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Second great Podcast from my son Gabriel Berezin – The Brain’s Molotov Cocktail

The Brain’s Molotov Cocktail Apr 6 2021 Written and produced by Gabriel Berezin. Original music and sound design by Grant Zubritsky Opening and closing music by Monuments (featuring Grant Zubritsky (bass), Robby Sinclair (drums) and Bryan Murray (saxophone), Gabriel Berezin (guitar)) Editorial insight by Melissa “Monty” Montan Logo design by Justin Montan Follow Fugues on Twitter and Instagram. References: Study on GABA, serotonin and dopamine and its relation to […]

The Yearly event… Dickens’ “Christmas Carole”, A Psychiatric primer of Character and Redemption

    Forty-three years before Freud arrived on the scene with the Interpretation of Dreams, Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol. He taught us all we need to know about character formation, the effects of trauma, and the healing process of mourning. This most illuminating story prefigures the Psychotherapy of Character and is an exemplar […]

Personas — the Cast of Characters of the Play of Consciousness. How Other People Shape Our Consciousness

One of the most fascinating and central elements in the Play of Consciousness are the personas. The function of waking consciousness in the brain is the overall management of our human existence. The play serves our being and our functioning: our bodies, our physical needs, social relations, loving, and fighting, nurturance, our labors and our […]

On Consciousness: Explaining the Brain’s Beautiful Illusion

Our consciousness is a brain-generated neurologic illusion. Our brain creates representations of reality, self, other people, objects, set designs, and landscape, which correspond quite accurately to reality. It is, however, not reality, but simulations. Our consciousness also encompasses the entire scope of the human narrative, developing step by step as our experience is mapped into […]

The Yearly event… Dickens’ “Christmas Carole”, A Psychiatric primer of Character and Redemption

  Forty-three years before Freud arrived on the scene with the Interpretation of Dreams, Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol. He taught us all we need to know about character formation, the effects of trauma, and the healing process of mourning. This most illuminating story prefigures the Psychotherapy of Character and is an exemplar of […]

Why Do We Love Sad Music? Mourning Our Pain

 As an experiment, my son and I asked the following question on Facebook ”Looking for the sad song you love to listen to when you’re down. Open to any and all genres. ” We received 71 responses in 24 hours. Each person sent their go-to music, or even long playlists. All were very enthusiastic about this […]