Norman Doidge, a contributing writer for Tablet, is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and author of The Brain That Changes Itself and The Brain’s Way of Healing.
A new book examines the complex relationship between the mind of someone with dementia and the mind of the person caring for them
Chapter II: The kernel brilliance of vaccines
Chapter III: A new plague descends
Why so many are hesitant to get the COVID vaccines, and what we can do about it.
Chapter IV: Getting Out
Growing indications that viral enhancement research gone awry is still in play as a possible cause of the pandemic
There are more reasonable approaches to science and COVID-19 than the ‘eradication’ mentality that we lean on. Here’s an example of one.
A startling investigation into how a cheap, well-known drug became a political football in the midst of a pandemic
The randomized control trial controversy: Why one size doesn’t fit all and why we need observational studies, case histories, and even anecdotes if we are to have personalized medicine
On the eve of Tisha B’Av, a rumination on how we experience our worst misfortunes as punishments, and how some move from that to self-punishment and then to punishing others
Becoming worshippers at the altar of ‘Science.’ Bad for our health, bad for science, bad for society.
Purity and danger: Why some are strangely comforted by lockdowns, fearful of herd immunity, and quick to punish anyone who questions the stark choice between them
Journal of a Plague: When it comes to disease, sometimes the enemy has to be at the gates, or even inside them, before the Behavioral Immune System will start to mount a defense
Journal of a Plague: The somewhat paranoid ‘behavioral immune system’ you never knew you had, that may be making you miserable but is helping to keep you alive
Introducing a new column, for our new moment