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Haunt Your House with Infrasound | EngineerJobs Magazine
"properly tuned pressure waves can scare the living daylights out of human beings"
sound  psychology  halloween 
august 2017 by ignatz
Uncanny Valley Not So Uncanny for Lonely People
Isolated people see unrealistic faces as more lifelike than people who are socially connected.
psychology  uncannyvalley  failure 
january 2017 by ignatz
Circadian Reality — Medium
writer of f.lux on the future of sleep with vr goggles etc
vr  vision  sleep  psychology  herf  f.lux 
october 2015 by ignatz
Harvard and the Making of the Unabomber - The Atlantic
How sadistic psychology experiments at Harvard may have influenced the Unabomber
crime  psychology  usa  fail  unabomber  harvard 
june 2015 by ignatz
Letter of Concern - University of Oregon
Therapist whistleblower on UO stealing rape survivor's psych records for lawsuit
privacy  rape  psychology  villainy  oppression  law 
march 2015 by ignatz
5 Historical Manias That Gripped Societies, Then Disappeared - Mental Floss
Mediaeval dancing mania, the Tanganyika Laughter Epidemic, dromomania, Koro and motor hysteria
bizarre  mania  masspsychology  psychology  delusions 
january 2013 by ignatz
Usog - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Usog" or balis is a topic in psycho-medicine in Filipino Psychology (but considered just as a Filipino superstition in Western Psychology) where an affliction or psychological disorder is attributed to a greeting by a stranger, or an evil eye hex.
psychology  medicine  psychiatry  culture  yow  philippines  wikipedia 
july 2012 by ignatz
Brainstorming Doesn’t Really Work : The New Yorker
"The fatal misconception behind brainstorming is that there is a particular script we should all follow in group interactions."
newyorker  psychology  science  history  via:nrrd 
february 2012 by ignatz
Gaslighting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gaslighting is a form of psychological abuse in which false information is presented with the intent of making a victim doubt his or her own memory and perception.
psychology  wikipedia  abuse  film 
february 2012 by ignatz
Sweater curse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Knitters use the term "sweater curse" or "curse of the love sweater" to describe a situation in which a knitter gives a hand-knit sweater to a significant other, who quickly breaks up with the knitter
psychology  clothing  sex  popculture  sweaters  knitting  slang 
september 2011 by ignatz
Pareidolia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
a psychological phenomenon involving a vague and random stimulus (often an image or sound) being perceived as significant.
via:popular  psychology  wikipedia 
june 2011 by ignatz
Montclair SocioBlog: Notice Anything Different?
Waiter turns into gorilla halfway through meal nobody notices etc
sociology  psychology  failure  science  perception 
april 2011 by ignatz
You Are Not So Smart
A celebration of self delusion
blog  psychology  ha 
july 2010 by ignatz
Please Don’t Promise Me Forever | Rotating Corpse
"Imagine this: It’s 1976 and you’re dating a man named Rick. He has a mustache and owns at least one reindeer sweater..."
art  sex  psychology  1970s  70s  failure  ouch  swingers  selfhelp 
july 2009 by ignatz | Conflict over event using Fred Rogers' name, 2009
College kid from San Diego County attempts to appropriate Fred Rogers' legacy. Tells everyone that everyone else approved it. Failure to launch ensues.
tv  television  mrrogers  fraud  entertainment  psychology  fakes 
june 2009 by ignatz
Physiognomy and moneylending | About face | The Economist
Unfortunately, Dr Duarte’s method was not designed to find out which features label someone as trustworthy.
ha  economics  psychology  statistics  credit 
march 2009 by ignatz
Scientist at Work - Rodolfo Llinás - In a Host of Ailments, Seeing a Brain Out of Rhythm - Biography -
Brain rhythms may be at the root of some neurological disorders and may be treatable with deep brain electrical stimulation.
medicine  psychology  psychiatry  neurology  brain  via:ethan_t_hein 
december 2008 by ignatz » Workshops
Soul Cleansing, hoop yoga, Medicine Entheogen Intention, The Sacred Energy eXchange (S.E.X.) Temple, and Spontaneous Yoga Portals. What a rabbit warren of excitement we have going on here!
