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Tweets for 2012-10-11

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Tweets for 2012-09-27

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Tweets for 2012-09-20

  • Can anyone spare me $9k so I can buy a fibre optic keyboard for use in the scanner? #
  • Really?! RT @frabcus Genius. Plugin that tells you which scientific paper was source of bad newspaper journalism. http://t.co/9LlKXnKD #
  • The advertising dollar makes its own judgement of the future of the newspaper business http://t.co/FeYpWeV1 #
  • My colleague Danielle Matthews is on Radio Sheffield at 11am talking about her study into early language development http://t.co/yQPtPzPb #
  • Cancel that, she's been bumped. But she's still looking for parents of young children to take part in the study http://t.co/yQPtPzPb #
  • Okay, so what's a fun saturday night in NYC for a week saturday? #
  • A good popular science book makes you part of the scientific conversation. http://t.co/SmanoW1F @MarkChangizi in 2010 #
  • Auction psychology http://t.co/nXm7TGbV My latest for @BBC_Future now up at http://t.co/85RrPPSd #
  • "Blinding, fierce, shockingly electric" What it's like to be stung by a Tarantula Hawk Wasp, courtesy of the http://t.co/PK6cN9Qu #
  • This is your brain on twitter #
  • "let’s not be too hard on phrenology while taking out the neurotrash." says @stevenpoole http://t.co/U0Ekt6k8 #

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Tweets for 2012-09-13

  • Wsj: 'This Isn't Candid Camera, It's a Science Project' http://t.co/Hkdv8jsr that'd be me in Berlin then. #
  • Buy the New Statesman so you can read @stevenpoole being cruel, so cruel – but fair – about neuroscientism #
  • Virtue ethics is due a major comeback IMO #
  • Psychology in the Pub on Sleep, Learning and Memory, Oct 11, Showroom, #Sheffield Maybe this link'll work: https://t.co/ocgylD26 #
  • This link is considerably useful if you are coming to study at the University of Sheffield this month http://t.co/aus3vIPP #
  • My next column for @BBC_Future problematises drawing clear conclusions from psych research. Tricky. It's hard to be liked for problematising #
  • Why you pay more: auction psychology http://t.co/QEAZaJTt my latest for @BBC_Future (UK readable link) #
  • "Nonconscious activation of placebo and nocebo pain responses" http://t.co/eVbRZNkX #
  • The 'subliminal' nature of the stimulus presentation is suspect – they use a yes/no recognition test (the expt DV reqs. only 2AFC discrim) #
  • Myths in the way of clear academic prose http://t.co/YbzrfU1i Helen Sword in @timeshighered #
  • Teaching questions rather than answers #
  • What scene from any play/movie/book best exemplifies the moment where someone comes to the alarming realisation that the game has changed? #
  • To clarify: I'm not interested in the feeling that the pieces have moved, but that the very rules of the game are different from before #
  • This is more than just surprise. #
  • The greatest hits…of Cognitive Modelling http://t.co/vYBRjsDB provided by Gary Cottrell #
  • Our @FestivalMind event: the public votes which research gets funded http://t.co/Lwl0pKhg now on twitter as @MindsInvestors #Sheffield #

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Tweets for 2012-09-06

  • Academics: what is a reasonable time to wait after submitting a paper before nudging the editor for a response? #
  • tbh, those "wettest summer for 100 years" stats don't work for me. I'd rather have a headline which reported a z score. Or is that just me? #
  • Nottingham #
  • "Stopped clocks and dead phones" My BBC column from last week, now live on http://t.co/85RrPPSd http://t.co/GkENyjMh #
  • Go Estonia! But how do you teach a six year old to code? Anyone? #
  • Meanwhile, in the basement of consciousness, the clocks have stopped and phones gone dead http://t.co/GkENyjMh #
  • Welcome to the Academy! RT @jamesb I'm doing a bit of teaching http://t.co/RBOYgpvZ #
  • Elsevier support just told me that 4 months is typical for "under review" stage. cc @PsychScientists @chrisdc77 @JimGrange @MarcusMunafo #
  • Browsing the "Psychology" section of a 2nd hand bookshop provides good evidence that people have no idea what psychology is #

