Yanni or Laurel
I’m building up to an explanation for the “Yanni or Laurel” audio illusion. First, let’s talk about audio illusions in general. Pictured above is Ben Langley on Britains Got Talent last weekend. His act consisted of playing various very well-known songs, but he primed you to hear something distinctly different […]

Priming: Hearing things that are not really there – Yanni or Laurel

religious intelligence
A couple of days ago the UK’s Independent, and several other media outlets, have promoted this claim … Religious people are, on average, less intelligent than atheists, researchers claim.  To be clear, this posting is not simply a dig at the Independent. Other outlets ran with the same story. The […]

Debunking: the non-religious are smarter than the religious