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There’s an old Zen Buddhist tale about a man and a horse. The horse is galloping full speed ahead, and passersby assume the rider must be going somewhere important. “Where are you going?” shouts a…
One of my favorite movies of all time is “Inception”. Mainly because I’ve had a lifelong obsession with lucid dreaming, and the film does a reasonable job of depicting what it’s actually like. Of course, if it were more accurate the characters would get swept up in how real everything seemed, and keep forgetting they were in a dream.
Throughout his presidency, Donald Trump made it clear that his version of reality was robust enough to resist influence from any amount of hard “science” or factual claims. By selectively filtering out information that didn’t serve him, he created a reality that suited him better.
Dr. Cameron Sepah, assistant clinical professor at UCSF medical school, had no idea of the media attention his idea would attract when he chose the catchy name “dopamine fasting”.