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  • My @BBC_Future column on earworms is now on http://t.co/85Rwnq1n http://t.co/MPG5KvYL how to breed them, care for them, and get rid of them! #
  • Archive classic. Dement (1960) The Effects of Dream Deprivation http://t.co/EQQYWAVT"anxiety, irritability, and difficulty in concentrating" #
  • In other news, I'm trying to find something to read about dream incorporation, where external stimuli get woven into the dream. Any clues? #
  • Psych people: can you recommend any refs on the phenomenon of incorporation of external stimuli into dreams? #
  • Humans who have never seen a dog can tell if it is afraid from the sound of its bark http://t.co/V5H9wqQ9 #
  • US Citizens – apply for a Fulbright scholarship to undertake research and/or teaching in beautiful Sheffield, England! http://t.co/LRukiwzX #
  • The cyclo.id album is awesome. If you like maths-techno http://t.co/UoPzzclF #
  • Nick's journey finds him staying at an asylum … RT @underscrutiny: Objects, like people… http://t.co/NV4QQb9z #
  • Does teh interwebs rewire my brain? http://t.co/kmdMoCsa I can has relax now? #
  • Perfect one line summary! RT @marvel_matt Type of online activity – not internet use itself – will drive any changes http://t.co/1tDhYYCd #
  • Speaking of techno-panic, am happy to say I come top for a google search of "why Sherry Turkle is so wrong" http://t.co/1aPYQnAF #
  • Experience the hypnotic beauty of travel in the University of Sheffield's paternoster lift http://t.co/7nEppXEV #

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  • Is there a brain quirk you'd like explaining? I'm currently taking requests for column topics #
  • -aw @ #
  • RT @MarkChangizi: My student's, Aaron Fath's, view on what are earworms. In this Harnessed excerpt… http://t.co/ld6mzDmp #
  • From @timeshighered : only two research intensive universities admitted more state school pupils last year: Sheffield and Liverpool. #
  • Earworm-related lolz RT @decath10n: The best reason to save the NHS yet? (read from bottom up). http://t.co/zGnJ9TRC #
  • Research income vs teaching income for 160 UK universities http://t.co/miOD91C7 (using data from @timeshighered) #
  • New review in Brain & Cognition "Training the brain: Fact and fad in cognitive and behavioral remediation" http://t.co/TXUrJlzh #
  • "Logic feels so good—I like it! Evidence for intuitive detection of logicality in syllogistic reasoning." http://t.co/A7j0unBw #
  • Tetrapod forelimb homology http://t.co/qPwYgH9V (thanks Jason!) #
  • Depth from motion. Visual illusion meets child's nightmare monsters http://t.co/0J2le0zT via @MarkChangizi #
  • Today: visiting the philosophy department at the U of Nottingham. #

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Tweets for 2012-03-15

  • Scholarly debate in action: http://t.co/GCk5cf1f blogs have a special place in debate, not served by journals #
  • Read @whimsley exploding some fashionable nonsense about trends in publishing http://t.co/xnDgfP8P #
  • Including a link to this, which argues that the internet has *narrowed* popular discourse, not widened it http://t.co/F2ehAtrm #
  • And this, which is a neat experimental study of how social influence affects success of cultural products http://t.co/P09PrXha #
  • All win RT @criener: Did a 3D sidewalk chalk drawing with my Sensation and Perception class today! Cool stuff. http://t.co/qn6kqCCv #
  • Trying to find details of a story I remember about a footballer whose superstition was always to be last out the dressing room #
  • Am writing about personal rituals for @BBC_Future. Here's a good post on soccer superstitions http://t.co/C0iI737K #
  • "10 Most Superstitious Athletes" http://t.co/VFZTgRFe #
  • Dickinson and Balleine (2000). Causal cognition and goal-directed action http://t.co/MmNeD5Z9 a classic #
  • http://t.co/9gkcIbvf "Share your life experiences" #
  • Finished my column. Would like to include some fun examples of personal superstitions / rituals of the famous, alive or dead. Suggestions? #
  • "Forget your generalized audience." Six Tips on Writing from John Steinbeck via @brainpicker http://t.co/EIXxXfcD #
  • Browse recently submitted PhD theses from Leeds, York and Sheffield http://t.co/eVufjDdF the scholarly diversity fills me with joy #
  • On thursday I'm talking at Psychology in the Pub on how we're "Thinking Meat" https://t.co/UUMhvNSu #sheffield #
  • And here's a UK readable link for my column "Why can smells unlock forgotten memories?" http://t.co/YAyEvUKT #
  • Excitement in the lab as @thundercauldron shows off his new continuous flash suppression technique, allowing subliminal priming. Neat-o #
  • "Lego Robots! Subliminal messages! Britney Spears! Pirates! And a no-holds-bared personal revelation" https://t.co/UUMhvNSu tomorrow folks! #

