Monthly Archives: October 2011

Dopamine and the anticipation of pleasure

Dr. Robert Sapolsky work as professor of biology and neurology at Stanford University and as a research associate with the Institute of Primate Research at the National Museum of Kenya. Here he talks on the “Science of Pleasure California Academy … Continue reading

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Epigenetic clue to schizophrenia and bipolar disorder

There’s an interesting article and an editorial in the New Scientist about epigenetics a subject highlighted in a previous post linked to a Radio 4 broadcast. The New Scientist article  addresses the issue that whilst monozygotic twins share genetic material the risk … Continue reading

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At the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Annual Postgraduate Medical Education Conference last week. The Dean (Robert Howard) was talking about the need for inspiring teaching and recommended that we start by thinking about who inspired us. Looking for some resources … Continue reading

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