental health problems, possibly because his mother was in her 40's when he was born. The next son, John, is the one who has had major physical and mental health problems since birth. He was born July 11, 1945, immediately after WWII and we feel that since mother was pregnant with him during the "hungerwinter" but I have also been told that a fetus is well protected in the womb. John could not lift his head and sit up until he was a year old and had what we called a "waterhead" (hydrocyphalic?). He went to college, has a BA in communications, and fathered five children. He never really held a job commensurate with his education. His wife left him and one daughter, who is married and is a mother with children who seem to have hereditary problems. He is divorced and his children are well taken care of by a stepfather. One of his sons committed suicide in 2008. Our youngest brother, Robert, was born in 1950 after which our parents divorced. Robert is doing well, has 9 children, including an MD in a Trauma ER, and a recently graduated dentist. The bottom line is my question as to how we can put these traumatic experiences behind us as was mentioned during the presentation on CNN. Aside from PTSD, hearing loss, diabetes (DM-2) and neuro-pathy as disabilities I feel that I am taking care of my physical well-being (daily exercise, diet and meds – 13 pills a day!). As one of the older survivors I feel a responsibilty towards those who are asking for information. Do any of your forum members have recommendations? It stands to reason that I can go into more detail if that should become necessary.

Manideepa Patnaik   October 10th, 2010 4:19 pm ET

I have been struggling to find the right answer for the brain versus mind issue for a long time now. Brain does have the capacity to register. No other part of the human body has the capacity to register and compute as a sender and a receiver of a communication channel. Mind is the psychological aspect of brain which has more social and psychological aspect to it. While Brain is a part of our body, mind is slightly in interface with external variables also. The fact that i have got another clog in my artery because I have been resisting the separation from my son is related to the actitivitiy that has been going on in the brain with or without my knowledge. But the fact that I am wishing to go out with my son for a dinner relates to mind. I can unlock the power of brain is some matters. Not in all matters. An alcoholic gets an umpulse from brain to go for a drink everyday. But in a cocktail party, I can have a mind to go for a hard drink (like lime and gin) if I so wish. When brain disoder happens we need a neurologist and we will have to go for surgery or medications that will affect the brain impulses.When mind problems happens environmental solutions can manage. Brain and mind are totally different concepts when it comes to having the power to unlocking a register for a better living.The fact that my son has been terribly tortured by his father and he has been forced to stay with his father by a huge group of influential guys who are doing to kill me slowly, knowing I am a serious cardiac patient and I cannot tolerate child humiliation has gotten into my brain. As a result my facial expressions have changes and my ability to understand things have changed. Unlocking this would be tell myself – that my son is fine or what happens to my son is true ot many. I can be fine if I think this way. But if I am doing this then I am great for myself but my son does get worse and worse feeling he has no one to care about his problems. The role of mind in this case is- I want all those people to die who have done this to me and my son. This is not brain.Probably when they will die I will shed a drop of tear. But had this gone to my brain, I would have very satisfied with all those people being dead who had been so inhuman with my son. The difference between mind and brain is huge in this sense. Still unlcoking is possible – but at a great cost. Internal personality disorider will happen when someone will manipulate brain in matters that are so serious. But if brain sends a stimulus to eat a pie a day and makes me feel, my day is not complete if I haven't eaten a pie, then i can one day unlock it and say- Shoos! What's so great about those sticky pies that make my teeth look brown at the end of five minutes! This is a very broad questions. No suggestions should be given. Teens will try it out and become stoic.People who unlock their brain on serious matters denounce the world and become stoics. If we want that then we can. I think this is a very serious question and very serious considerations should be taken while giving each answer. Personality types will change if we give them wrong answers. This is a highly academic question and this should discussion in clinical psychological centers only. In our show we should simply inform where it can be possible and (not how for people may try) and direct people to go there for to change themselves under careful investigations. Interviewing a couple of people from those clinics may help. Very serious and a dangerous stuff. manideepa

Reta   October 10th, 2010 6:34 pm ET

Very good show!

Ive been in the mental health system since age 18 and will soon turn 40. Monday I am beging treatment for drug addiction. My frustration with the medical community has turned me into such a skeptic I've no trust they are truly in place to cure anyone.

This is not true, of course for every physician but with my experience here in SW Missouri/ SE Kansas, I have sought help repeatedly with too many to count professionals and have only went down hill.

