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Daydreaming is Good

I knew it! All those hours I spent gazing out the window weren’t an indication of my bone-lazy inattentiveness at all. They were showing how smart I am. Yeah! I knew it. The online science magazine, Eurekalert!, tells us about … Continue reading

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Temporo-Spatial Synesthesia

Synesthesia of the Day – Temporo-Spatial Synesthesia Temporo-Spatial Synesthesia, also known as Time-Space Synesthesia, mixes the senses of space and time. People with this form of synesthesia see time as having a visible form. When thinking about the year, they … Continue reading

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20 Big Questions about the Future of Humanity

Scientific American has asked some scientists what they call “20 big questions about the future of humanity.” Not all of the questions are strictly about humans, but most of them are, and I think we can forgive them for those … Continue reading

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Fran’s Synesthesia

Synesthesia of the Day – Fran’s Synesthesia All of the people in the Green Comet series have some degree of synesthesia. As a first approximation, effay, they are all strong synesthetes, with at least two types. I’ve already described Elgin’s … Continue reading

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Really Early Onset Alzheimer Syndrome

In a previous post, I referred to some research that seemed to indicate that there is a link between having a cynical and distrustful personality and later getting Alzheimer disease. As I explained then, this does not mean that being … Continue reading

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Types Of Intelligence

In 1983 psychologist Howard Gardener wrote a book describing multiple types of intelligence.  Before then, ability in mathematics and language qualified for intelligence, but other abilities did not. If you click on the image at the top of this post, … Continue reading

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Orgasm – Color

Synesthesia of the Day – Orgasm – Color Since synesthesia (my first post on synesthesia) is a major element in the Green Comet series of novels, I thought it would be a good idea to write a series of posts … Continue reading

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The Spread of Ignorance

I often post on the dangers of ignorance and fallacious reasoning. You can see some examples here, here and here. Science has learned a great deal about our tendencies when it comes to how we perceive reality, and has even … Continue reading

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Driving While Under the Influence of a Phone

Imagine driving into town. Your cell phone beeps and you take the call on your hands-free headset. You’re flagged down by the police, fined, have your driving privileges revoked and your car impounded. That’s what they do when you drink … Continue reading

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Does mental illness enhance creativity?

Here’s another of my pet peeves: The pop psychology link between creativity and mental illness. It is so ingrained that it is assumed to be true, and its proponents are often struck dumb when you question it. If you ask … Continue reading

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