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Dennis Charney: Resilience Lessons from Our Veterans

Dr. Southwick and I, Steve Southwick, my co-author, we’re psychiatrists and we over many years, over about three decades working together, we have been trying to understand what causes serious forms of depression both biologically and psychologically, serious forms of post traumatic stress disorder and other anxiety disorders, developing new treatments.  And then at one […]

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Chromosome (24) mtDNA – Lynn Margulis and the mitochondrial DNA

In many cultures, surnames are passed from father to child. I’m a McLysaght because my father, my father’s father, and my father’s grandfather were McLysaghts. Unfortunately, my many female ancestors don’t get recorded. And in fact, I don’t even know my great-grandmothers’ maiden names. But there does exist a very important genetic link between the […]

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Chromosome 21 – How accidental inheritance can lead to Downs syndrome

Our genetic information, our DNA, is conveniently packaged into little bundles called chromosomes. Humans have 23 pairs of them, 46 altogether. They contain the instructions that the body uses to build itself, the recipe for a human, if you will. Accidentally duplicating copies of the DNA instructions can cause problems later on. That’s what happens […]

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Why Being Introverted Doesn’t Make You Antisocial | Antisocial Personality Disorder

[ ♪INTRO ] Introverts can often feel antisocial — at least, in a way. They can feel pretty ‘anti’ being social, preferring to end a long week by doing their own thing instead of living it up at a big party. But when psychologists talk about being antisocial, that’s not really what they mean. Instead, […]

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ClimateTalk: Science and Solutions | Susan Joy Hassol | TEDxUMontana

[whooshing sound] [dramatic music] [applause] Climate change is a serious challenge, but it’s not insurmountable. We’re stymied in getting to the solutions because of an underlying challenge, a communication failure rooted in language and ideology. Some aspects of this failure are inadvertent and innocent, like how some scientists communicate. Others are intentional and insidious, like […]

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How words change minds: The science of storytelling | Nat Kendall-Taylor | TEDxMidAtlanticSalon

Translator: Iris Chin Reviewer: Queenie Lee I want to start with a warning today. I realize that beginning with a warning may not be the smartest thing to do, but I’m just going to go for it. My warning is that although I’m here to talk to you about communications, I actually have zero training […]

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