What books/resources on childhood brain development will best inform my work as a teacher and curriculum writer for young learners? (explanation after the jump) [more inside]
What is the name (medical/psychological term?) for this feeling that "my life been a dream since that one event several years ago"? [more inside]
What exactly is happening in my brain that creates the very real feeling that I am covered in spiders when I am not, in fact, covered in spiders? [more inside]
When you read or think a lot or otherwise concentrate, and you get fatigued or sleepy, what exactly is happening biologically? Is it a matter of blood sugar depletion? Something else?
Looking for research on the human brain's susceptibility to suggestion/environmental cues? [more inside]
What kind of tests can I perform to quantify my functioning, in response to varying levels of sleep deprivation? [more inside]
What are your favorite neuroscience blogs? [more inside]
Cutting edge strides and theories in neo-psychology - does an up and running, active Wiki exist? [more inside]
I become dull and emotionless for stretches of 3-5 hours at a time. I don't feel depressed, I just feel absolutely nothing. I can play my favorite, rock-out song and it feels the same as listening to CSPAN. I can kiss my girlfriend and I might as well be kissing my hand. It happens regularly, usually in the afternoon, but not every day. Sometimes coffee or food can snap me out of it, sometimes not. The difference between being in or out this "mode" is very distinct. When I'm not in the "mode", I experience a pretty full, normal range of emotions and I'm not what you'd call depressed at all. Have other people experienced this? Any ideas of what causes it or how I can beat it? I hate missing out on experiences while stuck in this zombie-land.
What is the label for an entity or idea which began as nothing and came to have identity through its own fictionalisation? That is, notions diametrically opposed to 'simulacra' - in that the entity has no referent to begin with... [more inside]
When we have sex it is usually women who utter the most vocal noise. What are the possible evolutionary origins of this? [more inside]
Many years ago someone told me the recognised term for the kind of involuntary shudder that commonly affects people at rest. You know the kind that spontaneously rocks you, just for a moment, like you are shaking off the ghoulies, like the cliche says 'someone was walking on your grave'? I have since lost this word to time, and searching the internet has brought only partial results. Does anyone know it?