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How reliable is our memory under conditions of stress?

In an earlier entry about false confessions, I briefly touched upon the topic of how memory works. The way it works barely resembles the way artificial memory systems work. 675 more words

Psych 101

The Downside of Following Your Gut

We are often told to follow our gut these days.  It’s not bad advice either!

I think some of the best decisions I have made were based on a strong intuitive sense that something was right for me.   1,283 more words

Career Development

Day At The Museum

The Social Psychologists visited the Pitt-Rivers museum, an astounding collection attached to Oxford University Museum of Natural History, the site of the first debate on the Theory of Evolution. 39 more words

The Oxford Tradition

2 questions to ask if you’re told you have multiple sclerosis

Among patients treated for multiple sclerosis, up to 10 percent have been mistakenly diagnosed and treated for the disorder. “In many cases they are treated for 10 years or longer, causing for them financial, emotional and physical hardship,” says Upstate neuropsychologist… 217 more words

Health Care

Why are dementia rates going down?

A recently published, observational study [1] led by Dr. Kenneth Langa shows that the prevalence of dementia in the US has declined significantly from 2000 to 2012. 301 more words


book review: flavor

Bob Holmes’ Flavor is a popular science book about the sense we use that’s one of the hardest to put into words. Holmes has interviewed scientists working on taste, smell, neuropsychology, genetics, soil composition, molecular gastronomy (and more) to really get into what we mean when we talk about how things taste, because it’s far more complicated than those old four-taste tongue diagrams you might remember. 88 more words


The Boy Who Loved Too Much: A True Story of Pathological Friendliness

The Boy Who Loved Too Much: A True Story of Pathological Friendliness by Jennifer Latson

Synopsis: The poignant story of a boy’s coming-of-age complicated by Williams syndrome, a genetic disorder that makes people biologically incapable of distrust. 268 more words