Research on hallucinogens

Scientific research on hallucinogens

Altered states of consciousness and the hallucinogenic molecules which facilitate them, have been part of the human story since time immemorial. In more recent times, the “War on Drugs” stigmatised the personal use of conscious altering substances by making them highly illegal to possess. This in turn derailed legitimate scientific research on hallucinogens which was … Continue reading Research on hallucinogens

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Proportional Misrepresentation

IOTCYM Chart Representation Data Source: Essential Media

There are three kinds of lies; white lies, damned lies and statistics. - Mark Twain A recent Guardian article, deriving from an Essential Media poll around Australian's feelings towards Christmas, is an example of how statistics can be twisted or misrepresented to prove any point one cares to prove. In this case, it's a phenomenon we can … Continue reading Proportional Misrepresentation

Compress to impress

Compress to impress

Increasingly on social media, we compress our message into the most condensed format possible. Maximising the limited resource of our reader’s attention, we try to get the maximum impact for minimum investment of their attention. But what consequences come of compressed information? Ths sntnc hs bn cmprssd by rmvng th vwls - This sentence has … Continue reading Compress to impress