#ProtectingSight #416: The case for curiosity-driven research. Diamond blades & homonymous hemianopsia without structural correlate. Reading more history & fewer forecasts.

Welcome to my daily learning journal. Here is today’s list:

1. Ted Talk – Suzie Sheehy: The case for curiosity-driven research. “Seemingly pointless scientific research can lead to extraordinary discoveries, says physicist Suzie Sheehy. In a talk and tech demo, she shows how many of our modern technologies are tied to centuries-old, curiosity-driven experiments — and makes the case for investing in more to arrive at a deeper understanding of the world.” (ted.com description)

2. Cataract Surgery – Uday Devgan MD – 1184: diamond blades / keratomes. Excellent pearls.

3. Andrew Lee MD – Homonymous hemianopsia with no structural correlate.

Dr. Lee’s neuro-ophthalmology reviews are perfect for lifelong learning.

4. Gautam Baid – The Joys of Compounding: The Passionate Pursuit of Lifelong Learning, Revised and Updated (Heilbrunn Center for Graham & Dodd Investing Series). Chapter 26, “Read More History and Fewer Forecasts.” Superb pearls on ignoring noise & optimizing a long-term plan.

I continue to enjoy books on value investing, lifelong learning, mental models, and more. Excellent chapters with amazing quotations.

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