My take on why so many mentally ill addicts get the run around is, If we were all given brain scans and the damage could be pin pointed we would put the pharmacutial industry out of business.

I have written to numerous physcians, researchers, and other agencies begging for my brain to be scanned or to participate in some kind of study that would expose the real root to my mental illness, addictive and self destructive behavior. I have only been turned away or completely disreguarded and ignored.

This issue has so very much to do with money it's simply criminal, in my opinion. If you are wealthy and have access the right professionals. your standard of care is optimal with a promising outcome being highly likely. If you are poor and have limited or no professionals to access, it is impossible to receive the same standard of care we all deserve.

I have come to realized I am a very intelligent person but due to several factors my brain has been damaged in ways that prevent my true self being exposed or utilized. I am grateful I was able to view your program last night because now I know there may be some of the medical community willing to honestly inform and help us instead of mislead, abuse, and rob us.

I look forward to more information about this subject being broadcast and thank you for your time.

Yolanda   October 10th, 2010 6:54 pm ET


What a terrific subject, the brain! I would like to know whether or not any of these professionals have any information on Attention Deficit Disorder. Is there a treatment available other than perscriptive drugs to help those individuals who suffer from this disorder?

Robin   October 10th, 2010 7:55 pm ET

Your program on the brain sets the standard for the role of TV in educating people and growing knowledge for the good of society. The discussion rises way above the usual din of sensationalism and negativity in the news that serve to foster fear and undermine social progress. Congratulations and thanks.

Dodie   October 10th, 2010 8:10 pm ET

Legalizing Cannabis (prop 19) for California decreases teenage connection with the black market drug dealers. The potential for Teen cannabis use has more to do with peer group pressure and self esteem then almost anything else. Legalizing Cannabis with the same restrictions as alcohol will decrease the availability as it will most often put the local drug dealer that attends the same school as 'your teen' out of business!!!

@ Jerjol

Interesting comments! I wonder if that is true. Please keep me posted if Elliot Spitter actually paid CNN to be on their network. Love your wit and humor. Very kind of you to bring out the welcome wagon! :~)

Albert Leong / New York / Toronto   October 10th, 2010 8:13 pm ET

people need to tap into their brains more to think how to think and create new pathways. this is very creative programming.

if more people thought to grow their brains (AND being sexy, spiritual, corporate, professional), then a lot of the problems in the US would go away.

drugs: there is a big connection between bullying, drugs, and economic decline, like China experienced with opium. legalizing marijuana is the first step to further decline in worker productivity, entitlements (degrading work force), drug rehab programs and medicare.

however, if the global goal is to have another superpower and hold down the US to do this, then those other multiple powers would watch and root for the US legalizing marijuana and not halting bullying (halucinations, paranoia, (greyhound decapitation buslines), will certainly help hostile nations out by a gradual USD deflation or GDP decline.

then the best way to seduce and calm America down may actually be to legalize pot and make killers stupid and incompetent to demobilize hostility. paranoia may set in, however, these individuals will be so happy or confused that they would not be able to carry out crimes.

unfortunately, productivity and innovation would decline and american prosperity and leadership would fall just like the chinese opium wars.

Debbie   October 10th, 2010 8:58 pm ET

This show was truly outstanding. My profession is in the mental health field. I would like to purchase a DVD if it is available. Thanks.

anthony   October 11th, 2010 12:22 am ET

Definitely the power is within the individual to transform any given situation.

JamonCrudo   October 11th, 2010 2:00 am ET

Interesting show. One thing that bothers me about the clinical mainstream, particularly when in the context of "self-help" so to speak, is a tendency to define "health" in ways that don't reflect the true values people care about. Let's consider some of the main themes: Drug Addiction and Obesity. When people make these reductive comparisons it misses a fundamental point: namely that drugs in society play a particular role (call me functionalist then bleh) and that this role is either normative, endorsed by mainstream society or it is transgressive, not endorsed by society. In the case of obesity, we are more concerned with the effects of normative and transgressive habits, and less so what one actually eats. We may eat 1 slice of pie for desert every night, or 1 a month, or 2 or more a day. Depending on which is chosen, it has repercussions to the body and "health." But suppose you have a high metabolism, then you are likely to be less judged for eating two slices a day than a person with slow metabolism, and may even pass as "healthier."

