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Mountain Biking with the Blind | Psychology Today
"Daniel, Brian, and Megan are making loud, sharp clicking sounds with their tongues so that they can hear what I can see. Using this form of human echolocation allows them to detect sounds reflected from parked cars, trash cans, and other silent obstacles along the street."
sound  transport  via:mindhacks 
august 2009 by kevan
Psychology of Intelligence Analysis — Central Intelligence Agency
"Intelligence analysts should be self-conscious about their reasoning processes. They should think about how they make judgments and reach conclusions, not just about the judgments and conclusions themselves."
psychology  surveillance  books  via:mindhacks 
may 2008 by kevan
Mind Games -
"[They] frequently refer to themselves as TIs, which is short for Targeted Individuals, and talk about V2K -- the official military abbreviation stands for 'voice to skull' and denotes weapons that beam voices or sounds into the head."
technology  brains  surveillance  politics  radio  delusions  via:mindhacks 
january 2007 by kevan
Minsky talks about life, love in the age of artificial intelligence - The Boston Globe
"Your laptop computer has billions of parts, and it would be ridiculous to attribute all its abilities to some spirit inside its battery."
love  philosophy  brains  computers  via:mindhacks 
december 2006 by kevan
ScienceDaily: Children Show Strong Preference For Lucky Individuals
"Young children express stronger liking for the beneficiaries of good luck compared to the victims of bad lack and generalize this preference to those who share membership in a group."
children  psychology  society  delusions  random  via:mindhacks 
november 2006 by kevan
Seed: Who Wants to Be a Cognitive Neuroscientist Millionaire?
Mind-hacking it. "I knew that I could employ the most basic of priming tactics: talking about the question, posing scenarios, throwing out wild speculations, even just babbling [to] trigger the buried neocortical circuits holding the key to the answer."
brains  memory  science  television  money  via:mindhacks 
november 2006 by kevan
Guardian Unlimited | Study of Bush's psyche touches a nerve
The psychology of conservatism. "The telltale signs are his preference for moral certainty and frequently expressed dislike of nuance."
psychology  politics  memetics  via:mindhacks 
october 2006 by kevan
news @ - Gazing into the middle distance improves your concentration.
Compared to 'staring at a human face'. "We are so distracted by the barrage of emotional information transmitted in faces that it stops us from thinking clearly."
brains  faces  psychology  maths  via:mindhacks 
september 2006 by kevan
MHFA- Home
"Mental Health First Aid is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis resolves."
psychology  medicine  australia  via:mindhacks 
august 2006 by kevan
Psychiatric Times - People Who Hoard Animals
"Collectors exist in almost every community, large or small, rural or urban. They are in a state of denial that prevents them from seeing the filth or understanding their animals are sick, dying or dead."
psychology  delusions  cats  dogs  rodents  via:mindhacks 
july 2006 by kevan
Bio Mapping - Christian Nold
"The [tool] allows the wearer to record their Galvanic Skin Response (GSR), which is a simple indicator of emotional arousal in conjunction with their geographical location. This can be used to plot a map that highlights points of high and low arousal."
maps  gps  brains  technology  via:mindhacks 
may 2006 by kevan | News crumb | Greenfield: IT culture is changing children's brains
"We should give more thought to changing the shape of our classrooms to fit our children, rather than trying to medicate our children to fit them."
education  brains  technology  drugs  via:mindhacks 
april 2006 by kevan
Telegraph | Connected | It's time to exorcise the idea that addicts are possessed by demons
"The life of an alcohol addict, for example, is not one of solitary alcohol infusion - rather, it entails intense interaction with other alcoholics and co-dependents."
drugs  metaphors  psychology  science  rodents  via:mindhacks 
april 2006 by kevan
Circadiana: What is a 'natural' sleep pattern?
"[We] have compressed our natural sleep into artificially short nighttimes, but [some] people, who may just have very strong circadian rhythms, still have this primitive bimodal sleep that they confuse with a sleep disorder."
sleep  history  brains  evolution  via:mindhacks 
march 2006 by kevan
The Scientist : Battling Bad Behavior
"Many of society's most vexing problems - the rise of antibiotic resistance, the current epidemic of obesity, armed conflicts that leave both sides worse off - have their roots in the suboptimal and often puzzling actions of individuals."
psychology  society  advertising  via:mindhacks 
february 2006 by kevan
The Observer | Magazine | Say it loud, autistic and proud
"Maybe that's why autism is showing up more. Even 50 years ago there were more niches for people with quite severe autism - there were craftsmen who would work in one place all their life, hill farmers or even monks."
brains  society  via:mindhacks 
november 2005 by kevan
Slow Wave
"Slow Wave is a collective dream diary authored by different people from around the world, and drawn as a comic strip by Jesse Reklaw."
dreams  comics  via:mindhacks 
november 2005 by kevan
On the Effectiveness of Aluminium Foil Helmets: An Empirical Study
"The helmets amplify frequency bands that coincide with those allocated to the US government. [...] It requires no stretch of the imagination to conclude that the current helmet craze is likely to have been propagated by the Government."
radio  technology  delusions  metal  clothes  via:mindhacks 
november 2005 by kevan
BBC NEWS | Health | Surgery clowns ease child anxiety
"Overall, the children in the clown group appeared to be far less stressed and anxious than the other children. Similarly, their parents were also less anxious."
clowns  medicine  psychology  children  via:mindhacks 
october 2005 by kevan
ScienceDirect - Why revelations have occurred on mountains?
