Hello readers, today I’m just going to do a short blog on five findings/experiments that are either interesting due to their morally questionable methods, or their really weird and interesting findings. So here goes: Hiding under college student’s beds. In 1938 researchers set out to discover the speech habits of students, in order to understand… Continue reading Experi-Mental: Researchers hiding under beds, prostitute monkeys and rape fantasies
I’m going to talk about two passions of mine: Crime/thriller books/films/TV series and the idea of ‘Police profiling’. Police profiling is the idea that based on the characteristics of a crime, you can figure out who the perpetrator is. For example, whether they are single, middle aged, male or female etc. I will to discuss how police profiling gets portrayed in novels/films/TV series and determine how valuable the techniques used would be in an actual police investigation.
We have all read psychological/ crime thrillers. We have all thought that Sherlock Holmes, Clarice Starling and Luther have a ridiculously interesting job, that we would all like a go at it. I’m sorry, I’ll apologise now. I’m here to put a bit of a damper on the idea of police profiling.
I just wanted to share some interesting things about the senses really, specifically sight and proprioception.
Sorry readers if you have missed me. I have returned, with a blog post very dear to my heart. As some of you may be aware, I am walking the whole of Cornwall – 364 miles to be precise – to raise money for charity. I will be walking for 28 days (between 11 and… Continue reading And I would walk 364 miles, and I’m not sure I’d walk 364 more!
Today is a bit of a strange and different post from usual. It is an urge for you to read Neurotribes by Steve Silberman. Neurotribes is a book on the history of autism. It takes you through the perils that Autistic individuals have faced, the wonderful aspects of Autism: including the development of the classic film Rainman, the atrocities committed under the Nazi regime and the MMR vaccination controversy. But, more importantly, it is a fascinating read that illustrates the trouble and the wonder in disability.
It’s a feeling we have all felt. That sinking feeling that you are alone in a group of people, that you are unwanted, annoying or unloved. Loneliness has been found to be strongly correlated with depression. Andrew Solomon even comments that depression is a disease of loneliness.