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Subtle word change affects election participation -- vaughanbell @ mindhacks
Subtle word change affects election participation    --  vaughanbell @ mindhacks
A new study led by psychologist Christopher Bryan and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences investigated how the sense of self motivates the public act of voting.
分类:    2011-7-23 04:57
New Antidepressant - Old Tricks -- @ Neuroskeptic
New Antidepressant - Old Tricks
    -- @ Neuroskeptic
The past decade has been a bad one for antidepressant manufacturers.
分类:    2011-7-23 02:43
What Did Marc Hauser Do? -- @ Neuroskeptic
What Did Marc Hauser Do?
    -- @ Neuroskeptic
Marc Hauser, the cognitive psychologist who's been under scrutiny over a case of scientific misconduct since August last year ( see past posts ), has resigned from Harvard University.
分类:    2011-7-22 02:48
Blindsight and Consciousness In The Brain -- @ Neuroskeptic
Blindsight and Consciousness In The Brain
    -- @ Neuroskeptic
A new paper claims to show the neural activity associated with consciously seeing something: Awareness-related activity in prefrontal and parietal cortices in blindsight reflec ...
分类:    2011-7-21 02:42
Google, memory and the damp drawers Olympics -- vaughanbell @ mindhacks
Google, memory and the damp drawers Olympics    --  vaughanbell @ mindhacks
‘Poor memory? Blame Google’ claimed The Guardian . ‘Internet search engines cause poor memory, scientists claim’ said The Telegraph . ‘Google turning us into forget ...
分类:    2011-7-19 04:33
The buried story of Los 33 -- vaughanbell @ mindhacks
The buried story of Los 33    --  vaughanbell @ mindhacks
The article looks at the largely unknown story of the how the men’s families dealt with the days leading up to their rescue, who were not even known to be alive until their famous note appeared ...
分类:    2011-7-18 04:55
Antipsychotics and the profit panacea -- vaughanbell @ mindhacks
Antipsychotics and the profit panacea    --  vaughanbell @ mindhacks
The huge rise in prescriptions has been sparked by the availability of a relatively new class of drugs called ‘atypical antipsychotics’.
分类:    2011-7-17 04:57
Why Netflixs' price hike is a brilliant move -- VOYTEK @ OSCI. THOUGHTS
Why Netflixs' price hike is a brilliant move    -- VOYTEK @ OSCI. THOUGHTS
Why Netflixs' price hike is a brilliant move
分类:    2011-7-17 04:52
Working memory and cognitive enhancement -- VOYTEK @ OSCI. THOUGHTS
Working memory and cognitive enhancement    -- VOYTEK @ OSCI. THOUGHTS
Quora sucked me in again this weekend... I wrote three long answers over there to the following questions:
分类:    2011-7-17 04:36
Violent Brains In The Supreme Court -- @ Neuroskeptic
Violent Brains In The Supreme Court
    -- @ Neuroskeptic
Back in June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a Californian law banning the sale of violent videogames to children was unconstitutional because it violated the right to free speech.
分类:    2011-7-16 02:35
Book review: Crazy Like Us -- vaughanbell @ mindhacks
Book review: Crazy Like Us    --  vaughanbell @ mindhacks
‘Imperialism’ is perhaps too strong a word, as Watters is neither overtly political nor tiresomely polemic in his analysis, which results in one of the most engaging, accessible and well-researched ...
分类:    2011-7-15 04:43
New Brain Cells: Torrent, or Trickle? -- @ Neuroskeptic
New Brain Cells: Torrent, or Trickle?
    -- @ Neuroskeptic
An important paper just out asks, Could adult hippocampal neurogenesis be relevant for human behavior?
分类:    2011-7-15 02:44
The Brain Is Not Made of DNA -- @ Neuroskeptic
The Brain Is Not Made of DNA
    -- @ Neuroskeptic
A new paper claims to have found A novel functional brain imaging endophenotype of autism .
分类:    2011-7-14 02:54
Two weeks of hell, forty years ago -- vaughanbell @ mindhacks
Two weeks of hell, forty years ago    --  vaughanbell @ mindhacks
It makes for a fascinating read as it not only gets Zimbardo to comment on the eventually out-of-control study but also talks to one of the abusive ‘guards’ (now a mortgage salesman) one ...
分类:    2011-7-11 04:40
Couch of desire -- vaughanbell @ mindhacks
Couch of desire    --  vaughanbell @ mindhacks
They often turn up on eBay searches or can be tracked down through searching Google Images where titles like ‘Try My Couch’ and ‘Orgy Office’ have found a special place in ...
分类:    2011-7-11 04:30
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