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Loops in the brain and free will

Guru Cads recommended a podcast to listen to (radiolab.org). Being excited to try out new podcasts, I uploaded some episodes from Itunes so I can have something new to listen to aside from Becky Nights and Chico/Delamar Podcasts. The first episode that I chanced upon was entitled "Loops".

In this episode, there was a mother and daughter who talked about the mother's recent episode with transient global amnesia. It's lost of short term memory. Hearing the conversation, you will remember a scene from 50 first dates wherein the patient will repeat the same words and questions in span of seconds.

Sample conversation:

Mother: What day is today?
Daughter: August 24, 2010
Mother: My birthday just passed?
Daughter: Yes, but don't worry, you'll remember.
Then the mother will laugh.. and then after 60 seconds.. the mother will say the same thing and have the same reaction. It's as if the rewind button was pressed.

This has an impact on me…
Stir the waters a bit...

As I look back to 2011, the only highlight that I can remember is my company transfer. Don't get me wrong, that's a major change in my life given that I've been with the same company for almost 8 years. But still, I have this nagging feeling that the year just zoomed past my consciousness. I was happy but I fear that my happiness in life made me lazy to do other things that makes life great.

This coming year - 2012, I will strive to move more... both physically and geographically. I want to look back at 2012 and remember memories and highlights and not just everyday mundane routines - which can be great by the way but in the pursuit of change, this is what I want to be constant in my life on top of my extra-soulful pursuits.

These are the random resolutions I want for 2012:

1. Write More (blog level and not just tweets and FB status updates)
2. Exercise More (enuf said :)).
3. Drink more water and eat more fruits. This can be challenging for me since …