Tagged: Disorders

How Narcissistic are You? - Skepticon

Darcy Cowan Feb 17, 2011

Haven’t posted anything for a while, I’m wrapped up in the warm embrace of procrastination. Thought this was interesting though and an easy post. Take the online Narcissism test. Despite all evidence to the contrary I only scored a 4. If you score greater than 20 you probably have a mirror in your pocket right [...] … Read More

Gamblers Rewarded by Near Misses - Skepticon

Darcy Cowan Oct 22, 2010

Earlier this year a study published in the Journal of Neuroscience looked at the brains of compulsive gamblers and concluded that when the the gamblers suffered “near-miss” losses their brains reacted as if they had won. Another study published slightly later in the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behaviour also looked at the brains [...] … Read More

Is there a Biochemical Marker for Suicide? - Skepticon

Darcy Cowan Jul 26, 2010

Suicide is a sensitive subject, by it’s very nature it seems we are obliged to treat it with kid gloves. In public it is virtually taboo to even mention suicide, in news media euphemisms are employed in order to avoid explicit use of the “S” word. Attitudes are beginning to change, with more vocal discussion [...] … Read More