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A Critical Thought: The Mozart Effect

Riley Sproul A Critical Thought, Ideas, Neurology Leave a Comment

The Mozart Effect. Or, the idea that listening to classical music (usually Mozart) can increase ones IQ, spatial reasoning, and/or other non music-related brain processes; both in developed brains (college students) and in developing ones (newborns, toddlers, ect.). Also described here as, “The general use of music to improve memory, …

A Critical Thought: The Mozart Effect was last modified: June 7th, 2015 by Riley Sproul

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*Debunkery News:* Name Change

Riley Sproul A Critical Thought, Debunkery, Dweebed News Leave a Comment

You may have noticed the lack of a Debunkery post this past Friday; this is due to some changes I’ve decided to make with the series. Without diving in too deep, I label myself somewhere in the realm of Humanist/Skeptic/Critical Thinker. Labels, however, come with baggage, so I make an …

*Debunkery News:* Name Change was last modified: May 22nd, 2015 by Riley Sproul

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Debunkery- Left Brained vs Right Brained?

Riley Sproul Debunkery, Ideas, Neurology, Science Leave a Comment

Welcome to Debunkery! The topic of the day is: Cognitive Hemispheric Dominance (CHD). The idea that the left hemisphere of our brain is one way and the right is another, and that the differences impact one’s personality. Many people believe that the left brain deals with logic, rationality, deduction, ect. …

Debunkery- Left Brained vs Right Brained? was last modified: March 12th, 2015 by Riley Sproul

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Debunkery- Liquid Glass

Riley Sproul Debunkery, Ideas, Science Leave a Comment

Hello all, I’m starting a intermittently regular series here on Dweebed: Debunkery. Where I’ll briefly (or sometimes not so briefly) debunk, examine, or otherwise explain the truth behind a common myth. For the first entry into the Debunkery series we have liquid glass! At some point in years past I …

Debunkery- Liquid Glass was last modified: March 12th, 2015 by Riley Sproul