Readers Respond to "Chronic Boredom May Be a Sign of Poor Health"

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Thus, neurons are not passively awaiting the surge of oxygenated blood associated with the “blood flow increase everywhere in the body” from exercise. Rather neurons activate the muscles engaging in exercise and regulate both systemic circulation and brain microcirculation to ensure that the metabolic needs of their own increased activity are met.

Michael J. Soso

Because of an editing error, in Robert Epstein's review of Gary Greenberg's The Book of Woe [Reviews and Recommendations, September/October 2013], the publisher of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual is incorrectly printed as the American Psychological Association. The publisher of the DSM is the American Psychiatric Association. Also, the review of Melody Moezzi's Haldol and Hyacinths in the same issue misstated the author's homeland: it is Iran. We regret the errors.

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