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The brain is an organ of the body in the same way that the kidney or the liver are. The brain, however, has been the last explored of all the body’s organs. It is made up of a number of different parts with each part having its own function.
There was a time when technologies such as X-ray and ultra-sound were not developed and a period before they were widely available to the public. Now, if we need any such service, we have access to them via the medical profession. Other technology has developed that may not be available via the NHS. Examples include laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment for skin conditions.
Neuro-imaging technology has been developed only in the last couple of decades. It is now available to the public via the medical profession. It is used in a similar way to the way in which an X-ray is used to obtain an image of some abnormalities in the body for diagnostic purposes. However, neuro imaging is specific for the brain, for instance to diagnose conditions such as a tumour.
Until the development of neuro-imaging technology, scientists were not able to take an image of the brains of living people. With the technology now available, neuro-scientists have been able to study the effects of certain experiences on the brain. It was not until this technology was available that we were able to understand that the effects of certain experiences went beyond the psychological, to the neurological. For instance, some research has been carried out, mainly in the United States, to establish that many defendants convicted of criminal activity have neurological impediments. This is a more extreme example of the neurological gaps, discussed above, which lead to more ‘moderate’ illogical thoughts and behaviours in most people.
Once scientists had discovered the concept of neural inactivity, there were other questions to answer and those were, was it possible to reactivate areas of the brain and if so, how. One of the people researching in this area was Moizes Goiz, a psychologist, computer scientist and architect.
Building on the discoveries that his father, Dr Issac Goiz MD, had made with biomagnetism, Moizes was able to progress this work and went on to develop the biomagnetic inductor which stimulates those areas of the brain where neurological gaps are identified.
Neuro-imaging technology is now more commonly available, together with the technology to stimulate inactive neural pathways. However, another obstacle remains and that is the ease of access to neuro-imaging in the absence of suspected serious neurological conditions such as tumours. Neuro-imaging is not generally available for diagnosis of psychological symptoms – whether they be major psychological issues, such as depression or anxiety that prevents people from leaving their homes, or ‘manageable’ ones, such as anxiety that makes us avoid certain activities, such as driving a car or delivering a presentation at work.
Using neuro-imaging technology and the research evidence already established, Moizes went on to carry out original research and to develop a method which enables us to scan and identify neurological gaps in the absence of neuro-imaging technology. He achieved this through carrying out a large-scale survey of participants whereby he exposed them all to different images of scenarios and analysed their neurological and psychological reactions to those images. Those images relate to different behavioural and psychological states. Certain parts of the brain relate to certain cognitive and emotional functions and based on his research, he was able to establish that where participants responded in a certain way to a particular image, the area or areas of the brain that linked with that scenario, were inactive. He was then able to use the biomagnetic inductor to stimulate those inactive points of the brain to develop new, neural pathways, supported by coaching/re-training, based on sound psychological and anthropological principles.
Moizes Goiz is a formidable intellect and a gift to the world. His work changes lives and his name will be in our history books. I am honoured to have attended his training.