Breathe yourself calm

One of our heroes, the leading research neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux, has a new book out – Anxious: The Modern Mind in the Age of Anxiety. He has, of course, been talking about the subject. He says we can all learn to calm our minds ourselves, although that would be more work if you’re a born […]

Doubts about artificial sweeteners

Doubts about artificial sweeteners – The ‘evidence-based’ minefield. Seeing the news about artificial sweeteners and the various reactions to it, I’m struck how difficult it can be to assess the raw scientific data, the direct inferences drawn by researchers and then the more socio-economic-political positions of other users and commentators. For many years I have […]