Month: April 2009

  • Theories of alcohol

    Lost in the Sauce: The Effects of Alcohol on Mind Wandering Michael A. Sayette, Erik D. Reichle, and Jonathan W. Schooler Alcohol consumption alters consciousness in ways that make drinking both alluring and hazardous. Recent advances in the study of consciousness using a mind-wandering paradigm permit a rigorous examination of the effects of alcohol on…

  • physicists in state-transitions

    Cosmic Variance does neuroimaging of times past and imagined futures: Because of the growth of entropy, we have a very different epistemic access to the past than to the future. In retrodicting the past, we have recourse to “memories” and “records,” which we can take as mostly-reliable indicators of events that actually happened. But when…