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Tweets for 2012-03-08

  • .@HelenMort considers poetry and the dreaming brain http://t.co/hP5OA0Rt #
  • RT @vaughanbell: Amazing @Radiolab short on nightmares and lucid dreaming http://t.co/Y5uFRb8W #
  • I wish I was still at school so I could go to this http://t.co/PaHG4qAo Schools Videogame Festival in july #
  • Excellent paper: "For the law, neuroscience changes nothing and everything" (Greene & Cohen, 2004) http://t.co/x67XQF5o #
  • "Sheffield Ladies Wot Tech Celebrate International Women's Day" http://t.co/qlnxF1G6 #Sheffield #
  • So do I know anyone with experience of hacking the Google Analytics data export API? #
  • This is exactly the sort of thing that never happens to me http://t.co/9a8E6gkd What's the secret to serendipity @underscrutiny? #
  • Hilariously bad dualism on this wikipedia page "Laughter is a part of human behavior regulated by the brain" http://t.co/dckYVBjT #
  • "A laugh is characterized by a series of short vowel-like notes (syllables), each about 75 milliseconds long" http://t.co/Wmu4CIJa #
  • "chimpanzee laughter occurs almost exclusively during physical contact" Another gem from http://t.co/Wmu4CIJa #
  • It occurs to me that laughter could be a great measure of implicit bias. You can't control it, but it is also fundamentally social #
  • Man tickling a gorilla http://t.co/T87L8yQi Love the BBC! #
  • The paper from that article "Reconstructing the Evolution of Laughter in Great Apes and Humans" http://t.co/U7ysG4Bv #
  • "Laughter among deaf signers" RT @yaxuprime Was wondering if laughter is inherently vocal, apparently so http://t.co/GSDgBFEN #
  • "Why do we need to sleep?" http://t.co/ZP0UGjB6 my latest column for @BBC_Future #
  • We can make you laugh, by electrical stimulation of the cingulate cortex http://t.co/9PZqaQ2C but it ain't funny #
  • In blog comments @maxcoltheart is educating me http://t.co/MaxKtPWA. It's sad there aren't more academic fora for this kind of discssion #
  • "Piéron’s Law and Optimal Behavior in Perceptual Decision-Making" (van Maanen et al, 2012) http://t.co/LOqjIWPQ #
  • It would have been Townes Van Zandt's birthday today http://t.co/xJgVg6b2 #
  • "Read-Right aims to provide free rehabilitation to patients with Hemianopic Alexia" http://t.co/CluM9em6 #
  • Gamma band synchronisation is 91% heritable http://t.co/mBirYuXV that is an UNHOLY amount of genetic determinism in the visual system #
  • Academics: I've conducted a simple study showing that using a wiki improves my students' exam grades. Which journal would publish this? #
  • And, yes, I know the control condition is crucial. What i've done is neat/convincing but not conclusive (ie not Nature territory) #
  • .@JStro_ And it's open access now – very fitting! http://t.co/aOnJLtTi #
  • Robust, but slightly shrill, retort by Bargh to Doyen's criticisms of his classic elderly-prime/walking time study http://t.co/hl3gB6jX #

