Concussion, CTE and Dementia
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Post No.: 0784   Fluffystealthkitten says:   There is ongoing research in the area of contact sports that involve impacts to the head – like boxing, kickboxing, rugby, and even repeatedly heading balls in football/soccer – when it comes to … Read More

Try a Blind Test to Find Out What You Really Like
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Post No.: 0783   Furrywisepuppy says:   Price sets up such powerful expectations that a packaging design and price can make consumers presume its contents are either a higher or lower quality, even when the contents are the same as … Read More

Whatever We Think and Do Reveals Our Own Minds
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Post No.: 0782   Furrywisepuppy says:   Whenever we criticise other people’s political positions, it reveals our own political positions. Whenever we comment on how others can eat ‘weird’ food combinations, it reveals our own preferences, if not fussiness. Whenever … Read More

War Crimes, the ICC, Ad Hoc and Hybrid Tribunals
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Post No.: 0781   Furrywisepuppy says:   Carrying on from Post No.: 0768, where we mentioned that we would take a look at how individuals who violate international law are prosecuted – the International Criminal Court (ICC) is a permanent … Read More

When Will I, Will I Be Famous?
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Post No.: 0780   Furrywisepuppy says:   Celebrity culture is a product of the desires and aspirations stirred up by capitalism. It’s like religion in many ways – from the worshipping of idols, fansite ‘churches’, fans bragging about or inventing … Read More

Using Your Intuitive Thinking and Imagination
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Post No.: 0779   Fluffystealthkitten says:   In Post No.: 0766, we said that the best way to generate new ideas if you’re struggling to find solutions to a problem or challenge is to first consciously feed your brain with … Read More

The Insanity Defence, Sleepwalking and Juvenile Brains
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Post No.: 0778   Furrywisepuppy says:   In Post No.: 0770, we asked whether neuroscientific data could help improve our ability to detect lies and assess the minds of those accused of committing crimes in order to determine responsibility and … Read More

Escaping Numbness and Apathy
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Post No.: 0777   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Some people with depression experience primarily sorrow and despair. Some others mainly catastrophise doom and so probably have anxiety too. For others still, it’s anger and restlessness, or alternatively feelings of empty numbness … Read More

The Formula for the Perfect Recipe!
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Post No.: 0776   Furrywisepuppy says:   Too many laypeople conflate ‘the use of high-tech equipment’ with ‘doing science’ i.e. that someone is being scientific merely because they’re using a fancy scanner or some gadget with flashing lights.   The … Read More

The Right Intellectual Mindset
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Post No.: 0775   Furrywisepuppy says:   It’s better to treat your beliefs as hypotheses that are to be tested rather than to be defended.   So whenever you form a belief, try to immediately think of some conditions or … Read More

Turning Over a New Teeth
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Post No.: 0774   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Meowwwch! I’ve got fangache today :(.   Furrywisepuppy says:   Oh no kit. Is there anything I can do?   Fluffystealthkitten says:   I’ll get better. I know what I’ve got to do. … Read More

Illusions, Hallucinations and Delusions
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Post No.: 0773   Furrywisepuppy says:   I find illusions incredibly fascinating. They reveal so much about the inner workings of the brain. Illusions and hallucinations can affect every one of our five main senses – namely sight or vision, … Read More

More to Credit or Blame Than Individuals Alone
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Post No.: 0772   Furrywisepuppy says:   Often when things go wrong, there’s no one to blame, at least individually or as a sole group. Some things are just unfortunate and couldn’t have been reasonably foreseen. Even sensible decisions can … Read More

‘Happily Ever After’ Takes More Than Just Your Wedding Day
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Post No.: 0771   Furrywisepuppy says:   A thriving romantic relationship isn’t just about remembering and attending to Valentine’s Days, wedding anniversaries, birthdays and other special days – it’s about being conscientious and considerate to your partner every single day. … Read More

Will Neuroscience Revolutionise Criminal Law?
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Post No.: 0770   Furrywisepuppy says:   Present lie detector systems are nowhere near 100% accurate, yet governments and employers use them quite regularly to screen for candour or malfeasance. But will advances in neuroscience ever be able to unequivocally … Read More

We’re the Masters of Our Actions, Thoughts and Reactions
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Post No.: 0769   Fluffystealthkitten says:   We’ve learnt that under our command are our thoughts and actions. Everything else isn’t – like what others think, how they regard us, how well others do their jobs, their success, their habits, … Read More

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