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Fighting Depression with Special K

...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 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?...

May 27, 2013 — Scicurious

Hunts Point Addiction Archives

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.

May 26, 2013 — Cassie Rodenberg

#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?...

STAFFMay 24, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

The Cognitive Science of Star Trek

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...

May 24, 2013 — Jag Bhalla

Khalil's Picks (24 May 2013)

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.

STAFFMay 24, 2013 — Khalil A. Cassimally

What is chemical intuition?

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...

May 24, 2013 — Ashutosh Jogalekar

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