Monthly Archives: October 2011

Kahneman and the real meaning of Man Utd’s 6-1 defeat

As a Man Utd fan since the days of George Best (I am just about that old – I precociously started supporting them aged 3 in 1973), I was of course pretty disappointed by the events at Old Trafford on … Continue reading

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The tyranny of the “left brain” – RSA Animate

Here is an RSA Animate of a talk by Iain McGilchrist on “the divided brain” – highly recommended. While the division into left and right brain is a myth, he says, there are indeed two modes of thinking: one open, … Continue reading

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Choice as a barrier to change – from RSA Animate

Just passing this one on, really: it’s one of those lovely RSA Animate illustrated talks, with Prof Renata Saleci’s views on how the proliferation of individual choice keeps us all from asking bigger questions (or at least, from doing anything … Continue reading

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Creating memories: Jonah Lehrer and faux Monty Python

Jonah Lehrer, whose The Decisive Moment – How The Brain Makes Up Its Mind I’m reading at the moment, has written a really interesting piece in Wired magazine about how we don’t just make things up, we can actually change … Continue reading

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Angelic Upstarts: Lynx Turns Boys Into Men

I notice the Lynx Fallen Angel tv ads now have a comedy addendum (see above). What better way to seal the deal with the target audience than some irreverent visual gags with our now familiar fallen angelic lasses? Rule No1 … Continue reading

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The future isn’t here yet – and it never will be

As WARC shows again today, to no one’s particular surprise, tv advertising gives a better return on investment than advertising in any other medium. Link: WARC on tv advertising. It’s another reminder of why we researchers need to be giving … Continue reading

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Bert Jansch: Let No Man Steal His Thyme

Bert Jansch died today after a battle with cancer. He was a giant of British music, not just folk music; I hope by the end of his life he appreciated the impact he had on so many, including me and, … Continue reading

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