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Internet dating and the science of fire starting -- vaughanbell @ mindhacks
Internet dating and the science of fire starting    --  vaughanbell @ mindhacks
The piece explores how the big names of internet matchmaking attempt to strike up sparks between you and millions of other people and how they play off what attracts people in face-to-face encounters.
分类:    2011-7-1 04:48
The Ginger Jake poisonings -- vaughanbell @ mindhacks
The Ginger Jake poisonings    --  vaughanbell @ mindhacks
During the prohibition, alcohol was banned but people got buzzed the best way they could. One way was through a highly alcoholic liquid called Jamaica Ginger or ‘Jake’ that got round the ...
分类:    2011-7-1 04:43
Epilepsy, inside and out -- vaughanbell @ mindhacks
Epilepsy, inside and out    --  vaughanbell @ mindhacks
I was really struck by this part, as it shows how even trained medical professionals can unnecessarily freak out when they see someone having a seizure:
分类:    2011-6-30 04:43
Eagle-Eyed Autism? No. -- @ Neuroskeptic
Eagle-Eyed Autism? No.
    -- @ Neuroskeptic
An interesting and refreshing paper from Simon Baron-Cohen's autism group from Cambridge. The results themselves are pretty boring - they found that people with autism have normal vision.
分类:    2011-6-30 02:47
The malware of medical science -- vaughanbell @ mindhacks
The malware of medical science    --  vaughanbell @ mindhacks
A report published in the Archives of Internal Medicine examined documents uncovered in legal cases that show that a drug trial called ‘Study of Neurontin: Titrate to Effect, Profile of Safe ...
分类:    2011-6-29 04:38
Machine-Readable Psychiatry -- @ Neuroskeptic
Machine-Readable Psychiatry
    -- @ Neuroskeptic
The idea of trawling the internet to discover what people think about medications is a fascinating one and I've covered some attempts to do this in the past, but it's not easy. And there's something ...
分类:    2011-6-29 02:36
From character analysis to orgasm batteries -- vaughanbell @ mindhacks
From character analysis to orgasm batteries    --  vaughanbell @ mindhacks
Reich was one of Freud’s inner circle but decided to propose his own ideas rather than follow the Freudian orthodoxy, something which got him promptly kicked out of the chosen few.
分类:    2011-6-28 04:48
A 30 second piece of our minds -- vaughanbell @ mindhacks
A 30 second piece of our minds    --  vaughanbell @ mindhacks
It’s been edited by Christian Jarret of the BPS Research Digest and includes contributions from me, Mo Costandi , Dave Munger and Tom Stafford .
分类:    2011-6-28 04:30
An unusual form of the Babinski reflex -- vaughanbell @ mindhacks
An unusual form of the Babinski reflex    --  vaughanbell @ mindhacks
Babinski stayed with Henry Head in London. He spoke no English but on retiring wanted to use a bidet and summoned the butler who spoke no French; he therefore used sign language to indicate what he w ...
分类:    2011-6-27 04:39
The Brain Is Not Made Of Soup -- @ Neuroskeptic
The Brain Is Not Made Of Soup
    -- @ Neuroskeptic
A critical article about psychiatry has been doing the rounds. Regular Neuroskeptic readers will be all too familiar with the issues here, but to many people they're news.
分类:    2011-6-26 02:49
A dose of female intelligence -- vaughanbell @ mindhacks
A dose of female intelligence    --  vaughanbell @ mindhacks
Of course, the findings could also be as accurately described as showing that men make groups more stupid, although the researchers are far too tactful to mention this particular interpretation.
分类:    2011-6-25 04:51
Blind Spots & Braintrust -- @ Neuroskeptic
Blind Spots & Braintrust
    -- @ Neuroskeptic
This is a review of two recently published books about ethics: Bazerman and Tenbrunsel's Blind Spots (not to be confused with this one ), and Patricia Churchland's Braintrust .
分类:    2011-6-25 02:40
In search of invisible violence -- vaughanbell @ mindhacks
In search of invisible violence    --  vaughanbell @ mindhacks
Inattentional blindness is the phenomenon where we don’t notice something seemingly obvious because we are paying attention to some other details.
分类:    2011-6-24 04:59
My Grandma: Neurophilosopher -- @ Neuroskeptic
My Grandma: Neurophilosopher
    -- @ Neuroskeptic
John Galliano is the British designer who got videoed being a bit unpleasant and ended up in court on racism charges.
分类:    2011-6-24 02:56
The trouble with psychiatry -- vaughanbell @ mindhacks
The trouble with psychiatry    --  vaughanbell @ mindhacks
It brilliantly captures the fights over diagnosis and the DSM, the problem of drug companies buying influence by paying physicians, and why the promises of drug treatments are often propped up with ma ...
分类:    2011-6-23 04:49
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