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  • May 9, 2011
  • 05:52 PM
  • 2,878 views

US Trained Crows to Hunt Bin Laden

by Neurobonkers in Neurobonkers

True story.... Read more »

Marzluff, J., Walls, J., Cornell, H., Withey, J., & Craig, D. (2010) Lasting recognition of threatening people by wild American crows. Animal Behaviour, 79(3), 699-707. DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2009.12.022  

  • May 7, 2011
  • 04:14 PM
  • 2,332 views

Rise of the Rat Brained Robots

by Neurobonkers in Neurobonkers

Kevin Warwick and his team at Reading University have successfully created a robot controlled directly by a rat's brain.... Read more »

Warwick, K., Xydas, D., Nasuto, S. J., Becerra, V. M., Hammond, M. W., Downes, J., Marshall, S., & Whalley, B . Defence Science, 60. (2010) Controlling a mobile robot with a biological brain. Defence Science, 60(1), 5-14. info:/

  • April 17, 2011
  • 12:11 PM
  • 2,259 views

Calculating the value of a year of human life in $US

by Neurobonkers in Neurobonkers

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Tengs, T., Adams, M., Pliskin, J., Safran, D., Siegel, J., Weinstein, M., & Graham, J. (1995) Five-Hundred Life-Saving Interventions and Their Cost-Effectiveness. Risk Analysis, 15(3), 369-390. DOI: 10.1111/j.1539-6924.1995.tb00330.x  

Mohammadi, & Sadeghian. (2011) iFAST: An Intelligent Fire-Threat Assessment and Size-up Technology for First Responders. Proceedings of IEEE Symposium Series in Computational Intelligence. info:/

  • April 10, 2011
  • 07:01 PM
  • 2,456 views

Throwing babies at wind-shields and kissing petrol pumps

by Neurobonkers in Neurobonkers

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Gilliam CM, Diefenbach GJ, Whiting SE, & Tolin DF. (2010) Stepped care for obsessive-compulsive disorder: An open trial. Behaviour research and therapy, 48(11), 1144-9. PMID: 20728075  

  • March 22, 2011
  • 11:18 AM
  • 1,677 views

One Nanostep for Technology, One Quantum Leap for Psychiatry

by Neurobonkers in Neurobonkers

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Khodayari-Rostamabad A, Reilly JP, Hasey G, Debruin H, & Maccrimmon D. (2010) Diagnosis of psychiatric disorders using EEG data and employing a statistical decision model. Conference proceedings : .. Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference, 4006-9. PMID: 21097280  

Charles DeBattista, Gustavo Kinrys, Daniel Hoffman, Corey Goldstein, John Zajecka, James Kocsis, Martin Teicher, Steven Potkin, Adrian Preda, Gurmeet Multani, Len Brandt, Mark Schiller, Dan Iosifescu, Maurizio Fava. (2011) The use of referenced-EEG (rEEG) in assisting medication selection for the treatment of depression . Psychiatric Research, 15(12), 64-75. DOI: The use of referenced-EEG (rEEG) in assisting medication selection for the treatment of depression  

  • March 14, 2011
  • 08:40 PM
  • 2,298 views

Bad Science: Idiots and Ecstasy

by Neurobonkers in Neurobonkers

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Halpern JH, Sherwood AR, Hudson JI, Gruber S, Kozin D, & Pope HG Jr. (2011) Residual neurocognitive features of long-term ecstasy users with minimal exposure to other drugs. Addiction (Abingdon, England), 106(4), 777-86. PMID: 21205042  

Insel TR, Battaglia G, Johannessen JN, Marra S, & De Souza EB. (1989) 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine ("ecstasy") selectively destroys brain serotonin terminals in rhesus monkeys. The Journal of pharmacology and experimental therapeutics, 249(3), 713-20. PMID: 2471824  

  • March 9, 2011
  • 08:49 PM
  • 1,946 views

Drugs Misinformation Campaigns, The Untold Story

by Neurobonkers in Neurobonkers

Why the drinks industry has spent millions spreading misinformation about drugs and how it continues to put lives in danger.... Read more »

Halpern JH, Sherwood AR, Hudson JI, Gruber S, Kozin D, & Pope HG Jr. (2011) Residual neurocognitive features of long-term ecstasy users with minimal exposure to other drugs. Addiction (Abingdon, England), 106(4), 777-86. PMID: 21205042  

  • March 8, 2011
  • 10:09 PM
  • 3,019 views

Public Service Announcement: Drugs Misinformation Kills

by Neurobonkers in Neurobonkers

Today I took a tough... Read more »

Halpern JH, Sherwood AR, Hudson JI, Gruber S, Kozin D, & Pope HG Jr. (2011) Residual neurocognitive features of long-term ecstasy users with minimal exposure to other drugs. Addiction (Abingdon, England), 106(4), 777-86. PMID: 21205042  

