Just got sent this link by the irrepressible Aimee, a “Not great” article about the Vaccines vs Autism “Debate”. Here’s my Media Score Card for this article: Much rubbish, a few good points. I give her a C–. ‘vaccinate at any cost’ = Strawman Court decisions =/= Science Incomplete knowledge = No knowledge = Fail… Read More Vaccines and Autism – Media Report Card
Haven’t posted anything for a while, I’m wrapped up in the warm embrace of procrastination. Thought this was interesting though and an easy post. Take the online Narcissism test. Despite all evidence to the contrary I only scored a 4. If you score greater than 20 you probably have a mirror in your pocket right… Read More How Narcissistic are You?
Earlier this year a study published in the Journal of Neuroscience looked at the brains of compulsive gamblers and concluded that when the the gamblers suffered “near-miss” losses their brains reacted as if they had won. Another study published slightly later in the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behaviour also looked at the brains… Read More Gamblers Rewarded by Near Misses
Suicide is a sensitive subject, by it’s very nature it seems we are obliged to treat it with kid gloves. In public it is virtually taboo to even mention suicide, in news media euphemisms are employed in order to avoid explicit use of the “S” word. Attitudes are beginning to change, with more vocal discussion… Read More Is there a Biochemical Marker for Suicide?
Psychosis is a scary word, conjuring images of people who have so lost touch with reality that they are unable to integrate with society. As with most everything else this condition exists on a continuum, mild symptoms may pose no problem for the sufferer1 nor be outwardly visible. Previous studies have seen correlations between the… Read More Is there Something Fishy about Psychosis?