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A sports magazine writer asked me about the different techniques one could use to distract an athlete… here’s what I said: About a year ago another graduate student and I were planning on doing some research in my lab to determine what the best way of distracting a free throw shooter was. We have a…

Thanks for the memories H.M.!

Arguably the most important and certainly the most famous single case study patient in Psychology and Neuroscience passed away on Tuesday December 2nd. H.M. as he was known to probably every student of Psychology can now be revealed as Henry G. Molaison, 82, from Windsor Locks, CT. HM was a man with no memory (well……

A State Legislature proclaimed an amazing thing recently which has just so made my day! They took time out of their busy schedule of shutting down state parks and getting in a fiduciary pissing match to proclaim that this week is grad student week or some such garbage. Here’s the official proclamation: WHEREAS, Graduate Schools…

So I’m teaching Psychology 100 this semester for the first time and part of the whole thing is that we’re supposed to do certain things to get a graduate teaching certificate (which I think is the schools attempt at giving us grad students some teaching training as opposed to the norm of none). One of…

According to a recent National Geographic article primates pay a lot of attention to their friends asses. But not only that, they can actually identify them based on their fabulous booties. In humans facial recognition is based on a region coined as the Fusiform Face Area (FFA) and I believe a similar region has been…

Ben and Jerry’s to use human milk

well… if PETA had their way they would. WATERBURY, Vt. — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sent a letter to Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, cofounders of Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Inc., urging them to replace cow’s milk they use in their ice cream products with human breast milk, according to a statement…

We’ve settled on some final plans for the Midwest middle of nowhere cornfield Scienceblogs millionth comment party!. Here’s the details: Time and Place Date: Saturday, September 27, 2008 Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm Location: Jupiter’s Pizza Street: 39 Main St City/Town: Champaign, IL You can also check out the event (and RSVP) on facebook.com We look…

“I guess a lot of you already know that “liberel” isn’t a real word. But it sure was news to me! And now my face is as red as a mooseburger cooked up rare and painted in lipstick!” haha….

Let me first start by saying that if your doctor tells you that praying is your last hope of your loved ones survival GET A NEW DOCTOR. Now that I’ve said that let me show you part of this ridiculous article from CNN’s medical correspondent, who is clearly in the wrong specialty of journalism (don’t…

Are you concerned that you are just sleeping with waaaay too many people? Do you want to avoid getting STD’s? Do your neighbors give you dirty looks in every morning when a new person comes waltzing out of your apartment? Just place this wonderful pez like condom dispenser on your nightstand table. Not only will…