May 2005

New Findings in Cross-Sensory Perception

31 May 2005

Now, being a loyal follower of all things psychological, as I’m sure you are, you’ll have heard of synaesthesia by now. If not, trundle on over to Wikipedia and have […]

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Childhood Cynicism Develops Early

30 May 2005

After findings about the brain areas responsible for understanding sarcasm and irony earlier in the week, we now have new research into the development of cynicism. In this research, children […]

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Brains Brains Brains

26 May 2005

Perhaps verging on the ghoulish today, but still a good reality check for all students of the mind/brain – whether amateur or professional: A story from the NYT about the […]

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Daniel Tammet, The Boy With The Incredible Brain

25 May 2005

Having now seen the excellent documentary on the autistic savant, Daniel Tammet, and noting the subject’s popularity, I’ve done a little Googling to get some more information for you… This […]

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Do Computer Games Increase IQ?

25 May 2005

Steven Johnson, author of a new book called ‘Everything Bad is Good For You’ is persisting in pedalling his line that computer games and interactive media have contributed to increased […]

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Discovery of Brain Areas That Understand Irony

23 May 2005

“Scientists say they have located the parts of the brain that comprehend sarcasm – honestly. By comparing healthy people and those with damage to different parts of the brain, they […]

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Guide to Flirting

17 May 2005

Writing today’s post I’m painfully aware that the web is bursting at the seams with this kind of rubbish: “Want to know women more? Buy my book!” (sic). Or ‘How […]

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