In this week’s #GeekReads: how television can change your brain; a tribute to Oliver Sacks; reducing the gender gap in computer science; understanding borderline personality disorder; excessive egocentrism.
Using imagination to see. Neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks rejected a monolithic mindset and saw medical science as a vast, largely uncharted wilderness to be tamed. From Jerome Groopman via The New Yorker.
Hard to relate. New research has found that people with borderline personality traits may have lowered brain activity in regions of the brain important for empathy. From University of Georgia via PsyPost.
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