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readings in Psychology for 8 november 2016 #intropsych #psychology #PsychScience #biopsych

Heres what we are reading today! mind wandering “Most research on mind-wandering has characterized it as a mental state with contents that are task unrelated or stimulus independent. However, the dynamics of mind-wandering — how mental states change over time — have remained largely neglected. Here, we introduce a dynamic framework for understanding Read more…

By Laura Freberg, ago
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Medicating ADHD

My students know that I have some major biases (I try to share these upfront), and in particular, I really don’t like the idea of medicating developing brains when alternative treatments are available. I am not a clinician, and I often feel somewhat isolated in taking this viewpoint, but this Read more…

By Laura Freberg, ago
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Daylight Saving Time

As my students know from our study of circadian rhythms, phase delays (such as today’s change from Daylight Saving Time) produce less disruption than phase advances (such as the Spring forward change in Daylight Saving Time). This week, we can expect statistically fewer cardiac arrests and traffic accidents (which we Read more…

By Laura Freberg, ago