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Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
A paper by Lindsay E. Nicolle of the University of Manitoba provides a definitive rejection of the cranberry-UTI myth. Dov Michaeli explains why.
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.