Interview in Scientific American

Here's an interview with me in Scientific American. https://twitter.com/sciam/status/965718716897021952    

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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?

A light that never goes out? Washington v. Trump

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

Wise words from the West Wing

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