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  • Posted Memories to Section 16 and 17 F11 PSY 1001
    Five years from now I'll probably remember the concepts on memory--more specifically the "seven sins of memory"--suggestibility, misattribution, bias, transience, persistence, blocking, and absentmindedness. I personally love movies such as the Matrix, Memento, and Inception where our reality and memories...
  • Posted Emotion through Facial Expressions: The Universal Language? to Section 16 and 17 F11 PSY 1001
    Regardless of language and culture barriers, people can read each other's emotions through facial expressions. This article, referred to a study from a journal of the American Psychological Association. The study concludes that "perception of emotional signals is not driven...
  • Posted "The Mozart effect? That's just crap..." to Section 16 and 17 F11 PSY 1001
    In this article, the author discusses the "Mozart effect," which is the belief that listening to classical music--such as Mozart's compositions--can lead to long-term improvement in brain function. The author argues that Mozart effect is just a common case of...
  • Posted The Case of Jeffrey Alan Ingram: A Case of Amnesia to Section 16 and 17 F11 PSY 1001
    This article is about Jeffrey Alan Ingram. He is an amnesia sufferer that found himself in a different state after four days, without knowing his past life. Ingram suffers from dissociative fugue. This type of amnesia "involves one or more...
  • Posted Lights over Phoenix: Alien Visitation? to Section 16 and 17 F11 PSY 1001
    On September 30, 2011, many people claimed to see lights that seemed to form a "perfect triangle" hovering near Phoenix, Arizona. In this article, the author argues--using the principles of scientific thinking--that these sightings were not of an extraterrestrial spacecraft....
  • Posted Catching the Cold: It's Making Us Fat to Section 16 and 17 F11 PSY 1001
    This article claims that the common cold virus--a strain known as the adenovirus 36 (AD36)--may cause childhood obesity. This claim is based on a new study from the University of California, San Diego, but it has a problem. There...
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