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Mar 12, 2012

1) Cognition in the minimally-conscious state and 2) Topic of the month: Recent book, Your medical mind: How to decide what is right for you. This podcast for the Neurology Journal begins and closes with Dr. Robert Gross, Editor-in-Chief, briefly discussing highlighted articles from the print issue of Neurology. In the second segment Dr. Thomas Cochrane interviews Dr. Damian Cruse about his paper on etiology and covert cognition in the minimally-conscious state. Dr. Stacey Clardy is reading our e-Pearl of the week about Moyamoya disease. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Ted Burns interviews Drs. Groopman and Hartzband about cognitive errors or biases that can influence our ability to diagnose. Next week, Dr. Burns will interview Drs Groopman and Hartzband about risk-benefit ratios. The participants had nothing to disclose except Drs. Cochrane, Cruse, Clardy, Burns, Groopman and Hartzband.Dr. Cochrane received royalties from the publication of the book First Aid for the Boards: Neurology.Dr. Cruse has received research support from Medical Research Council UK and the Canada Excellence Research Chair Program.Dr. Clardy serves on the editorial team for the Neurology® Resident and Fellow Section. Dr. Burns serves as Podcast Editor for Neurology®; performs EMG studies in his neuromuscular practice (30% effort); and has received research support from the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America and Knopp Neurosciences Inc..Dr. Groopman receives royalties from the publication of the book Your Medical Mind.Dr. Hartzband receives royalties from the publication of the book Your Medical Mind.