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Slogans trigger resistance while logos slip through -- vaughanbell @ mindhacks
Slogans trigger resistance while logos slip through    --  vaughanbell @ mindhacks
It seems that while slogans are read as being deliberately persuasive, logos slip under our advertising radar and trigger a series of brain-friendly associations built up by the company.
分类:    2011-8-5 04:30
The science of hot -- vaughanbell @ mindhacks
The science of hot    --  vaughanbell @ mindhacks
Unfortunately, because the BBC isn’t normal, if you want to download the podcast you have to go to a different page or grab file from a direct link to the mp3 .
分类:    2011-8-4 04:41
The brain melting internet -- vaughanbell @ mindhacks
The brain melting internet    --  vaughanbell @ mindhacks
Quite frankly, I’ve become fed up with discussing the evidence that refutes such outlandish claims but The Lay Scientist has a brilliant parody that manages to catch the main thrust behind h ...
分类:    2011-8-2 04:53
Not Spike Activity -- vaughanbell @ mindhacks
Not Spike Activity    --  vaughanbell @ mindhacks
So until I return to a more predictable pace of life, I’m afraid they’re going to be taking a break, although a well earned one I hope.
分类:    2011-8-1 04:50
Interfacing with the brain -- vaughanbell @ mindhacks
Interfacing with the brain    --  vaughanbell @ mindhacks
The programme looks at the some of the cutting-edge research motivated by the US Military’s need to replace lots of limbs blown off in combat.
分类:    2011-8-1 04:32
Patients and power struggles -- vaughanbell @ mindhacks
Patients and power struggles    --  vaughanbell @ mindhacks
It’s by history of psychiatry ninja (not his official title) Andrew Scull , who tracks the events behind the waxing and waning of mental health fashions and how they have played out among profe ...
分类:    2011-7-30 04:52
What Big Eyes You Have -- @ Neuroskeptic
What Big Eyes You Have
    -- @ Neuroskeptic
According to the BBC , a new study has found that northern peoples have bigger eyes - and bigger brains.
分类:    2011-7-30 02:36
Musket to a brain surgeon -- vaughanbell @ mindhacks
Musket to a brain surgeon    --  vaughanbell @ mindhacks
The piece is packed with amazing case vignettes of people who have suffered serious frontal lobe injury but were described as relatively unaffected.
分类:    2011-7-29 04:37
Diagnostic dilemma, innit bruv -- vaughanbell @ mindhacks
Diagnostic dilemma, innit bruv    --  vaughanbell @ mindhacks
Detailed and repeated assessment of mental state found a normal affect, no delusions, hallucinations, or catatonia, and no cognitive dysfunction. His speech, however, was peppered with what seemed (t ...
分类:    2011-7-28 04:51
Brain Connectivity, Or Head Movement? -- @ Neuroskeptic
Brain Connectivity, Or Head Movement?
    -- @ Neuroskeptic
"It's pretty painless. Basically you just need to lie there and make sure you don't move your head".
分类:    2011-7-28 02:32
The princess who swallowed a glass piano -- vaughanbell @ mindhacks
The princess who swallowed a glass piano    --  vaughanbell @ mindhacks
The programme was created by writer and poet Deborah Levy who “considers the true story of Princess Alexandra Amelie of Bavaria , 1826-1875 who at the age of 23 was observed awkwardly walking ...
分类:    2011-7-27 04:36
Ban These Sick Ape-Man Frankensteins -- @ Neuroskeptic
Ban These Sick Ape-Man Frankensteins
    -- @ Neuroskeptic
According to a new report , urgent action is required to stop scientists creating a monstrous race of apes with fully functional human brains (just as Christine O'Donnell warned us about those mic ...
分类:    2011-7-26 02:59
The scent of the past -- vaughanbell @ mindhacks
The scent of the past    --  vaughanbell @ mindhacks
To put smells in a historical context is to add a whole dimension to how we understand the world. Boston’s Back Bay, for instance, has at different times been filled with the smells of a saltwater ma ...
分类:    2011-7-25 04:56
Writing on cocaine, literally -- vaughanbell @ mindhacks
Writing on cocaine, literally    --  vaughanbell @ mindhacks
The book is called ‘An Anatomy of Addiction’ and looks at how psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud and pioneering surgeon William Halsted became heavily dependent on the drug.
分类:    2011-7-25 04:32
The role of Facebook and Twitter in scientific citations and impact factors -- VOYTEK @ OSCI. THOUGHTS
The role of Facebook and Twitter in scientific citations and impact factors    -- VOYTEK @ OSCI. THOUGHTS
This past weekend I was messing around on the internets (when I should have been relaxing by a river) when I was struck by a question: is there a way to see what impact social media has had on science ...
分类:    2011-7-24 04:42
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