Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 11:10 AM
Good morning! I seem to have missed a couple days in here. Sunday I was having lunch about the time I'd write in here, and Monday I had errands to run. Occasionally I have something resembling a life, or a reasonable facsimile of one. But I still like to write in here every day if possible.
Still plugging away on the guitar, and have a new piece on YouTube. My Favorite Things, from the land of Aebersold. I've got 2 DVDs full of Aebersold playalongs, and need to get them back in the computer. Hope to hit it hard today.
Not too inspired these past couple days, but i'm getting daily time in with the guitar whether I feel like it or not. That's where discipline comes in. I've been able to do it with exercise, maintaining 3 times a week for over a month now, so I should be able to do it with music. Discipline doesn't come easily to me though. I've gotta work at it.
These past couple days have rekindled my interest in Physiology and Anatomy, something I was hitting hard in 2014 and much of 2015. This is where the lack of discipline comes in. I'll get all fired up about a subject and read up on it, and then lose interest and move on to something else. This is why I'm one of those people who knows a little about a lot of things.
What put me back in was, of all things, Christine Blasey Ford's testimony. She was throwing around information about neurotransmitters, and the brain. But as far as her memories, she mentioned the wrong part of the brain. Traumatic memories like hers are stored in the Amyglada, not the Hippocampus. The Hippocampus helps us with spatial navigation and the formation of new memories as well as long-term ones. But the Amygdala has to do with emotional memories, positive as well as negative(though more associated with negative memories). That's where a traumatic experience like rape, or attempted rape, would go. PTSD and Autism are other conditions attributable to problems in the Amygdala.
So I'm back, as far as being interested in this stuff. Always looking to deepen my understanding.With medical knowledge, there's always a deeper layer to be uncovered. With everything I learn comes the feeling that there's so much more I don't know.
That's a good thing. Keeps you coming back for more.
Okay. I digressed a little bit. One new thing on YouTube, with more to follow. It's a beautiful day out there. Gonna try and make it a beautiful day in here. Thanks for reading. Happy Tuesday to you! Ich bin outa here. More later.