Tag Archives: Neuroscience

Fresh brains attack the zombie problem

The future of zombie research It’s about time there were fresh brains in zombie research. So, it’s great to see that once again neuroscience is breathing new life into a topic that has had the life sucked out of it … Continue reading

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Psycho? Social?

The last two emails in my inbox are very similar and yet very different. See if you can spot the difference between psychosocial studies and social cognitive neuroscience!! Subject: CBCD external seminar TOMORROW (TUESDAY) 1pm Date: 26 February 2007 17:58:50 … Continue reading

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the cognitive neuroscience of ghosts

You may have laughed at my cognitive neuropsychology of zombies. At least I hope you did because that was the main intention of it. But it seems that ghosts and hauntings are taken more seriously by psychologists. But I have … Continue reading

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two left then right down the number line to nine

I like it when simple almost silly experiments links two areas to give unexpected results. This is one that you can even try yourself (though I think it works best if you are under 10 years old). Line bisection is … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Loser

i managed 12,570 words this month, 1/4 of the required amount… rather ridiculous considering that technically i have had more free time this year than last year when i did the full thing.. i think the problem was being slow … Continue reading

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making connections

It’s a small metropolis! My mate Mike (see this) reviews a new book by my blog-buddy and friend of a friend Tom Stafford. But what is most amazing, is that this is the first I’ve heard of it. Especially, when … Continue reading

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deadlines, creditlines and trendlines

My final year project is finished and handed in. It was inevitably a mad scramble in the last few days before the deadline and an exhausted anti-climax afterward. But now i’ve caught up on my sleep, i’d do it all … Continue reading

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March Reading List

Monstrous Regiment – Terry Pratchett TP takes on war, the military and misogyny on his own terms and after his own now famous style. The setting is of course Discworld and the technology of the day, is approximately C18 in … Continue reading

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psychos? neurotics? cogni-scienti?

added a new group to my sidebar of recommended other people & places to visit.. hope the worthy few won’t mind their classification.. what i mean, of course, is that they are to a greater or lesser extent they are … Continue reading

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February Reading List

Here’s what i read this month: If nobody speaks of remarkable things – Jon Macgregor A debut novel set in a suburban street in some northern town, revolving around the events of one sunday afternoon and the aftermath. the ‘prose … Continue reading

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Feeling the presence of God

Just watched BBC2 Horizon program “God on the Brain”. First half was all about how temporal lobe epilepsy can lead to religious visions & experiences. They had the eminent (but hard to spell) neuropsychologist Vilayanur S. Ramachandran descirbing how it … Continue reading

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