It’s 30 years since Oliver Sacks first pulled together the case notes of the 50 or so patients under his supervision at the Mount Carmel hospital in suburban New York and turned them into a best selling book. They also inspired both a play by Harold Pinter and a 1990 film starring Robin Williams and […]
Joe Griffin is interviewed in this week’s New Scientist about some of his theories on the causes of depression and what he believes are effective treatments. He’s credited by NS for having ‘triggered a quiet revolution’ with 12,000 health care professionals attending his workshops each year — he claims to be able to make significant inroads into […]
Susan Greenfield has an interesting bit in the Guardian today encouraging scientists to be normal. I couldn’t agree more, although I can’t help feeling that I’ve heard this argument quite a few times before. For me it links back to John Brockman’s Third Culture, which is worth a read if you haven’t seen it before.
I’ve just dug up this old Wired article by Misha Glennie about some of the differences between Europe and the US when it comes to attitudes to science and technology — it certainly makes you think, although I’m a bigger fan of the EU way of doing things that Glennie seems to be. There are also some […]