Michaeli

Sharing is Hard-wired

Sharing is Hard-wired

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August 3, 2014

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

Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD explains the biology of why people dig into their wallets and feel good while they are doing it.

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New Diet Studies, or How Fads are Born

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July 27, 2014

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Aging, anti-aging & longevity, Diabetes & metabolic syndrome, Food and nutrition, Metabolism and biochemistry, Michaeli, Obesity & weight loss, Prevention:

The interaction of diet and health is immensely difficult to unravel. Flawed studies don’t help. But like the free radical theory of disease and longevity, when the public wants an easy answer, they acquire a life of their own and become dogma.

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Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD, TDWI contributor

Bubbles? They are All in the Brain.

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July 13, 2014

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

The first recorded financial bubble was the 1637-1638 tulip bubble in the Netherlands…Fast forward to the year 2000. This is the year when the dot.com craze seized Wall Street. Prices reach nose-bleed heights, beyond any rational level…If you don’t remember these events, surely you remember the collapse of the financial system in 2008 because of the banks’ speculation in sub-prime home mortgages. The result? The Great Recession–its echoes still reverberating in today’s economy.

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Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD, TDWI contributor

Electroceuticals: The Awakening of Pharma to the Potential of the Peripheral Nervous System

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July 6, 2014

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Change Management, Entrepreneurs, Michaeli, Psychology & behavior, Technology in healthcare, Wireless Health:

Last December GSK (Glaxo SmithKline) announced a $1-million prize for the first team to develop a miniaturized, implantable device that can read specific electrical signals and stimulate an organ to perform a specific function reliably for 60 days

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The Mozart Effect: May it Rest in Peace

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June 30, 2014

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Michaeli, Neurobiology, RESEARCH:

Recent research shows that music people described as highly emotional engaged the reward system deep in their brains activating subcortical nuclei known to be important in reward, motivation and emotion.

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Yogi Berra - "It's like deja vu all over again"  (photo from Wikipedia)

Deja Vu All Over Again?

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June 22, 2014

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Cognition & the brain, Faith and religion, Mental health, Michaeli, Psychology & behavior:

We are all familiar with Yogi Berra’s famous quote: It’s like deja vu all over again,” but what exactly is deja vu? TDWI’s own Dov Michaeli (MD, PhD) explains.

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Father and daughter

The Science of Fatherhood

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June 15, 2014

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Aging, anti-aging & longevity, Cognition & the brain, Evolution, Michaeli, Psychology & behavior, Sex & reproduction:

What does biological science tell us about fatherhood? Dov Michaeli MD, PhD explores scientific studies on brain and hormonal changes that have evolved to be sure we nuture our young.

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Multivitamins: fact or fiction?

RIP: The Death of Two Myths (Part Two): Antioxidant Vitamins and Longevity.

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June 8, 2014

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Aging, anti-aging & longevity, Cancer, Cardiovascular, Cognition & the brain, Death and Dying, Food and nutrition, History of medical science, Michaeli, Pharmacy and pharmaceuticals, Prevention, Psychology & behavior:

Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD explores the myth that antioxidant vitamins will help you live longer.   Want to live longer?  If you are honest with… Read More ›

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To your Health!

RIP: The Death of Two Myths. Part 1: Resveratrol

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June 1, 2014

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Aging, anti-aging & longevity, Alcohol, drugs & addiction, Cancer, Cardiovascular, Death and Dying, Diabetes & metabolic syndrome, Evolution, Food and nutrition, Metabolism and biochemistry, Michaeli, Pharmacy and pharmaceuticals, RESEARCH:

Dov Michaeli MD, PhD, explores Myths in Medicine, starting with the myth that resveratrol mediates health benefits of red wine. This is part 1 of what promises to be an interesting series. Next up – the Holy Grail of exercise, endorphins!

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Broca's and Wernicke's areas

Does Reading Literary Fiction Make You a Better Person?

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May 26, 2014

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Cognition & the brain, Michaeli, Psychology & behavior:

People performed better on tests measuring empathy, social perception and emotional intelligence after reading literary fiction as opposed to popular fiction or non-fiction according to a recent study.

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