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A Need-to-Know Basis: Secrets of Your Favorite Foods and Stimulants By Brendan Bombaci
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This purely academic reference text was inspired by the somewhat dated "PDR for Herbal Medicines." There are plenty of natural medicine guides out there that target people who frequently... More > shop at health food or specialty food markets, but this one is different. The majority of people in this world find their food at markets that carry staple food items, and so I have created a book that allows the average individual to understand far more about the foods and stimulants that they already enjoy. This guide is divided up into sections -- one for liver health, relative to detoxification, obesity, and diabetes; one regarding the foods that fight & foods that exacerbate cancers; one for the rather awesome and odd effects of herbs and spices; and one for foods which interact with or are Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (a common class of drugs prescribed for depression). These particulars focus on the most prevalent diseases of the Western world which, with study and application, you just may avoid.< Less
Susto: Fright and Soul Loss in the Spanish Speaking World By Brendan Bombaci
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Susto is a both a culture bound syndrome and an idiom of distress with many variations around a consensus fundamental core set of symptoms – mostly somatic but some psychological – caused... More > mostly by fright and stress. It is found mostly in Central and South America, but also among Mexican American populations, and to a lesser degree in Spain; it does not occur throughout the whole Spanish-speaking world. The DSM IV only lists susto in Appendix I and relates it to Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and lastly to Somatoform Disorders (SD) which have no apparent medical cause. Anthropologically, it has been studied for associations to physiological symptoms via biomarker analyses, with positive correlations, but also reported by some populations to be a causal factor in major debilitating illness (mostly diabetes, but also cancer) and even death, where research has provided tentative evidence that neither is the case. Herein: causes, treatments, and cultural descriptions.< Less
Symbolic Thought in Neandertals: A Preponderance of Evidence By Brendan Bombaci
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There has long been a debate as to whether Neandertals have had modern human culture, and thereby symbolic thought. This article demonstrates with the most current evidence from physical... More > anthropology, genetics, and archaeological remains, that they did indeed.< Less
Bipolar Disorder: Biopsychosocial Etiology and Treatments, and Its Place On a Cognitive Spectrum By Brendan Bombaci
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This succinct research paper is a synthesis of the conclusions of myriad academic and journalistic research projects seeking to elucidate the factors that manifest, exacerbate, and relieve Bipolar... More > Disorder (Manic Depression), and determine where it exists in relation to the cognitive spectrum of artistry and the revelations of the deeply religious. It concludes with a brief set of suggestions from the author, who is a remediated sufferer himself.< Less
A Horological and Mathematical Defense of Philosophical Pitch By Brendan Bombaci
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This is a short article written to copyright a pioneering idea in the realm of music theory. The problem with the concert pitch debate is that most every proposition has been subjectively reasoned,... More > with no logical justification as to why any pitch makes more sense than any other. I note the origins of the second-hand in timekeeping and how they most sensibly relate to pitch frequencies in music based on the sexagesimal system to give us a further breakdown of time and measurement in tonality, which music is intended to do at its most fundamental. In this argument is a bit about why Five Limit Tuning is better than Equal Temperament, when it used with the Philosophical Pitch standard of C256 to make a new set of stacking thirds pitches in the chromatic scale so as to make their lowest octaves the very numerators and denominators by which every note in the chromatic scale is derived to begin with. Altogether a tight and cogent argument.< Less
Sonic Empathy: The Role of Vocal Tone In Transcultural Psychiatry By Brendan Bombaci
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This academic article, written at Colorado State University in the fall of 2013 for an Ethnopsychiatry course, reveals how vocal tone - "prosody" - is affected by acculturation to... More > particular musical scales, and how a lack of exposure to or affinity for foreign music can crucially affect intercultural interaction and even psychiatric health of immigrants and international students. It concludes with suggestions for psychiatric practitioners, regarding treatment of multinational or multilingual people, that they perform host-country prosody recognition tests (using the dominant regional language) before diagnosing patients with Adjustment Disorder, let alone Major Depression or Anxiety Disorder.< Less
The Sothic Cycle, Corrected By Brendan Bombaci
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“Sothic Cycle” is the name given to the astrophysical discrepancy between the 365-day ancient Egyptian solar year and the heliacal rising of Sirius. An estimated duration of the cycle... More > (1,461 years) has been used to more accurately date events in ancient Egyptian historical records, but fails to account for (1) the 400-year leap cycles which subtract extra leap days that accumulate as an artifact of leap years being useful only for a solar year of 365.25 days rather than the actual 365.2422 days, as well as (2) the precession of equinoxes, a cycle so-called because it desynchronizes any given constellation on the ecliptic from the spring equinox sunrise by one degree every 72 years (coming full circle in nearly 26,000 years). In this brief article I describe these complications and the mathematics that must be used to correct for the multi-decade error in the Sothic Cycle caused thereby.< Less