Airplane Cockpits : Operating Rooms

What management principle do airplane cockpits and operating rooms share? When it comes to managing risk from human error, specifically fixation or lack of awareness of a problem, both environments demand the “Two Challenge Rule.” >> Cockpit culture and using the two challenge rule in the OR | Kevin MD

NIMH to move away from DSM

Don’t understand the acronyms? This has to do with federal research of mental health. It raises questions about the ways mental disorders are diagnosed. But moreover, it challenges they way medical professionals think about mental disorders. Unlike our definitions of ischemic heart disease, lymphoma, or AIDS, the DSM diagnoses are based on a consensus about …

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A Little Deception Helps Push Athletes to the Limit

I’ve said before that the real difference between a lot of elite athletes–especially cyclists–is not in the muscles but in the mind. On a killer mountain, or a fast stretch, it’s your mind that often wants to back down first. You have to train yourself to keep pushing in those situations. (I like to think …

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What is Consciousness?

From Information is Beautiful: a fascinating, fun, thought-provoking, and (yes) beautiful survey of beliefs about consciousness. Click and play!   >> Play: What is Consciousness?

God at the Grammys: The Chosen Ones –

As always, Neil Strauss slices to the fascinating core of popular psychology. This time, as prelude to his forthcoming book, he writes in the Wall Street Journal about positive belief and superstardom: Before they were famous, many of the biggest pop stars in the world believed that God wanted them to be famous, that this was …

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