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Origins of Deception: The Video

Origins of Deception: The Video

Gus Holwerda, who directed the soon-to-be-released atheist documentary “The Unbelievers”, also filmed the “Origins of Deception” Great Debate in which Steve Macknik and I were thrilled to participate last October.

April 11, 2013 — Susana Martinez-Conde
A New Vision of How We Explore Our World

A New Vision of How We Explore Our World

Courtesy Jorge Otero-Millan Ed. Note: Elements of this article first appeared in a press release about our research article, from the Barrow Neurological Institute.

April 8, 2013 — Susana Martinez-Conde
Cameron Diaz and the Unbelievers

Cameron Diaz and the Unbelievers

Source: Caroline Bonarde Ucci/Wikimedia Commons March 29 th was Good Friday, and it was no coincidence that Lawrence Krauss, author of “A Universe from Nothing” and Director of the Origins Project at Arizona State University, chose the date as the test screening of the feature film documentary The Unbelievers , starring Krauss and Richard Dawkins, author of “The God Delusion” and founder of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Art and Science.The sold-out, 3,000 seat, Gammage Memorial Auditorium at the ASU campus, concentrated a distillation of militant skeptics from the area.

April 4, 2013 — Susana Martinez-Conde
Illusion of the Week: Steel Magnolias

Illusion of the Week: Steel Magnolias

The Steel Magnolias illusion, by graphic designer Michael Pickard of Sunderland University in the UK, was a Top 10 finalist in the 2007 edition of the Best Illusion of the Year Contest.

April 3, 2013 — Susana Martinez-Conde
Fat Tuesday: Insidious Weight Bias

Fat Tuesday: Insidious Weight Bias

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Obesidade.jpg Ed. note: This blog originally appeared on http://sleightsofmind.com/blog. I just want to thank you all for being so even-minded and fair when it comes to your attitudes about fat people.

April 2, 2013 — Stephen L. Macknik
An interview with Neal Stephenson

An interview with Neal Stephenson

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Neal_Stephenson_2008_crop.jpg Neal Stephenson is the author of numerous books of speculative, historical, and science fiction, including Anathem , which we will review this Friday.

April 1, 2013 — Stephen L. Macknik
Neuroscience in Fiction: Slaughterhouse 5 , by Kurt Vonnegut

Neuroscience in Fiction: Slaughterhouse 5 , by Kurt Vonnegut

“All moments, past, present, and future, always have existed, always will exist. The Tralfamadorians can look at all the different moments just the way we can look at a stretch of the Rocky Mountains, for instance.

March 29, 2013 — Susana Martinez-Conde

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