Tate Williams

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Where do those songs stuck in your head come from? Everywhere.

Even something as tuneless as reading a psychology research paper can get a song stuck in your head. In my case, it was “Mistaken for Strangers” by The National, which has a quirky drumbeat that is particularly sticky. It’s like, [...]

June 2, 2012 Science & Environment, Writing

Blogger hacked his brain’s perception of time

Matt Danzico has concluded that he lived 14 hours, 43 minutes and 29 seconds more than everyone else in 2011. That’s about two-and-a-half minutes of extra perceived life each day. If you buy into the premise of the amateur self-experimentation [...]

February 16, 2012 Science & Environment, Writing
Stress can fool our memories, study finds

Stress can fool our memories, study finds

Originally published in The Arizona Daily Star, 2000 Tate Williams Stress muddles memories, according to a UA study that raises doubts about eyewitness testimony in criminal cases. Results of a standard word-memory experiment suggest that stress increases the likelihood that people will [...]

October 29, 2011 Portfolio, Science & Environment, Writing