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Tweets for 2012-03-01

  • The Drop the Health Bill petition is now the most popular No. 10 e-petition, with 158,680 signatures http://t.co/cV5PskXm #
  • Futurology and the Uses of Fiction by @AlecPatton http://t.co/4I9Gs1G1 #
  • "Without a putative task analysis, interpreting functional imaging results is little better than reading the tea leaves" Shallice & Cooper #
  • That quote used in a great review of the book in the latest @psychmag #
  • Received 14 June 1995; accepted 8 May 2006 Available online 8 October 2008

    Academic publishing is fantastically broken http://t.co/e3ZmVipp #

  • London here I come #
  • Tomorrow: visiting @Preloaded in Old Street. Anyone on Silicon Roundabout fancy lunch? @genmon? #
  • Obituary of the Department's Prof. Michael Siegal http://t.co/QWz8rerf #
  • "the whole industry is somewhere between hopeful speculation and a rip-off" me quoted on Brain Training in the National http://t.co/o3Xej98K #
  • Oh look – a new column by me at @BBC_Future is up "Do we all see the same colours?" http://t.co/8ak4f7vO in UK link: http://t.co/SYZhFw21 #
  • Come and be a colleague of mine in Sheffield "We're hiring" http://t.co/XQgiVQTT #
  • Important context on that "Psychologists Legally Required to Dress As Wizards" story http://t.co/M6t8ys81 #
  • In case you missed this last night: Come and be a colleague of mine in Sheffield "We're hiring" http://t.co/XQgiVQTT #
  • Howl for the digital age RT @mikedewar: I saw the greatest minds of my generation… http://t.co/O4XPriP4 #
  • 13th Neural Computation and Psychology Workshop (NCPW13) to be held in San Sebastian (Spain) from July 12-14, 2012: http://t.co/RzUS0mNH #
  • Is Willpower just Working Memory? New paper by Alan Baddeley and colleagues explores links between social and cog psych http://t.co/PD2S2tA4 #
  • British Neuropsychological Society Meeting, London, 28-29th of March http://t.co/Y2kXLYNO #
  • Surely to really recreate the effect of the BBC Micro, everything else has to be as boring as the 1980s? @Raspberry_Pi #
  • Funded PhDs in "Search and Rescue" network with engineering and comp sci. I am co-supervising project 3 http://t.co/Z5BEReSc #
  • RT @BrainStraining @Neurobonkers shows you how to lie with questionnaires http://t.co/9KspPbiY #
  • RT @brainpicker Mozilla introduces Collusion, an experimental tool that allows you to see who's tracking you online http://t.co/3bP1wqNj #

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Tweets for 2012-01-19

  • Today: to the @royalsociety for an update on the parliamentary pairing scheme I am part of. #
  • Is Terry Eagleton a national treasure yet? RT @stevenpoole: Eagleton reads de Botton so you don't have to: http://t.co/h2fGmxse #
  • Neat 2009 study "The role of sleep in false memory formation" showing that sleep selectively increased false memories http://t.co/bl4oTQyM #
  • has anyone ever estimated the economic contribution made by Wikipedia? I'm guessing billions of $ worldwide #
  • Scan of 70 year old triathlete's muscles give graphic illustration that age related muscle loss is not inevitable http://t.co/7nJxUB3y #
  • From Brad Duchaine (2010) "Human face recognition ability is specific and highly heritable" http://t.co/XTJmhOmx #
  • Case study of a developmentally prosopagnosic family http://t.co/VDZwKDke (also from Duchaine, 2010) #
  • Detecting tetrachromacy in human subjects http://t.co/MKH6CeVJ cc @Harpsicordian #
  • Rosenthal & Fode (1963) Classic study on the role of experimenter expectations in psy research http://t.co/hOtIBs5C PDF http://t.co/7FdWNRk2 #
  • RT @FriedaKlotz In a weird way this is quite inspiring. Clay Shirky's rant about women: http://t.co/xszAJobW #
  • Gendered descriptors in references prejudice academic hiring decisions http://t.co/uNn0ciUg via @AtheneDonald in @timeshighered #
  • Frustrating @BBCr4today piece about doubts over the veracity of stereotype threat. #
  • No evidence for stereotype threat isn't the same as "there's no discrimination" @BBCr4today #
  • Scientific savantism: psychologist reviews lit on stereotype threat and then given platform to pronounce on origin of gender differences #
  • .@dantekgeek and here's the Uni of Leeds press release about the stereotype threat work http://t.co/vFJatS4A #
  • Wooah! Juggling quadrocopter robots http://t.co/WEF78evE #

