Monthly Archive: November 2013

Nov 25 2013

Monday Miscellany: Trolley Killers, Pain, PTSD

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1. Via Stephanie, new and fascinating pain research out of Stanford. Neuroimaging studies from several different labs examining diverse types of pain offer tantalizing clues. They all show that chronic pain patients have stronger connections among brain regions involved in pain perception and processing, as well as losses in gray matter in those areas and perturbations …

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Nov 23 2013

In Which Scary Things Happened, Decisions Were Made, And I Didn’t Blog

SO. Dear readers. I have been really great about blogging Monday Miscellany link posts. Except for that time I posted on Tuesday last week. And when I haven’t done them. Okay, so I’ve been mediocre. But! There are reasons! 1) Big Life Changes. I’m increasingly sold on the idea of graduate school following this year. …

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Nov 19 2013

Monday Miscellany: Vivaldi, Fourier, TUESDAY

I failed at posting this properly on Monday. Mostly because I was so busy having fun at Skepticon. Can you blame me? (Answer: yes, but you should click these links anyways) 1. Facts So Romantic is exactly my kind of column. Romance is good research tailor to your interests, y’all. Or flowers. Whatever floats your …

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Nov 15 2013

At This Absurd Hour…

….I am sitting in the airport, about to catch my flight to St. Louis, where I will drive with Miri and Adam Lee to SKEPTICON. -I am going to be tabling for the Secular Student Alliance. You should come by and hear about how awesome we are. I am almost as exclamatory in person as …

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Nov 04 2013

Monday Miscellany: Gorilla Opacity, Polyamory, Bad Statistics

1. Polyamory doesn’t get a free pass at being radical without an analysis of power in our interactions. 2. On signaling status and using luxuries to get past gatekeeping, The Logic of Stupid Poor People. Why do poor people make stupid, illogical decisions to buy status symbols? For the same reason all but only the most …

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