Sleep plays a critical physiological function, and is indispensable for your intellectual development! Those who do not respect their sleep are not likely to live to their full mental potential!

It has been known since the 1920s that sleep improves recall in learning. However, only recently, research by Dr Robert Stickgold, assistant professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts Mental Health Center, has made international headlines. Dr Stickgold demonstrated a fact that has long been known yet little appreciated: sleep is necessary for learning!

Read the full article here.

Neurosonics Audiomedical

March 8th, 2010

Neurosonics Audiomedical Labs Inc. from Chris Cairns on Vimeo.

Neurosonics Live from Chris Cairns on Vimeo.

The Sandpit from Sam O'Hare on Vimeo.

Movies: 2000-2009

February 14th, 2010

the films of the 2000s from Paul Proulx on Vimeo.

The story of the relationship between Sigmund Freud and his American nephew, Edward Bernays. Bernays invented the public relations profession in the 1920s and was the first person to take Freud’s ideas to manipulate the masses.

It’s called The Century Of The Self and was done by Adam Curtis.

It’s over four parts on Google video. Watch the firt part here.

Some People by ~MumblingIdiot

November 10th, 2009

Great short story told throught the art of comics.

I do like this one:


According to research by psychologists at UC Santa Barbara and the University of British Columbia, exposure to the surrealism in, say, Kafka’s “The Country Doctor” or Lynch’s “Blue Velvet” enhances the cognitive mechanisms that oversee implicit learning functions. The researchers’ findings appear in an article published in the September issue of the journal Psychological Science.

Read the full article here.

Matt Elliott and 9/11

September 11th, 2009

I came across Matt Elliott’s music on WFMU and really liked it. Listen to a few of his tracks on his MySpace page.

While I was looking at his, an entry on his blog caought my eye: this blog is NOT about 9/11. Although I haven’t really put much thought into the tragedy that was 9/11, some of his comments aroused my curiosity. It’s definitely worth a read. One of the links on his post is from the History Commons site seems very interesting but requires a lot of time to read it properly.

Check it out here.