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March 2, 2008
We'll be going live tomorrow, March 3rd so come back for our exciting launch then. If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment or send an email to me at or Also... if you'd like an email address (or any other google application…
February 18, 2008
I'm supposed to be editing a journal article for submission. It's been sitting on my desk for a long time. I've even finished the experiments for the follow up paper! I really need to stop looking at garbage on the internet - Including this comic defining my exact situation. Via this place
February 15, 2008
Enjoy! In the hospital the relatives gathered in the waiting room, where their family member lay gravely ill. Finally, the doctor came in looking tired and somber. "I'm afraid I'm the bearer of bad news," he said as he surveyed the worried faces. "The only hope left for your loved one at this time…
February 9, 2008
To reduce the severity of his seizures, Joe had the bridge between his left and right cerebral hemispheres (the corpus callosum) severed. As a result, his left and right brains no longer communicate through that pathway. Here's what happens as a result:
February 8, 2008
From The Man With Two Brains. "God damn your drunk tests are hard!"
February 6, 2008
"Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing." - William James, American psychologist and philosopher (1842 - 1910) -via Neatorama-
February 1, 2008
Here's a wonderful spoof of .. well... I'm not really sure what. Perhaps an old Documentary focusing on the diseases of the mind? In any case it's terribly entertaining.
January 31, 2008
Check out the newest events at the Exploratorium. They Sound Great! Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (Flow/Optimal Experience Researcher) Among Renowned Speakers To Appear Mind Lecture Series Continues February 2, 9, and 23, 2008 "Flow" (Optimal Experience) researcher Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (…
January 31, 2008
The Super Bowl is all about chips and dip - so be careful. It could kill you if you're not! If you're a Seinfeld watcher you probably remember this scene: TIMMY: What are you doing? GEORGE: What? TIMMY: Did...did you just double-dip that chip? GEORGE: Excuse me? TIMMY: You double-dipped the chip…
January 25, 2008
Via Modern Mechanix: Reading Thoughts by Radio Can thoughts be read by radio? "Madam Radora" seems to prove that they can. Madam is not a human being, but a life-size automaton shown at the Permanent Radio Fair in New York. Her "thoughts" and movements are controlled entirely by wireless; no wires…
January 25, 2008
If I only had a brain: According to this highly intelligible comment from YouTube this song was featured on Beavis and Butthead - surprise surprise! DaDrizzL31214 (2 weeks ago) On Beavis and Butthead, they were waatching this vid and Beavis started going with the tune for the whole song. He…
January 21, 2008
From XKCD today: The Data So Far.
January 21, 2008
For all of you Illusion Junkies out there: **** THE FOURTH ANNUAL BEST VISUAL ILLUSION OF THE YEAR CONTEST**** *** We are happy to announce the world's 4th Annual Best Visual Illusion of the Year Contest!!*** The deadline for illusion submissions is…
January 20, 2008
Check out this fark photoshop contest using neurons. Here's one of my favorites:
January 19, 2008
I'm sure it's a rough life being a clown, you know... driving a clown car with 18 other passengers in the driver seat alone, walking and tripping around with those really big shoes, and hours of makeup application. But their job is about to get a lot harder, a new study in a nursing journal shows…
January 18, 2008
Ahh.... an animated brain on drugs - how could it get any better?!
January 18, 2008
Just a short note via Sports Illustrated: Georgia football legend Herschel Walker is expected to reveal in an upcoming book that he has multiple personalities -- a revelation that surprises the man who coached the 1982 Heisman Trophy winner. ... "Breaking Free" will chronicle Walker's life with…
January 18, 2008
According to Nicholas Epley from the University of Chicago: "Biological reproduction is not a very efficient way to alleviate one's loneliness, but you can make up people when you're motivated to do so," said Nicholas Epley, Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science at the University of Chicago's…
January 18, 2008
Don't play any of the embedded videos if you've ever had a seizure. Now that we're done with the warning... We've all heard of the Pokemon incident in Japan where nearly 700 school aged children were admitted to the hospital with "convulsions, vomiting, irritated eyes and other symptoms" common to…
January 16, 2008
"Have trouble concentrating on your studies? Try the German learning egg." Those Germans! Always coming up with great feats of engineering. -Via Modern Mechanix- Or course you could always get a pair of 0.50$ ear plugs, but hey if you've got the money ;)
January 13, 2008
This has to be the coolest face out of art I've ever seen. -Via Neatorama-
January 12, 2008
The memory-evaluation study, headed by Dr. Franklin McCarroll of New York University's School of Psychology, revealed that approximately 47 percent of Jenkins' hippocampus is dedicated to storing notable video-game victories and frustrating last-minute defeats, while 32 percent of his amygdala…
January 10, 2008
This is a good collection of illusions, some of which I haven't seen before. I'm not so sure why they had to include a stupidtramp sound track though. Here's another collection with some overlap and a techno soundtrack:
January 8, 2008
Unsurprisingly the James Randi Educational Foundation has had a problem giving away their million dollar prize to someone who could demonstrate scientifically under controlled circumstances that they could perform some sort of paranormal ability. They aren't even that specific on what kind of…
January 4, 2008
Some scientists seem to think so. Check out this comparison between a sagittal section of a brain and this piece of art: Pretty striking similarity isn't there? Partly as a joke to entertain sceptical colleagues, he and the team went on a brain trawl, and found many other examples. The team is…
January 4, 2008
The mind is a complicated and a still very much unknown entity. The earliest conceptions of the mind didn't even have it placed in the brain, instead it was very much separate from the body. This is of course all very silly, the only possibility is that the mind wholly and completely resides in…
January 2, 2008
After reading well over 400 blog submissions for the second edition of the "Open Laboratory" the judges have finally whittled the list to the best 51 to be included in the book. Surprisingly, one of the Omni Brain posts has made it into the anthology - I think perhaps one of the only serious blog…
December 31, 2007
Hank Says Happy New Year!
December 28, 2007
This is one odd video. This French Orangina TV ad has furries wearing kinky lingerie and an octopus giving a lap dance to a bear. Check it out: I guess I shouldn't be surprised after this previous post about a French set of ads on safe sex practices. -Via BoingBoing-
December 27, 2007
Title: Brain Juice. Year: 1996-1997 Summary: A Brain comes to life and tries to take over the world through cable access TV. There are even cameos by Beavis and Butthead and the cast of the Wizard of Oz. And obviously made in Canada ;) Weird eh?!