Tag: brain

A Couple of Things Rattling Around My Brain

Yesterday was my birthday. One of the good/bad things about Facebook is that if you place your birthday in your Facebook profile, everybody can figure out when your birthday is. As a result, you get lots of birthday wishes. 🙂 This the best video that was posted to my Facebook site yesterday. Republican Congressman Paul Ryan has vigorously argued that we need to give more tax breaks to the wealthy so they can “grow the economy.” As we’ve seen over the last 30 years, every major tax break provided by several different administrations were given to the wealthy. They were able

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Who’s brain is bigger?

Interesting but not terribly useful information. From Salon.com: A study to be published next year at University College London suggests that conservative brains are structured differently than the brains of other people. The investigation, led by Geraint Rees, focused on 92 individuals in the U.K. — 90 students and two members of Parliament. Specifically, the research shows that people with conservative tendencies have a larger amygdala and a smaller anterior cingulate than other people. The amygdala — typically thought of as the “primitive brain” — is responsible for reflexive impulses, like fear. The anterior cingulate is thought to be responsible for

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Paris Hilton's Rebuttal

So, who knew that Paris Hilton had a sense of humor? Who knew that it appears that she has a brain? She doesn’t attack John McCain but she does poke a stick at him. Her energy plan…wait. I’ll stop there. I’m not going to seriously consider a Paris Hilton energy plan. I can’t do it.

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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