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review 2020-05-26 23:13
Suggestible You: The Curious Science of ... Suggestible You: The Curious Science of Your Brain's Ability to Deceive, Transform, and Heal - Erik Vance

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I received a copy of this book through Goodreads in exchange for an honest review.

This was an absolutely fascinating read that examines placebos, hypnotism, false memories, and related topics. While in no way comprehensive, it is an interesting examination of some of the science, history, and explanations behind such occurrences.

The book was well-constructed and well-written. It has a good balance of personal experience, anecdotes, and research and science through studies and interviews with experts. The science of it is very simplified, making it fairly easy for non-science people to understand. This is broken up by interesting stories as well as Vance's own experiences growing up as a Christian Scientist and experimenting with various topics covered in the book such as having a curse placed upon him and trying hypnotism.

A great popular science book for people interested in learning more about the strange phenomenons surrounding placebos and hypnotism as well as related topics such as the effectiveness of alternative medicines, nocebos, false memories, and the power of expectations. It was so interesting to see how various areas were related and the variety of topics that came up including addiction, PTSD, alien sightings, and Haitian zombies.

The science and writing of the book were very good, however I did feel that the promise to teach the reader how to harness the power of expectation was a bit vague. Its fun to play around with but is certainly not a step-by-step guide on how to take advantage of expectation. It is rather some rules and suggestions.

A fantastic read that is interesting, informative, and mind-blowing. There is even a sample hypnotism script at the end for those interested in experimenting with hypnotism. Great read.

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review 2020-05-20 21:43
Wonderstruck Book Review
Wonderstruck - Brian Selznick


“We are all cabinets of wonders.”


I cannot put into words what a work of art this book is. This story is told in two halves, Ben in words and Rose in illustrations. Both stories are told at the same time, with both children going on a similar journey at the same time which defiantly helps with the flow and marries the two together.


Bens story begins in Minnesota in June 1977, he's currently living with his aunt and uncle after the death of his mum. One night he finally goes back to his home and finds a bookmark in his mothers things. Ben decides it's time to find his dad, and heads to New York.


Rose starts off in New Jersey in October 1927, she's unhappy and alone as her she is kept inside because she is deaf. Her only visitor is her tutor. Like Ben, Rose sets off to New York to find actress Lillian Mayhew who she's watched in silent movies and is now performing on the stage.


This book and its story is beautiful, it may be for children but it hit me on such an emotional level. The emotions conveyed in the illustrations were unbelievable.


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text 2020-05-03 20:50
Traumatic Brain Injuries Treatment Market, Application, by gross margin and forecast to 2023

Global Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) Treatment Market Research Report: by treatment (immediate emergency care, medications (diuretics, analgesic and others), surgery), by end-users (hospitals, neurologist, independent pharmacies and others)—Forecast till 2023

Market Highlights:

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs from a violent blow or head injury that disturb the normal functioning of the brain. Every year TBI contributes to a substantial number of death and permanent disability. Elder age population holds the largest share of global traumatic brain injuries treatment market due to increasing incidence of road accident and high rate of hospitalization and is expected to grow staidly during the forecast period. Whereas on the basis of treatment, medication (drug) segment holds the highest share of this market. Increasing incidences of road traffic injury and the government initiatives to fund for traumatic brain injuries project will boost the traumatic brain injuries treatment market during assessment period.

Regional Analysis:

The market in the Americas is expected to dominate the global traumatic brain injuries treatment market during the forecast period owing to the increasing incidences of road traffic injuries and increasing hospitalization of geriatric population due to TBI. Additionally, the growing incidences of road traffic collision associated with the aging population are anticipated to boost the growth of the market in this region. Whereas North America holds the highest share of global traumatic brain injury treatment due to increasing number of TBI patients and increasing investment by government in research and development activity on diagnosis management. The European market is expected to be the second-largest due to government funding and support of the healthcare sector coupled with the growing incidence of elderly patients, increasing incidences of road traffic collision and funding by the government for traumatic brain injury project. Moreover, the market in Asia-Pacific is anticipated to be the fastest-growing during the assessment period owing to growing number of neurological centers and increasing incidences of road accident. The market in the Middle East & Africa is likely to account for the smallest share of this market. The market growth in this region can be attributed to increasing healthcare expenditure and developing healthcare infrastructure.


Global traumatic brain injuries treatment market is further segmented into treatment types and end-users.

Based on treatment types the market is segmented into immediate emergency care, medications, surgery. On basis of medication global traumatic brain injuries treatment market is further sub-segmented into diuretics, anti-seizure drugs, coma-inducing drugs, anti-anxiety agent, anti-depressants, anti-psychotics, analgesic, anti-convulsant and anti-coagulants.


Based on surgery, TBI market is further sub-segmented into removing clotted blood (hematomas), repairing skull fractures, bleeding in the brain, opening a window in the skull, rehabilitation.

On basis of end-users global TBI market is further segmented into hospitals, neurologist, rehabilitative center treatment, independent pharmacies and others.

Key Players:

Some of the key players in the Global Traumatic brain injuries treatment market  are Neuren Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Oxygen Biotherapeutics Inc, Ischemic,  Grace Laboratories LLC. Cognosci, Medicortex, Amarantus BioScience Holdings, Aldagen, TEVA Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., NeuroScience Pharmaceuticals, Targacept, BioDirection, Inc., QuesGen Systems, Inc., BrainScope Company, Inc., Oculogica, BrainScope Company, Inc, Vasopharm GmbH, Silver Creek Pharmaceuticals Inc, Stemedica Cell Technologies Inc, Neural Analytics Inc, Banayan Biomarkers Inc, Zimmer Biomet.

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review 2020-04-23 21:44
The GRAND Sophy
The Grand Sophy - Georgette Heyer

(seriously, I don't have a pithy summary for a review better that it's own title)


I had a total blast.


I love Heyer's harebrained MC's, and Sophy is an order of magnitude on any of hers I've read. I had so much fun with the way she's completely on top of all the chaos she sows around while working to set things as they should go, and I knew the ride I was setting myself to as soon as she appears, but even more when her friends start popping up and you realize they like her, respect her, will help her, but pray not to be the focus of her arrangements.


I also love all her side characters in all their glorious follies. I even enjoyed Eugenia, because she was such a perfect foil.


It's not that the end is in any way unexpected, but the getting there was hilarious and entertaining. I totally get why it's a favourite Heyer now. It's certainly elbowing up there in the podium.

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