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"The cerebro-physiological switch" (CPS)

During its first year of life, a child can normally only breathe through its nose (extreme situations can force mouth breathing by an extraordinary mode of crying). If an excessively strong, continual stimulus resulting from a certain atmosphere and caused by other people (e.g. the child's parents) acts upon several olfactory cells, the regions that receive and govern these impulses cease to function.

Such excessive amounts of aromatic substances may be given off in the child's geographical environment or by the persons that care for the child (strong smelling sweat, stomach, atmospheric tension, resulting from the immediate interpersonal situation, old-age symptoms, etc.).

In accordance with the principle of self-preservation, these cells protect themselves by discontinuing their functions; in accordance with the principle of divergence, they can no longer carry any messages; in accordance with the principle of convergence, alternate routes must be found. The faculty of qualification is blocked, resulting in an excessive (insufficiently limited) quantity, which, following its transformation into nervous impulses, cannot be processed sufficiently well by the first medially located nervous organ in the brain, the olfactory bulb, and leads to an overload there, to a new quality.

An infant is incapable of defending itself against excessive amounts of "aromatic substances" (it cannot yet breathe through its mouth, nor can it escape), the olfactory mechanism cannot be interrupted (for which reason colds in infants are quite dangerous), so that a nerve cell region reacts by blocking itself off (cerebro-physiological switch), necessitating subsequent convergence, that is, if the number of impulses does not exceed the threshold of non-processability.

Brief description of this "closure process": Certain receptors responsible for selection of aromatic substances are exposed to excessive amounts of said substances, become overloaded and cease to function. Other receptors, related to these in their chemical structure, take in these aromatic substances to the point of extreme satiation. This results in an increase in impulse frequency, which would destroy the corresponding nerve cells and can lead to "sudden" death in a way analogous to the burning out of a fuse (e.g. mors subita infantum in infants).

The synapses of the nerves involved synthesize gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) as a antitoxin. When the amount of oxygen available no longer suffices, GABA can be produced by means of a chemical "rerouting" of the citrate cycle. Only a minimum of ATP (energy) is produced. This GABA blocks the activity of the nerve cells.

Chief among the effects of the cerebro-physiological switch is that, although the thalamic "receiver station" does receive sufficient reality signals (via eyes, ears and skin), the activity of genuine emotions (for the difference between these and cognitive feelings, see Chapter 6) is so strongly affected by what is occurring in the olfactory pathways, that those affected experience themselves as being different very early on and must compensate this being different by means of subconscious noogenic processes.

Once the cell area in the olfactory bulb has been "blocked", the child is no longer able to develop its own genuine feelings (I speak of a "babyheart"); the feelings learned and experienced up until that time are stored in the gyrus parahippocampalis (the "memory" of the hippocampus, in which the formation of genuine feelings is centered), but are not strong enough to compete with the stimuli surging from the thalamus against the corpus mamillare (c.m.). Per effectum, the c.m. remains "closed". This results in the suction effect on the TRO: the cerebro-physiological switch effect innervates the activity of the rostral nerve center area (NCA). Increased amounts of stress hormones are secreted, which can lead to so-called choleric attacks, followed by periods of quiet ("forgive and forget") - other people are amazed at how quickly someone calm down and how forgiving they can be following such an attack!

The neurovegetative and/or hormonal processes triggered by associations (and by external sources), which, once triggered, are no longer under the control of the LH, are experienced by them as though they were outside themselves and inwardly desperate without being able to show this, for worries of appearing helpless on top of it all. This is why these people then tend to activate the "Big-Mac syndrome" ("I can do it all"; Vol.V No. and above all the "freight-train syndrome" ("Bring all the problems to me, I can manage them all", op.cit., No. - without manifesting any real dynamic activity of their own by actually collecting problems, such as in the "grandma syndrome" ( "I'll take care of all of you", op.cit., No. The cerebro-physiological switch above all effectively blocks the caudal NCA in the hypothalamic region of the TRO (in contrast to the hyperathymia maxima -, in which the rostral NCA is effectively blocked: in cerebro-physiological switch the rostral NCA is overloaded, in hyperathymia maxima the caudal).

Special noo-analytical treatment can bring about a complete remission of the cerebro-physiological switch. The following changes can be precisely described by those concerned and have clearly recognizable physiological consequences.

What I term an injury to the hippocampus is, physiologically, a depolarisation of the hippocampal cells following continual stimulation with the immediate effect of maximal activity in TRO and vagal nucleus in the brain stem, which now no longer control (qualify) one another. This leads to death caused by collapse of vital functions.

The "injury" to the hippocampus is thus hyperactivity that very sensitive regions in this organ cannot tolerate:

The archicortex, of which the hippocampus is considered an element, once sufficed to store memories and experiences. When the neocortex ceases to function, the faculty of memory is still not destroyed: The archicortex resumes its earlier function of storage. The neocortex has in the course of human development evolved to protect the hippocampus and the old parts of the brain connected to it.

On what follows see also Scollo-Lavizzari's description of a breakdown of nerve cells flooded with impulses because of the failure of CNS blocking structures (Siegenthaler, W. 1979, p.1056ff.): An entirely new quality comes into existence!

When the cerebro-physiological switch is "installed" the nerve cells produce gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the bulbus olfactorius as an effect of the lack of oxygen and thus clog the synapses, i.e. the cells conduct no further information. After this, the lack of oxygen is the result of continual nervous stimulation.

This permanent stimulation of the bulbus olfactorius (b.o.) thus leads to retention of the anerobic condition inside it. The TRO also contributes to this with its suction effect: It is a receptive organ, it "needs" something, and nothing comes from the hippocampus. The suction effect of the TRO is then increased by the frontal lobe (fixation of 1st turnabout), the TRO compensates by accepting impulses from other regions.

The anerobic condition of the cells in the b.o. is quite unstable, supported by frontal lobe activity, suction effect of the TRO, freight-train-syndrome and remaining in a condition of an overflooding of stimulations. When the freight-train-syndrome is no longer activated, the cerebro-physiological switch begins to crumble.

When people with babyhearts (feelability developed before the cerebro-physiological switch comes to be) are all alone, e.g. outside in the fresh air, they are able to allow themselves a feeling of oneness with themselves. There must be no closeness with others involved, since they then assume a "watch-out" attitude and are "on alert".

A cerebro-physiological switch remission leads to a regeneration of the bulbus cells. Following a remission, the results can be described as experienced:

Above all, it is reported a clear sense of own feelings. In some cases, olfactory blockages were cleared up. Other observations included positive changes in visual acuity, hormonal processes, the general blood data, improved ECG results that go as far as complete remission of pathological findings, since the cerebro-hhysiological switch in men blocks the so-called "male principle" as a safety-net mechanism for over-dynamization. Previous premenstrual complaints (above all depressive mood alterations) and menstrual irregularities in women stopped following the cerebro-physiological switch remission. Of course the so-called choleric "fits" of temper also did not recur.

See CPS acute and CPS remitted.

See also ADHD and CPS

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