August 5, 2020 – a spike in COVID cases, politics in a pandemic, a mask incident in Staples, and a feel-good story from Africa, ‘when a teacher cries’: Living with low-level anxiety When coronavirus cases spiked across the world in the last week of July, my emotional self fell from a cliff, not a rock, … Continue reading Post IV 2020 a Pandemic & the View from a Small Island: Do I Need a Counselor (therapist) or just a Rip Van Winkle* nap?
Post B – Bias and musicality To summarize: at this point, with only rudimentary knowledge of memory functions, I make a hypothetical leap based upon new technological (CNiFER) research. The brain stores its memories into a network of thought. Fearful experiences emit norepinephrine and pleasurable ones, dopamine. We like an event or we don’t – … Continue reading The View from a Small Island: Post II – Bias and Musicality
Today, in The Scientist, we read of the death of biologist Lynika Strozier from complications of COVID 19. Ms. Strozier was 35 and was a biologist at Field Museum in Chicago. Such a loss to the scientific community, Ms. Strozier worked there as a research assistant in the Pritzker DNA Lab and worked on a … Continue reading Science loses a hero to COVID 19