January 2005

Removing barriers to safe motoring

31 January 2005

It’s a kind of back to basics approach for motorists. In these experimental stretches of road, gone are road markings, curbs, traffic islands, barriers and even traffic lights. Instead we […]

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Computer use good for literacy skills

31 January 2005

This study tested what effect computer use by students had on reading and writing skills. Surprisingly student’s use of a computer during the school year improved their scores in the […]

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Crazy in love

30 January 2005

A US company is selling this bear in a straight-jacket ahead of Valentine’s Day. Naturally some priggish Americans have claimed it stigmatises mental illness. Fortunately executives at The Vermont Teddy […]

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Follow-up Friday

28 January 2005

How many times do you read an article in the newspaper on a fascinating subject and then never hear about it again? I don’t want my blog to be a […]

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Health messages in dodgy new proverbs

28 January 2005

The plan was good, it was the execution that let him down. A Toronto researcher came up with the idea of spreading positive health messages by creating new proverbs. Unfortunately […]

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Pioneering therapist explains his philosophy

25 January 2005

Albert Ellis trained as a psychotherapist in the 50s but soon decided Freudian therapy was just too slow and passive. He developed his own methods, now called Rational Emotive Behaviour […]

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Tenuous link between mental rotation and parking your car

24 January 2005

Here’s another study showing that there is a particular type of visuo-spatial ability at which, on average, men are better than women. The actual task carried out in this research […]

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