Protecting Sight #55: The brain function of altruistic people. Learning about AI & deep learning as Huck & Jim reunite.

Welcome to my daily learning journal. My daily goal is to watch one Ted Talk and one cataract surgery. I also plan to read one journal article and read/listen to a book chapter, short story or significant work.

Here’s today’s list:

1. Ted Talk – Abilgail Marsh PhD – Why some people are more altruistic than others. “Why do some people do selfless things, helping other people even at risk to their own well-being? Psychology researcher Abigail Marsh studies the motivations of people who do extremely altruistic acts, like donating a kidney to a complete stranger. Are their brains just different?” (

A compelling talk. 12 minutes.

2. Cataract Surgery – Uday Devgan MD – MSICS (Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery). Great teaching case & narration.

Example Segmentation of Intraretinal Fluid (IRF)

3. Journal article – Mehta N, Lee CS, Mendonça LSM, et al. Model-to-Data Approach for Deep Learning in Optical Coherence Tomography Intraretinal Fluid Segmentation. JAMA Ophthalmol. Published online August 06, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.2769

Artificial intelligencemachine learningneural networks, and deep learning … the future is now!

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4. Book Chapter – Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn., SparkNotes, and Gutenberg. Chapters 18. Huck & Jim reunite!

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