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Psychology Is Not Intuitive. k?

What is science? Fundamentally, science is a process of hypothesis-testing. Scientists observe phenomena, propose hypotheses to explain or account for some observed phenomenon, and design experiments to test those hypotheses...

April 18, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Are E-Readers Value-Added?

A recent paper from the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy came across my desktop yesterday called e-Reading and e-Responding: New Tools for the Next Generation of Readers.

April 17, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Extra, Extra

Figure 1: The Borg isn’t so bad, after all. Blog News: What a fantastic first week in the Borg ScienceBlogs. Welcome, again, to all the new readers.

April 16, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

DMT is in your head, but it may be too weird for the psychedelic renaissance

You know that psychedelics are making a comeback when the New York Times says so on page 1. In “Hallucinogens Have Doctors Tuning In,” John Tierney reports on how doctors at schools like Harvard, Johns Hopkins, UCLA and NYU are testing the potential of psilocybin and other hallucinogens for treating depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, alcoholism—and for inducing spiritual experiences.  Tierney’s brisk overview neglects to mention the most mind-bending of all psychedelics: dimethyltryptamine, or DMT...

April 16, 2010 — John Horgan

Are public health students guilty of "fatism"?

Health care workers are subject to the same human foibles as the rest of the population. But prejudice can get in the way of care, especially when it determines how a health professional decides to work with a patient...

April 16, 2010 — Katherine Harmon

New Scibling

I have a new Scibling! I only got to retain the title of newest blog here for about 24 hours, because yesterday Alex Wild’s blog, Myrmecos, was assimilated into the Borg.

April 15, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Wednesday Morning Jams

Rarely does country music make me wish youtube had an auto-repeat function. “Need You Now” by Lady Antebellum. Live at the 2009 Country Music Awards.

April 14, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

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