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Psycasm

Psycasm is the exploration of the world psychological. Every day phenomenon explained and manipulated to one's own advantage. Written by a slightly overambitious undergrad, Psycasm aims at exploring a whole range of social and cognitive processes in order to best understand how our minds, and those mechanisms that drive them, work.

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Saturday, February 5, 2011

So I've been a bit snowed under lately. As I mentioned recently, we've had some pretty big floods in my part of the world, and as a result all my summer semester workload has backed-up into one ugly pile of responsibility.

And so my blogging has been a bit light on while I tackle these assignments and exams. Fear not, as soon as I get the chance I fully intend to look into what the literature says about Astrology. It has been to my great horror that I know a number of people who tacitly seem to accept its premise, and so I'd like to see how, and/or why, this might be the case.

On the upside, Psychobabble II is out, and it's all about the nature of human time perception. This was posted at the Psychobabble website:

Wherein Rohan, Morgan, Nerisa and James discuss the very nature of time perception. After a brief foray into physics and relativity the discussion finds it way to youtube, detours through the illusion of stationary second hands, and ultimately finishes with our physical passage through time. Is it more useful for us to consider ourselves as agents moving through time, or as stationary objects within the greater flow? And just how important are metaphors to our cognition…?

So if that sounds like it might interest you download it from itunes (search 'Psychobabble'), or stream it directly from our website.

Our next episode will be recorded on the ~14th, so naturally the topic is the science of Love, Hate and Jealousy. If you have any questions related to those topics (or anything else) drop it here in the comments, or in the Psychobabble Forums and we'll try to answer it in the show.

Additionally, if you've the nasty habit of reading my words with any regularity, I'd really value your input on the show. Again, just drop a comment here, or at the forums.

For the interested, here's the reference list for the last show.

Gan, T., Wang, N., Zhang, Z., Li, H., & Luo, Y. (2009). Emotional influences on time perception: evidence from event-related potentials NeuroReport, 20 (9), 839-843 DOI: 10.1097/WNR.0b013e32832be7dc
Gil, S., Rousset, S., & Droit-Volet, S. (2009). How liked and disliked foods affect time perception. Emotion, 9 (4), 457-463 DOI: 10.1037/a0015751
Tipples, J. (2008). Negative emotionality influences the effects of emotion on time perception. Emotion, 8 (1), 127-131 DOI: 10.1037/1528-3542.8.1.127
Lustig, C., & Meck, W. (2001). Paying Attention to Time as one Gets Older Psychological Science, 12 (6), 478-484 DOI: 10.1111/1467-9280.00389
Tobin, S., & Grondin, S. (2009). Video games and the perception of very long durations by adolescents Computers in Human Behavior, 25 (2), 554-559 DOI: 10.1016/j.chb.2008.12.002
Sackett, A., Meyvis, T., Nelson, L., Converse, B., & Sackett, A. (2009). You’re Having Fun When Time Flies: The Hedonic Consequences of Subjective Time Progression Psychological Science, 21 (1), 111-117 DOI: 10.1177/0956797609354832
Miles, L., Nind, L., & Macrae, C. (2010). Moving Through Time Psychological Science, 21 (2), 222-223 DOI: 10.1177/0956797609359333

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Brian Krueger, PhD
Columbia University Medical Center
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Good stuff here!

Don't worry about posting.  You know that taking care of things with yourself and your family are way more important.

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