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So You Want to Be a Neuroimager?

Then listen to this set of lectures from the 2007 Advanced Neuroimaging Summer School at UCLA.

Illusion Blog

Via Dave, I just learned of vision scientist Arthur Shapiro’s new blog, Illusion Sciences. Very cool stuff.

Instant Folksong

I can’t seem to stop listening to Music from the Big Pink, so now you have to listen to it too:

There’s No Such Thing as Repression

There’s a pretty good review of the literature on repression, a central concept in the pyschoanalytic tradition, and an important one in many court cases these days, in the current issue of The Review of General Psychology (via

This Is Your Brain On Free Choice

Last month, a paper was published in Nature, in which Kay et al(1) were able to guess which of their stimuli a person was seeing by looking at their fMRI scans. The model looked something like this (from Kay et al’s Figure 1, p. 352): The image the participant is seeing is on the left,…

Brandon on Zombies

Zombies have invaded the philosophy blogosphere, and Brandon of Siris, in providing links to all the other stuff, made some pretty strong claims that I was hoping he’d expand upon. And fortunately he has, in a follow up post that’s a must-read for those who are interested in this sort of thing. The post is…

Moral Psychology on Blogging Heads

You can see Josh Knobe, of Experimental Philosophy fame, and Paul Bloom, who doesn’t have a blog but has one of them professorship things up at some podunk little school in New Haven, CT, talking about research in moral psychology here.

ΔV, Dude

Just to show that there are no hard feelings between behaviorists and cognitive psychologists, we’ve created an R-W t-shirt: Here’s the back: I don’t know about you, but I think this t-shirt would be great for dates, parties, rock concerts, and weddings.

It would be a horrible cliché to begin a post about the reconstructive nature of autobiographical memory with a Proust quote, so instead I’ll begin with something only slightly less cliché: beginning something about memory by talking about my own experience. You see, I’m southern, as anyone who’s ever heard me pronounce the words “pen”…

Encounters With Behaviorists

Recently, I saw a famous learning theorist — perhaps one of the two most influential learning theorists in the last 40 or so years; if ΔV = αβ(λ – ΣV) means anything to you, you’ll have narrowed it down to the two — give a talk at the behavioral neuroscience area’s weekly colloqium here. The…