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Tweets for 2011-12-22

  • Trusty et al (2004) Practical Guide for Reporting Effect Sizes http://t.co/roLkRECL reassuring name #
  • Trivia stats: we have 354 female undergraduates in my department. Of these, only 19 (5%) choose to be referrred to as Ms rather than Miss #
  • We have 75 male undergraduates, none of whom have to make a choice and are all on the system as "mr" #
  • Trying to explain to my mum about the peer review process. Any links more useful than this, the Downfall spoof? http://t.co/iZw9kisj #
  • Tweenbots are human-dependent cardboard robots that navigate the city with the help of pedestrians they encounter. http://t.co/KDfn5gkI #
  • Nice design "Spaghetti measuring tool. Small, adult and family portion." http://t.co/2ERQWKak #
  • Next semester I run a module about controversies in cognitive neuroscience. We need a new controversy to consider. Any suggestions? #
  • Good suggestion @alexfradera @tomstafford voodoo correlations? <— phrased as Q: "Does fMRI analysis produce spurious results?" #
  • Suggested controversies for my cog neuro class: voodoo correlations/publication bias in fMRI, mirror neurons, fMRI evidence in court. (1/2) #
  • (2/2) plus effects of meditation. Any more? #
  • APA manuscript formatting guide from Purdue Owl http://t.co/4Vf9BfA6 #
  • Sheffield Psychology department spring seminar series now online http://t.co/J5fqmfdw #

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Tweets for 2011-12-15

  • I cut the freewill stuff from my talk 2nite RT @sciammind: most popular on the site now: "Is Free Will an Illusion?" http://t.co/6Uq043mk #
  • RT @alokjha: the Guardian: Results of publicly funded research will be open access – science minister http://t.co/aIm2cr1P #
  • Selling traditionally feminine products to men, drawing on ridiculous stereotypes of masculinity http://t.co/Q9O7D1eg via @frankieroberto #
  • "Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy."
    Joseph Campbell – via @DigiWorldSheff #
  • RT @bakadesuyo: What's an excellent productivity secret we can learn from Jerry Seinfeld? http://t.co/C04WMvgZ #
  • I wrote this free ebook about your visual blindspot. It's creative commons licensed, and a scientific adventure http://t.co/1jnp6XoI #
  • "learning by reviewing" students who mark peer's papers improve in writing more than if they just read peer's papers http://t.co/BKjWNhJO #
  • HI afternoon people – I've released a free ebook http://t.co/Llf7tab8 it's a scientific travel guide. And the cover is a picture of my eye #
  • Nearly 1000 downloads today of my new free ebook about the visual blind spot http://t.co/Llf7tab8 #
  • This is approximately 999 more readers than for any scientific paper I've written #
  • Congratulations to @totalshowman for passing his PhD viva with minor corrections (my 1st supervisee to write up). Well done Tom! #
  • Great interactive map from the Australian showing global student migration patterns: sources and destinations http://t.co/S8aTpwRj #
  • Gone to dance with Aunty – RIP Russell Hoban http://t.co/UO9b4cGh #
  • Neurocognitive literature digest. Banana domestication to the dreams of the deaf. A cornucopia of awesome links http://t.co/izK5OsC4 #
  • Mediators vs Moderators – finally had to get this distinction clear in my head. This helped: http://t.co/JoPpz3X2 #

