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Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD, author of The Doctor Weighs In (on Everythng)

Yoga, Deep Breathing and the Brain

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February 22, 2015

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Cognition & the brain, Evolution, Exercise & fitness, Medicine: wellness & disease, Michaeli, Neurobiology, Psychology & behavior, Stress & relaxation:

Researchers have found significant CSF flow exclusively with inspiration. In particular, during forced deep breathing. High CSF flow was elicited during every inspiration, whereas breath holding suppressed it.

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Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD, author of The Doctor Weighs In on Everything

Why The Anti-Vaxxers Feel Threatened

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February 15, 2015

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Cognition & the brain, Michaeli, Neurobiology, Prevention, Psychology & behavior, Social Media, Violence and violence prevention:

How could highly educated people deny science? The social-identity-threat theory comes the closest to explaining why anti-vaxxers feel threatened.

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Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD, author of The Doctor Weighs In on Everything

Reply To A Vaxx-Skeptic

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February 8, 2015

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Infectious disease, Michaeli, Prevention, Psychology & behavior, Public Health:

the immune response has enormous capacity even in infancy. Fears of overwhelming the immune response are unfounded.

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Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD, author of The Doctor Weighs In on Everything

Why Don’t The Affluent Vaccinate Their Children?

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February 1, 2015

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Cognition & the brain, Infectious disease, Michaeli, Psychology & behavior:

MMR link to autism has been thoroughly debunked so why do some affluent parents choose not to vaccinate their children?

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Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD, author of The Doctor Weighs In on Everything

Gluten Sensitivity: A Quick Guide

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January 26, 2015

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Food and nutrition, Genes & genomics, Metabolism and biochemistry, Michaeli:

Gluten -induced autoimmune reaction is the cause of celiac disease. Non-celiac gluten sensitivity is probably caused by intolerance to carbohydrates.

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Artist Chuck Close's self-portrait

Chuck Close: How Face Recognition Deficit and Dyslexia Created a Genius.

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January 19, 2015

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Clinical Conditions, Cognition & the brain, Michaeli, Neurobiology, Psychology & behavior:

Artist Chuck Close has face recognition deficit-he overcame it by building portraits from cells on a grid mimicking the brain’s facial recognition process.

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Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD, author of The Doctor Weighs In on Everything

After the Singularity: What’s a Computer To Do?

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December 22, 2014

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Big data, Cognition & the brain, Evolution, Michaeli, Psychology & behavior, Technology in healthcare:

Post-singularity cyborgs will face a choice between annihilating or enslaving humans. They will probably choose the model of the honeybee society, where all is centrally controlled.

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Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD, author of The Doctor Weighs In on Everything

The Dawn of the Age of Singularity

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December 7, 2014

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Big data, Challenges, Challenges, Cognition & the brain, Evolution, Michaeli, Psychology & behavior, Technology in healthcare:

Computers getting faster exponentially. At one point they will become sentient and may take over their own fate. This may spell extinction of human race.

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Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD, author of The Doctor Weighs In on Everything

When It Comes to Happiness, Mid-Forties Suck, but Seventies Soar

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November 30, 2014

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Aging, anti-aging & longevity, Evolution, Medicine: wellness & disease, Mental health, Michaeli:

The young are optimistic, but then satisfaction declines; midlife crisis is the nadir of a U-shaped curve of human happiness. But take heart, as we age, we get happier.

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Dov Michaeli MD, PhD is author of The Doctor Weighs In (On Everything)

The Neurobiology of Cooperation

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November 23, 2014

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Cognition & the brain, Evolution, Michaeli, Neurobiology, Psychology & behavior:

Cooperation is hard-wired in our, and most other mammals’ brains. The reason these species are still around is because they “chose” the winning strategy of cooperation.

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