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  • November 29, 2010
  • 02:33 PM
  • 1,765 views

Life in the moment is happier but less imaginative. Just ask your iphone.

by Caspar Addyman in Your Brain on Drugs

This Science Brevia article is the first published example I’ve seen using smartphone technologies to collect psychological data. It comes from Dan Gilbert’s ever inventive lab. They used an iphone application to run an experience sampling study. The article is so short that I can give you the whole abstract right now.... Read more »

Killingsworth, M., & Gilbert, D. (2010) A Wandering Mind Is an Unhappy Mind. Science, 330(6006), 932-932. DOI: 10.1126/science.1192439  

  • November 29, 2010
  • 02:29 PM
  • 1,471 views

Life in the moment is happier but less imaginative. Just ask your iphone.

by Caspar Addyman in Your Brain on Drugs

This Science Brevia article is the first published example I’ve seen using smartphone technologies to collect psychological data. It comes from Dan Gilbert’s ever inventive lab. They used an iphone application to run an experience sampling study. The article is so short that I can give you the whole abstract right now.... Read more »

Killingsworth, M., & Gilbert, D. (2010) A Wandering Mind Is an Unhappy Mind. Science, 330(6006), 932-932. DOI: 10.1126/science.1192439  

  • November 23, 2010
  • 06:19 PM
  • 1,648 views

Spirit Possession in Uganda

by Tom Rees in Epiphenom

Spirit possession is common in Uganda, as it is in many parts of the world - especially impoverished areas. It's a complex syndrome, however, with different spirits have different effects.

In Runyankore, the local language spoken by the Banyankore of Southwestern Uganda, possession by evil spirits is known as Okutembwa and can result in the patient talking in another voice. Possession by the spirits known as Okugwa leads to shaking and falling down. Other spirits can induce a trance-like state......... Read more »

  • November 17, 2010
  • 02:21 AM
  • 1,732 views

Gratitude among married couples

by Dr Shock in Dr Shock MD PhD


When did you lastly thank your spouse? Gratitude is an excellent booster for your relationship, it improves the other well being both psychologically as well as physically. It gives him or her more satisfaction, and activates pro-social behavior. So go and do it.
An individual who expresses gratitude is not only providing a positive expression to [...]


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  • November 16, 2010
  • 01:00 PM
  • 2,333 views

The more colourful the lie, the more people believe it, man!

by Caspar Addyman in Your Brain on Drugs

The Splintered Mind has a great guest piece by G. Randolph Mayes reflecting on John Allen Paulos’s latest piece in the New York Times, entitled “Stories vs. Statistics” , which reflects on counter intuitve work of Nobel prize winning work of Tversky and Kahneman on conjunction fallacies.... Read more »

  • November 12, 2010
  • 12:09 AM
  • 1,451 views

More on what makes you happy

by Michelle Greene in NeurRealism

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Killingsworth, M., & Gilbert, D. (2010) A Wandering Mind Is an Unhappy Mind. Science, 330(6006), 932-932. DOI: 10.1126/science.1192439  

  • December 13, 2008
  • 06:14 PM
  • 2,306 views

Pure Hypomanics: Living Zippedy Doo Dah Lives?

by GrrlScientist in Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

tags: hypomania, bipolar disorder, manic depression, mood disorders, mental health, psychology



Image: Michael Witte/NYTimes [larger view].

Have you ever met a person who seems to be on a perpetual caffeine high, without all the shaking? You know the type, those few hyperactive extroverts who are always doing things or meeting people, who have an expansive and optimistic mood yet are easily irritated, and who have an overactive libido or who enjoy really risky pass times, like jumping out o........ Read more »

A GAMMA, J ANGST, V AJDACICGROSS, & W ROSSLER. (2008) Are hypomanics the happier normals?. Journal of Affective Disorders, 111(2-3), 235-243. DOI: 10.1016/j.jad.2008.02.020  

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