Monday, 25 June 2007

Elsewhere

For when you've had enough of journal articles:

Hollywood actress Natalie Portman is a cognitive neuroscientist.

Workaholics Anonymous has launched in America - the trouble is people are too busy to attend.

Does the language of the Pirahã tribe challenge Chomsky's theory of universal grammar?

Academic Benjamin Gray gives a first-hand account of what it's like to hear voices that other people can't hear. "I learned several important lessons: never admit you hear voices; certainly never answer them...."

Surviving boredom.

The psychology of suicide bombers. "It is hard to get our heads around the idea that someone who is great with children might, given the right (or wrong) situation, be more easily persuaded by extremists into killing (and being killed) for a cause. But that is the extraordinary lesson that we must take on board about the 7/7 bombers: that they were ordinary."

Following our guest feature on psychological research in virtual worlds, the online realm of Second Life was the focus of the Guardian's latest weekly science podcast.

1 comment:

  1. We cannot compare the Tamil Tigers with other terror groups.Since Tamil tigers are fighting for their basic rights,whereas most of the other terror groups are fighting to prove their religion,power..So, there is huge difference in between these two,even in the basis of psychology...
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