I started this blog in February 2015 to curate recent research primarily found on PNAS.org. After reading dozens of PNAS studies where the findings weren’t warranted by the data, culminating in The link between scientific value and content is broken at PNAS.org a year later, I now mainly curate studies that are immediately freely and fully available from researchers whose goal is to advance science.

Sometimes I relate principles of Dr. Arthur Janov’s Primal Therapy to studies. Its paradigm encourages research into treatment of causes. Its philosophical framework – gradually addressing the sources of damage may reverse consequent damaging effects – is productive in conceptualizing epigenetic research.

Dr. Janov was also the main inspiration for the title of this blog, Surface Your Real Self. One day I’ll get around to a graphic that expresses the “surface” aspect from my experiences on four submarines.


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