Simon Oxenham's Contributions
  • Introducing Mind Lab: The all singing, all dancing, interactive psychology class

    Mind Lab is an awesomely mind-bending little project created by Japan's Science and Technology Agency. It consists of four fully interactive classes of about fifteen minutes each on the workings of our visual...

  • Demystifying Hallucinations

    Dr. Oliver Sacks' new book Hallucinations is a tremendous anthology of case studies of hallucinatory experiences recorded through his decades of work as a clinical neurologist, his analysis of clinical case...

  • What is psychology?

    Paul Bloom, a professor of psychology and cognitive science at Yale has created an expertly delivered whistlestop tour of psychology for the Big Think. The talk outlines the differences between different types of...

  • London mapped with language

    A professor specialising in spatial analysis at London's UCL has produced a wonderful interactive map of London produced purely with a peppering of dots marking the locations individuals tweeted from over the past...

  • Profiteering from anxiety

    Update (Jan, 2014): Amir's patent application (search for no. 12/743357) has been rejected due to prior art by Mathews and MacLeod.  Update (Feb, 2013): Following this blog post Amir corrected two papers noting...

  • Breaking news from the department for the bleeding obvious

    Two major papers have recently been published that may or may not surprise you. Please excuse the sarcy title, in all seriousness these are fantastic papers that provide evidence for massive problems facing the...

  • Who Needs Facts Anyway?

    An article published in The Telegraph over a month ago remains on The Telegraph website with a headline that is so spectacularly incorrect that the BBC has reported that the article may set “a new record for the...