Mixing Memory

Archives for June, 2006

Theories and Diagnoses

Last time I asked for requests, a couple readers suggested that I write about the theory-theory. I always have mixed feelings about writing about theory-theory. On the one hand, I’m a big theory-theory fan, so I like to spread the good word, but on the other hand, theory-theory is notoriously difficult to describe, so I’m…

Two Neuroscience Carnivals

Two new neuroscience carnivals are starting up at the same time. First, there’s the one initiated by Science Bloggers, called “The Synapse,” which you can read about here. The first edition is scheduled for June 25. The second, initiated by The Neurophilosopher, is called “Encephalon” and has its own webpage here. Its first edition will…

Cool Visual Illusions: Depth Inversion

As you all know, I love visual illusions, and this may be one of my favorites. This picture is pretty small (go here for a bigger version), but you should be able to figure out what’s going on by watching it for a moment. Notice that as the face flips over, you briefly see the…

Anyone who’s ever taken a bite of a Reese’s Peanut butter Eggs that are only sold during the Easter season knows that chocolate is a mood enhancer, but in case you thought it might just be the wonderful taste, there is actual empirical evidence that chocolate can elevate your mood. Specifically, eating chocolate appears to…

This week’s (and my first) “Ask a Science Blogger” question comes from a Science Blogs reader named Jake Bryan (aka chezjake). He asks: Assuming that time and money were not obstacles, what area of scientific research, outside of your own discipline, would you most like to explore? Why? The answer is all of them. I’m…

New Feature

So, I was trying to think of new things to do with the new blog, and the first idea that crossed my mind was writing book reviews. Then I realized there was a problem: I don’t read that many cognitive science books (fewer than one a month). The reason is that, as a friend always…

Hello, Science Blogs!

Hello, Science Blogs readers. Many of you may be new to Mixing Memory, so I thought that for the first post at the new site, I would introduce myself a little. By a little, I mean a very little, because in case you hadn’t noticed, I blog anonymously. Maybe that will change someday, but for…