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How Does a Cup of Coffee Keep You Awake?

Hi all! This is The Weekly Cue from a medical student for the curious and eager to learn. A newslette
The Weekly Cue
How Does a Cup of Coffee Keep You Awake?
By Martin Verbic • Issue #15 • View online
Hi all!
This is The Weekly Cue from a medical student for the curious and eager to learn. A newsletter with resources from the world of medicine, thinking, learning and success that resonated with me.
In this issue, I share some fascinating effects of caffeine, a 90-year old Nobel Prize winner, ghosts and a story of a marathon champ.
Hope you enjoy!
Martin

Here’s my try at going towards a slightly more medically-focused blog. I start with a simple, yet incredibly interesting theme about caffeine and its physiologic effects on our body. It also has significant implications and consequences regarding our sleep - read more here.
Being a fan of Vienna, its Medical University and medicine in general it’s hard to miss that Eric Kandel just turned 90 years old. He made seminal contributions into understanding the human brain, specifically our memory. He was awarded a Nobel Prize in 2000 for his discovery that the brain changes in the strength of neuronal connections when we learn. Read this piece for a more detailed insight into what went down in Vienna last Friday and just see his joy in this photo below.
Eric Kandel (right) and the Medical University's rector Markus Müller (left).
Eric Kandel (right) and the Medical University's rector Markus Müller (left).
What I’m excited about: Ghost 3.0
I tweeted out a couple of weeks ago, that Ghost (the platform I blog on) announced a new version. I’m so happy I chose them over some other platforms because I now see they will keep developing in the right direction of independent publishing. They announced some awesome new features that I’ll be adding to my website in a few weeks - stay tuned.
Speaking of Ghost…
Do you want to learn how to set up your blog from scratch, from start to finish? And you happen to be in Slovenia? Well, I have a free workshop on just that topic. We cover everything from local development, to design and hosting. Even though one session was already completed last week, we have 2 more coming…and you haven’t missed that much. Want to join us? Drop me a line here.
An interesting article about how a marathon champion thinks and how she trains - despite having children at home. I like how it shows that running is the source of her satisfaction. It has to be since she’s been running her entire life.
Did you enjoy this issue?
Martin Verbic

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