Curiosity Daily Podcast: Hack Your Short-Term Memory, The Wild Origins of Gallbladder Surgery, and Does Chocolate Cause Acne Breakouts?
Learn about whether chocolate actually causes acne breakouts; how to get around Miller’s law, which describes the limits of your short-term memory; and why one of the first gallbladder surgeries happened on a kitchen table.
Episode Show Notes:
Does chocolate actually cause breakouts? by Andrea Michelson
- Kitchens, S. (2012, June 5). Does Chocolate Cause Acne? A Top Dermatologist Gives Us The Real Answer. HuffPost; HuffPost. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/does-chocolate-cause-acne_n_1566076
- Palmer, A. (2020). Should You Avoid Eating Chocolate If It Causes Acne? Verywell Health. https://www.verywellhealth.com/does-chocolate-cause-acne-15519
- Mahmood SN; Bowe WP. (2014). Diet and Acne Update: Carbohydrates Emerge as the Main Culprit. Journal of Drugs in Dermatology : JDD, 13(4). https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24719062/
- Coates, H. (2020, February 26). The Confusing Truth About Dairy – And How It Really Affects Your Skin. British Vogue. https://www.vogue.co.uk/beauty/article/is-dairy-bad-for-your-skin
Your Short-Term Memory Can Only Hold 7 Items (But You Can Use This Trick) by Ashley Hamer
- Classics in the History of Psychology -- Miller (1956). (2020). Yorku.ca. http://psychclassics.yorku.ca/Miller/
- The Link & Story Methods: Remembering a Simple List. (2017). Mindtools.com. https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newTIM_01.htm
One of the first gallbladder surgeries happened on a kitchen table by Cameron Duke
- About Halsted. (2011). Halstedthedocumentary.Org. http://halstedthedocumentary.org/halsted.php
- Bryson, B. (2020). The body : a guide for occupants. Doubleday.
- Imber, M.D., G. (2011). Genius On The Edge: The Bizarre Double Life Of Dr. William Stewart Halsted. Kaplan.
- Tholey, D. (2020). Jaundice in Adults. Merck Manuals Consumer Version; Merck Manuals. https://www.merckmanuals.com/home/liver-and-gallbladder-disorders/manifestations-of-liver-disease/jaundice-in-adults
- Rankin, J. S. (2006). William Stewart Halsted. Annals of Surgery, 243(3), 418–425. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.sla.0000201546.94163.00
- William Stewart Halsted. (2019). NNDB.com. https://www.nndb.com/people/121/000161635/
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