Therefore, "health," mental and physical, is not an absolute, objective state of being, but in fact reflects cultural values and social structural constraints. At this point, the positivist crowd, offended though and through, will feebly claim that "health" means simply longevity. To this I introduce the soldier's paradox. Suppose a group of soldiers in the trenches find themselves confronted with a live grenade thrown by the enemies. One soldier bravely jumps on the grenade, killing himself, but saving his comrades. Is this unhealthy behavior? Is jumping on a grenade, "healthy" if it is for the greater good?

There is no overarching general concept of "health" that has any meaning. "health" only has meaning within context, in terms of something.

Christina   October 11th, 2010 9:26 pm ET

I found this discussion to be FASCINATING! I loved it. I wasn't able to watch it all and I'm trying to figure out how to get the play back or the luck. Can anyone help me?

Marilou O. Mendoza   October 12th, 2010 12:20 am ET

Our brain is unlock already and if it's lock of course we are dead. From normal to abnormal that is the inside of our brain think of it. Of course if you take a lot of medicines or drugs that is the power of the brain to command you and you obey it then you abused yourselves and there is a covering of the brain for protection and inside of it its the knowledge that we kept and out so lets make our brain full load but it's not an overload. And we have the second thought as a common sense or an Extra Sensory Perception if you know how to use it. If you have no money for free communications use your ESP its tool free but you know where is the person you talk or communicate and if you want some trials or test do it by partners w/a short distance and talk thru minds and afterwards just a little bit open your mouth then ask your buddy or partners in crime to testify each other. Theres no insande person but because of the voices you heard and you did not share thats why they think that you are insane or the minds has lapsed already bec. of imaginations and drugs we called it hallucination.

Marilou O. Mendoza   October 12th, 2010 12:30 am ET

So our brain is powerful, and can discovering everything that we want. But if you heard some voices nowhere don't panic or be shy just share it to a person of course and not to become insane. This time it's Delubyo or Doomsday can't you hear or understand those words that you heard its an ESP for a very long time ago that's why people go right or wrong just bec. of the mental telepathy or vibrations as an ESP this old earth will be vanished and God is delivering a words for us all over the world but theres no miracles or apparations co'z God always hide and had lots of voices and images and those ghost are the one whose giving an apparation to us and they give us thought also or knowledge so discover it's Doomsday all over the countries. There is a messenger of God as an Angel of God to deliver messages through ESP bec. I'm a poor pagan and its free I am the voice out loud thru God and a free ticket and to communicate all over the world.

Atif   October 12th, 2010 8:15 am ET

Hi, i want to see this show i missed it please let me know how i can see it, and please if any one provide me web address of of the participents so i can visit and discuss my problem.


Rick_in_Calgary   October 13th, 2010 12:33 am ET

This rescue is amazing!!!...

Just wondering who is going to help the last miner in the capsul??

ginny cutright   October 13th, 2010 12:48 am ET

wHO IS THIS greatx KID ON THE RIGHT SCREEN? hE IS WEARING AS WHITE LOINCLOTH, wHat's his story? He is awesome!

Manideepa Patnaik   October 13th, 2010 11:17 am ET

Does the brain have a mind ? YES, it does.
Does the brain have a mind of its own? PARTIALLY, Yes. Mind is subjected to external stimuli whereas brain is all about CNS.
Why do we do things that we think we should not?

This has got nothing to do with brains. These are situational pressures with traumas registered at the unconscious level. Just traumas registered at the unconscious level of the memory storage of the brain does not make us do things that we know we shoud not. Situations such as occult influences, tantrik influences, situational pressures do. Why do what we know we should not do has little to do with brain and whether the brain's mind does it or there is something more to it that related to the "personal" or the "personal aura" concept.

I am going to write on it till the question is open. I had started doing an experiment on telepathy and transfer of language through mental waves when I was six years old. I used to do it keeping moon as the satellite and I used to it with my mom's dad. Later on , towards 1995, I shared it with a biggest academician and thinker of the world. Now it has become true. That experiment I had started at age 6 was about wi-fi and wire free networking system that i did not realise at that time. Now I want to develop a mechanism to block mind mapping and mind reading, because people are putting nicest of nicest human beings to unbearable to trauma and them making their minds – of frustration and dejection with reactions – open to all sorts of people to proove they are never as nice as the whole thought they were. This has to stop. If police and law cannot stop this non-sense, then science has to. A solution to mind vs brain distinction has the key. manideepa

