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How memory works (the 'magic number' for remembering)

September 18, 2015 by Dorian Minors

In 1953, surgeons removed almost half of Henry Molaison's brain. Henry (or 'H.M.' as he was, and still often is, known) suffered tonic-clonic seizures (previously known as grand mal, an 18th century...

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Your mind ain't telling you the whole truth

September 16, 2015 by Dorian Minors

Very early in psychology’s history, Sigmund Freud was working hard to understand the unconscious mind, something we’ve talked about before. Almost as a throwaway (in that he talked about these...

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Children strike back - Bobo doll experiments

September 4, 2015 by Dorian Minors

Kids are incredibly impressionable. Have you read 'how to terrify an infant'? In that article we talk about how the nutter John Watson decided to terrify a little child in order to explore an...

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How to terrify an infant

September 2, 2015 by Dorian Minors

Nature vs Nurture. The ultimate psychological debate. For some reason, we've spent almost 100 years debating whether people are a product of the environment they are raised in, or a product of their...

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