Ammon Bundy: Standing for the rights of men and women – YouTube

I have a lot of sympathy for these folks and a lot of respect for their passion and nonviolence.


Annals Graphic Medicine – She Never Woke UpShe Never Woke Up | Annals of Internal Medicine


A lovely and moving comic by William Doan originally published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.


Source: Annals Graphic Medicine – She Never Woke UpShe Never Woke Up | Annals of Internal Medicine

There is no average patient

S. S. Post writes about “The Death of Normalcy.” here, Prof. Peggy Mason @neuromooc slaps around the idea of “average”.

The brain is sooooo cool!

As many of you know, I love to hear your stories of your encounters with your brains. Through a circuitous route (no other type appears to exist in my world) that involves a marvelous final MOOC project by Luiz Meier (more on that another time), I was privileged to receive the following description of a subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) from Paul Van Uytrecht, a mutual Facebook friend to Luiz and me. The account below is unedited except for the insertion of a few paragraphs to make it easier to read. Please read it and then stay with me for some comments on the average SAH experience followed by comments on the concept of average more generally.

Paul Van Uytrecht’s subarachnoid bleed

On Sunday 3rd August 2014, at around lunchtime, I developed what I now know are the classic signs of an SAH – sudden-onset severe headache, neck stiffness, nausea and some loss of balance. I…

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10 Ways to Increase the Dopamine In Your Brain

“Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that helps control the brain’s reward and pleasure centers. Dopamine also helps regulate movement and emotional response, and it enables us not only to see rewards, but to take action to move toward them.”  – Psychology Today

Source: 10 Ways to Increase the Dopamine In Your Brain

The funniest, best-sung song by an epigenetic neuroscientist ever!

The singer, Dr. Rachel Yehuda showed that the gene expression of pregnant Holocaust & 9/11 survivors were altered by the experiences, as were those of their children. But here she’s just having fun!