Negative experiences can stop painkillers working

A patient’s belief that a drug will not work can become a self fulfilling prophecy, according to researchers. They showed the benefits of painkillers could be boosted or completely wiped out by manipulating expectations. The study, published in Science Translational Medicine, also identifies the regions of the brain which are affected. Experts said this could […]

Emil Cioran, el ateo creyente

“Soy un extranjero para la policía, para Dios, para mí mismo”. Este es quizá el lapidario y fulgurante carnet de identidad de Emil Cioran, nacido hace cien años, el 8 de abril de 1911 en Rasinari, en la Transilvania rumana. Este inclasificable escritor-pensador, en 1937, a los 26 años, emigró a París, donde vivió hasta […]