Jay McGuiness’s jive

In a desperate effort at procrastination, here's the latest in my continuing unpopular series of 'why-are-you-posting-this' blogs. (if you can't muster the energy to enjoy this, at least be grateful that I'm not publishing more short stories). Anyway, today we get to relive a Strictly Come Dancing Classic Moment, namely the Week 3 jive from Jay … Continue reading Jay McGuiness’s jive

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15 best reality singing show performances (The Voice, Idol, X-Factor, Got Talent)

Yes, I know, I should be working on a review of Steven Pinker's 500+ page epic Enlightenment Now. And I am. Really. However, I got a bit distracted. Significantly distracted, in fact. So much so that instead I present to you a countdown of my favourite 15 reality singing show performances. Sorry, I'm genuinely not sure … Continue reading 15 best reality singing show performances (The Voice, Idol, X-Factor, Got Talent)

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?