A few good reads: mind and body


Exploring the idea that hospital microbiomes could someday be engineered.

And continuing the topic of microbiomes: obesity surgery may work by remaking your gut microbiome.


Modifying your mind via physical stimuli, or modifying your body by stimulating the mind

Autism symptom reduction using a drug developed for African sleeping sickness.

Increasing social sensitivity in autistic people with oxytocin.

There is no evidence that electrical brain stimulation aids cognition.

Bouldering reduces depression severity from moderate to mild.

Yoga, meditation, and similar activities can tweak the activation of certain genes and reduce inflammation.


Observations on the brain

The visual cortex continues to mature until mid-life.

The psychology of recycling is quite complex.

AI diagnosing autism before humans can see symptoms.


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