May 16th, 2012



bad science

May 16th, 2012

Bad Science
Created by: ClinicalPsychology.net

If you are a cognitive psychologist, this is kinda’ cute

April 16th, 2012



If the growth serum didn’t work, the sound wouldn’t be able to carry since everything would be too far away from the correct floor. A closed window would also prevent the sound from carrying, since most buildings tend to be well insulated. Since the whole operation depends on a steady flow of mutagens, a break in the middle of the genome would also cause problems. Of course, the fellow could shout, but the human voice is not loud enough to carry that far. An additional problem is that a string could break on the instrument. Then there could be no accompaniment to the message. It is clear that the best situation would involve less distance. Then there would be fewer potential problems. With face to face contact, the least number of things could go wrong. 

For non-cognitive psychologists

Art and Psychology mix

March 25th, 2012

The gigantic neon smiley face, known as the Feel-o-Meter or Public Face, displayed the mood of the city in real time. Hooked up to a sophisticated software system first developed in 2007 by the Fraunhofer Institut that analyzed the facial expression of random city-goers, it fed the data to the smiley. The smiley then subsequently shifted its expression in real time from happy to sad or neutral depending on the overall emotional state of the people.


2012 Oscars and the Bechdel Test

March 25th, 2012

chalk board cleaner

February 29th, 2012

Stare at the dot for 5 minutes. Can you see the shark?

February 13th, 2012


A clever parody of optical illusions.

Wait, wait …

February 13th, 2012

SAGAL: This is from a study in the Journal of Personality. It is called that because it’s not very good looking.


SAGAL: Oh, the journal, it has personality.

– Peter Sagal, Wait, Wait … Don’t Tell Me.  12/10/11

To listen.


Please allow me to blow your mind

December 30th, 2011

On the craft of teaching

December 23rd, 2011