Short lengths of split timber from seasoned logs used for lighting fires or fuelling chimineas. English hardwoods produce fine kindling. Much of the kindling on sale at petrol stations and garden centres is softwood which has a tendency to spit when burnt. It is also unlikely to be sourced from your local woods but transported from distance.
a lowering of seizure threshold after repeated electrical stimulation of the brain at a level that is initially insufficient to produce a seizure. By analogy, some intrusive PTSD symptoms develop through a kindling-like process (hyperarousal and excessive emotional stimulation induce limbic activation and kindling) in which long-term changes in excitability occur, rendering the victim increasingly likely to develop certain symptoms; thereby, lowering the excitability threshold. The analogy has been drawn from the observations of the effects of anticonvulsant medications on PTSD.
A process (demonstrated by experiments using animals) in which electrical abnormalities become more intense over time; for example, small electrical shocks are delivered to the brain once a day to cause a progressive tendency toward seizures; eventually, seizures may occur without the electrical shocks.
Kindling is the debut solo album by Country Rock musician Gene Parsons recorded in 1973. Guest musicians on this album include former Byrds bandmate Clarence White, plus Vassar Clements, Ralph Stanely, Bill Payne, Sam Bush, and Gib Guilbeau.