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my name's nick holmes and this is the error bar, where no drinks are served, which has only one song on the jukebox & one programme on the telly: the brain news

episode #36, 9th February 2024 #history #research #meta #analysis #review   image source

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our main brain stories this episode...

OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER IS DEADLY

a massive study of the entire swedish population of people who suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder reveals that, over about 8 years, they are 82% more likely to die than non-sufferers. that is a big & important effect size.   [read more...]

this story was in episode #36. original article: Fernández de la Cruz et al., 2024 (British Medical Journal (Clin Res Ed)), reported in: The Telegraph by Michael Searles on 18th January 2024 #OCD #mortality #mental #health

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LOVE IS IN THE ETHER

the 'valentine's effect' is when newspapers strain every sinew to force one or more scientific research articles to be about love. they're not. don't fall into their soppy trap.   [read more...]

this story was in episode #36. original articles: Bode & , Kavanagh, 2023 (Behavioral Sciences), Pierce et al., 2024 (Current Biology), reported in: The Independent by Vishwam Sankaran on 9th January 2024 image source #valentines #love #brian #vole #dopamine


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