• You Asked: In a Woman with ADHD, Should You Continue Treatment with a Stimulant During the Postpartum Period?

    Updated: 2024-05-21 00:00:19
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  • Age of Revolutions

    Updated: 2024-05-20 05:00:00
    : Deric's MindBlog This blog reports new ideas and work on mind , brain , behavior , psychology , and politics as well as random curious stuff . Try the Dynamic Views at top of right column . Monday , May 20, 2024 Age of Revolutions I've finished reading through Fareed Zakaria’s recent magisterial book : Age of Revolutions Progress and Backlash from 1600 to the Present . 8221 I was so impressed with the concluding pages of the book , titled The Infinite Abyss that I have re-read it several times , and was about to attempt a summary of its main points before checking and finding , sure enough , that Chat GPT4 and Anthropic Claude saved me at least an hour of work by performing their quite adequate responses to my prompt : Writing as professional historian please write an approximately 1000

  • Evolutionarily conserved neural responses to affective touch transcend consciousness and change with age

    Updated: 2024-05-17 05:00:00
    : Deric's MindBlog This blog reports new ideas and work on mind , brain , behavior , psychology , and politics as well as random curious stuff . Try the Dynamic Views at top of right column . Friday , May 17, 2024 Evolutionarily conserved neural responses to affective touch transcend consciousness and change with age Interesting work from Charbonneau et . al in macaque monkeys on the affective gentle , pleasant touch pathways that in humans use a different neural network than pathways of discriminative : touch Significance Affective touch is thought to be a critical substrate for the formation of the social relationships which exist as a foundation for primate societies . Although grooming behavior in monkeys appears to recapitulate features of affective touch behavior in humans , it is

  • Anxiety and Depression in Expectant Parents Conceiving with ART Versus Conceiving Spontaneously

    Updated: 2024-05-15 10:39:44
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  • Collective behavior from surprise minimization

    Updated: 2024-05-15 05:00:00
    : Deric's MindBlog This blog reports new ideas and work on mind , brain , behavior , psychology , and politics as well as random curious stuff . Try the Dynamic Views at top of right column . Wednesday , May 15, 2024 Collective behavior from surprise minimization A fascinating model for collective behavior from Heins et al Significance We introduce a model of collective behavior , proposing that individual members within a group , such as a school of fish or a flock of birds , act to minimize surprise . This active inference approach naturally generates well-known collective phenomena such as cohesion and directed movement without explicit behavioral rules . Our model reveals intricate relationships between individual beliefs and group properties , demonstrating that beliefs about

  • How the US is destroying young people's future.

    Updated: 2024-05-13 05:00:00
    : . Deric's MindBlog This blog reports new ideas and work on mind , brain , behavior , psychology , and politics as well as random curious stuff . Try the Dynamic Views at top of right column . Monday , May 13, 2024 How the US is destroying young people's future . When I wake up in the morning , I frequently remind myself to be grateful for the luck of having been born in 1942, and being able to ride the crest of a number of fortunate external circumstances that made my generation vastly better off than those who followed . I was in high school in the late 50s when Sputnik happened , fueling a huge increase in federal research funding that , powered my laboratory research career how our vision works . Both my parents and myself were clients of state governments or universities that offered

  • Weekly Roundup for May 10, 2024: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

    Updated: 2024-05-10 10:34:20
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  • Blueprint - Nicholas Christakis on the evolutionary origins of a good society

    Updated: 2024-05-10 05:00:00
    : Deric's MindBlog This blog reports new ideas and work on mind , brain , behavior , psychology , and politics as well as random curious stuff . Try the Dynamic Views at top of right column . Friday , May 10, 2024 Blueprint Nicholas Christakis on the evolutionary origins of a good society This opinion piece by Frank Bruni in the NYTimes motivated me to download and read Nicholas Christakis' Magnum Opus Blueprint” very much in the everything you need to know about humans' spirit of Sapolsky's Behave and Harari's Sapiens , and Homo Deus and 21 Lessons all books that I have made the subject of previous posts . It echoes Pinker's emphasis on the more positive aspects of human nature and progress It is a very engaging read , and not amenable to a simple summary , but here is a bit from his

  • Another Big History - why the West is WEIRD (Western, educated, industrialized, rich, democratic)

    Updated: 2024-05-08 05:00:00
    : , , , , Deric's MindBlog This blog reports new ideas and work on mind , brain , behavior , psychology , and politics as well as random curious stuff . Try the Dynamic Views at top of right column . Wednesday , May 08, 2024 Another Big History why the West is WEIRD Western , educated , industrialized , rich , democratic Alas , I usually end up reading reviews of books rather than the books themselves . Here I want to pass on clips from Shulevitz's review in The Atlantic of Joseph Henrich's theory-of-everything type book The WEIRDest People in the World : How the West Became Psychologically Peculiar and Particularly Prosperous . Henrich directs Harvard’s Department of Human Evolutionary Biology . Consider this the latest addition to the Big History category , popularized by best sellers

  • Are we the cows of the future?

    Updated: 2024-05-06 05:00:00
    : Deric's MindBlog This blog reports new ideas and work on mind , brain , behavior , psychology , and politics as well as random curious stuff . Try the Dynamic Views at top of right column . Monday , May 06, 2024 Are we the cows of the future One of the questions posed by Yuval Harari in his writing on our possible futures is What are we to do with all these humans who are , except for a small technocratic elite , no longer required as the means of production Esther Leslie , a professor of political aesthetics at Birkbeck College , University of London , does an essay on this issue pointing out that our potential futures in the pastures of digital dictatorship crowded conditions , mass surveillance , virtual reality are already here . You should read her essay , and I passon just a few

  • How blue light regulates the body, brain, and immune system

    Updated: 2024-05-01 05:00:00
    : , , Deric's MindBlog This blog reports new ideas and work on mind , brain , behavior , psychology , and politics as well as random curious stuff . Try the Dynamic Views at top of right column . Wednesday , May 01, 2024 How blue light regulates the body , brain , and immune system Here is the abstract from a PNAS perspectives article by Slominski et . al with the title Photo-neuro-immuno-endocrinology : How the ultraviolet radiation regulates the body , brain , and immune system . MindBlog readers can request a PDF of the article from me . nbsp Abstract Ultraviolet radiation UVR is primarily recognized for its detrimental effects such as cancerogenesis , skin aging , eye damage , and autoimmune disorders . With exception of ultraviolet B UVB requirement in the production of vitamin D3,

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