Omni Brain

Archives for April, 2007

If you believe that a name can have an impact on how people treat you, your future career and if you also like math you should name your daughter (or change your name) to something further down this list: Isabella 1.21 Anna 1.04 Elizabeth 1.02 Emma 0.97 Jessica 0.93 Samantha 0.83 Sarah 0.78 Olivia 0.74…

Dandruff shampoo to calm seizures

Clearly, washing your hair isn’t going to have any effect since I highly doubt that your Head and Shoulders is going to sink through your scalp, through bone, through your meninges and then go straight to the source of your seizures. But hey! If you can get your local neurosurgeon to open up your scalp,…

Last week Migraines were good for fending off memory loss in middle age people. Now this week migraines are causing brain damage that potentially can lead to strokes. Pretty fair trade off eh?! Better memory for a horribly disabling stroke that might destroy your memory anyway (well… or kill you)! Alright… here’s the details: The…

Multimedia Friday | 04/27/2007

source Skull #11 (’80s Metal), 2006. by Brian Dettmer Currently on display at the International Museum of Surgical Science, Chicago. And of course a video Brain Surgery – Scrubs Style

The Slate on Brains

It looks like Slate, over the next few days, is going to have a series of articles on some yummy looking neuroscience! Here’s a few details: Welcome to “Brains!”, Slate’s special issue on mind science and the state of neuro-culture. Over the next few days, we’ll present a series of articles about how laboratory research…

Overall people with higher IQ’s tend to earn a bit more income (1 IQ pt. = $202-$616 more per year) but when you factor in total wealth (I believe that how much bling you have was the measure) and how likely people were to have financial difficulties the correlations fell apart. The smart and the…

We all know the basic characteristics of a happy dog (well at least pizza guys and mail men know), Ears close to the head, tense posture, and tail straight out from the body means “don’t mess with me.” Ears perked up, wriggly body and vigorously wagging tail means “I am sooo happy to see you!”…

A list of the top most satisfying jobs was just released by the General Social Survey (GSS) at the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago. It seems that Psychologists have made it into the top ten – although I don’t think they’re talking about my field of psychology (not that I’m unsatisfied).…

Multimedia Friday | 04/20/2007

Freaking hilarious! Nothing to do with the brain though – ohh well. Don’t play this out loud at work – it’s a bit potty mouthed. (Sorry for the autostart – I can’t figure out how to not let it automatically start). And if you have thoughts about which dirty words are appropriate and which are…

Does anyone have any suggestions for tomorrows Multimedia Friday? It can be reader request day or something like that And in thanks for your input I leave you with this completely unconfirmed set of results from a website reporting about a publication on nose picking: * 8.7% claim that they have never picked their nose.…