2004

Treating depression chemically

7 November 2004

One reason that depression is so difficult to treat is that it can have a wide range of causes. If, as in most cases, an anti-depressant is prescribed, it is […]

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Optimists live longer

3 November 2004

Optimists may live longer but with Bush looking like he’ll get a second term, they’re obviously sadly deluded. > Go to Harvard Medical School > Go to anywhere else you […]

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Lecturer talks burglar out of home

29 October 2004

“A criminal psychology lecturer used techniques she teaches in class to talk a intruder she found in her bedroom out of her house.” Now that’s what I call applied psychology. […]

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Musicality: the balance of practice and talent

25 October 2004

If you are one of those people who believes that you are tone deaf then perhaps it is time to change your beliefs. New research into musically ‘talented’ people claims […]

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Chips Coming to a Brain Near You

24 October 2004

“Professor Theodore W. Berger, director of the Center for Neural Engineering at the University of Southern California, is creating a silicon chip implant that mimics the hippocampus, an area of […]

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Turning off every TV in the world

21 October 2004

Keeping my ear to the Internet ground as I do sometimes turns up a story that gives me renewed hope for the human race. A genius called Mitch Altman has […]

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Hard scientists have longer index fingers

21 October 2004

The beauty of research like this is that you can go around pulling people’s fingers all day. Simply tell them that a longer index compared to ring finger is a […]

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