Very interesting interview with an MD from Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital, who has written a book on the risks of too many medical tests.
This weekend, I listened to a broadcast of a new show, Invisibila, on public radio. The program was about how we think about thinking, and about dealing with dark thoughts. Very interesting.
Most anyone who’s American and an ag nerd, like me, will find these maps interesting.
I’ve recently learned of this experiment, that took place during WW II, and that was designed to study the best ways to rehabilitate individuals who had experienced starvation as the result of the war. It’s interesting and disturbing.
One of the (I believe unexpected) results was that the young men (the experimental subjects), after the rehabilitation period, were still extremely hungry and consumed an extremely high number of calories. I wonder how many diet designers and obesity researchers are aware of this research?
Recent research that compared brain scans of folks with depression found that the success of talk therapy or of drug-based treatment was correlated with certain brain patterns. Interesting.
I just read the following essay, and really appreciated it. The essay was written by a Buddhist monk about his experience at the deathbed of a man he did not know. The story really struck me as an example of working at being compassionate, as a flawed human being. This kind spiritual story is really valuable to me, as it is about working toward being the kind of person one wants to be, rather than expressing condemnation for not already being that.
I hope that someone else finds it meaningful!
I really enjoyed hearing this today, on a long drive. I was really struck by her descriptions of shame, and how it is related to our fear of being disconnected from others.