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  • That neat evolutionary psychology waist to hip ratio story about female attractiveness? More complicated than that http://t.co/jDOFjtnL #
  • Last link from and via @PsychScientists – thanks guys! #
  • up to 10 fully funded PhD studentships to start in 2012 offered in Dept of Psychology at @sheffielduni http://t.co/D23CpBFO #
  • And in other news, the University of Sheffield has been named "University of the Year" http://t.co/YJsFUwOT #
  • "We don't need to understand engines to drive a car, why do we need to understand code to use a computer?" says interviewer #
  • Correct analogy is "read maps". Without code you just drive your computer around your home town, never able to go anywhere new #radio4 #
  • Convinced that queues are the ideal experimental paradigm to investigate the construction and maintainence of social norms #
  • Senior Lectureship in Cognitive Science and Decision Making, University of Manchester http://t.co/3fvRGcmP #
  • Shalizi: "what is economically efficient is a function of our social arrangements, of who owns how much of what" http://t.co/PFf5pafg #
  • From: the shire, To:Mordor. Via the M6 http://t.co/kEVDLXzj #
  • +1 day! Vaughan is the http://t.co/85Rwnq1n 99% RT @vaughanbell Just noticed that Mind Hacks blog is 7 years old today http://t.co/NDVd9w39 #
  • Giving a 'psychology for non-psychologists' talk next Thursday in Manchester. In a bar. Title "thinking meat" http://t.co/xlnlKulN #
  • I'll be talking mind, brain and how to understand the self in an age of neuroscience http://t.co/xlnlKulN #
  • RT @mariapage: Oh no… It's true… 🙁 Sad day for neuroscience "Obituary: Professor Jon Driver" – http://t.co/932yCxnt #
  • Great 2008 paper from @sianbeilock : When does haste make waste? http://t.co/y4NsEMiH Skilled motor perf. enhanced by prioritising speed #
  • Richard Shiffrin runs an annual Cognitive Science Conference, ASIC, held at different outdoor adventure sites http://t.co/UqZTeTZ4 #
  • RT @Psych_Writer Dodgy research practices are rife in psychology. Details of an alarming new survey: http://t.co/oWzYElVs #

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Tweets for 2011-11-24

  • Creationist slams "research" from @sheffielduni Psychology department http://t.co/rIA2FEfC #
  • Ouch! Why is U2 popular? http://t.co/zpMy0XYw "The nostalgia is so thick you have to wipe it from your face. " via @rellimluap #
  • Economist debate from Dec 2010 "Language Shapes How We Think". http://t.co/9Wa5zsY4 Boroditsky vs Liberman (of Language Log), round one! #
  • Round Two! http://t.co/Kus1D5x4 #
  • Just found my opening music for today's lecture http://t.co/pfQ7XHiM #
  • "modelling natural action selection" book just out (and in my sweaty paw) http://t.co/O3JWKSRW #
  • .@tom_hartley and it is interesting – a proper evolutionary & computational treatment of decision making! #
  • Gladstone was prime minister 4 times in the 19C, AND he found time to dabble in linguistic anthropology http://t.co/LAzWO5zQ #
  • Your source for that is, of course, Gladstone, W. E. (1858). Studies on Homer and the Homeric Age. London: Oxford University Press #
  • Winston Churchill said "They told me how Mr Gladstone read Homer for fun, which I thought served him right." #
  • Birth of a myth: Whorf (1940) makes the claim that the Eskimos have many words for snow http://t.co/84OzD3Fe #
  • What's the collective noun for professors? One correspondent suggested "an absence" http://t.co/FusFgzE4 in @timeshighered #
  • Love the straight dope: "Could early man only see three colours?" http://t.co/LAzWO5zQ (quick answer: no) #
  • a solution if you don't like using a passive author voice, though not a recommended one http://t.co/avpD3oIU via @mathewe #
  • RT @PhEMH @tomstafford although really this is just another "Polly Matzinger rocks" story … which she does <– True! http://t.co/txFVggYw #
  • The more I read of the new Whorfianism the less impressed I am; Lera Boroditsky in Scientific American http://t.co/XgsMqBef #
  • Preparing for lectures on language and cognition. Do the words we use matter? This complaint to the BBC assumes they do http://t.co/aoOUKra5 #
  • "Viagra for engagement dysfunction" RT @tombennett71: Gamification is bullsh*t http://t.co/2dLN4pVa #
  • Fantastic paper from Flaherty & Senghas (2011) showing how language supportings thinking (about numbers in this case) http://t.co/DO5SeiPB #
  • "Language as a Cognitive Technology: English-Speakers Match Like Piraha When You Don’t Let Them Count" http://t.co/EpNFjaxC #

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