2004

My imaginary friend

7 September 2004

Research has shown that it isn’t such a bad thing for children to have imaginary friends or hear voices. While these are indicators of possible dysfunction in adults, it seems […]

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Monday fillers

6 September 2004

Couple of little filler stories today: one about how people have their best ideas just before they go to sleep. This has been written about extensively by Paul Martin in […]

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Science of psychology applied to gamers

3 September 2004

I can’t believe in a massive industry like this, that this hasn’t already been done. It seems incredible that companies have simply been relying on ‘industry wisdom’. That is code […]

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Memory illuminated by sign language

1 September 2004

Some proper science here at last. I get a little nervous when I’ve been posting too many fluffy pieces about dating or life coaches! This study updates the theories about […]

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Being single NOT worse for you than smoking

31 August 2004

This story has come around again that being single is worse for you than smoking – this time in The Independent. I pointed out this story a couple of weeks […]

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Bad mood improves memory

31 August 2004

Journos seem surprised by this study that found that those who were in a bad mood were better eye witnesses than those in a good mood. To me, it makes […]

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Newsflash: Children are humans too!

31 August 2004

Adults are always a bit sniffy about the latest trends in children’s fashions. One of the newest is apparently the popularity of tatoos – not real ones but spray on. […]

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