The Transition Toward More Biology Based Methodology of Diagnosis in Mental Health

                           Biopsychology, psychobiology, behavioral neuroscience, physiological psychology, neurobiologist, neuropsychology, neuroscience; these are all different terms for describing fields of study that evaluate the relationship between the physical and…

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Amphetamine and Methamphetamine Abuse Among HIV Positive Patients

Amphetamine and Methamphetamine Abuse Among HIV Positive Patients

I assisted in some behavioral neuroscience research a few years back utilizing HIV transgenic rats and ended up writing a paper on HIV and Amphetamine/Methamphetamine abuse for my abnormal psychology class as a result.  Here it is, let me know…

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Epigentics and Marriage: Implications In Divorce?

Here is a somewhat rough paper from the spring of 2009 where I needed to briefly describe an experiment that touched on social psychology.  I ended up writing about marriage and epigenetics.  Sitting in class a couple weeks ago I heard the…

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Synesthesia

I have decided that I might as well get some use out of my old papers from undergrad/grad school so I will slowly be going back and posting them to my blog after I quickly review and make any necessary…

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Are There Too Many People on the Planet?

Are There Too Many People on the Planet?

Peter Kareiva recently published a disjointed article on the topic of population size on http://www.conservationmagazine.org/. The article appears to be a poor attempt to dismantle a position he admits to holding himself. Dr. Kareiva projects his feelings of inconvenience being the cause…

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Google Drones: Some background

WWF just received a $5,000,000 grant from Google’s new Global Impact Awards to develop and deploy ,among other things, “remote aerial survey systems” or drones. I thought I would take a stab at explaining the possible origins of this award and…

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Full Head Transplant: Fact or Fiction?

Full Head Transplant: Fact or Fiction?

  Every now and then the idea of head transplants pops up and generally people seem quick to dismiss such a procedure. But really, how close are we to being able to perform such an extensive operation? What would it…

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A Computer For Your Windshield? The Wall Street Journal Misses The Long Term – Advertising, Advertising, Advertising

Today The Wall Street Journal (TWSJ) put out an article talking about new technology being developed to essentially turn the car windshield into a massive screen. Read about it in detail here. Amazingly TWSJ goes into detail about various usages and…

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Voyager 1 Spacecraft - Our Hope

Voyager 1 Spacecraft – Our Hope

Yesterday I stumbled across the images that were sent to the starts with the Voyager space craft and I found it to be a much more emotional experience than I would have anticipated. I think it raised such strong emotions…

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When do You stop being You?

When do You stop being You?

According to Canada.com Canadian scientists have created a functioning virtual brain. Spaun, whcih stands for Semantic Pointer Architecture Unified Network, was created by Chris Eliasmith and his team at the University of Waterloo. Spaun stands apart from other brain simulation…

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Anonymity and The Web

According to The Verge, Google has begun a new policy that will append the users real (Google+) name to their Play store. Users over at reddit have begun debating the issue and while there are voices on both sides the community appears…

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