Authors Posts by Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD

Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD

Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD
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Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD loves to write about the brain and human behavior as well as translate complicated basic science concepts into entertainment for the rest of us. He was a professor at the University of California San Francisco before leaving to enter the world of biotech. He served as the Chief Medical Officer of biotech companies, including Aphton Corporation. He also founded and served as the CEO of Madah Medica, an early stage biotech company developing products to improve post-surgical pain control. He is now retired and enjoys working out, following the stock market, travelling the world, and, of course, writing for TDWI.
smartphone social media addiction

Is the Internet Engineered to Be Addictive?

The insatiable addiction to an ever-increasing numbers of "likes" or "friends" we accumulate is with us here today, creating the potential for a dystopian society.
How Did We End Up in a Post-Factual World

How Did We End Up in a Post-factual World?

The common belief in alternative facts is not an accident; it makes the worldview of the true believers internally consistent, hence, its strength. And, once we form our view of the world, it is hard to change it.
The Republican Healthcare Proposal and Your Sex Life (Adobe Stock)

The Republican Healthcare Proposal and Your Sex Life

Every person has a view of the world, and it is deeply rooted. We fiercely resist any attempt, either by outside forces or through introspection, to make any significant change to it. It has to do with the way we think.
Why Are You Ticklish? It's In Your Brain (Adobe)

Why Are You Ticklish? It’s In Your Brain

The complex wiring in the brain that mediates ticklishness is well described, but why did ticklishness survive when natural selection usually eliminates useless or deleterious traits?
Studies Reveal How “Super-agers” Retain Young Memories

Studies Reveal How “Super-agers” Retain Young Memories

If you want to maintain your cognitive function, it takes more than brain games. You must activate many brain areas with seriously hard mental work.
How Science Shed Light on the Fate of a Fatal Mutation (Adobe Stock)

How Science Shed Light on the Fate of a Fatal Mutation

When Sonia Vallabh learned she had a lethal mutation, she and her husband became scientists and helped shine light on the fate of fatal mutations.
Cranberry pills myth (Adobe Photos)

The Definitive Debunking of the Cranberry-UTI Myth

A paper by Lindsay E. Nicolle of the University of Manitoba provides a definitive rejection of the cranberry-UTI myth. Dov Michaeli explains why.
Are We Programmed to Be Violent? (Adobe Stock) 1050 × 788

Are We Programmed to Be Violent?

Violence is deeply rooted in our genes, but the good news is that we have the tools to overcome our genetic imperative—societal order, morals, ethics, and, if all fails, police and a judicial system.