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Is Dark Chocolate Good for You?

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.

Walking in the Water – The Milford Track

Walking in the Water – The Milford Track

January 4, 2015

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Lifestyle, Salber:

Ask any hiker and he or she will tell you it is a dream to one day hike the “hut-to-hut” Milford Track in New Zealand’s wildly scenic South Island. So, this is what Dov and I decided to do for our annual End of the Year Adventure.

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

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

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?

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

Can Critical Thinking be Taught?

October 30, 2013

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

When reporters ask “is it good or bad?” to force a simple answer to a complex question, it reinforces our natural tendency to form come to easy conclusions instead of applying critical thinking. It may conserve the brains energy, but the outcomes are not always what we might hope for.

Kenneth Branagh as Macbeth

Vaulting Ambition

October 27, 2013

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Cognition & the brain, Evolution, Genes & genomics, Michaeli, Violence and violence prevention:

By Dov Michaeli Just walked out of a spectacular performance of Macbeth by the National Theater of London, with the title role played (and co-directed)… Read More ›

Crime and Punishment -It’s all in the Brain

Crime and Punishment -It’s all in the Brain

October 20, 2013

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

Studies suggest that the right lateral prefrontal cortex (rLPFC) is involved in following social norms and in the urge to punish violators. But “involved” still doesn’t tell us what exactly is happening in this area: Is it the cause of fair behavior?

The Biological Roots of Conspiracy Theories

The Biological Roots of Conspiracy Theories

October 6, 2013

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

By Dov Michaeli   An article titled “What a Hoax” by Sander van der Linden (Scientific American Mind) got me to thinking: are all those… Read More ›

Beware! Another Autism “Breakthrough”.

September 29, 2013

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Cognition & the brain, Michaeli, POLICY, RESEARCH:

By Dov Michaeli Science magazineĀ of September 13, 2013 had alarming news: a new blood test for the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is being… Read More ›

The Neurobiology of Being Social

The Neurobiology of Being Social

September 22, 2013

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

By Dov Michaeli Being social can be understood on two levels; on the superficial level it evokes the image of being pleasant at a cocktail… Read More ›

Science Adds its voice: Guns Kill, More Guns Kill More

Science Adds its voice: Guns Kill, More Guns Kill More

September 15, 2013

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Michaeli, Patient Safety, POLICY, Violence and violence prevention:

By Dov Michaeli The gun lobby keeps repeating the mantra, “if only more guns were available…” then Columbine wouldn’t happen, Aurora wouldn’t happen, Sandy Hook… Read More ›