Notable Links - March 30, 2023
- responds to a reader's question on being a writer and developing your style—“sometimes the thing that hurts isn’t the thing that needs to be fixed”
Emily Deans has been writing a beautiful series of blogposts on her experience of a mysterious chronic illness amidst the pandemic —
Elemental psychopathology: Distilling constituent symptoms and patterns of repetition in the diagnostic criteria of the DSM-5 — “In total, we identified 628 distinct symptoms: 397 symptoms (63.2%) were unique to a single diagnosis, whereas 231 symptoms (36.8%) repeated across multiple diagnoses a total of 1022 times (median 3 times per symptom)… The most frequently repeated symptoms included insomnia, difficulty concentrating, and irritability—listed in 22, 17, and 16 diagnoses, respectively. Notably, the top 15 most frequently repeating diagnostic criteria were dominated by symptoms of major depressive disorder.”
Discussion between Lisa Feldman Barrett and Mark Solms on the nature of emotion (Part 1) (Youtube video)
Jia Tolentino writes about Ozempic in the New Yorker: “It is possible to imagine a different universe in which the discovery of semaglutide was an unalloyed good…”
Two Research Teams Submitted the Same Paper to Nature Human Behavior – When two research teams independently found evidence of negativity bias in online news consumption in the same data set, they chose to collaborate instead of compete.
Washington Post reports on the abuse of psychiatric detention laws in Florida with children
Toward Parsimony in Bias Research — “we argue that several—so far mostly unrelated—biases (e.g., bias blind spot, hostile media bias, egocentric/ethnocentric bias, outcome bias) can be traced back to the combination of a fundamental prior belief and humans’ tendency toward belief-consistent information processing.”
In an analysis of the 2015 US Transgender Survey: Within the “childhood realization” group… the median time between realization of one's gender identity and sharing this with another person was 14 years.
A roadmap to address common problems in psychedelic science, by Michiel van Elk and Eiko I. Fried