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Ducklings and abstract thought
What I want to know is which of the models was a better parent…
Interesting  weird  science  braaaaaains  animals 
august 2016 by FearMeForIAmPink
What Science Says About Using Physical Force To Punish A Child
tl;dr? Doesn't work, messes them up.
It's an old article, but one that seems worth sharing
science  children  old-link  braaaaaains  psychology  culture 
january 2016 by FearMeForIAmPink
Love is Not Enough - Mark Manson
'because we idealize love, we overestimate it. As a result, our relationships pay a price.'
Interesting  love  relationships  braaaaaains  psychology  culture 
august 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Stanford researcher: Hallucinatory 'voices' shaped by local culture
'in the United States, the voices are harsh and threatening; in Africa and India, they are more benign and playful'

Fairly small sample size, but still interesting differences raised.
Interesting  mental-health  culture  braaaaaains  psychology  research  academia 
july 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
How a password changed my life.
Interesting idea. If I had regular required password changes, I might give it a go
Interesting  technology  psychology  clever  braaaaaains 
june 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
A different way of reading. Faster, too.
Interesting idea, good for reading stuff where you've got a lot t get through. Not sure I'd want to read stuff I'm reading for pleasure that way though, or at least, I'd want to slow it down quite a bit.
Interesting  technology  clever  reading  living-in-the-future  braaaaaains 
march 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Blood in Your Eye: Why We Need Violent Stories -- Vulture
'we generally demonize violent acts and violent work. We make them Other, and we just distance ourselves. They are Other, and they didn’t come from us, and we’re just going to stand over there and shake our heads sadly. And, moreover, anyone who gets closer to it in order to experience or understand it must be a freak.'
Warren-Ellis  braaaaaains  The-Other  posttofacebook  violence  psychology  films  interesting  media  culture 
august 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Carry on camping - can a week under canvas reset our body clocks?
May be of interest to all the people I know who spend three to five weeks or more a year camping for LARP
braaaaaains  posttofacebook  camping  interesting  sleep  biology  culture  science 
august 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Richard O'Brien: ‘I'm 70% man'
"There are people who are hardwired male and there are people who are hardwired female, but most of us are on that continuum"
braaaaaains  posttofacebook  gender  interesting  culture 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Procrastination Is Not Laziness | Thought Catalog
'It’s a neurotic self-defense behavior that develops to protect a person’s sense of self-worth. You see, procrastinators tend to be people who have, for whatever reason, developed to perceive an unusually strong association between their performance and their value as a person. This makes failure or criticism disproportionately painful, which leads naturally to hesitancy when it comes to the prospect of doing anything that reflects their ability — which is pretty much everything.'
braaaaaains  posttofacebook  psychology  useful  clever  interesting  via-Andrew-Ducker 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Pupil dilation reveals sexual orientation in new study
'For the first time, researchers at Cornell University used a specialized infrared lens to measure pupillary changes to participants watching erotic videos. Pupils were highly telling: they widened most to videos of people who participants found attractive, thereby revealing where they were on the sexual spectrum from heterosexual to homosexual.'
science  braaaaaains  sex  interesting 
august 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Why We Have to Go Back to a 40-Hour Work Week to Keep Our Sanity | Visions | AlterNet
'One hundred fifty years of research proves that shorter work hours actually raise productivity and profits -- and overtime destroys them. So why do we still do this?'
life  braaaaaains  work  employment  culture  posttofacebook  interesting  via-Andrew-Ducker 
march 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
BrainPort: Helping Blind People See - Using Their Tongue
An answer to the last link; it's gotten noticeabbly better over that time, and they're still improving it.
posttofacebook  life  health  braaaaaains  science  awesome  interesting 
january 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
The Seeing Tongue - Free Online Library
The body can rewire how it thinks, making use of information such as representing someone's surroundings on their tongue. 2001 link, wonder if there's been any development of this…
interesting  science  old-link  posttofacebook  braaaaaains 
january 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Lord, spare us this wave of nerdy new scientists | This is Cornwall
Anti-elitism is making its way to the UK. Who needs all those physicists? Certainly not anyone who appreciates how MRI machines allow the easy detection or diagnosis of many sorts of health problem…
I-do-not-agree-with-the-page-linked-to  braaaaaains  culture  anti-elitism  people-suck  wtf 
january 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Parents 'should correct toddlers' pronunciation'
'…though toddlers can easily detect how words are pronounced by others…they do not react to hearing their own voice in the same way adults do.'

