Mixing Memory

Archives for December, 2007

Happy Holidays

I hope everyone’s having a nice holiday season. I’ll be back to blogging next year.

Combating Stereotype Threat in the Wild

As I believe I’ve said before, if anything good has come from the Larry Summers debacle of a few years ago, it’s that it inspired some really interesting research on gender differences in math. If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you’ve probably guessed that one of my favorite topics in that research…

I’ve blogged about some great papers in the past, but today I’m blogging about the best… paper… ever. It’s by Arina K. Bones, of the University of Darache in Monte Carlo, and Navin R. Johnson of Opti Corp, was published in the December issue of Perspectives on Psychological Science (with a subscription, you can read…

Presidential Science Debate One More Time

Sorry to bring this up again, as I’m sure most of you couldn’t care less, but something about the idea of a presidential debate on science-related issues really bugs me, and I’ve been trying to figure out exactly what that is. Plus, part of me is hoping that someone will come along and explain to…

Science Debate 2008 — Do We Need It?

If you haven’t heard, fellow ScienceBloggers Chris Mooney and Sheril Kirshenbaum of The Intersection have launched a movement called Sciencedebate 2008, in which they demand that the presidential candidates have a debate entirely on science and science-related issues. They’ve received the backing of Nobel laureates, editors and journalists, prominent business people for this statement: Given…

Priming “God Did It”

Recently, several social psychologists have posited a “Whodunit” system in the brain that’s always looking to assign authorship — either our own or somebody else’s — to actions. Most of the time, it’s pretty easy to tell when we’ve done something, because we have all sorts of signals coming from the body, along with the…

Reading Group

The reading group has been showing signs of activity, if not real activity, over the last few days, and I’ve also gotten a few emails recently suggesting that I start it back up again. So I thought I’d toss the idea out there, and see how many people might be interested. If we decide to…

Who Does This Remind You Of?

Via A. Ross Otto. And where do they get those actors?