A Catalogue of Shame: The British Psychological Society as a Dysfunctional Organisation

The Propoganda Never Stops

In previous posts here, here and here I describe how patients diagnosed with Myalgic Encephalomylitis (ME) are continuously misrepresented, smeared and gaslighted by a propoganda machine at the Science Media Centre. In a relentless barrage of distorted messaging, the propoganda never stops flowing. From there, it is fed by mainstream media to the general public.Continue reading “The Propoganda Never Stops”

Aphantasia: In search of a theory

Andrea Blomkvist First published: 01 July 2022, https://doi.org/10.1111/mila.12432 Reproduced here under a Creative Commons license. Disclaimer: Republication of this article by the curator of this website does not imply that the curator necessarily agrees with the point of view expressed by the original author, Andrea Blomkvist. However, in this instance, he does. This is theContinue reading “Aphantasia: In search of a theory”

The Rise and Fall of the Psychosomatic Approach to Medically Unexplained Symptoms, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/366596682_The_Rise_and_Fall_of_the_Psychosomatic_Approach_to_Medically_Unexplained_Symptoms_Myalgic_Encephalomyelitis_and_Chronic_Fatigue_Syndrome DOI:10.33140/AEPHR.01.02.06ME/CF Download full-text PDF References (263) Abstract The psychosomatic approach to medically unexplained symptoms, myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome (MUS/ME/CFS) is critically reviewed using scientific criteria. Based on the ‘Biopsychosocial Model’, the psychosomatic theory proposes that patients’ dysfunctional beliefs, deconditioning and attentional biases cause or make illness worse, disrupt therapies, and lead toContinue reading “The Rise and Fall of the Psychosomatic Approach to Medically Unexplained Symptoms, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome”

Spiral Case

Greenlandic birth control program Reproduced from Wikipedia under Creative Commons license. The spiral case (alternatively coil campaign, coil case or IUD case; Danish: spiralsagen or spiralkampagnen) is an ongoing investigation into a birth control campaign in Greenland during the 1960s and 1970s. Thousands of Greenlandic Inuit girls and women had intrauterine devices placed, often without their consent, under the direction of Danish government officials. The program was created to control Greenland’s birth rate. GreenlandicContinue reading “Spiral Case”

Windfall tax must change in face of ‘excessive’ oil profits, Alok Sharma says

Outgoing head of climate talks says UK needs to encourage investment in renewables, not fossil fuels and calls for tax on ‘excessive’ oil profits. By Fiona Harvey https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/oct/28/windfall-tax-must-change-in-face-of-excessive-oil-profits-alok-sharma-says Environment correspondent

The Architect Who Lost the Ability to Imagine: The Cerebral Basis of Visual Imagery

by  Sandra Thorudottir 1,†, Heida M. Sigurdardottir 1,†, Grace E. Rice 2, Sheila J. Kerry 3,  Ro J. Robotham 4, Alex P. Leff 3 and Randi Starrfelt 4,* 1Icelandic Vision Lab, Department of Psychology, University of Iceland, 102 Reykjavik, Iceland 2Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB27EF, UK 3Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, London WC1N3AZ, UK 4Department of Psychology, University of Copenhagen, 1726Continue reading “The Architect Who Lost the Ability to Imagine: The Cerebral Basis of Visual Imagery”

‘J’accuse.!’: the continuous failure to address radiophobia and placing radiation in perspective

By John C H LindbergDepartment of Geography, King’s College London, London, United KingdomDepartment of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, London, United KingdomOriginally published as an OPINION ARTICLE in:Journal of Radiological Protection J. Radiol. Prot. 41 (2021) 459–469 (11pp) Republished here under Creative Commons License. Disclaimer: The views expressed belong to the original author andContinue reading “‘J’accuse.!’: the continuous failure to address radiophobia and placing radiation in perspective”

Dynamic Amodal Completion Through the Magic Wand Illusion

Christopher W. Tyler https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1512-4626 cwtyler2020@gmail.com Tyler C. W. (2019). Dynamic amodal completion through the Magic Wand illusion. i-Perception, 10(6), 1–4. 10.1177/2041669519895028 First published online December 27, 2021 Republished under a Creative Commons licence. Abstract In the Magic Wand effect, an overlying figure of the same color as its background is revealed by the motion of a wand behind it. The occludingContinue reading “Dynamic Amodal Completion Through the Magic Wand Illusion”

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