newage  failure  usa  art  psychology  no 
december 2008 by ignatz
Depression, Bipolar, Suicide, Drug Companies and Medications -- The Last Psychiatrist
The Last Psychiatrist is a weblog about our failure to be critical. Why do we practice the way we practice? How do we know what we know?
science  psychology  psychiatry  neuroscience  blog 
november 2008 by ignatz
Functional Families, Dysfunctional Brains
Murderers from relatively benign backgrounds are more likely to have reduced activity in two key brain areas than murderers from homes wracked by conflict, deprivation and abuse
via:tinymammoth  psychology  psychiatry  crime  health  neurology  brain 
november 2008 by ignatz
Steven Poole: Working for the Man
This is why I don't like most "gaming." It's work.
via:britta  videogames  psychology  gaming  work  theory 
november 2008 by ignatz
Web delivers new worry for parents: Digital drugs -
Binaural beats are apparently the new deadly CYBER DRUG. Cue Jack Webb and boy with blue facepaint.
stupid  psychology  internet  neurology  failure  fear 
august 2008 by ignatz
The Secret Curse of Expert Archers -
"target panic" in which archers lose control of their bows and can't focus or shoot
sports  archery  psychology  brain 
august 2008 by ignatz
Detoxify Yourself: 101 Tips to Remove the Poison from Your Body and Your Life - Nursing School Search Blog
This is a compendium of social beliefs about health, or "avoiding toxins" as it's called currently.
health  illnessasmetaphor  psychology  sociology  religion 
july 2008 by ignatz
The Gap: Mind The Gap! Retail Stints Train Americans To Fold Obsessively
possibly apocryphal story about ex Gap employees doomed to obsessive-compulsive folding behavior for life
tics  retail  psychology  ocd  doom  thegap 
july 2008 by ignatz
Greta Christina's Blog: The Galileo Fallacy, and the Gadfly Corollary
Nothing new, but a nice summation of why 90% of everyone needs to shut up.
psychology  intelligence  nerds  science  failure  stupid 
march 2008 by ignatz
Special-needs school tricked into shocking two teens dozens of times
Crank caller gets "special needs" school into giving students painful electrical shocks. MC Milgram is in the house.
milgram  pranks  failure  education  torture  usa  psychology  socialpsychology 
december 2007 by ignatz
zeppo: TMI and the ways in which I ended up right
Fascinating account of a childhood with a very different sort of brain
autism  psychology  psychiatry  childhood  personalnarrative  memoir 
october 2007 by ignatz
springheel_jack: on being clinically depressed, a primer
Show this to people who require clue about depression and mental ailments in general
brain  psychology  psychiatry  depression  reference 
september 2006 by ignatz
Indigo Empire
Myspace + Indigo Children = The Little Trainwreck That Couldn't
indigochildren  badparenting  usa  newage  no  psychology  psychiatry  pedagogy 
august 2006 by ignatz
MIT Syndrome
What happens to smart kids who find out they're not the smartest kid.
hubris  culture  geek  college  psychology  neurosis  humanweakness  MIT  blog  torgox 
june 2006 by ignatz
The Awareness Page
List of "awareness" cults, mostly in some way derived from est
newage  cults  psychology  mistakes  est  estholes 
june 2006 by ignatz
Neurofeedback: The Mechanics of It
good simple explanation of the mechanism of neurofeedback
neurofeedback  biofeedback  eeg  neuroscience  psychology  psychiatry  brain  reference 
june 2006 by ignatz
Google Answers: EEG machines
discussion and links about EEG machines for home use in biofeedback
neurofeedback  biofeedback  eeg  neurology  neuroscience  psychology  psychiatry  diy 
may 2006 by ignatz
The Polyvagal Theory
Model of neurological disease in the 10th cranial nerve
psychiatry  psychology  neuroscience  neurology  polyvagaltheory  polyvagal 
may 2006 by ignatz
UIC, Dept. of Psychiatry
brain researcher with interesting "polyvagal" theory
psychiatry  psychology  neurology  neuroscience 
may 2006 by ignatz
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