…The brain’s ability to “switch off” the self may have evolved as a protective mechanism, [the chief researcher] suggests. “If there is a sudden danger, such as the appearance of a snake, it is not helpful to stand around wondering how one feels about the situation,” Goldberg points out.
It is possible that research into how the brain switches self-awareness on and off will help neurologists gain a deeper understanding of autism, schizophrenia and other mental disorders where this functionality may be impaired.” (New Scientist) Another fMRI study.
“The 90 million chocolate bunnies made for Easter, and the millions more chocolate eggs in the basket, have focused attention again on whether chocolate is a plus or minus for health.” This comes up each year around Valentine’s Day, Easter and Halloween, although for many of us chocolate consumption knows no season. The cardiovascular and antioxidant benefits of chocolate derive from the cocoa itself, and may be offset by the fat and sugar content. Some suggest drinking a cup of cocoa instead. (Medpage Today)
D-Link spokespeople are “aware of the problem” but otherwise evasive as to why they are doing this on a scale no one else apparently has ever felt the need, or had the nerve, to do. Is the company run by an obsessional?