Bipolar with Psychosis

A Guide for navigating mental illness

By - billV

What is the Human Brain?

What is the Human Brain?

The human brain. It’s a mysterious lump of grey meat encased inside our skulls. We know it’s responsible for us being us, but we don’t really know how it does it. Its as much of a mystery to scientists as the rest of the universe. I don’t say that in a negative way, there’s just a lot of information to process, and our technology is limited. It gets better every year, and with each increase in technological capability, we build better tools to work with on the next evolution.

The increase in technology leads us to have new ideas about the functionality of the brain, and even its capabilities. When you boil it all down to the simplest idea, the brain is just a chunk of muscle encased in a black box. While inside the blackness of the skull it never sees the light of day. It never hears anything at all. All it does is interpret different electrical signals it picks up from the atmosphere. It sends and receives electrical signals through an array of different attachments. Attachments like the ears, eyes, and skin. These attachments are similar to a webcam on a computer. A webcam helps the computer see whats in front of it. A speaker allows the computer to speak. A microphone gives the computer the ability to hear.

Frequency and the human brain

Most people don’t realize it, but your brain actually emits a radio signal that is readable from the exterior of your body. The EEG was first created back in the 1950’s and ruled the realm for quite some time when it came to brain science. Now we have things like the MRI and FMRI machines that can produce an actual image of your brain while it’s thinking. All by reading the electromagnetic field of the blood flow patterns in your brain.

MRI and FMRI

Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, is a machine used for brain structure imaging. On the other hand, functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI, is one of the highlights of the MRI technology. It functions through blood flow or blood oxygen level measurements to achieve the brain’s functional image.

Bipolar vs normal mri

Bipolar disorder only affects about 1% of the population worldwide. To the left is a brainscan of a person who is in a manic state, compared to those in states of depression, OCD, and a normal state of being. As you can see, there is far more activity in the person with bipolar disorder in a state of mania. Which explains why people in a manic state seem to be able to accomplish so much in such short periods of time. We simply have more going on inside our heads. So what the medications do, is attempt to calm some of this activity to bring us back down to a normal operating state.

Why do I point this out?

The reasons I would mention this information is simple. I am trying to give some background information for some of the other ideas I’ll be expressing on this site. According to the smartest people in the world, not only is it possible to read someones thoughts from the outside of their body, we have been doing it successfully for a very long time. We can see from the image above, there are different levels of functionality in the human brain. We classify them as different disorders, but what they are really, is just different brains from different people.

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