If I want to teach some kids about optics, there are simple experiments with lenses and mirrors etc that they can perform which demonstrate optics. Similarly for the other sciences. Has anyone come up ...
Did Akakhievitch open up the patient's brain and, one by one, ablate several thousand neurons, each of which related to the concept of his mother?
Source: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=single-brain-cell-stores-single-concept Once a brilliant Russian Neurosurgeon named Akakhi Akakhievitch had a patient who wanted to forget ...
Was there an experiment involving death row prisoners and making them think their wrists were cut? [closed]
I could not find this online, but I heard this story several times from different sources, and I was wondering if it has any basis in reality. The story tells about an experiment that was supposedly ...
Musicians who play string instruments often believe that some of the early examples of the modern form of their instruments produce better sound than recently-made examples with similar designs. This ...
Over the past few months a number of people (who don't know each other) have been telling me that I should try a power of thought experiment that's also known as "the rice experiment." They're ...
As we were looking for laundry detergent yesterday, I noted that my wife was quite swayed by brand reputation/impressions than price. She stated that she didn't think one type of detergent really ...
This article, linked to by Glen, claims most published results are false. The argument is based on an analysis of how papers relying on statistical significance analyse and report their statistical ...