From the monthly archives:
Earlier in the month I reported that graphology, or handwriting analysis, has zero validity. Despite this, some businesses continue to use it in personnel selection. Raj Persaud, writing in The […]
Researchers studying speed dating have found we might not need the full 3 minutes to size up a potential partner. “Although they had three minutes, most participants made their decision […]
“A specially prepared extract of the herb St John’s wort is at least as effective in treating depression as the powerful antidepressant drug Seroxat and has fewer side-effects, a study […]
The Guardian asks leading scientist to gaze into their crystal balls and ruminate on the next scientific revolution. V S Ramachandran, the neuroscientist, comes up with my favourite quote: “The […]
An excellent New Yorker article from Malcolm Gladwell arguing that the mind, when faced with psychological trauma, is suprisingly resilient. What’s more, here is a writer who is prepared to […]
Bad BBC News! Bad! Bad! The idea that the left hemisphere of the brain is solely responsible for language functions is wrong. The idea that the brains of all left-handers […]
The green box contains a brand new rat neuron. Why is this important? Well, until quite recently researchers were unsure of two things: whether it’s possible for the brain to […]
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