  • February 22, 2011
  • 04:11 PM
  • 1,736 views

The Future of Drugs in The UK: An Evening with Professor Nutt

by Neurobonkers in Neurobonkers

An interview with Professor David Nutt on the future direction of UK drugs policy.... Read more »

  • January 21, 2011
  • 03:44 PM
  • 1,697 views

Out With The Scientists, In With The Quacks (and religious zealots)

by Neurobonkers in Neurobonkers

The Government announced this week the list... Read more »

Rolles S. (2010) An alternative to the war on drugs. BMJ (Clinical research ed.). PMID: 20627976  

  • January 11, 2011
  • 11:14 PM
  • 1,248 views

Cleanternet vs The HPV Vaccine, A Cost Benefit Analysis

by Neurobonkers in Neurobonkers

This video was made in... Read more »

  • January 11, 2011
  • 11:00 AM
  • 1,674 views

Cannabis: What The BBC Forgot to Tell You

by Neurobonkers in Neurobonkers

An analysis of the BBC program "Cannabis: How Drugs Work" based on the evidence.... Read more »

  • January 4, 2011
  • 02:25 PM
  • 1,529 views

The Real Drugs Crisis: The top secret database worth $35,000,000,000 in blood money, that you didn’t even know existed

by Neurobonkers in Neurobonkers

A look at how the rapidly increasing fake medicines market could be prevented with open data and how the problem is inextricably linked to the underground generic pills trade.... Read more »

  • December 30, 2010
  • 01:28 PM
  • 2,157 views

Playing with Google “Experiments”

by Neurobonkers in Neurobonkers

I’ve just been playing with... Read more »

Michel JB, Shen YK, Aiden AP, Veres A, Gray MK, The Google Books Team, Pickett JP, Hoiberg D, Clancy D, Norvig P.... (2010) Quantitative Analysis of Culture Using Millions of Digitized Books. Science (New York, N.Y.). PMID: 21163965  

  • December 29, 2010
  • 06:16 PM
  • 1,085 views

The Paper That Finally Changed The Law on Drugs?

by Neurobonkers in Neurobonkers

Sweeping changes to UK law removing the requirement for any consultation of scientists is due to come in to effect in the new year. Is this a result of recent research condemning drug policy?... Read more »

Rolles S. (2010) An alternative to the war on drugs. BMJ (Clinical research ed.). PMID: 20627976  

  • December 27, 2010
  • 10:51 PM
  • 3,420 views

Meme Theory Today (NSFW)

by Neurobonkers in Neurobonkers

A look at how meme theory can explain the wide spread misquotation of it's own "inventor" Richard Dawkins.... Read more »

  • December 26, 2010
  • 10:03 PM
  • 2,567 views

England, Prepare to be Brainwashed

by Neurobonkers in Neurobonkers

A review of a study on the correlation between FOX news consumption and levels of misinformation in light of news that the owner of FOX news is planning to by the SKY news agency in the UK.... Read more »

CLAY RAMSAY, STEVEN KULL, EVAN LEWIS, & STEFAN SUBIA. (2010) Misinformation and the 2010 Election. WORLDPUBLICOPINION.ORG. info:/

  • December 18, 2010
  • 02:47 PM
  • 910 views

The Paper That Finally Changed The Law on Drugs

by Neurobonkers in Neurobonkers

The case for the end... Read more »

Rolles S. (2010) An alternative to the war on drugs. BMJ (Clinical research ed.). PMID: 20627976  

  • November 30, 1999
  • 12:00 AM
  • 2,586 views

Copyright vs Medicine: If this topic isn’t covered in your newspaper this weekend, get a new newspaper

by Neurobonkers in Neurobonkers

After thirty years of silence, authors of a standard clinical psychiatric bedside test have issued take down orders of new medical research. Doctors who use copies of the bedside test which will have been printed in some of their oldest medical textbooks are liable to be sued for up to $150,000.... Read more »

Newman, J., & Feldman, R. (2011) Copyright and Open Access at the Bedside. New England Journal of Medicine, 365(26), 2447-2449. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1110652  

  • November 30, 1999
  • 12:00 AM
  • 2,482 views

How to construct a bogus survey

by Neurobonkers in Neurobonkers

Statistics are often used by newspapers as the basis for a story. People are far more likely to agree with you if you tell them that they are on the side of the majority. This is why bogus statistics are so effective in moralising comment pieces. It’s a lot easier to say, “hey, most people agree with us” than convince someone with facts. By bogus, I don’t mean data fabrication (though that happens too), I mean rigging the questions to get the answers you want. Here&rsquo........ Read more »

Tajfel, H., . (1986) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_identity. Psychology of intergroup relations , 7-24. info:/

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