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Thank you Vaughan at Mind Hacks for saving me another long-winded rant about this subject. Vaughan takes an article in the NYTimes to task for suggesting that sarcasm “resides” in particular areas of the brain: Finally, to say that sarcasm “resides” in one particular place in the brain from a study like this is just…

This has got to be the dumbest article I have ever read. The headline reads: Brain blood flow helps treat depression. Well, yeah. Try having a brain without blood flow, and you will be pretty depressed too. It gets better. Here is what the article says: Israeli scientists have confirmed the usefulness of established molecular…