Muse excellent headlining performance only just about made up for an excruciating day on Friday 26th at Leeds 2011 Festival. It’s a while since I’ve been to a major festival and someone did warn me the big festivals (‘cept maybe Glasto has it’s own culture) were not worth it these days. It was only Muse […]
Entries from August 2011
0 August 30, 2011 at 6:27am by Psybertron
0 August 7, 2011 at 10:18am by Psybertron
This Feb 2010 post from David McRaney confirms evidence of how much we like explanations that involve causation, particularly causation we are in control of. Your brain doesn’t like randomness, and so it tries to connect a cause to every effect; when it can’t, you make one up.
0 August 7, 2011 at 9:32am by Psybertron
Weird, since posting the XKCD “I’m So Meta” Quinian Hofstadter joke, I get so many search hits on “I’m So Meta” ?!? Are there really that many similar minds out there – and anyway, why would they be searching that phrase ?
0 August 7, 2011 at 9:14am by Psybertron
This time, the “Backfire Effect”, like confirmation bias, but where more counter evidence deepens the conviction in the original belief. From Dave McRaney via David Gurteen. The backfire effect push[es] those who [-] put more thought into the matter farther [away] from the gray areas. As social media [-] progresses, confirmation bias and the backfire effect […]
3 August 5, 2011 at 6:31am by Psybertron
Nice piece from Antonio Damasio Thanks to Marsha on MD for posting the link. Topical for me right now because of the Iain McGilchrist I am currently reading. The indecision of rationality. In the clip we don’t hear what the specific brain lesion / abnormality is, but this is very much about the left-brain being […]
0 August 4, 2011 at 2:04am by Psybertron
0 August 2, 2011 at 5:27am by Psybertron
I can see I am going to have to find another theme / template for the blog. Still like the power and flexibility of WordPress so I think I’ll stick with it, but it is a bit geeky to maintain all the features of themes and widgets, despite the integrated UI’s in the Dashboard. A […]
0 August 2, 2011 at 5:04am by Psybertron
Coincidence seeing this news story today about pollinators in urban gardens vs rural farming and wild environments. In our current rented town garden situation we have just a few pots of flowers, and after a minor infestation of aphids a couple of weeks ago, I noticed the flowers were teeming the last few days with […]
0 August 2, 2011 at 2:09am by Psybertron
0 August 2, 2011 at 2:05am by Psybertron
Archival vérité film “Magic Trip – Ken Kesey’s Serach for a Kool Place” just being released, based on over 40 hours of 1964 footage. Thanks to Dan on MD for the link.
0 August 1, 2011 at 2:02pm by Psybertron
Mentioned seeing Public Image Ltd in Oslo back in June and being blown away with the quality of the band and the gig. Not seen or heard of PiL since their Album (1986) album and had the tracks from that and Metal Box (1979) as MP3′s on and off over the years. Apart from that like most […]