Study says 'error-monitoring' signals keep us from being too different from others
Your brain may be wired to go along with popular opinion in social situations, a new study suggests.
Scans done with functional magnetic resonance imaging showed that people whose opinion differed with that of a group of people experienced a neuronal response in the brain's rostral cingulate zone (RCZ) and nucleus accumbens (NAc) -- areas that seem… Continue
Added by C on January 14, 2009 at 2:41pm —
WASHINGTON (AP) The first veto threat has been issued even though President-elect Barack Obama hasn't even taken the oath of office yet. Obama told fellow Democrats he would not be denied use of the remaining $350 billion in federal bailout funds. He also pledged to revise parts of the plan that have been criticized for not actually helping homeowners facing… Continue
Added by 7R33SandR0P3S on January 14, 2009 at 12:23pm —
Balad Chairman Asks Why Lieberman is so Afraid of Democracy
Posted January 12, 2009
By a margin of 26-3, the Israeli Central Elections Committee decided to ban the Balad Party from running in next month’s election. By a margin of 21-8, they also banned the United Arab List-Ta’al (UAL-T). The two bans will prevent more than half of the current Arab members of Israel’s Parliament, the Knesset, from running for… Continue
Added by Marklar on January 14, 2009 at 10:30am —
CALL THE DEMOCRATIC SENATORS ON THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE TO COMMIT ERIC HOLDER TO ENFORCING THE LAW FOR PAST BUSH CRIMES
We scored an amazing mass media victory this week, which we must immediately build on and expand, when first Keith Olbermann took note of the fact that the number one question on the Obama "change" site was asking about a special prosecutor for the torture and wiretap crimes of the Bush administration.…
My name is Omer Goldman. I am 19 years old. I am one of the Shministim. Thank you for signing the Shministim letter to support me and my friends. Tell your friends to send a letter to the Israeli Minister of Defense.
As Time has recently reported, there is a vicious online war being carried out on forums, blogs and social networks as a result of the Israeli incursion of Gaza. Bloggers, amature as well as professional are having a war of words on a multitude of topics including the Hama's use of human shields, the launching of thousands of… Continue
Added by Maasanova on January 13, 2009 at 8:30pm —
Social-networking websites may have started out as online cliques where friends could swap opinions on music, pop culture and other bits of innocuous personal trivia. But as the conflict in Gaza has unfolded, it's becoming evident that… Continue
Added by Maasanova on January 13, 2009 at 3:00pm —
January 12, 2009 "Information Clearinghouse" --- As an American citizen, born and raised in Gary, Indiana, I want America to be the beacon for democracy that Ialways felt we were and that or government said we were. Unfortunately, as I look at the world from events in my lifetime, it appears that after we defeated Hitler and Japan, we forgot about our true mission of democracy and its attendant morality.
The United States unfortunately, has a long record… Continue
Added by Marklar on January 13, 2009 at 1:31am —
Anonymous: Still Alive from blue on Vimeo.
For a full year, Anonymous has battled the Church of Scientology online and on the street. From humble beginnings, an army awoke almost overnight determined to end Scientology's systematic abuses of the legal system to infringe on the right to freedom of speech and information.
The Radio Science Lab in Mayfair Apt will be suffering a great Depression when it comes to updating to
digital communications equipment. The TV Broadcast bands on most of the radios will be inaccessable which means DXing for band openings to TV stations will make FM DXing hard. Let's hope that NOAA weather radio does not need to be digital. Everything in the station is all analog since 1992. The equipment here in the station is the following. The only thing thats updated is the Weather… Continue
I apologize, if this doesn't post well. My computer skills are limited. If you have problems reading this here, go here for a cleaned up version:http://invitationtochange.ning.com/profiles/blogs/its-for-the-children
This will effect most of us, if allowed to pass.
comments from my website:
Comment by Owlkamyst 7 hours ago
Also- PLEASE vote on THIS.
I will be one of the people effected by this for I make clothing for kids.
I am a… Continue