Deans' stroke musings

Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all the trillions and trillions of neurons that DIE each day because there are NO effective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.

What this blog is for:

Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group.
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Saturday, February 18, 2017

The Real Reason Smart People Tend To Be Loners

Well, I love socializing with friends so maybe I'm not Mensa material at all.  Life is totally great right now.  My long term project is to solve everything in stroke, it will be quite easy once I get the funds and personnel.
People with high intelligence proved to be a fascinating exception to the usual rule.
The more that intelligent people socialise with their friends, the less satisfied they are with life, new research finds.
The finding challenges the accepted idea that socialising generally makes people happier.
It may be that for some people — especially those with high intelligence — socialising does not increase life satisfaction.
The possible reason why is intriguing…
The long-term study followed adults aged between 18 and 28-years-old.
It looked at the density of the population and people’s satisfaction with life.
The results showed that, in general, people who lived in less densely populated areas were more satisfied with life.
As the authors themselves explain:
“Residents of rural areas and small towns are happier than those in suburbs, who in turn are happier than those in small central cities, who in turn are happier than those in large central cities.”
It also showed that the more that most people socialised, the happier they were.
The exception was for people with high intelligence.
The explanation is that with intelligence comes more of a focus on long-term projects and goals.
Socialising may provide a distraction from these types of long-term satisfying projects.
The authors also provide an evolutionary explanation for why smart people may find socialising doesn’t make them as happy as other people.
The idea, they say, is that higher intelligence allows smarter people to better adapt to the modern world.
The human race is no longer a hunter-gatherer species that needs close contact with its social group.
Intelligent people, they say, are better able adapt to the new, less pack-oriented, way of living.
Whatever you may think of the evolutionary explanation, the ideas are certainly fascinating.
The study was published in the British Journal of Psychology (Li & Kanazawa, 2016).

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