The question of whether we care about our body is a hot topic among the world’s leading scientists, who are working to understand the mechanisms that underlie our body’s unique physiology and how we can prevent, treat, and cure many diseases.
The research is still in its early stages, but it’s becoming increasingly clear that our bodies, like all our bodies—from our skin to our bones to our minds—are not just physical entities, but also complex, dynamic, and fascinating.
But what does it mean to care?
And how does caring affect our health?
As scientists and clinicians, we can learn a lot from each other and with our colleagues.
In this episode, we talk with David Gorski, director of the Center for the Study of Consciousness at the University of California, Berkeley.
We start with a look at the research and findings that scientists are finding about our biology, and then dive into some of the questions scientists are asking about the way our bodies are designed and what the human body really does.
We begin by exploring what we know about the mechanisms of the human brain and then move on to some of our own research on how our bodies and brains work.
In particular, we delve into the questions of why we care, how we care—and what we do to help others care—because the answer to these questions may reveal new insights into how we treat others.
As you can see, our bodies contain more than just cells, and we are intimately connected to our brains.
So how does this connect to caring?
We have all experienced how we felt when we were in pain, whether we had a concussion, or felt dizzy after eating a candy bar.
The answer to how we feel, and the answer for how we think, might be something like this: Our bodies have a powerful sense of touch.
Touch is the ability to physically and emotionally connect with another person, and it’s the part of our brain that makes us feel alive and alert.
But it’s a sense that’s also a lot like feeling hunger or tired, or experiencing pain.
When we feel a burning sensation on our skin, we feel an intense urge to touch.
When we touch someone, we know that our body feels a certain amount of heat, and when we touch them, we also feel the same sort of heat.
It’s this feeling of warmth that our brains use to recognize and describe others.
Our brains can’t just sense heat, though.
Our brains are wired to perceive heat differently.
The brain uses sensory signals, called olfactory receptors, to detect what we think about, and what we are feeling, so that our brain can recognize others.
Sensory information about others can be measured, and a person’s olfaction can be tracked by a device called an olfactometer.
It has a sensor, which measures the amount of light in a certain wavelength range.
If we can sense the heat in our skin or our fingertips, we are able to tell other people about what we smell or feel.
We can even identify a person by how they feel when we’re close to them.
And when we care for someone, our brains can sense that person’s body temperature.
This is because the brain uses the sensation of temperature to learn about the person’s health.
The brain also uses our sense of smell to recognize smells.
Our nose can sense different types of smells.
We recognize smells of different types by how long they last and the way they taste.
When the brain detects different types, it uses a chemical to distinguish between them, which can help us to distinguish the correct smell.
But if our noses smell the same thing for a long time, the brain knows it’s not the right smell.
So it can’t tell us the correct thing to smell.
It also can’t know what kind of scent the person has.
So our brains are using olfactivity to identify our bodies.
We need olfactive receptors to know about our internal environment.
The olfactor is a chemical molecule that attaches to the end of a molecule that’s attached to our cell membrane.
The molecule, called a receptor, has a very specific chemical that it attaches to.
The receptor has a specific function.
It attaches to an odor molecule that the olfacting receptor recognizes.
If the osmolality of the molecule changes—which happens when the molecules react with each other in the body—the olfatterer will then release the chemical, making the molecule smell a certain way.
This way, the ophicle can then smell the molecule that has been identified by the oflaccid receptor.
When that smell molecule has been detected, the receptor will release the receptor and the othormatone will release that smell.
In humans, the human olfaller has receptors on each side of the body, and each side is called the omphotelium.
The cells that make up the olefactory epithelium are very different from those in the