Actionable summary: Know what is in your control and not in your control. Pursue wisdom, justice, temperance and courage. We can do anything we want to do. At least, that's what we're taught by schools, the government, the media, and our parents. And it is an inspirational message. It is also a useless one. As… Continue reading Why Stoicism?
I recently read a fascinating article from the UK by Tabor and colleagues (https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1005142). It posits that chronic pain occurs because our brain can't accurately assess the threat to the body. As this continues, our perception continues with that out-of-date analysis, resulting in the maintenance of pain. Let's move back a bit and talk about… Continue reading A Bayesian Model for Chronic Pain
Let's start by jumping right into the deep end: Bayesian analysis. If you've ever taken statistics, then more likely than not, you've heard of this concept. However, I bet most people's training have been in frequentist statistics, so they're not as familiar with Bayesian statistics. I will avoid going on a long history lesson and… Continue reading Bayes: Update complete!