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...and no. I don't mean the cereal.My eye was caught last week by a piece in Scientific American proper asking "is ketamine the next big depression drug?" It's a good piece, and I appreciate the balance in the article, but I was also kind of surprised that...it took so long.There have been previous media rumblings (and blog) about ketamine through the years, so I'm rather curious as to why the article came out now (maybe there's another new paper out?...
To keep up with my Hunts Point, Bronx series I've started an archive that I'll be updating with each future post. Below find links to all of my writings in reverse chronological order.
If you read Dog Spies, this conference is for you.SPARCS is a unique venture organized by Prescott Breeden and Patti Howard of The Pawsitive Packleader, Seattle Dog Training.
I admit I love escargot, but would you swallow a LIVE slug for science? Just to see if it came out alive at the other end? Yeah, neither would this guy.
From the Sleights of Mind archives. Every Friday we discuss how neuroscience is portrayed in fiction. This week we’ll be discussing Daniel Suarez’s new book, Kill Decision.
#SciAmBlogs Friday - Kirk vs. Spock, bridge failure, elephant seals, chemical intuition, predatory journals, sleep learning, and more.
- Jag Bhalla - The Cognitive Science of Star Trek - Kyle Hill - Scour: Why Most Bridges Fail - Jennifer Ouellette - Dear Guardian: You’ve Been Played - Bonnie Swoger - It’s not about predators, it’s about journal quality - Dana Handy - Northern Elephant Seals: Increasing Population, Decreasing Biodiversity - Judy Stone - Anti-Psychiatry Prejudice?...
Kelly Hills (@rocza) was kind enough to call my attention to the guest post on SciAmMind by Jeffrey Lieberman, incoming president of the American Psychiatric Association (APA). Frankly, I'm appalled by Lieberman's post, especially as it was invited...
Star Trek needs more advanced cognitive science. The work of Kahneman can augment one of its central philosophical themes. We now have less warped models of intuition, logic, and morality...
The Oklahoma tornado disaster was chilling in terms of sheer power and devastation caused. In this week’s picks, I highlight two articles about tornadoes.
Recently I read a comment by a leading chemist in which he said that in chemistry, intuition is much more important than in physics . This is a curious comment since intuition is one of those things which is hard to define but which most people who play the game appreciate when they see it...
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