Sam Brinson Posts

It’s more than a metaphor. The subtle scent of rotting fish raises suspicion. We don’t only become suspicious of the fishy smell itself, but to whatever task that happens to be occupying our attention. Researchers…

Sometimes the role of design is to be invisible. Not literally, but in that it should be so easy to process that instinct alone can guide people. Everything should be so clear and obvious that…

There has been a great variety of religions over the years, most of which worship some form or forms of deity. It’s not really the God that matters though, it’s the behaviour the religion promotes.…

What does it take to become aware of something? If recent research conducted with monkeys is anything to go off, the front part of your brain deserves a lot of credit. The prefrontal cortex (PFC)…

In 1930 Bertrand Russell published a book that he hoped would “suggest a cure for the ordinary day-to-day unhappiness from which most people in civilized countries suffer.” Whether we still suffer in the same ways…