Category Archives: Health and Medicine

Issues relating to the health and physical wellbeing

Brain Plasticity – tricking the brain to heal the body

The Brain's Way of Healing: stories of remarkable recoveries and discoveries -  Norman Doidge   The Brain, Neuropsychology, Medicine,

Neurons that fire together, wire together – those that fire apart, wire apart” is the formula Doidge  uses to describe how brain plasticity works. It seems that the physical relationship between the senses and the brain is not something that is fixed from birth, but it is instead something that follows pathways that electrochemically interact and change the physicality of the brain-body relationship.

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The Two-Track Brain – Rationality and Bias

Thinking Fast and Slow -  Daniel Kahneman   Decision Making, Finance, Medicine, Political Economy

A simple maths problem: If a bat and a ball cost $1.10 and the bat is $1.00 more expensive than the ball, how much does the ball cost? Half a Harvard class got the wrong answer in a written test!!!

Economics Nobel Prize winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman argues that we have two systems of thinking. System-1 is intuitive and fast while System-2 is logical, slow and lazy.

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