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1374183.  Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:13 pm Reply with quote

Hello. Is it likely that anyone from the show will read this? I'm looking for a reference mentioned in an episode in 2010 that may help enlighten me as to the symptoms of a condition for which I'm currently being treated.

I am likely to have sinus surgery soon (the relevance of this will become clear). I came across a Youtube clip of QI, Series G, Ep. 6 'Genius" from January 2010 in which Stephen Fry references two scientific papers on the subject of unilateral nostril breathing. My surgery is to correct a problem with my breathing. Stephen mentioned symptoms such as impaired spatial awareness and negative emotions. I have experienced these symptoms. I was able to find the first paper mentioned, by Block, et al., 1989, but cannot locate the second paper dealing with emotion because Stephen did not name it.

So, to my question: would someone from QI be able to find out the title of this second paper?

Youtube clip

First paper mentioned

1374190.  Wed Feb 10, 2021 5:08 pm Reply with quote

Hi MSR, I've had a look through the research notes from the G Series.

The other paper to which Stephen referred was this one. As with the Block et al paper to which you link, only the abstract is freely available.

The entire paper is available for 44.00, or to those with university or NHS credentials.

1374630.  Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:35 pm Reply with quote

Hi suze, thank you for looking this up!

Much appreciated!


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