Influencer Neuroskeptic - featured
4 weeks ago 4 weeks ago
Can it really be true that the humble loaf of bread has become the EnemyWithin, detrimental to the way our bodies – and even our brains – work?
14 mentions — 4 weeks ago 4 weeks ago
A few months ago, I blogged about The Hydraulic Brain - an unorthodox theory which proposed that brain function is not electrical, but mechanical. On this
10 mentions — 1 week ago 1 week ago
A group of management researchers provide new evidence of a worrying bias in the scientific process - The Chrysalis Effect: How Ugly Initial Results Metamo
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Should you trust plagiarism detection software? In my view, no - we should never treat an automated plagiarism report as definitive evidence, whether posit
6 mentions — 3 weeks ago 3 weeks ago
Dipak Das, the former University of Connecticut researcher found to have committed more than 100 counts of misconduct, and who passed away last year, has had another retraction appear. Here's the n...
5 mentions — 4 weeks ago 4 weeks ago
Sportsmen are increasingly using brain training techniques to improve focusand screen out distractions. What can you learn from it?
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Another busy week at Retraction Watch, which we kicked off by asking for your support. Have you contributed yet? Here's what was happening elsewhere on the web: Why does "impact factor mania" persi...
3 mentions — 3 weeks ago 3 weeks ago
Simine Vazire sets off a discussion on the nature and value of counterintuitive research findings and how they should be evaluated.
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Mexican blind cavefish, or Astyanax fasciatus, are a kind of small tetra sometimes found in home aquariums. At some point in their evolutionary past, these fish moved into caves and lost their eyeballs entirely. They have a close relative that lives outside of caves and still has its ...
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An editor at a Frontiers journal has resigned to protest the publisher's decision to retract the controversial "Recursive Fury" paper that linked climate skepticism to conspiratorial ideation. Ugo ...
4 mentions — 5 days ago 5 days ago
A new site, Stand Up 2 Science Bullies, launched last week: www.standup2sciencebullies.com is a forum for scientists to share their experience and provide advice pertaining to scientific bullying. ...
4 mentions — 2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
Kent Cochrane, a Toronto man whose brain was among the most studied in the world, has died.
17 mentions — 7 days ago 7 days ago
Sociologist claims high-quality scholarship does not depend on obedience to technical rules on referencing
21 mentions — 3 weeks ago 3 weeks ago
Some brain areas show up more commonly in swanky journals. Others on Twitter. Wired Science blogger Christian Jarrett asks, which brain area wins?
7 mentions — 4 weeks ago 4 weeks ago
Who knew lighting alcohol on fire looked this cool?
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Across North America “float houses” are increasing in popularity, offering eager psychonauts a chance to explore sensory deprivation.
2 mentions — 3 weeks ago 3 weeks ago
Take troubled Vincent van Gogh, famed 19th century painter who suffered from bipolar disorder, cut off part of his left ear, and eventually committed suicide. Or Isaac Newton, eccentric 17th centur...
3 mentions — 4 weeks ago 4 weeks ago
Last month, we brought readers the story of a retraction in December from Psychiatric Times, of an essay by Richard Noll that included this passage: Despite the discomfort it brings, we owe it to t...
2 mentions — 2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
They key phrase spoken in BBC Radio 4’s Today programme on the findings of the latest IPCC climate change report was “it’s about people now”. It’s a statement likely to carry great weight with a body of…
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A fascinating paper asks what one man with no memory - and no regrets - can really teach us about time: Individuals With Episodic Amnesia Are Not Stuck In
4 mentions — 7 days ago 7 days ago
Controversy continues to swirl around the retraction of a Frontiers paper linking climate skepticism to conspiratorial ideation, with three editors resigning from various Frontiers journals, and co...
22 mentions — 5 days ago 5 days ago
Is neuro-skepticism in danger of going too far? Is it time to take a critical look at critiques of neuroscience? Martha Farah of the University of Pennsylv
17 mentions — 4 weeks ago 4 weeks ago
The folks at Dock Street Brewing Co. really love beer. They also apparently really love AMC's The Walking Dead. Putting these two loves together was a no-brainer. Or wait. The exact opposite of that.
15 mentions — 2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
The view that the Mafia is an organization of especially ruthless psychopaths is wrong - in fact, members of 'Cosa Nostra' have lower psychopathic traits t