From his clinical work and research on sleep, psychologist Charles M. Morin, PhD, a Professor in the Psychology Department and Director of the Sleep Disorders Center at University Laval in Quebec, Canada says that ten percent of adults suffer from chronic insomnia. In a study released in the recent issue of Sleep Medicine Alert published by the NSF, Morin outlines how CBT helps people overcome insomnia. Clinicians use sleep diaries to get an accurate picture of someone’s sleep patterns. Bedtime, waking time, time to fall asleep, number and durations of awakening, actual sleep time and quality of sleep are documented by the person suffering from insomnia.
Mr. Davis should go into the black ghettoes and talk to the young people killing each other. Talk to them about racism, try to talk some sense into them. They’re destroying their communities and making it really hard for white people like me to forget about that when i’m dealing with black people, or when i see one moving into my neighborhood. i grew up with black kids who had pretty much the same childhood as myself, similar if not the same family structures, and out of the 6 guys who come to mind, 3 are still alive and each of them is in prison. im sure if i dug a little i’d find that a lot of them are in similar circumstances. on the other hand, i managed to graduate and recently started a pharmaceutical company. lately being nearly 10 years ago…man time sure does fly. My point is made, there are a lot of young black people who need these conversations.
One compelling piece of evidence comes from brain scans of expert musicians. There’s been a lot of research done on how musician brains differ from the brains of ordinary people. One specific study used a particular brain scan called Diffusion MRI, which gives us information about tissues and fibers inside the scan region in an non-invasive way. The study suggested that the estimated amount of practice an expert piano player did in childhood and adolescence was correlated with the white matter density in regions of the brain related to finger motor skills, visual and auditory processing centers, and others. Most significantly, there was a direct correlation between how many hours they practiced and how dense their white/myelin matter was.