I note that the article says 'until the age of four they are unable to hear that they have got it wrong, a study claims.', whereas my reading of what the study claims is that at the age of two they are unable to hear that, whereas at the age of four, and also once an adult they can — that doesn't mean its at four that they get that ability, just that it's between two and four.
posttofacebook  language  development  education  braaaaaains  children  interesting 
january 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Zombie Bootcamp - buy at Firebox.com
'But where can you learn the basic skills for life in this post-apocalyptic nightmare? You need Zombie Bootcamp.' (Am considering this for my 30th birthdayâ€Ĺš
commercial  interesting  braaaaaains  posttofacebook  awesome  amusing 
december 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
How Rewards Can Make You Hate Something You Love
Am I doing it 'cause I enjoy it, or 'cause of the pay? Wait, now I enjoy it less…
interesting  psychology  braaaaaains 
december 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - How to avoid getting 'hit by air' in Italy
'Many Italians, it seems, are prone to a particularly wide range of winter illnesses, helped apparently by an in-depth knowledge of human anatomy.'
Italy  health  interesting  psychology  medicine  braaaaaains  comment 
december 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
5 Logical Fallacies That Make You Wrong More Than You Think | Cracked.com
'These days, everyone is a pundit. But with all those different perspectives on important issues flying around, you'd think we'd be getting smarter and more informed. Unfortunately, the very wiring of our brains ensures that all these lively debates only make us dumber and more narrow-minded.'
interesting  braaaaaains  psychology  people-suck  cracked 
december 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Why our brains make us laugh - Ideas - The Boston Globe
'A sense of humor is the lure that keeps our brains alert for the gaps between our quick-fire assumptions and reality.'
psychology  humor  interesting  culture  braaaaaains  via-Andrew-Ducker 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Iterating Towards Bethlehem - No Moods, Ads or Cutesy Fucking Icons (Reloaded)
How does the Portia spider consider huge and complex problems of hunting down its various prey? Very slowly. Yet far more completely than a far larger-brained animal would. (one picture of a spider there)
insects  animals  interesting  awesome  biology  nature  braaaaaains  via-theweaselking  clever  dude...  Warning:SPIDER(S) 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Women see naked men differently, too
'For both men and women, wearing revealing attire causes them to be seen as more sensitive but less competent, says a new study'

Amongst other things, people are less willing to electrocute topless dudes than those whose nipples are not on display.
interesting  weird  psychology  braaaaaains  science 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - The strange and curious history of lobotomy
It's 75 years since the first lobotomy was performed in the US, a procedure later described by one psychiatrist as "putting in a brain needle and stirring the works". So how did it come to be regarded as a miracle cure?
interesting  health  braaaaaains  weird  medicine  SCIENCE!!!  history 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Culture in humans and apes has the same evolutionary roots
'By studying orangutan populations, a team of researchers headed by anthropologist Michael Krützen from the University of Zurich has demonstrated that great apes also have the ability to learn socially and pass them down through a great many generations.'
animalis  interesting  culture  braaaaaains  via-Andrew-Ducker 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Psychopaths — TwitLonger
An email from a psychopath to the guy who came up with The Men Who Stare At Goats.
psychology  braaaaaains  culture  interesting  comment 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC - Bang Goes the Theory - Dr Yan - the Thatcher illusion
'Most people can still recognise an image of a face that's been rotated upside-down, and they still do even when altered in rather major ways. In particular, a distortion known as 'Thatcherization' often goes unnoticed - that's where the face is upside-down but the eyes and the mouth are changed to remain the right way up .'
interesting  photography  weird  image  braaaaaains  amusing 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Amanda Knox: What's in a face? | World news | The Guardian
'Amanda Knox was convicted of murder and her reputation sullied around the world, in large part because of her facial expressions and demeanour. Her story reveals how our instincts about others can be dangerously superficial, writes Ian Leslie'
interesting  emotions  image  crime  perception  braaaaaains  news 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
6 Weird Things That Influence Bad Behavior More Than Laws | Cracked.com
'…our brains can be tricked by just about anything: manipulated images, our birth order and shiny things. But we can also be tricked into being generous, good people by our surroundings. Of course, it goes the other way, too. '
psychology  cracked  braaaaaains  crime  law  interesting  amusing 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Electric thinking cap promises a new era of high-voltage learning - Telegraph
'I’ve got rubber pads strapped to my head and someone is about to fire an electric current through my brain. It’s meant to make me cleverer, but this doesn’t feel too smart to me.'
amusing  science  SCIENCE!!!  braaaaaains  Awesome  biology  interesting 
september 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - UK riots: What turns people into looters?
Many in the UK are reeling after days of images of brazen thefts and wanton damage during the riots, but just where is the tipping point when people think they can start looting?
crime  london  psychology  riots  London-riots  braaaaaains  interesting 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Social-Creature » This Is Why You Share
Why do we pass on info to other people (that's not critical 'Mind the gap' stuff)? The internet has raised the ease and thus the amount we do it, but what's the underlying reasoning behind it? Most of linked stuff features into why I do these linkposts.
braaaaaains  blog  culture  interesting  internet  geeky 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Test Your Vocabulary
How many words do you know? Their guess at mine was 36,500.
english  vocabulary  academia  braaaaaains  interesting  geeky  education 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Discovery Health "How many senses does a human being have?"
The standard list of five senses doesn't really give our bodies credit for all of the amazing things they can do. There are at least a dozen different things we can sense.
Awesome  braaaaaains  geeky  interesting  biology 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Paris syndrome - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Paris syndrome (French: Syndrome de Paris) is a transient psychological disorder encountered by some people visiting or vacationing in Paris and more generally France and Spain.
psychology  paris  braaaaaains  dude...  wtf  health 
june 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Life Without 3D | bit-tech.net
How will the 3D revolution deal with people who just can't see the 3D images? And can peoples inability to see 3D be a useful tool for identifying other sight problems?
braaaaaains  gaming  geeky  graphics  interesting 
may 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Ads Implant False Memories | Wired Science | Wired.com
Rather impressive if slightly scary story on how our brains re-edit old memories.
interesting  memory  advertising  braaaaaains 
may 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink

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