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Tweets for 2012-08-30

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Tweets for 2012-08-16

  • AHRC "science in culture" theme http://t.co/0sVQFDP7 is the pun deliberate? #
  • Upcoming call for AHRC Science in Culture theme large grants http://t.co/XS8ZnPIk #
  • I am about to be on BBC Radio Sheffield to discuss this amnesia case http://t.co/wK0sGfir 'The woman who has lost 20 years from her memory' #
  • Crowd-sourced analysis of terms of service. http://t.co/gXxwf8xU next stop: an app that reads contracts, tells you how standard they are #
  • More olympics psychology from me on @BBC_Future. UK readable link http://t.co/1yYrBUAw "Olympic lessons in regret" #
  • New in Cog Sci from M Mirolli: analysing when a minimally cognitive agent develops representations http://t.co/XK2CGJgc #
  • Academic Colleagues: I recommend caution when dealing with @Podiumfor2012, who I have found to be manipulative and deceitful #
  • HP Printers and Scanners have good linux support. Hurrah for HP! #
  • Author of the great http://t.co/ojkCoz1J blog leaves important update on my "red for victory" column: http://t.co/2rkay373 #
  • And he's on twitter as @brainsidea. Thanks for the comment Richard! #
  • Just booked my flights for New York in September. Who fancies a beer? #
  • Now on http://t.co/85RrPPSd my column for @BBC_Future, "what a silver medal can teach us about regret" http://t.co/2dXeOPmg #
  • RIP Duncan Luce, author of the bible "Response Times and their role in infering elementary mental organisation" http://t.co/ha34IqaC #
  • Driskell's (1994) meta-analysis of the benefits of mental practice http://t.co/726eAsg7 short story: it works #
  • Imagining how you'll study leads to better grades than imagining why you should study http://t.co/VJHeECbr #
  • Recommended source for a history of the behaviourism-cognitivism debate in psychology anyone? #
  • Now live: Stafford & Bell (2012): Brain network: social media and the cognitive scientist http://t.co/3IMoNHFk cc @vaughanbell #
  • Featuring: twitter! cognitive science! Glamourous neurotweeps such as @deevybee and @edyong209! Get it while it's hot http://t.co/3IMoNHFk #
  • Our article on how social media are transforming science now FREE to access, because @TrendsCognSci get it http://t.co/qB1Exeal #

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Tweets for 2012-08-09

  • Take a tour of Sheffield Music City, http://t.co/r0nEEZcX courtesy of @PublicityDept #
  • Struggling to generate many examples of sentences without the letters "I" and "K", for an experiment. #
  • That's 1 down, just need 29 more! RT @thefalken: @tomstafford "A sentence with no letters has none." #
  • "not just useless piffle about technology; it is also an endorsement of some rather noxious political ideas" http://t.co/6TBXEYX2 BOOM! #
  • Ok twitter, now I need example sentences which don't contain the letters O or L. Can you help? #
  • My latest for @BBC_Future now up on mindhacks http://t.co/f0TQIG8b a cautionary tale of scientific research with an Olympic theme #
  • Amazing visualisation of the global arms trade http://t.co/b7gGwKrf Campaign Against the Arms trade http://t.co/UCP5m9eL #
  • The great E.C. Tolman, on what 'rat psychology' can teach us about academic freedom http://t.co/PU9L8gpd via @criener @EPCharles #
  • Using implicit memory to store passwords. A sort of behavioural biometrics http://t.co/zcFtEStd via @Neuro_Skeptic #
  • A doctor referred to as cDa29…'is the first tetrachromat known to science' http://t.co/QunMNE3w via @neuroconscience #
  • Editor's final demand b4 publication: remove all use of 1st person plural. Means I have to edit my paper to make it harder to read! #
  • Is also against APA style http://t.co/62wAngcV #
  • Do you have an advanced degree in maths/eng and could solve a theoretical problem with a robot art project? http://t.co/ZJ5hfAUa #
  • We will pay you in pure kudos if you can help! http://t.co/ZJ5hfAUa if you live in Sheffield, beer too #
  • Wow twitter, you are super helpful on a Tuesday night! Thanks for all the RTs and replies. I've got some great leads on a solution… #
  • …if anyone wants to do some of the work, i'm still open to that too! Knowing the answer != implementing the answer #
  • So, people of Sheffield, what would you like to see at your very own Festival of Science? #

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Tweets for 2012-08-02

  • Workshop for Google Data Analytics Social Science Research http://t.co/vqUZmpNl via @DigiWorldSheff #
  • Want to learn python by looking at examples of small complete scripts which do simple tasks. Can anyone recommend link? #python #lazyweb #
  • Discussion on this @Neuro_Skeptic post is illuminating about many issues in academic writing http://t.co/vc9Lint1 #
  • Feel slightly weird that my (scientific) life story is told in the august issue of @psychmag http://t.co/fBh0WK5W #
  • But very happy to be able to give credit to two of my scientific inspirations: Professors Andrew Mayes and Kevin Gurney #
  • At the 1992 Olympics the Lithuanian basketball team collected their bronze medals in tie-die http://t.co/x2BJbMCh #
  • 'new' publication How do we use computational models of cognitive processes? http://t.co/IrR80evY I survey how models are use in cog sci #
  • Summary: All is not as neatly Popperian as the textbooks would have you believe! http://t.co/IrR80evY #
  • RT @Neuro_Skeptic Induction of lucid dreams: A systematic review of the evidence http://t.co/RpiwD6sd #
  • More on lucid dreams, including that vital "how to" guide, in our free ebook https://t.co/3cJMEUY3 #
  • A cautionary tale of scientific research, with an Olympic theme: does wearing red make you better at fighting? http://t.co/COShjl0J #
  • Can anyone recall an expt where ppts gave more compensation to plane crash victims who nearly made it to safety? Google has failed me #

