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 Le Penseur (The Thinker)

What is Consciousness?

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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?

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

Who is Happier, Conservatives or Liberals?

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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.

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Is Dark Chocolate Good for You?

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April 7, 2015

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Aging, anti-aging & longevity, Cognition & the brain, Exercise & fitness, Food and nutrition, 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.

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

The Inside Scoop on Fiber and Poop

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March 30, 2015

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Aging, anti-aging & longevity, Cancer, Cardiovascular, Diabetes & metabolic syndrome, Food and nutrition, Metabolism and biochemistry, Michaeli, Obesity & weight loss:

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…

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

Optimists, Pessimists, Health and Longevity

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March 23, 2015

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Aging, anti-aging & longevity, Cancer, Cardiovascular, Cognition & the brain, Lifestyle, Lifestyle, Medicine: wellness & disease, Metabolism and biochemistry, Michaeli:

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

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

Turmeric: The Latest Health Fad

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March 15, 2015

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Aging, anti-aging & longevity, Cancer, Cardiovascular, Cognition & the brain, Evolution, Metabolism and biochemistry, Michaeli, Pharmacy and pharmaceuticals:

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

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

Anatomy of a Murder: The Role of Rumination

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March 8, 2015

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

Rumination is intrusive perseverative cognition. Hicks, murdered 3 students in NC because he was obsessively ruminating, unable to free himself from the infinite loop consuming his thoughts.

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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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