Stop Saying ‘I Feel Like’

“In the 1990s, after many years of studying patients with brain damage, the neuroscientist Antonio Damasio put forward a hypothesis that is now widely accepted: In a healthy brain, emotional input is a crucial part of reasoning and decision making.” – Stop Saying ‘I Feel Like’

Ebola and the Fiction of Quarantine – The New Yorker

“The legal theorist Jennifer Elsea has drawn parallels between the rights of the quarantined and those of American citizens who have been deemed “enemy combatants.” Both medically quarantined subjects and detained terrorist suspects are examples, Elsea’s work suggests, of how the rights of citizens can be put on hold for indefinite periods of time. If… Continue reading Ebola and the Fiction of Quarantine – The New Yorker