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March 26, 2015

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11:25 PM | Stereotype lowers math performance in women, no one noticed
Originally posted on Lunatic Laboratories:Stereotypes about people can affect how we look at a person, but sometimes it causes other problems. Gender stereotypes about women’s ability in mathematics negatively impact their performance. And in a significant twist, both men…
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9:55 PM | The Healing Power of Awe
The mountains. The stars freckled across the sky. A fiery sunrise. A rich cup of coffee alongside a piece of flaky pie: These things are awesome. Though I’ve seen a million sunsets and stared at the oceans for hours, I’m still moved by their wonder and mystery, touched by their beauty, and profoundly grateful that […]
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7:37 PM | The Newest Twist in the State Regulation of Off-Label Marketing
By Zack Buck The newest chapter in the legal drama involving Johnson & Johnson, Inc. (“J&J”) and its subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceutical, Inc. (and a subsidiary previously known as Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.) (“Janssen”) was written late last month. Specifically at issue … Continue reading →
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7:16 PM | Recommended video
This link has a series of interviews with prominent neuroscientists (Haggard, Smith, Koch, Greenfield, Martin, Hameroff, Theise). “Does brain make mind” is a good watch. http://www.closertotruth.com/series/does-brain-make-mind
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6:45 PM | How did the chicken cross the sea?
It may sound like the makings of a joke, but answering the question of how chickens crossed the sea may soon provide more than just a punch line. Michigan State […]
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6:44 PM | Science: Theory of the strong interaction verified
The fact that the neutron is slightly more massive than the proton is the reason why atomic nuclei have exactly those properties that make our world and ultimately our existence […]
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6:43 PM | New methods to speed simulations in computational grand challenge
Engineers at the University of California, San Diego, have developed a new family of methods to significantly increase the speed of time-resolved numerical simulations in computational grand challenge problems. Such […]
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5:55 PM | Gender Imbalance in Discussions of Best Research Practices
Over the last couple of weeks there have been some really excellent blog posts about gender representation in discussions of best research practices. The first was a shared Email correspondence between Simine Vazire and Lee Jussim. The second was a report of gender imbalance in discussions of best research practices by Alison Ledgerwood, Elizabeth Haines, and Kate Ratliff. Before then (May 2014), Sanjay Srivastava wrote about a probable diversity problem in the best practices debate. Go read […]
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4:48 PM | Thousands of atoms entangled with a single photon
Physicists from MIT and the University of Belgrade have developed a new technique that can successfully entangle 3,000 atoms using only a single photon. The results, published today in the […]
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4:47 PM | Two most destructive termite species forming superswarms in South Florida
Two of the most destructive termite species in the world — responsible for much of the $40 billion in economic loss caused by termites annually — are now swarming simultaneously […]
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4:41 PM | Common bacteria on verge of becoming antibiotic-resistant superbugs
Antibiotic resistance is poised to spread globally among bacteria frequently implicated in respiratory and urinary infections in hospital settings, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in […]
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3:45 PM | 9 Self-Care Strategies to Try Right Now or This Week
You have this one body. One mind. One life. You know this, of course. But you might forget sometimes, especially on the days when all you’re doing is running around, tending to other things, tending to others’ needs and putting out fires. But we don’t have to go far to take good care of our […]
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2:01 PM | Exploring Our Vulnerability
Today, I have vulnerability on the brain. That’s because yesterday I sent off my contribution to Susannah for the April Love challenge (sign up here; like everything Susannah does, it’s going to be wonderful). And it’s vulnerable. Bare bones honest. It’s scary to be that honest with others (especially people you don’t know). But it […]
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1:39 PM | 3 Inner Virtues That Come With Age Which May Surprise You
On top of wisdom, there are three inner virtues which unexpectedly come with age. » Continue reading: 3 Inner Virtues That Come With Age Which May Surprise You » Read HealthiestBlog.com, the new site from PsyBlog's author Related articles:Intelligent People Are More Inclined to Trust Others A Sense of Purpose Helps You Live Longer The Number of Children That Makes Parents Happiest Husband or Wife? The Partner Whose Happiness Matters More For The Marriage Hearing Voices: […]
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1:36 PM | Extra Dimensions Could Be Detected by the Large Hadron Collider
If you thought the discovery of the Higgs Boson was monumental, then brace yourself. The large Hadron Collider (LHC) may have stumbled upon something much bigger than that. According to a paper in the Physics Letter B, the large Hadron Collider could detect mini black holes. If this is true, … READ MORE
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1:36 PM | Bioethicist Art Caplan: Why a New Alzheimer’s Drug Isn’t A No-Brainer
A new piece by contributor Art Caplan on NBC News: Biogen, a Cambridge, Massachusetts biotech company, announced last week that early tests of their new drug aducanumab, a monoclonal antibody, had shown impressive results in treating those with early stage … Continue reading →
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1:31 PM | The Backfire Effect: When Correcting False Beliefs Has the Opposite of the Intended Effect
How providing people with evidence about the safety and effectiveness of vaccines can backfire. Read the rest of this post at the Big Think.
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1:30 PM | ‘The first crack in the wall of significance testing’
A major psychology journal has banned the use of the near-universally adopted practice of significance testing, citing recent evidence of the technique’s unreliability. What will be the fallout for psychology as a field? Read the rest of this post at the Big Think.
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1:23 PM | Executions, Doctors, The U.S. Supreme Court, And The Breath Of Kings
A new post by I. Glenn Cohen on the Health Affairs Blog, as part of a series stemming from the Third Annual Health Law Year in P/Review event held at Harvard Law School on Friday, January 30, 2015. The relationship between medicine and capital … Continue reading →
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1:23 PM | Common bacteria on verge of becoming antibiotic-resistant superbugs
Antibiotic resistance is poised to spread globally among bacteria frequently implicated in respiratory and urinary infections in hospital settings, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in […]
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1:10 PM | 2015 Broad Institute Innovation & Intellectual Property Symposium
2015 Broad Institute Innovation & Intellectual Property Symposium Monday, April 13, 2015 – Wednesday, April 15, 2015 Broad Institute, 415 Main St., Cambridge, MA This ​symposium ​will ​bring ​together ​Broad ​scientists, ​delegates ​from ​the ​European ​and ​U.S. ​Patent ​Offices, ​and … Continue reading →
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1:00 PM | How should we talk about sex? Ditch the baseball
Whenever we talk about abstract or complex topics (and even when we talk about things that are neither abstract or complex) we can almost guarantee that metaphors will be at the center of the stage. This is especially true when it’s not appropriate to focus on certain aspects of a situation or when we want to lighten a […]
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12:26 PM | On self-deception & motivated reasoning: Who is fooling whom?
From something I'm working on.... Who is fooling whom? Identity-protective cognition is a species of motivated reasoning that consists in the tendency of people to conform disputed facts (particularly ones relevant to political controversies) to positions associated with membership in one or another affinity group. I will present evidence—in the form of correlational studies, standardized assessment tests, and critical-reasoning experiments—that show that identity-protective […]
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12:00 PM | The Five Ws of Bullying
A recent paper in Computers in Human Behavior explores the utility of machine learning methods for understanding bullying, a significant social-psychological issue in the United States, through social media data. Machine learning methods were applied to all public mentions of...            Related StoriesOvernight Program Helps "Sundowning" Dementia PatientsRemembering 9/11Sleepwalking Defense Leads to Acquittal in Child Murder Case 
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11:39 AM | Autism increases risk of nonaffective psychotic disorder and bipolar disorder
Published at the same time and in the same journal as the 'MoBa does bowel issues in autism' paper from Bresnahan and colleagues [1], the study results from Jean-Paul Selten et al [2] reporting that "A diagnosis of ASD [autism spectrum disorder] is associated with a substantially increased risk for NAPD [nonaffective psychotic disorder] and BD [bipolar disorder]" has, at the time of writing this post, received little or no press attention in comparison despite […]

