Pubcast Articles

Autism and Magic

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

A story found that people with ASD were more subsceptible to visual illusions than controls.

Are Harmless Moral Violations Funny?

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Psychological research into humour finds that the combination of minor moral violations with benign consequences, can be a recipe for laughter.

Why Women Apologize More

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Do women apologize more than men, and why? This short pubcast video summarizes a psychology experiment examining why, accompanying an article newly published in Psychological Science.

Robopsychology Experiment in Embarrassment

Monday, October 18th, 2010

A robopsychology experiment about medical technology, that tests feelings of embarrassment during a medical exam by a humanoid robot vs. a medical box.

Landscapes, Alcoholism and Twins

Monday, August 16th, 2010

A genetic scientist learns his twin brother is ill from alcoholism and travels through the Canadian Rockies to visit him in hospital, along the way explaining epigenetics to the camera operator and comparing it to the scenery. Awesome short documentary.

Brain Scans Show Twins Think Alike

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

A neuroimaging study in twins found more similarities in brain activity compared to a control group.

Huntington’s Update

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

What’s new in stem cell research for Huntington’s disease.

Mental Health Issues from Sexual Abuse

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

Psychiatric conditions correlated to sexual abuse.

Sleep, Genes and Bipolar Disorders

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Circadian rhythm disturbance and bipolar disorders: researching the connections.

Smoking in Movies Triggers Smoking

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

A peer-reviewed pubcast on the causal link between images of smoking in movies and their immediate effects on smoking, in adolescents.

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