Sound judgment… in the face of collective wisdom.

Social (peer) pressure can change individual perceptions, as per research findings of a study led by Dr Gregory Berns and published last week in the online edition of Biological Psychiatry. As laymen, we may have often witnessed such a phenomena. However, in situations such as jury trials, and say, elections, the 'collective wisdom' of a … Continue reading Sound judgment… in the face of collective wisdom.

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Re-visit your Cholesterol levels… set new goals

It isn't enough to learn about the good, bad, and the ugly sides of High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) and Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL). Quoting my doc, in a posting here last month, I referred to the latter as the Lousy Cholesterol. Well, today, Jane E Brody suggests that we take a look again at the … Continue reading Re-visit your Cholesterol levels… set new goals