Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Does It Really Matter?

That's the question I have been asking myself lately. I already know I have brain damage. I already know I have the symptoms that make me a "Clinical Profile" of ADHD. So there it is, the answer to the question that is the name of my blog. But.....Does it really matter? Does it help me or anyone else to know that? There is already a significant number of blogs out there that deal with both of these subjects.

I need to decide what I need to focus on, or not focus on either subject in my blog. Lately I have been reading real books, (you know the kind that have real paper pages and don't require electricity or the internet...lol). Two of these books are heavy used textbooks>"Understanding Psychology" and "Modern Biology". Both of these books explain how neurons work in detail. Along with genetics and so many other things that relate to how the brain works and the conflicting theories that Dr.'s have debated on.

So I will be posting more articles that have to do with my interpretation of written material that deal with brain function and behaviour.


  1. Scott -- I so admire your devotion to reading substance on these issues.

    I have a great book on molecular biology. My husband recommended as a basic education. I read it about 8 years ago but I'm probably due for a re-read.

    (Mainly, it had great photos and illustrations!)

  2. Gina, Thank you for the compliment! Three of my books> Modern Biology,Human Physiology(it comes with a CD) and Understanding Psychology are books my daughter gave me. These books were required for the classes she was taking @ O.U.(Okla.Univ).

    I also find books @ the thrift store located in Norman,Okla. that students probably traded in there. It's so cool to find these expensive medical books priced $1.00----$5.00 max!

    But as you know, it can't all be learned at the same time..or better to say, I have to use them, along with your book I might add(:-D)as cross references to improve my understanding of the,,,simply said: The way our brains work!

    One thing they all seem to have in common is "great photos and illustrations" of neurons and arrows pointing to things(Action potential,Synoptic gap,,,and so on) that make it so much easier to learn.

  3. And when I said:"I have to use them, along with your book I might add(:-D)" No "might add" about it, Gina's book is the book that led the way to my realizing the need for the real truth about ADHD> "ADHD IS REAL!"