Here's an interview with me in Scientific American. https://twitter.com/sciam/status/965718716897021952
Today I published a new article on The Conversation website. This one is entitled: Steven Pinker lauds reason, but people need freedom – this might not end well. I hope it's of interest! SMJ
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?
A new blog from me entitled: "Brain stimulation can boost creativity – but could it also help you hear inspirational voices?” It ranges from neurostimulation and voice-hearing to Terence McKenna and Tulpamancy, Hilary Mantel and the Air Force. I hope you find it stimulating. SMJ
A blog I wrote on voice-hearing for the Huffington Post is one of their 'Featured Blog Posts' in their Science section this morning, which is nice. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/simon-mccarthyjones/a-contested-experience-th_b_16130450.html?utm_hp_ref=science
After having examined a ruling from the Pakistan Supreme Court a few weeks ago, this week I chanced to read the ruling from the State of Washington v. Trump case. In this, the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals denied the attempt to reinstate President Trump's immigration ban. You can read the full ruling here. I'm not going … Continue reading A light that never goes out? Washington v. Trump
I was re-watching the second season of the TV series The West Wing today. One of the episodes (#10, Noël) included a scene which, although speaking to a range of experiences, seemed particularly applicable to voice-hearing. One of the characters, Josh, is struggling with some experiences resulting from having been shot, and has just come … Continue reading Wise words from the West Wing