Wacky-pedia : Weird Questions, that you never even...
Jun 26, 2020 | Food & Drink, Trivia |
How Do We Acquire our Own Unique Taste for Foods &...
Mar 29, 2019 | General Interest, Science |
Are Copper or Magnetic Bracelets Effective Against Disorders like Arthritis?
May 25, 2018 | General Interest, Trivia |
This is one of those perennial questions : Are Copper or Magnetic Bracelets Effective Against Disorders like Arthritis?
Blue Monday – Urban Myth or Science Fact ?
Jan 23, 2018 | General Interest, Trivia |
Scratchy Problems – What is Itching all about ?
Oct 20, 2017 | General Interest |
Good News for Bibliophiles – Reading is Good for You Physically as well as Mentally!
Oct 17, 2017 |
At last, Science has confirmed what every bibliophile has always suspected … READING IS GOOD FOR YOU !Read More
Why do we Lie – The Science behind Lying
Jul 28, 2017 |
White lies, exaggerations, boldface lies, half-truths, lies by omission, bluffs – there are a multitude of ways to intentionally deceive someone and the human race seem sto be inventing new ones daily. But can we scientifically detect when a person is lying ?Read More
Extra Senses – Beyond the ‘traditional five’
Jul 25, 2017 |
There’s one popular misteaching that seems to pervade : it’s our understanding of ‘the senses’ – and that is that there are only 5 of them. However if you really think about this subject a bit, its pretty obvious and quickly apparent that we have many more ways to sense the worldRead More
Swearing – The Science Behind Why We Do it
Jun 30, 2017 |
Why the #*&! do we swear? We all let one slip occasionally-or maybe you express your expletives loud and proud. But does swearing serve any biological purpose, or is it simply a cultural taboo?Read More
Take Control of Your Dreams for Real : Lucid Dreaming
Jun 27, 2017 |
No this isn’t one of those infomercials or self-help articles saying “you too can achieve your dreams & life goals if you follow our 10 step programme … blah blah blah”. This is about lucid dreaming – the ability to conciously control your dreams whilst you sleep.Read More
Red Hot Science – Teams wearing red are more likely to win
Jun 6, 2017 |
Psychology 101 : “Teams wearing red are more likely to win” – True or apocryphal observation ?Read More
Being British and the Art of Queuing
May 9, 2017 |
Being British can be a complex business and there is one part of our identity that will confuse ‘Johnny Foreigner’ no end – Queuing!Read More
Why Do We Forget?
May 2, 2017 |
Forgetfulness is irritating and can be damaging and distressing, but it may also be necessary for basic survival – so why do we forget ?Read More
Why Does Time Seem to Go Faster as We Get Older ?
Mar 28, 2017 |
As you get older does it sometimes feel that time is passing much more quickly than when you were younger? Why does our perception of time change so drastically with age? And is there anything we can do about it?Read More
Procrastination – The Science of ‘putting it off’
Feb 7, 2017 |
Let’s face it, we all procrastinate. We can put in a huge amount of effort in trying to avoid some other task. Sometimes more effort is put into avoiding something than just actually doing it.Read More
Predicting the social future – How do our Brains use Behavioural Social Clues ?
Dec 2, 2016 |
How do you know you’ll get a kiss? The cells that let brains predict the social future.Read More
Play it Again Sam – What is Déjà Vu ?
Nov 8, 2016 |
Déjà vu is French for ‘already seen’ and describes the sensation many of us experience from time to time when we are sure a certain situation has happened before. But is there any explanation as to why we should experience this ?Read More
Why do we sometimes get a tune stuck in our heads ?
Sep 9, 2016 |
Why is it that we sometimes get a tune or chorus stuck in our heads and play it over and over again even though it’s driving us crazy?
This is one of those questions that one wonders if there really could be an answer or is it ‘just one of those things’. Well some neuroscientists, pyschologists and evene marketers have something to say on this subject.
Is there any scientific basis to the idea of “brainwashing” ?
Jun 14, 2016 |
If true, then the idea of “brainwashing” – that is convincing someone to do or behave in some way that they wouldn’t normally – has terrible consequences. It means people can claim they were under this infuence when they committed a crime and would mean that we are all vulnerabe to manipulation.Read More
Why do we blush?
May 31, 2016 |
Blushing is rather an odd physiological and psychological response to embarrassment or awkward social situations. Could there be any rational or logical explanation for this? What possible evolutionary reason could there be for such a strange phenomenon.Read More
Is there a Place in our Brains where Consciousness exists ?
May 27, 2016 |
“We no longer have to wonder what self-awareness looks like – we can see it for ourselves” : A bold statement indeed. What we’re referring to here though is that scientists now believe that they can trace where they think conscientiousness physically sits in the brainRead More