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  • May 9, 2011
  • 05:52 PM
  • 2,848 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
  • 2,285 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
  • 2,239 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
  • 2,444 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
  • 1,650 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
  • 2,270 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
  • 1,914 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
  • 2,973 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
  • 1,720 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
  • 1,687 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
  • 1,237 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
  • 1,653 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
  • 1,506 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
  • 2,123 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
  • 1,064 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
  • 3,374 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
  • 2,521 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
  • 893 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
  • 2,826 views

2011: The Year in Drugs Deaths and data fraud

by Neurobonkers in Neurobonkers

A look at the biggest drugs news stories of the year and a statistical analysis of drugs deaths this year.... Read more »

Measham,F. Moore, K. Østergaard, J. (2011) Mephedrone, ‘‘Bubble’’ and unidentified white powders: the contested identities of synthetic ‘‘legal highs". DRUGS AND ALCOHOL TODAY, 137-146. info:/

Editorial team. (2010) The EMCDDA annual report 2010: the state of the drugs problem in Europe. The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, also published in Euro surveillance :European communicable disease bulletin, 15(46). PMID: 21144426  

  • November 30, 1999
  • 12:00 AM
  • 2,163 views

Synthesising Pseudoephedrine From N-Methylamphetamine

by Neurobonkers in Neurobonkers

The paper describes how “in the past most stores were able to sell pseudoephedrine”, the US’s most popular decongestant but new laws require pharmacies, often with restricted opening hours to sell the medicine only to those carrying government issued ID. The paper argues that “it would be of great interest to have a simple synthesis of pseudoephedrine from reagents which can be more readily procured”. The study is published in the splendidly titled Journal of Apocry........ Read more »

Hai, O. Hakkenshit, I.B. (2012) A Simple and Convenient Synthesis of Pseudoephedrine From N-Methylamphetamine. Journal of Apocryphal Chemistry, 213-21. info:/1F.1BC9/b00000F00A

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