2005

Sexual Equality and the Thin Body Ideal

19 June 2005

Oliver James, writing in The Guardian, draws attention to research that investigates the connection between achievement and thinness in women. Studies have shown that a female preference for smaller breasts […]

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Delineating ‘Normal’ From ‘Mentally Ill’

14 June 2005

“A college student becomes so compulsive about cleaning his dorm room that his grades begin to slip. An executive living in New York has a mortal fear of snakes but […]

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Brain Cells Matured in Lab

14 June 2005

“US scientists say they have duplicated the generation of new adult brain cells in the lab in a controlled way. It is hoped the technique, tested so far on animal […]

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Psychosurgery: Lobotomy and Deep Brain Stimulation

14 June 2005

Lobotomy and Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) represent the two bookends of psychosurgery’s fall and rise. Since the Nobel Prize was won in 1949 for the findings on which the lobotomy […]

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Seeing Yourself: A Case of Autoscopy

13 June 2005

The BPS research digest reports: “Imagine if wherever you looked, you saw a translucent mirror image of yourself, about one metre in front of you. It’s wearing the same clothes […]

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Female Orgasm Study Rubbished by Sexologists

9 June 2005

You may have seen a story in the media earlier in the week about the genetic component of the female orgasm. It cropped up all over the place including The […]

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100,000 Chinese Married Online to People They’ve Never Met

9 June 2005

The new trend of online marriages in China has been highlighted after a man who, not content with having a real-world wife, married a woman online he had never met […]

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