Science

The bully in my brain

September 12, 2022

Bullies love to tell lies But the worst ones are the bullying voices in our brains. Can we stop them?

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Focusing on the core vs. the edge

July 17, 2022

As I lay on the operating room table, I began to shake uncontrollably. I was about to undergo eye surgery. What could possibly go wrong?

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Can electric cars cure climate change…or will they make it worse?

June 19, 2022

In 2012, when we bought our Better Place car, we were EV enthusiastic. A decade later, our enthusiasm has started to lose its charge.

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Would you give up on orgasm?

June 6, 2022

Does giving pre-teens puberty blockers constitute child abuse? Can a nine-year-old choose to give up on something as fundamental as sexual pleasure?

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I got Covid. Paxlovid saved my life

April 10, 2022

After taking extreme precautions for over two years, I finally caught Covid. I was able to receive Pfizer’s Paxlovid pills. Did they save my life?

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With Covid, how many antibodies are enough?

March 13, 2022

If you’re immunocompromised, would you rather know what your anti-Covid antibody levels are, or would you rather “act as if” they’re fine?

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Playing Space Invaders with my eyes

February 14, 2022

Dr. Scott Geller is playing Space Invaders with my vision, aiming a high powered laser beam into my eyes to “pulverize” my floaters.

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Is Covid spinning up our reptilian brains?

January 30, 2022

The pandemic has switched on our reptilian brains at the expense of our more mammalian, social ones. Can Polyvagel Theory help us get out of culture of distrust?

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I never want to get sick…ever again

January 2, 2022

Covid, the flu, the common cold…I never want to get sick ever again. Which is completely unrealistic. It goes against what it means to be human

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Dysmorphia of the social body

October 24, 2021

“Body dysmorphic disorder” is real. But metaphorical religious, political and science “dysmorphias” affect not only the physical but the social body.

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