Our conference "Generating Healthy Brains" was a great Success! Report available soon! Couldn't make the Conference? Consider a Donation via PayPal or Buy the DVD of proceedings - available shortly after the event at an attractive price: £12 to members of the McCarrison Society and ISPPM, £18 to non-members, £35 to Industry & Government . Details of programme You may also wish to read the Economist
(Jan 19th 2006) which reports on the presentation given by Dr. Joseph Hibbeln of the National Institutes of Health in the USA in which he draws attention to the link between fish and sea food consumption during pregnancy and subsequent behaviour, cognition and motor development of the children later at school. http://www.economist.com/science/displaystory.cfm?story_id=5407595
At the conference, Dr. Hibbeln was presented with the Cleave Award Cup for his outstanding work.
A full report of the conference will be in the next Newsletter: due shortly.
The McCarrison Society with the International Society for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Medicine (ISPPM): discussed the newly realised relationship between nutrition (building blocks, development and maintenance of the brain), emotions & psychology (the subsequent behaviour of that now ‘developed’ or possibly ‘under-developed’ or poorly supplied brain).
As sometimes the latter is sadly the case, we are looking at what in the quaint language of evolution science in the previous century would have been called examples of ‘non-adaptive’ evolution.
This was the first major discussion melding these two disciplines since the completion of the genome map: whilst also considering the potential quantum link between substrate (environment), ecology, nutrition, cell, DNA, organism and the higher faculties.