Protecting Sight #261: The transformative power of video games. The 6 causes of CN VI Palsy. Occam’s Razor & the beauty of simplicity.

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, podcast, or significant work.

Here is today’s list:

1. Ted Talk – Herman Narula: The transformative power of video games. “A full third of the world’s population — 2.6 billion people — play video games, plugging into massive networks of interaction that have opened up opportunities well beyond entertainment. In a talk about the future of the medium, entrepreneur Herman Narula makes the case for a new understanding of gaming — one that includes the power to create new worlds, connect people and shape the economy.” (ted.com)

I’m struck by how social media has amplified our many differences, and really made us more who we are in the presence of other people. I think games could really start to create an opportunity for us to empathize again. To have shared adversity, shared opportunity. 

Herman Narula (Ted Talk)

This is a most enjoyable & eye-opening Ted Talk. Great storyteller. Well worth watching as video gaming continues to grow worldwide.

2. Cataract Surgery – Uday Devgan MD – 1029: First year in practice cataract. Congrats Dr. Ludlow on an excellent technique.

3. Andrew Lee MD – The 6 causes of CN VI Palsy – Dr. Lee’s neuro-ophthalmology reviews are around 5 minutes. High-yield insights and pearls.

4. The Great Mental Models Volume 1: General Thinking Concepts by Shane Parrish and Rhiannon Beaubien. 2019. “Occam’s Razor.” As medical students, we were taught to always look for the horses & not the zebras. Each chapter is filled with insights and pearls.

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