Selten JP, Lundberg M, Rai D & Magnusson C (2015). Risks for Nonaffective Psychotic Disorder and Bipolar Disorder in Young People With Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Population-Based Study., JAMA psychiatry, PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25806797

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10:45 AM | How to Deal with Anger
Anger is an emotion everyone feels. Despite what some people think, it’s normal, okay and healthy to get angry. Unfortunately, too many people see anger as a feeling that is supposed to be avoided. But in reality it can’t be avoided, because it’s a natural emotion for all of us. It’s simply being human to […]
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9:14 AM | 10 tortuous psychology studies you'll be glad you didn't participate in
Many psychology studies involve nothing more challenging for participants than sitting down with a short paper questionnaire and ticking off agreement or not with a series of anodyne statements. This post is not about that kind of research. Here, we take a tour of some rather more arduous and quirky experiments from the psychology archives. Participants in these studies were prodded, embarrassed, disgusted, scared, teased, bored and more (though not at once). It was all in the name of science, […]
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1:16 AM | Jon Hamm Has Completed Rehab for Alcoholism
AMC’s hit show, Mad Men, returns next month and, as the series prepares for the end of its seven season run, one of the stars has also been working on his own personal transition. It was just revealed that Jon Hamm privately entered a rehab program for alcohol abuse. He checked in to Silver Hill […]
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12:39 AM | Does Alcohol Push A Person Towards Riskier Behavior?
Box: Bottles of Ambiguity Aversions Whisky: Bottle product #1|Looking Good|Selfmedication Liqueur|2015|ALC99%|VOL250ML Vodka: Bottle product #1|ANGST|Selfmedication Liqueur|2015|ALC99%|VOL250ML Rum: Bottle product #1|I Can Drive|Selfmedication Liqueur|2015|ALC99%|VOL250ML Caption:Discovery! Researchers find alcohol spikes risky behavior in guys…really? Cartoon#1526 Drunk Driving OR Just Buzzed Driving Drinking and driving – it almost killed my brother. I know many people who […]

March 25, 2015

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10:50 PM | Moving to our new home!
After many long years here on Blogger, I've finally pulled the trigger and I'm moving over to WordPress on my new lab website!You can find the new blog at:http://voyteklab.com/blog/You can also subscribe to blog updates using the RSS feed at:http://voyteklab.com/feed/rss/And here's our first post!http://voyteklab.com/welcome-to-the-new-oscillatory-thoughts/
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