"The fundamental revelations to the founders of the three monotheistic religions, among many other revelation experiences, had occurred on a mountain. [...] Similar experiences have been reported by non-mystic contemporary mountaineers."
brains  religion  delusions  air  via:mindhacks 
august 2005 by kevan
Stay Free - The History of Psychosomatic Illness: An interview with Edward Shorter
Psychosomatic symptoms as cultural fashions. "I have a lot of problems with a particular version of bioethics we have today that says it's unethical to lie to patients. If we can help patients by lying to them, then by all means, lie to them."
medicine  history  psychology  delusions  memetics  pestilence  society  via:mindhacks 
august 2005 by kevan
Scientific Mindful of Symbols
Young children not grasping impossibilities of scale or context, for otherwise convincing objects. "At home, Uttal and Rosengren had also observed their own daughters trying to lie down in a doll's bed or get into a miniature toy car."
children  brains  delusions  psychology  via:mindhacks 
august 2005 by kevan
Psychology Blog: Psychology of Terrorism
Five arbitrary stages of terrorism. "Professor Moghaddam points out that, in the past, efforts to fight terrorism have been focussed on the individuals who have already reached the fifth stage and become terrorists."
psychology  terrorism  via:mindhacks 
july 2005 by kevan
Cognitive Daily » Why do we forget our childhood?
Experiments show that early childhood memories rely on language. "None of the children interviewed used any of the words that they did not know at the time of the original demonstration to describe their memory of the event."
language  memory  brains  science  children  via:mindhacks 
june 2005 by kevan
Scientific A Culture of Death
"NuTech is at the forefront of [...] the 'deathing counterculture,' in which nonmedical death practitioners offer referrals, consultations and house calls. 'They are taking the place of physicians to deliver virtually undetectable death assistance.'"
death  technology  medicine  law  via:mindhacks 
june 2005 by kevan
Demystifying Wine Expertise: Olfactory Threshold, Perceptual Skill and Semantic Memory in Expert and Novice Wine Judges
Experiments show that describing the taste of a wine verbally can mean that you remember the description more than the taste, and can't re-identify the actual taste so easily.
brains  memory  language  via:mindhacks  drinks 
may 2005 by kevan
"Internet Delusions": A case series and theoretical integration [PDF]
"[Tausk] noted that technology is often present as an explanatory device in psychosis and takes the form of a diabolical machine, just outside the technical understanding of the subject, usually claimed to be operated by enemies or persecutors."
web  psychology  delusions  via:mindhacks  filetype:pdf  media:document 
may 2005 by kevan
New Scientist - Red is the colour if winning is your game
Teams with red strips appear to have a slight statistical edge. "Human competitors might experience a testosterone surge while wearing the colour, or feel submissive when facing a scarlet opponent."
sport  psychology  via:mindhacks 
may 2005 by kevan
Misinformation: Seeing is believing
Retracted news stories living on as false-memory in non-sceptics. "Although all samples on average correctly indicated that no WMDs had been found in Iraq, a substantial minority of Americans exhibited false memory that they were discovered."
war  psychology  lies  history  america  delusions  memory  via:mindhacks 
may 2005 by kevan
Scientific American: Performance without Anxiety
Stereotype threat: "When experimenters told white golfers that the quality of their game would reflect 'natural athletic ability' instead of their strategic intellectual prowess, their performance was much worse than that of black players."
psychology  sport  maths  education  via:mindhacks 
may 2005 by kevan
ABC News Online: Doubts raised over Melbourne airport scare
Mass hysteria at Melbourne airport. Imaginary terrorism. "I think people seeing people collapsing, fainting, probably vomiting, seeing emergency services in protective clothing would make anybody nervous and encourage them to seek reassurance."
transport  terrorism  psychology  illusions  poison  via:mindhacks 
april 2005 by kevan | A simple choice
"When people judged their own personalities or those of TV stars or sports heroes, they boiled things down to five factors. But when they judged a politician, it came down to just two: how energetic is he or she, and how trustworthy?"
society  politics  psychology  via:mindhacks 
april 2005 by kevan

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