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Does the difference matter?

June 15, 2018

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I was listening to a lecture by Stanford professor Robert Sapolsky on human behavior. He was talking about a fascinating study showing first born children have a higher IQ than their younger siblings. (For those interested in the lecture look up Sapolsky on iTunes University.) Sapolsky proceeds to ask the class what could explain this […]

Emptying out the mailbag & clearing the history #1

July 30, 2014

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This is an idea I got from Bill Simmons. Particularly during the NFL season, Simmons will empty out his email inbox. There isn’t much of a theme to it, it goes off on tangents, can be random, but it’s a way to get a bunch of different thoughts and comments out there. I thought I’d try something […]

“If we studied normal gait now, we’d have to revise everything.”

February 13, 2014

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From an upcoming, much longer post, detailing my second visit to The Washington University in St. Louis. Where I took a course by Shirley Sahrmann and the physical therapy department. You can read about my first visit here.  Robert Sapolsky has a great lecture series called Being Human: Life Lessons from the Frontiers of Science. He tells […]

Gaining empathy for those with personality disorders

September 30, 2013

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I wrote a post called Antidepressants and weight-loss, and how to make dieting and exercise work better for you if you have issues with depression, which started off: From the lecture I reference below: “Depression is the most damaging disease you can experience.” Notice the word DISEASE. If you are one of those people who hears “depression” […]