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PTSD: The “Golden Week”.

In cases of myocardial infarction time is of the essence. If a patient is brought to the ER within an hour of the heart...
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Your Brain on Jet Lag – It’s Not Pretty

Jet lag decreases the numbers of new neurons being born in the brain's memory center, the hippocampus, by about 50 percent.

Can’t Sleep? It may be in Your Genes

Why do some people fall into a deep slumber the moment they get horizontal, while others go through  jittery, fitful sleep every night? Some...

Fear and Loathing –why do we feel it?

"But even more disturbing than the threats from foreign terrorists is a second threat that is right here at home; it is an ideology...

Are You Stressed? Only Your Hairdresser Knows for Sure

When your doctor orders some diagnostic tests, there are two types of information she may be looking for: either acute or chronic. For example, if...

Wisdom of the Crowd: Let the Conversation Begin

Here is an interesting comment I received about my post on “Wisdom of the Crowd” from Michael. “This column by Dov and the factors it...

What Do We Know About the Wisdom of the Crowd?

Dov Michaeli MD, PhD explores what science tells us about the wisdom of the crowd.
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Testosterone-driven CEOs? The Jury is out

In an elegant study published in 2008 researchers have shown that higher levels of testosterone correlate strongly with financial risk-taking behavior. In the study,...

Insights into the Biology of Memory Loss

Seriously, did you hear about the two guys bragging about their incredible memories despite their advanced age? "I can remember every baseball statistic of the...
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Who Is The Fairest Of Them All? You Be The Judge

Fairness and altruism have been demonstrated in many lower species, all the way to social insects. Now, what about humans?
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Economic Implications of the Biology of Fairness

Dov Michaeli explores the biologic basis of fairness and wonders whether unfair, amoral societies can sustain a viable, successful economy
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Here Come the Emotional Robots

The first prototype robots capable of developing emotions as they interact with their human caregivers and expressing a whole range of emotions have been finalized by researchers. What does that mean for humans?