The private life of the brain, with Wammo on Kiwi

Talking New Scientist stories with Wammo on Kiwi FM, 1 November 2008:The brain is doing very important things when stuck in neutral. Researchers have noticed that instead of lying dormant when unoccupied, the brain devours a huge amount of calories when we’re doing absolutely nothing. So what exactly is it up to? Some say there’s Continue reading The private life of the brain, with Wammo on Kiwi

Suspicious minds, with Wammo on Kiwi FM

Talking about the latest in New Scientist with Wammo on Kiwi FM, 30 October 2008:Women beware. Men are better at detecting their partner’s infidelities than women. In a US study of heterosexual couples, 80 per cent of women’s inferences about fidelity or infidelity were correct, while men were accurate 94 per cent of the time. Continue reading Suspicious minds, with Wammo on Kiwi FM

Talking brain power with Wammo on Kiwi FM

From Radio Wammo, Kiwi FM New Zealand, 2 October 2008:Why do the most gifted and talented brains stand out from the crowd? Is there anything physical or psychological that sets them apart? A study of Einstein’s brain in 1998 showed it was 15 per cent wider than average, making it more spherical. And Controversial research Continue reading Talking brain power with Wammo on Kiwi FM