….the gene that makes the enzyme, called OGT, is expressed less in placentas of male than in female offspring. Moreover, OGT was also expressed at relatively lower levels in placentas from stressed mothers. When they looked at evidence of its expression in human placentas, they saw a similar pattern of sex differences…OGT plays a pivotal […]
John Tyndall (1881) on opposition to anesthesia during surgery.
German physicist Max Planck
“There has never been, claims one historian of medicine,1 any example of an historic medical advance that now is widely accepted (like the germ theory of disease, or anesthetic surgery, or disproof of the efficacy of bleeding for pneumonia, or washing hands before delivery of a baby, or widespread antibiotic use) without a delay of […]
“No part of the brain works alone. Neither the cerebellum nor the hippocampus — the two areas where the future verbal geniuses showed such strong development — is considered crucial for speech. Neuroscientists typically link our language skills with areas much higher in the brain, which evolved millions of years after the two culprits in […]
Take Away – Time to accept that we know a little bit about behavior — but not much. But at least we are on the path to finally have a fact and evidence-basis for future work. We Have No Idea What Drives Behavior and What We’re Sure Does – Probably Doesn’t I have a radical, […]