Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Brain Matters

Interesting article on Discover by a psychologist, Kirsh, who thinks anti-depressants like Prozac are little more than placebos after doing a meta-analysis of clinical trials. Sure he's right but that won't stop them producing/proscribing & profiting.

Lucid dreaming is inching towards mainstream science with an article in the New Scientist about it's use in neurological research to illuminate the physical roots of our consciousness.

Goldacre has an amusing piece about an experiment that appears that superstitious people perform better at certain tasks and even better if they're allowed to clutch their lucky charms.

Turns out drawings might be the best predictor for truthfulness according to an article cited on Derren Brown's blog.

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