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Yet scientists have long cautioned that the brain is not a filing cabinet, storing memories in a way that they can be pulled out, consulted and returned intact. is not so much a record of the past as a rough sketch that can be modified even by the simple act of telling the story. For scientists, memory has been on trial for decades, and courts and public opinion are only now catching up with the verdict. It has come as little surprise to researchers that about 75 percent of DNA-based exonerations have come in cases where witnesses got it wrong. This month, the Supreme Court heard its first oral arguments in more than three decades that question the validity of using witness testimony, in a case involving a New Hampshire man convicted of theft, accused by a woman who saw him from a distance in the dead of night.
The Misconception: You celebrate diversity and respect others’ points of view. The Truth: You are driven to create and form groups and then believe others are wrong just because they are others. Source: "Lord of the Flies," 1963, Two Arts Ltd. In 1954, in eastern Oklahoma, two tribes of children nearly killed each other.
Mind & Brain :: Mind Matters :: August 9, 2011 :: :: Email :: Print New research into how liberals and conservatives think differently. By Sarah Estes Graham and Jesse Graham Why the conservative fondness for the negative? Image: Katarzyna Zwolska
Senator Philip A. Hart (with glasses) next to mayor Jerome P. Cavanagh inspect damage done as result of the 1967 Detroit riot. (Credit: Bentley Image Bank, Bentley Historical Library) In July 1967, an early morning police raid of an unlicensed bar—or blind pig—on 12th Street in Detroit set off looting, fires, and shooting that soon escalated out of control.
We've been hearing for years from various propaganda outlets about the loss of our so-called rights. Quite frankly, I'm sick of it. The truth is that government surveillance systems have done great work towards increasing the freedom of everyday God-fearing Americans. How, you ask?
The Believing Brain Why science is the only way out of the trap of belief-dependent realism WAS PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA BORN IN HAWAII?
Before John Lennon imagined "living life in peace," he conjured "no heaven … / no hell below us …/ and no religion too." No religion: What was Lennon summoning? For starters, a world without "divine" messengers, like Osama bin Laden, sparking violence.
Sandrine Ceurstemont, online video producer It's a simple set-up: a ball appears to be in a glass. But when a hand appears to pluck the ball out, you'll see that there's some trickery involved (see video above). It's the latest illusion filmed by psychologist Richard Wiseman that ties into his new book, Paranormality: Why we see what isn't there . He assures us that the scene is not computer-generated and was filmed in a single continuous shot, without the use of editing tricks afterwards.
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Map Marathon Day 1 Saturday 16 October 2010, 12 noon -10pm Map Marathon Day 2 Sunday 17 October 2010, 12 noon - 10pm This year's Serpentine Gallery Map Marathon, 2010, is the fifth in the Serpentine Gallery's series of Marathons. It celebrates a number of key anniversaries: the 40th anniversary of the Serpentine Gallery, the 10th anniversary of the annual architec- ture commission, the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, and the 2500th anniversary of the first, original Marathon, in 490 B.C. The Marathon Series was conceived by Hans Ulrich Obrist in 2005 in Stuttgart, and launched during his first year at the Serpentine Gallery in 2006, when he became Co-Director of Exhibitions and Programmes, and Director of International Projects.
The Anosognosic’s Dilemma: Something’s Wrong but You’ll Never Know What It Is (Part 1) - Opinionator BlogExistence is elsewhere. — André Breton, “The Surrealist Manifesto” 1. The Juice David Dunning, a Cornell professor of social psychology, was perusing the 1996 World Almanac. In a section called Offbeat News Stories he found a tantalizingly brief account of a series of bank robberies committed in Pittsburgh the previous year. From there, it was an easy matter to track the case to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, specifically to an article by Michael A.
It’s one of the great assumptions underlying modern democracy that an informed citizenry is preferable to an uninformed one. “Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government,” Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1789. This notion, carried down through the years, underlies everything from humble political pamphlets to presidential debates to the very notion of a free press. Mankind may be crooked timber, as Kant put it, uniquely susceptible to ignorance and misinformation, but it’s an article of faith that knowledge is the best remedy. If people are furnished with the facts, they will be clearer thinkers and better citizens. If they are ignorant, facts will enlighten them.
By Daniel Simons, on August 3rd, 2010 In The Invisible Gorilla , Chris and I discuss many aspects of the illusion of knowledge, the tendency to think we have a better understanding than we actually do. One aspect of this illusion is that we easily mistake surface understanding for deep understanding, what Leon Rozenblit and Frank Keil called the “illusion of explanatory depth.”
Alchemy is alive and well! Yes, that medieval precursor of chemistry, that chimerical search for the philosopher’s stone and the transmutation of lead to gold. Modern alchemists have found the philosopher’s stone and are selling it and teaching people how to make it themselves out of dew and Celtic sea salt. The philosopher’s stone apparently is an elixir of life that you have to take on a regular basis. According to Nicholas Collette , it “completely eliminates the pharmaceutical industries by curing EVERY disease, and opens the mind to it’s [sic] full potential.”
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Richard Dawkins, as you may not be hugely surprised to learn, does not buy any of that. His role as presenter and the title Faith Schools Menace? meant that More 4's film about the rise of religious education wasn't one of those programmes you really had to watch to the end in order to discover its conclusions. Indeed, the question mark was positively comical, tagged on at the end of the title as if it hoped to leave the issue teetering.
Read full article Continue reading page | 1 | 2 | 3 Video: Seeing with sound A new device that restores a form of sight to the blind is turning our understanding of the senses upside down CLAIRE CHESKIN used to live in a murky world of grey, her damaged eyes only seeing large objects if they were right next to her.