Is psychosis associated with being more receptive to bullshit?

Crickey, here's a paper to start your week with. A new paper, published today in Frontiers in Psychology, reports that the more psychotic-like experiences you have, the more receptive you are to bullshit. Apparently 'bullshit' is a technical term. You are probably going to want to know how science measures "bullshit receptivity". It turns out it is … Continue reading Is psychosis associated with being more receptive to bullshit?

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The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer: Book review and analysis

The Shock of the Fall. Nathan Filer.  2014. 320pp. ISBN: 978-0007491452 Review by Simon McCarthy-Jones   We bury our dead six feet down, but their memory lies in a shallower grave. Memories inflated with guilt rise irresistibly. They bob against the surface of our mind. They will not be pushed down. They must be let … Continue reading The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer: Book review and analysis

Book review: Emily’s Voices by Emily Knoll

Emily’s Voices. Emily Knoll. 2017. 207pp. ISBN: 978-1-9998638-0-7 Book review by Simon McCarthy-Jones Emily’s Voices is a memoir by Emily Knoll. The title refers to the voices that this eloquent young author hears, which others cannot. To me, the book appears to have four aims. The first is to communicate what the often misunderstood phenomenon … Continue reading Book review: Emily’s Voices by Emily Knoll

Book review: Asylum by Greg Ralls

Asylum. Greg Ralls. 2017. 110pp. ISBN: 978-0-648-13850-1 Asylum, the second memoir by the Australian engineer, husband, author, father, and recipient of a schizophrenia diagnosis, Greg Ralls, advertises itself as the story of his detention in an UK immigration removal centre. This event does indeed form a key part of the book and the author makes … Continue reading Book review: Asylum by Greg Ralls