beauty and esthetics
 
 
 
acupuncture
 
"Treating Science Phobia"
"Treating Science Phobia"
"Treating Science Phobia"

Treating Sciencephobia – Or, how to read real science without getting a nervous breakdown.

For reasons that drive scientists close to despair, many media writers get science stories wrong. They make small advances look like Great Leaps Forward, and when really big steps take place they usually miss the real story. ...
 
 
acupuncture
 
"Winter Sadness"
"Winter Sadness"
"Winter Sadness"

Winter SADness? Stick a light in your ear!

An wonderful English madrigal from 1598 by Thomas Weelkes goes “To shorten Winter sadness see where the nymphs with gladness Falala lala lala Falala lala lala” And the nymphs  go dancing and singing through the tow...
 
 
beauty and esthetics
 
"Women Not To Blame For Obesity But Estrogens Might Be"
"Women Not To Blame For Obesity But Estrogens Might Be"
"Women Not To Blame For Obesity But Estrogens Might Be"

Women not to blame for obesity – but estrogens might be.

  Around the world it is estimated that 1.4 BILLION individuals are overweight — a previously unknown problem in history, when food deprivation, famine, and day-long physical work were much more common. But why is...
 

 
archeology of mind
 
Figurine-Venus_0f_Willendorf_001
Figurine-Venus_0f_Willendorf_001
Figurine-Venus_0f_Willendorf_001

The Kim Kardashian hypothesis of beauty.

Here is a response I just wrote to a new article by Leonid Perlovsky, “Aeshetic emotions, what are their cognitive functions?” (See here, here, and here). Perlovsky raises the classical question, “Why do we fe...