Monthly Archives: June 2011

Newbie neurons make fear hard to forget « Futurity.org

UC BERKELEY (US) — When faced with a fearful situation, newborn neurons are able to produce a blank slate to create a strong imprint of the memory. The findings have implications for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other problems … Continue reading

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Guardian UK interactive crime map

http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/interactive/2011/feb/15/uk-crime-map-interactive-tool Luke Hill

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Carl Jung by Mark Vernon | Guardian

Part 1: Achieving the right balance between what Jung called the ego and self is central to his theory of personality development If you have ever thought of yourself as an introvert or extrovert; if you’ve ever deployed the notions … Continue reading

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How common is Autism? | Guardian

Researchers in South Korea estimate that 1 in 38 children there has autism, but diagnosing the condition is fraught with difficulty In 1965, Leo Kanner, the father of autism research, expressed his concerns about overdiagnosis: " … it became a … Continue reading

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Sexy girls have it easy | Guardian

Sexy girls have it easy This video follows one woman’s social experiment: is an attractively made-up woman more likely to get free things than a plain-looking woman? Like many women, Caroline has long been suspicious that men are suckers for … Continue reading

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How Important is Gender? | The Guardian

Julie Bindel: Time to end our gender obsession The reaction to the couple who have refused to announce the sex of their newborn babyhighlights the way we demand that boys and girls be treated differently, despite decades of feminism. The Canadian … Continue reading

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More from Psychology For All | BPS

More from Psychology For All | BPS. How trusting are you? Ros Searle and Volker Patent (Open University) invited the audience to use a psychometric tool to examine how trusting they were. They went on to facilitate an assessment of … Continue reading

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Psychology For All | BPS

Psychology For All | BPS. There may have been a time when psychologists preferred to keep the mysterious secrets of the mind to themselves. However, the current climate is quite the opposite, with psychologists being called on to comment on … Continue reading

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Test motivation and IQ | BPS

Test motivation and IQ | BPS. The fact that IQ test performance is a strong predictor of outcomes later in life, including career success and longevity, is well established. However, a new study led by Angela Duckworth at the University … Continue reading

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The Academy meets academia | BPS

The Academy meets academia | BPS. The Oscar-winning English actor Colin Firth has co-authored a neuroimaging paper on the contrasting brain structure of liberals and conservatives (Current Biology: tinyurl.com/5t6swm8). Firth’s collaboration with Ryota Kanai and Geraint Rees at UCL’s Institute of … Continue reading

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