The effects of meth on the human brain
that is so nasty.
“The social psychology of this century reveals a major lesson: often it is not so much the kind of person a man is as the kind of situation in which he finds himself that determines how he will act.” –Stanley Milgram, 1974
If a person in a position of authority ordered you to deliver a 400-volt electrical shock to another person, would you follow orders? Most people would answer this question with an adamant no, but Yale University psychologist Stanley Milgram conducted a series of obedience experiments during the 1960s that demonstrated surprising results. These experiments offer a powerful and disturbing look into the power of authority and obedience.Introduction to the Milgram Experiment
Milgram started his experiments in 1961, shortly after the trial of the World War II criminal Adolph Eichmann had begun. Eichmann’s defense that he was simply following instructions when he ordered the deaths of millions of Jews roused Milgram’s interest. In his 1974 book Obedience to Authority, Milgram posed the question, “Could it be that Eichmann and his million accomplices in the Holocaust were just following orders? Could we call them all accomplices?”
In this synopsis, I talk about what blushing is, the physiological causes, situations in which we might blush and theories on the adaptive values of blushing.
When was the last time that you blushed? Was it when you said something you felt like you shouldn’t have said? Was it when you got…
Do you see people having sex? Or a bunch of dolphins? The answer depends on your age!
Freudian Theory suggests we forget “familiar things” as our minds develop…
I count 7 dolphins… haha
The Case of Clive Wearing: Anterograde & Retrograde Amnesia
this is so interesting.
this is an awesome video about split brain. it explains how it works and shows some pretty cool tests…
Prosopagnosia, also called face blindness, is an impairment in the recognition of faces. It is often accompanied by other types of recognition impairments (place recognition, car recognition, facial expression of emotion, etc.) though sometimes it appears to be restricted to facial identity. Not surprisingly, prosopagnosia can create serious social problems. Prosopagnosics often have difficulty recognizing family members, close friends, and even themselves. They often use alternative routes to recognition, but these routes are not as effective as recognition via the face.