Monthly Archives: April 2012

Music, Art, and Peak Pleasure

Agave Publishers Sensation seeking takes many forms, but while observably different among individuals, the emotional reaction to induced sensations has common physiological features and similar cognitive effects, the major problem we work with here. One person may approach a “mental … Continue reading

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The Chill and Thrill of Music

Agave Publishers     Michaeleen Doucleff, scientific editor of the scientific journal Cell, caught my attention with a creative article she wrote for the Wall Street Journal (February 11/12, 2012) titled Anatomy of a Tear-Jerker. The waves of incredulity she … Continue reading

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Woman, Emancipate Yourself

Agave Publishers   The now full-blown individual wields panoply                               of rights, including the right to do “his own thing”                               without hindrance from authority. And any right                               is owed to all that lives: illegal immigrants, school                               children, … Continue reading

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Cauldron of Psychopathic Spirit

  I have only ever made one prayer to God, a very short one: “Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.” And God granted it.   I snarl and smart at the variations of psychopathy, but there is a fascination, too, … Continue reading

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Epigenetic Creation of Bad Behavior

                  With hesitation, I ask the question, can male “psychopathic” experiences, unusual in one’s life – extreme sensation seeking, poverty, fights for survival and domination, criminal peer influences, involvement in war or police actions – induce … Continue reading

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