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

Brain-to-Brain Communication (Telepathy), Really?

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November 16, 2014

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

Telepathy was in disrepute until the EEG and the Internet made brain-to-brain communication a reality.

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Robert Koch

Germ Theory: What’s Koch Got to Do with It?

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November 9, 2014

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History of medical science, Michaeli:

Robert Koch and Louis Pasteur both established the “germ theory” as the basis for infectious diseases, but their accomplishments were marred by personal animosity, hubris, and scientific misconduct.

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

Getting a Whole Brain Workout with Music

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November 2, 2014

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Aging, anti-aging & longevity, Cognition & the brain, Evolution, Innovation/innovative companies, Mental health, Michaeli, Neurobiology, Psychology & behavior, Technology in healthcare, Wellness, Wireless Health:

Music has been with us since the dawn of our species. It activates a large portion of the brain and causes the release of hormones that increase pleasure and social interaction, and reduces stress hormones. SingFit, an app that leverages music with technology, promises to become a therapeutic modality in psychotherapy.

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Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD, TDWI contributor

We Believe What We Want to Believe

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October 26, 2014

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

Our brain is programmed to experience fear, however irrational. Our bias to confirm our hypothesis and our overestimating and overweighting of rare events is responsible.

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

Ebola: The Psychology and Politics of Hysteria

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October 19, 2014

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Ebola, Global Health, Health care & health policy, Michaeli, Neurobiology, Psychology & behavior, Public Health:

The Ebola scare has deep biological roots. We are programmed to fear the unknown and be averse to to losses. Some politicians exploit it for personal gain. They should be exposed and repudiated.

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

Breakthrough: Insulin-producing Cells from Stem Cells

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October 12, 2014

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Diabetes & metabolic syndrome, Metabolism and biochemistry, Michaeli, RESEARCH, Technology in healthcare:

A major breakthrough has been made by generating massive amounts of insulin-producing beta cells from embryonic stem cells. Cure is close at hand.

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Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD, TDWI contributor

Regenerative Medicine: Can We Regrow Damaged Organs?

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October 5, 2014

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Aging, anti-aging & longevity, Metabolism and biochemistry, Michaeli, RESEARCH, Technology in healthcare:

The science of bioengineering has already delivered on its promise to fashion new organs, and much more is still to come.

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

Why Do We Die? And What Can Be Done About It?

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September 28, 2014

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Aging, anti-aging & longevity, Cognition & the brain, Death and Dying, Evolution, Metabolism and biochemistry, Michaeli:

Dr. Dov Michaeli explores the answers to the questions: why do we die? and can anything be done about it?

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Testosterone: A Time Bomb waiting to Go Off

Testosterone: A Time Bomb waiting to Go Off

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September 21, 2014

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Aging, anti-aging & longevity, Cognition & the brain, Michaeli, Neurobiology, Pharmacy and pharmaceuticals, Psychology & behavior, Sex & reproduction:

Testosterone supplementation is fraught with risks. Increased incidence of strokes, blood clots, and fueling of dormant prostate cancer. It also results in testicular atrophy and gynecomastia (enlarged breasts).

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The Pain of Being Left Alone with Your Thoughts

The Pain of Being Left Alone with Your Thoughts

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September 14, 2014

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

When left alone with their thoughts, participants in an experiment preferred an electric shock to to their head rather than think of nothing.

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

The Fat/Carbohydrate Conundrum: Even More Confusion?

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September 7, 2014

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Cardiovascular, Diabetes & metabolic syndrome, Food and nutrition, Metabolism and biochemistry, Michaeli, Obesity & weight loss, Prevention:

A major study showed that a low carbohydrate/ high fat diet is best for weight loss and cardiac health.

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

Liars, Damn Liars, and Statistics: The Autism-Vaccine Fraud

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August 31, 2014

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

Since the Wakefield Autism-Vaccine fraud, you would think no self-respecting scientist would associate himself with that work…but you would be wrong.

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