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Tweets for 2012-07-26

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Tweets for 2012-07-19

  • A good example of the complete contempt an advert can display for its target http://t.co/TcSLDzzk #
  • Data sleuthing causes resignation of another social psychologist, @edyong209 reports http://t.co/UrwCP1Zo #
  • Berlin report http://t.co/TTrE3lOv an even-more-pondering-than-usual post #
  • My latest for @BBC_Future, how possession distorts our values and how to fight back (uk-readable link) http://t.co/p6lGWQ09 #
  • Sinister RT @PaulLewis: We cannot name the judge, court or case. But here is the most we can say court ban on BBC film: http://t.co/B9yXQNYg #
  • I take that back, the court order is probably not sinister, it is probably due to someone in the doc being involved in an ongoing case #
  • 2007 paper with a nice review of the idea that colour might enhance performance (in brief: evidence is checkered)
    http://t.co/Bc2uDggQ #
  • I said "Perception is about meaning". http://t.co/TTrE3lOv Blog comment asks: "what is the citation for that?" Any one got any offers? #
  • Reading (and puzzling over): The Master and his Emissary, The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World by Iain McGilchrist #
  • Seeking a touch-typist in Sheffield who will volunteer to have their brain fMRI scanned on the 8th of August. Y'know, for science. Pls RT #

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Tweets for 2012-07-12

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Tweets for 2012-07-05

  • This is surely a great example of some principle of the psychology of reasoning: "the Beatles never existed" http://t.co/ZoGUgkdf #
  • And so to sunny Aberystwyth for three days… #
  • .@mikedewar dude, next time you try to convince a scientist to switch to python, mention this http://t.co/SfezcChX #
  • "Infants in Control: Rapid Anticipation of Action Outcomes in a Gaze-Contingent Paradigm" http://t.co/GDu83V8S #
  • That last paper conceptually very similar to our new action acquisition task http://t.co/N83NUmuD except training eye-movements #
  • Couldn't we solve SEO spam by google instituting a *penalty* for sites seen to be spamming? #
  • Currently spammers only have potential benefits, and bloggers bear the cost #
  • "Why I am always unlucky but you are always careless" http://t.co/Ie2R3keH my latest column for @BBC_Future #

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Tweets for 2012-06-28

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Tweets for 2012-06-21

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Tweets for 2012-06-14

  • Prolonged rock climbing activity induces structural changes in cerebellum and parietal lobe. http://t.co/yf4ORWZs BUT correlation only study #
  • My department's student society is on twitter @SheffuniPSYCHOS Hi guys! #
  • Making plans for my Berlin mindhacks adventure http://t.co/EmUOZjqo #
  • More Berlin plans: hacking crowd psychology http://t.co/gNB0Z78j #
  • I've promised I will think of a third intervention for Berlin, based around the idea of 'unconscious perception'. Any suggestions?? #
  • Travelling in mainland Europe by train? Ring the Deutsche Bahn UK Booking Centre http://t.co/u66IYPrQ they are awesome #
  • Dan Simons has pointed out that footage of his "door experiment" is online. http://t.co/Wf24ZomJ Thanks Dan! my plan: http://t.co/EmUOZjqo #
  • "Rowers' high: behavioural synchrony is correlated with elevated pain thresholds" http://t.co/6OKCqXTf via @emmafraggle #
  • Today's mission: write my column for @BBC_Future without mentioning evolution..difficult when nothing in biology makes sense without it #
  • Dear @EMTrains, a promise to reply within "20 working days" to my cycle reservation is NO USE AT ALL #
  • Dear @EMTrains, why don't you just admit that you don't want people with bikes to use your trains? It would be easier on both of us #
  • Corinne Rose: This is your brain on urbanism http://t.co/3ibLXbHf I'm part of Corinne's programme in Berlin this summer #
  • Tomorrow can wait: Exploring Europe with an autistic child http://t.co/pZnwbtVm #

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Tweets for 2012-05-31

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