Evidence of initial success for China exiting COVID-19 social distancing policy after achieving containment

By: Kylie E C Ainslie, Caroline Walters, Han Fu, Sangeeta Bhatia, Haowei Wang, Marc Baguelin, Samir Bhatt, Adhiratha Boonyasiri, Olivia Boyd, Lorenzo Cattarino, Constanze Ciavarella, , Zulma Cucunubá, Gina CuomoDannenburg, Amy Dighe, Ilaria Dorigatti, Sabine L van Elsland, Rich FitzJohn,

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Fundamental principles of epidemic spread highlight the immediate need for large-scale serological surveys to assess the stage of the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic

Jose Lorenco, Robert Paton, Mahan Ghafari, Moritz Kraemer, Craig Thompson, Peter Simmonds, Paul Klenerman, Sunetra Gupta In: not yet published Date: 25 March, 2020 Summary Three phases of the spread of a novel pathogenic infectious agent: Slow accumulation of new

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Evidence of initial success for China exiting COVID-19 social distancing policy after achieving containment

By: Kylie E C Ainslie, Caroline Walters, Han Fu, Sangeeta Bhatia, Haowei Wang, Marc Baguelin, Samir Bhatt, Adhiratha Boonyasiri, Olivia Boyd, Lorenzo Cattarino, Constanze Ciavarella, , Zulma Cucunubá, Gina CuomoDannenburg, Amy Dighe, Ilaria Dorigatti, Sabine L van Elsland, Rich FitzJohn,

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Impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) to reduce COVID19 mortality and healthcare demand

By: Neil M Ferguson, Daniel Laydon, Gemma Nedjati-Gilani, Natsuko Imai, Kylie Ainslie, Marc Baguelin, Sangeeta Bhatia, Adhiratha Boonyasiri, Zulma Cucunubá, Gina Cuomo-Dannenburg, Amy Dighe, Ilaria Dorigatti, Han Fu, Katy Gaythorpe, Will Green, Arran Hamlet, Wes Hinsley, Lucy C Okell, Sabine

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Statistical Consequences of Fat Tails

Chapter 3 Only. By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb Chapter 3 – Fat Tails and Their Effects, An Introduction Spotting fat tails through negative empiricism: As we gather information, we can rule (other) distributions out. If we see a 20 sigma event,

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A Deep-Dream Virtual Reality Platform for Studying Altered Perceptual Phenomenology

By: Keisuke Suzuki, Warrick Roseboom, David J. Schwartzman & Anil K. Seth In: Nature, Scientific Reports, 7 Date: 22 November 2017 Key Concepts: Altered states of consciousness (ASC): Qualitative alteration in the overall pattern of mental functioning. The experiencer feels

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Model hallucinations

By: Philip Gerrans and Chris Letheby In: Aeon Date: 2018 Key Concepts: Psychedelics: Induce an altered state of consciousness known as ‘ego dissolution’. Sensations of self-transcendence. A feeling in which the mind is put in touch more directly and intensely

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Characterization and prediction of acute and sustained response to psychedelic psilocybin in a mindfulness group retreat

By: Lukasz Smigielski, Michael Kometer, Milan Scheidegger, Rainer Krähenmann, Theo Huber & Franz X. Vollenweider In: Nature, Scientific Reports, 9 Date: 24 October 2019 Key Concepts: Meditation and psilocybin can promote a spectrum of altered states of consciousness Psilocybin: Can

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REBUS and the Anarchic Brain

Toward a Unified Model of the Brain Action of Psychedelics By: R. L. Carhart-Harris and K. J. Friston In: Pharmacological Reviews Date: July 2019 Key Takeaways: Brains make models to reduce uncertainty: guess, test and revise. Guess: best-guess statistical approximations

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Researchers Find a Way to Mimic Clinical Trials Using Genetics

By: Gary Taubes In: MIT Technology Review Date: August 28, 2018 Key Quotes: Epidemiology. Study and analysis of the distribution, patterns and determinants of health and disease conditions in defined populations. How often diseases occur in different groups of people

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