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readings in psychology for 1 february 2016 #psychology #intropsych #biopsych #PsychScience

What we are reading today: genetic manipulation of human embryos  “The decision makes Britain one of the first countries in the world to grant this type of authorisation on one of science’s new frontiers and follows months of deliberation by […]

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readings in psychology for 10 january 2015 #psychology #PsychScience #intropsych #biopsych

Here’s what we are reading today: lucid dreaming! “Another study looking at people’s ability to make conscious decisions in waking life as well as during lucid and non-lucid dreams found a large degree of overlap between volitional abilities when we […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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A Face Transplant Patient’s View of the Procedure

One of the more surprising things (to many students) we talk about in the context of the peripheral nervous system’s ability to reconnect is the transplanting of cadaver parts.  In my news today was an interesting interview with a woman […]

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