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Studies show that social bonding occurs in species besides humans

The Biology of Friendship

May 18, 2015

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Cognition & the brain, Evolution, Genes & genomics, Medicine: wellness & disease, Mental health, Metabolism and biochemistry, Michaeli, Neurobiology, Psychology & behavior:

At first sight, friendship seems like a human construct outside the realm of biology. But recent studies in animal behavior describe social bonding across the biological world.

The Mediterranean Diet and Health:  Scientific Evidence

The Mediterranean Diet and Health: Scientific Evidence

May 11, 2015

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Cardiology, Cognition & the brain, Food and nutrition, Geriatric medicine, Medicine: wellness & disease, Michaeli, Neurobiology, Wellness:

Dov Michaeli reviews the evidence that demonstrates the benefits of the Mediterranean diet are greater than any drug aimed at improving health and longevity

The Blind Mole Rat

Should We Worry About Getting Cancer?

May 3, 2015

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Cognition & the brain, Genes & genomics, Geriatric medicine, Michaeli, Neurobiology, Oncology, Psychology & behavior:

Dov Michaeli explores what makes most people resistant to cancer and why most of us shouldn’t worry about getting cancer.

Look into my eyes and I will love you forever

Look in a Dog’s Eyes and Feel the Love

April 27, 2015

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Cognition & the brain, Evolution, Michaeli, Neurobiology, Psychology & behavior, Violence and violence prevention:

The researchers postulated that gazes between a dog and human (particularly a known human) will share similar properties to mother–infant relationships.

Auguste Rodin.
 Le Penseur (The Thinker)

What is Consciousness?

April 21, 2015

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Cognition & the brain, Faith and religion, Michaeli, Neurobiology, Psychology & behavior:

We humans are conscious of our existence. We are capable of looking at ourselves as outside observers. Other animals simply cannot do that—which begs the really difficult question: What is consciousness?

Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD, the perplexee

Who is Happier, Conservatives or Liberals?

April 12, 2015

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Cognition & the brain, Faith and religion, Michaeli, POLICY, Psychology & behavior:

Republican Party subscribers’ twitter updates were significantly more likely than Democrat subscribers to contain negative emotion words.

My favorite part of breakfast

Is Dark Chocolate Good for You?

April 7, 2015

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Cognition & the brain, Exercise & fitness, Food and nutrition, Geriatric medicine, Metabolism and biochemistry, Michaeli, Neurobiology, Prevention, Psychology & behavior:

Dr. Dov Michaeli explores the science behind the claims that dark chocolate is good for you. A flavanol in chocolate, epicatechin turns out to be the key.

Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD, the perplexee

The Inside Scoop on Fiber and Poop

March 30, 2015

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Cardiology, Endocrinology, Food and nutrition, Geriatric medicine, Metabolism and biochemistry, Michaeli, Obesity & weight loss, Oncology:

First, what is fiber? Dietary fiber consists of complex carbohydrates that are contained in plants that the body is unable to digest. Dietary fiber is classified as either soluble fiber or insoluble fiber…

Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD, the perplexee

Optimists, Pessimists, Health and Longevity

March 23, 2015

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Geriatric medicine, Michaeli, Psychiatry:

Factors that govern our health & longevity are not merely cheerfulness vs moroseness, they are positive vs negative attitudes, compassion vs hostility, love vs hate.

Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD, the perplexee

Turmeric: The Latest Health Fad

March 15, 2015

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Cardiology, Cognition & the brain, Evolution, Geriatric medicine, Metabolism and biochemistry, Michaeli, Oncology, Pharmacy and pharmaceuticals:

Turmeric, like many other antioxidant supplements are not only useless, they can do harm.