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The stroop effect: Did a brain game really help catch Russian spies?

The stroop effect: Did a brain game really help catch Russian spies? | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Did a brain game really help catch Russian spies? 

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A History of Eating Disorders | Psychology Today

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Though anorexia nervosa was rare until the second half of the 20th century, it certainly existed beforehand. The first descriptions of anorexia nervosa in the Western world date from the 12th and 13th centuries, most famously Saint Catherine of Siena, who denied herself food as part of a spiritual denial of self.

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The psychiatry of vegetarianism

The psychiatry of vegetarianism | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

A fascinating but unfortunately locked review article on the psychology of vegetarianism has this paragraph on how avoiding the pleasures of cooked flesh has been seen as a mental illness in times past...

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Evolution Before Darwin

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Long before Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection in 1859, lively debates about evolution flourished on both sides of the Atlantic.

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The Lobotomists

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We bring to your attention yet another BBC Radio4 production: The Lobotomists. To mark the 75th anniversary of the first lobotomy performed in the United States, the program explores the work of Portuguese doctor Egas Moniz who first developed the lobotomy (or leucotomy), as well as the work of neurologist Walter Freeman and neurosurgeon Sir Wylie McKissock, who took up the procedure in the United States and Britain respectively.

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