Manideepa Patnaik   October 15th, 2010 10:04 am ET

The question is whether we have the "power" to unlock our brain. Not the power of medicines or therapists or any external body is questioned here. The question is about our own power. This is a very relevant question for now because somehow the telepathy intuition has become science. People do hear what I think but do not say. I do hear what people do think but do not say. The conversation is not always between conscious – to -conscious mind. The conversation is at times between the conscious of person A and the subconscious or unconscious of person B as I have been figuring out. Listening to music and hearing stuff is happening to all – believe me. Do not take hallucination or schizophrenia drugs before going for a psychometric test to check your intellect. I can feel it at a very conscious level because I know how it has evolved. Whether this has happened as a result of some magic or some scientists have taken the telepathy at a rather demonstratable scientific level (brain wave behaving like electric wave to reach out an antenna like element of brain was what I had written to a big scientists in 1995) has to be figured out. I did see in my life that all that I thought and believed did happen. But somehow my life became very trashy as a result. I regret all that now, but still curious to know who did it and how did it happen. This is that telepathy letter coming true that I had written to that big guy. As per that intuition, one can develop the power to unlock his brain and change his life if one gets the right therapist. But that may result in renunciation. Also who should be advised to unlock his brain and who should not- is very important. As I have said, in one my notes in this forum discussion, my twelve year old son did unlock his brain that was highly mom-dependent and lived a dad-dependent life. That's killing me. That's likely to kill me. My cardiac condition is getting worse and worse because of the forced separation and all the criminal pressures that my only child is going through in his father's house living away from his mom. But he did unlock his brain from mom-dependence to mom-independence. He has not unlocked his mind which is how I am getting to know he is great pain and that he is under terrible criminal pressure – backed by the most influential group of the town who may have done a huge scam of a big money that probably came for me. He does not speak to me but I do get to hear him and get to know how dangerous is this place where both of us live. There is no police, no law, no human rights group today who can rescue me and my son – but my invention is there. That's telepathy. We both speak to one another. Although I feel he speaks to me at a sunconscious level whereas I am speaking to him at a conscious level .Till we are united and discuss how the last one year has been, we will not be able to know whether he really heard me or not. But it's very clear others do hear me. Here the question of unlocking power or brain takes prominence. To what extent can we take away the mind element from the brain. Sleep walking is an example in which we do what we do without wanting to do it. A guy had told me once, he had touched his son's wife in her wrong place and he could not believe he had done it, which is another example of doing things that you do not want to do. But that guy was sex maniac and he used to do with all women. Mania is one case where mind, brain, power to unlock get messed up. A huge science at infancy. I know I will write again.

Dodie   October 17th, 2010 1:26 pm ET

@ Manideepa Patnaik

You stated: " The conversation is at times between the conscious of person A and the subconscious or unconscious of person B as I have been figuring out." (((Exactly))) and it can be done purposefully. Hypnosis is an excellent example. It can also occur in normal conversations purposefully executed. You can easily alter another person's perception and realty, especially if they are still flexible, through inspiration or opposition.

The brain/mind phenomena is complicated. My hypothesis: For individuals to remember what happened when they died, means there was cognitive functions at that point in time. Several casual explanations could be.....(1) we do not have the instruments to measure the small amount of electricity (2) Our minds also try to make sense our of our word and experiences. Often we fill the 'gap' resulting from internal or external information. The bystander effect explains this process. (3) The memory came about when the mind/brain started its electrical activity. Memory as we know it to be is a function whereby electrical/chemical action transmitted from one neurotransmitter to another. Without this function, there is no cognitive (memory) process.

If microtubules were responsible for this phenomenon, there could be acting out neurons that would not want to go along with the rest of the cells. Cells do communicate; however, for each cell to have its own separate consciousness is reaching. Maybe cancer is a result of acting out microtubules?

Excellent topic Larry. Thank You!

Alessandro Bernardi   October 27th, 2010 6:59 pm ET

The brain:
Between 1971 and 1975 Woody Allen has directed "Everything you always wanted to know about sex (but were afraid to ask). If my memory is correct, in one of the sceneries he perfectly underlines what might be going on in the stomach (certainly also part of the brain), when two human beeings meet at table and some sort of panic is coming up.
He perfectly underlines what might be going on in the stomach when some pasta is coming along in some unusual speed and a havy machinery is required to correctly stock the food.

In other words, the brain has not to be reinvented.

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