welcome, hope to see you post lots! It's a friendly forum, slightly nutty at times, although I think some of our fruitier loops are currently taking a break - time for you to get hooked before they come back and scare you off!
Not dyslexia though - not in the normal sense of the term anyway. Most of my family have it, so I can recognise it - when I have these difficulties it's for words like 'and', 'was', 'there' etc. Having said that, by the same score, most of my family have it, so there may be a tendency to it to a certain degree when tired I suppose.
Interesting thought that the brain may pick and choose which functions to shut down temporarily when tired. I wonder if any research has been done on this? Perhaps preoccupation or strong focus on something could do the same kind of thing?
Doesn't the body do much the same thing in certain circumstances - e.g. diverting blood from the skin to digest food, secreting pain-killing hormones for 'fight or flight' response, etc? basically allowing it to divert its energies into what it 'thinks' is the most important?
There are many different strains of E.coli, with varying degrees of virulence, and I don't know, but I doubt very much that anyone has for example E.coli 0157 in their normal flora.
The other possible explanation is that the bacteria are harmless when in their 'correct' environment, but become harmful when they enter a different tissue or organ that is not adapted to deal with it. I can't give an E.coli example, because I don't know much about it, but enterococci are not considered pathogens because they normally reside in our intestines, but they can cause serious infections when they make their way into skin and soft tissue.
I guess that depends on whether there is a better alternative out there. For many conditions, of course there is, so I would have to agree that it would be highly dubious at best to withhold the proven treatment in favour of anything unproven, homeopathic or otherwise. If the alternative is nothing, then I can't see a problem with trying anything, as long as it is unlikely to cause more harm.
I wonder if this is a similar kind of brain block, albeit more profound and infinately more disturbing, to one i get relatively frequently where I can't recognise words on a page, or where I can't remember how to spell certain, very simple, words? It generally only lasts a few minutes at a time, but is quite odd! I generally put it down to being tired or a bit run down. It doesn't really help explain anything, but was just a thought!
I'm still not sure what I had. I started feeling ill on the thursday late afternoon, and it really did feel like flu - not actual cold symptoms. I felt hot and cold, my muscles ached, and all I wanted to do was lie down. In fact a man asked me if I wanted to sit down on the tube - I was holding on to the rails with my eyes closed and swaying slightly!! Went to bed and stayed there for nearly 24 hours. didn't feel like eating particularly. Could barely move, and you know it's bad when my phone bleeps and I can't summon up the energy to read the text!! I started getting more 'coldy' symptoms later on friday and saturday morning, but nothing much. Went back to work on monday but was a bit out of it, and my nose started to run later that morning! Cough developed a day or so later, and it still around a couple of weeks later!
It seemed too bad for a cold, and not bad enough for flu, but I had flu one summer (seasonal, but in July!) about 10 years ago, so I wonder if maybe I have a level of immunity from that?
I've just been introduced to the wonders of Antares Autotune, and i'm kinda disappointed.
In my naivety I thought that, short of actual miming, when artists sang on stage, it was their voice you were hearing. Well, apparently not necessarily so. Altares Autotune takes the feed from the microphone and mixes it with the backing track to make it sound half-decent, so, correcting bum notes and the like.
This generally only works (apparently) when there is a backing track to mix in with, so I've been told it's unlikely to be used with actual bands, with real guitars and drums etc. Phew.