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Clinically contextualised ECG interpretation: the impact of prior clinical exposure and case vignettes on ECG diagnostic

blog post image Does teaching ECGs with a clinical vignette improve training? Not greatly ... but having seen a condition previously (and presumably the ECG that went with it) is probably best. The researchers concluded that "ECG training should therefore not rely on experiential learning alone, but instead be supplemented...

Five reasons why COVID herd immunity is probably impossible Christie Aschwanden. Nature 2021 591:7851.

blog post image Even with vaccination efforts in full force, the theoretical threshold for vanquishing COVID-19 looks to be out of reach. Even with vaccination efforts in full force, the theoretical threshold for vanquishing COVID-19 looks to be out of reach.

Why Are COVID-19 Case Numbers Dropping?

blog post image "We don’t know. That part is easy. Also easy is that case numbers really are falling — it’s not just reduced testing — and it’s happening pretty much everywhere. Urban areas and rural. Red states and blue. Places with broad vaccine rollouts and those with hardly any. North and South America,...

Immunity to COVID-19 is probably higher than tests have shown: New research from Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University

blog post image Immunity to COVID-19 is probably higher than tests have shown: New research from Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital shows that many people with mild or asymptomatic COVID-19 demonstrate so-called T-cell-mediated immunity to the new coronavirus, even if they have not tested positively...

My next Tweet could be generated by a deep-learning neural network.

blog post image My next tweet could be generated by a deep-learning neural network. I've been training one. Would anyone notice the difference? Could I just hand over tweeting to my machine? Method: downloaded the last 3200 Tweets that I posted using allmytweets.netpruned the dates off and removed the RTs by using some...

Are you a populist right wing conservative? Have you been hooked recently?

blog post image If I wanted to find those who have a "conservative ideology" - so that I could share my views or influence them - I would do the following: set up a new account and start making contactsshare several of those technology scare hoax stories that you see posted e.g. Dance of the Pope virus video, the Andrea...

Benefits and harms of exercise programmes for people with ankylosing spondylitis. Cochrane review. "We found moderate- to

blog post image Benefits and harms of exercise programmes for people with ankylosing spondylitis. Cochrane review. "We found moderate- to low-quality evidence that exercise programmes probably slightly improve function, may reduce pain, and probably slightly reduce global patient assessment of disease activity, when...

Randomised experiment: If you're really unsure whether to quit your job or break up, you really probably should

blog post image Randomised experiment: If you're really unsure whether to quit your job or break up, you really probably should

Tales of the Undead ... Learning Theories: The Learning Pyramid | ACRLog The story and myth of Edgar Dale's cone of experience.

blog post image Tales of the Undead ... Learning Theories: The Learning Pyramid | ACRLog The story and myth of Edgar Dale's cone of experience. "If you’re involved with student learning, you are probably familiar with the Learning Pyramid. This diagram breaks down different modes of learning and argues that more...

Complexity in the evaluation of medical education - how would you evaluate this one? I am really enjoying putting together

blog post image Complexity in the evaluation of medical education - how would you evaluate this one? I am really enjoying putting together the 'current topics and controversies' week at the end of our module on 'evaluation' in the MSc/PgDip Medical Education programme at University of South Wales - though I am now...

re:Work - The five keys to a successful Google team: Psychological safety, Dependability, Structure & clarity, Meaning

blog post image re:Work - The five keys to a successful Google team: Psychological safety, Dependability, Structure & clarity, Meaning of work, and Impact of work. "Pod. Work group. Committee. Autonomous collective. Whatever you call it, you’re part of one at Google and probably wherever you work: a team. So...

Brexit and Trump explained and how (liberal) globalists have probably got it wrong. "When and Why Nationalism Beats Globalism:

blog post image Brexit and Trump explained and how (liberal) globalists have probably got it wrong. "When and Why Nationalism Beats Globalism: And how moral psychology can help explain and reduce tensions between the two. ... ... globalists often support high levels of immigration and reductions in national sovereignty;...

Javascript: The Good Parts - a nice little book that gives you a liking (almost) and patience with the language. The best

blog post image Javascript: The Good Parts - a nice little book that gives you a liking (almost) and patience with the language. The best part of this book is the description of the really awful parts of Javascript that are probably best avoided.

A computer program just ranked the most influential brain scientists of the modern era: Semantic Scholar extends its reach

blog post image A computer program just ranked the most influential brain scientists of the modern era: Semantic Scholar extends its reach to neuroscience, analyzing millions of science articles. What will the business of intelligent agents look like in coming years? The successful ones will be those with the best...

E-learning predictions for 2017. Joining the folly of futurists and pollsters here are my e-learning predictions for 2017.

blog post image E-learning predictions for 2017. Joining the folly of futurists and pollsters here are my e-learning predictions for 2017. I'm looking forward to engaging with as many of them as I can. Conversational technology. Why not have immediate access and personal learning support on platforms through messaging...

Good read. Animal Liberation by Peter Singer. A powerful book on animal rights written 40 years ago (updated 20 years ago

blog post image Good read. Animal Liberation by Peter Singer. A powerful book on animal rights written 40 years ago (updated 20 years ago and re-issued recently with an introduction by Yuval Hariri) and having stood the test of time and debate. It is called 'the bible' of the animal rights movement and rightly so ......

Good read. Obliquity by John Kay on behavioural economics. "The world is complex, imperfectly known, and our knowledge of

blog post image Good read. Obliquity by John Kay on behavioural economics. "The world is complex, imperfectly known, and our knowledge of it is incomplete, and these things will remain true however much we learn and however much we analyse it." That is why we need to be 'oblique' or muddle through rather than be direct...

Logical Fallacies and Internet Comments: After a few weeks of blistering comment sections on Scholarly Kitchen posts, it’s

blog post image Logical Fallacies and Internet Comments: After a few weeks of blistering comment sections on Scholarly Kitchen posts, it’s probably time to review the most common logical fallacies employed in arguing on the internet.

Evolution seems to have occurred a million times faster than natural selection alone could explain. Could nature be using

blog post image Evolution seems to have occurred a million times faster than natural selection alone could explain. Could nature be using some hidden process? Just read Probably Approximately Correct by Leslie Valiant (a computational theorist). It explores a special class of algorithms which he calls 'ecorthims' that...

Unified theory of ‘learning’ emerges – and it’s mind blowing. "You’ve probably never heard of James Mark Baldwin,

blog post image Unified theory of ‘learning’ emerges – and it’s mind blowing. "You’ve probably never heard of James Mark Baldwin, yet he turned out be one of the greats in learning theory. A 19th century psychologist, he introduced what is called the ‘Baldwin Effect’ into evolutionary theory."