Monthly Archives: April 2005

More mind hacks

While mistyping my Google search terms, I found the similarly named mindhack.net, a site also concerned with tweaking the human mind. Mindhack.net (in contrast to this site, mindhacks.com) relies solely on user contributions – sort of like a tradetricks.org for psychology. Although it seems to have been a little quiet of late, it has plenty […]

‘Dhat’ and semen loss

An article by psychiatrist Athula Sumathipala that discusses a curious syndrome involving pathological anxiety about semen loss, has just become available online from last year’s British Journal of Psychiatry. The syndrome, known as dhat, involves feelings of fatigue, weakness, anxiety, loss of appetite, guilt and sexual dysfunction, all attributed to the loss of semen. Dhat […]

2005-04-01 Spike activity

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: A new edition of Scientific American Mind is available in the shops and two articles are freely available online. One on deja vu and the other a critical look at the Rorschach inkblot test. An article on Kuro5hin discusses the psychology and construction of […]

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