Category: Psychology

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Autism, Artificial Intelligence and the Turing Test

Autism and the Turing Test At the start of the (sci-fi) film The Machine a panel sat before an array of computers, each relating to an A.I. with voice synthesisers. (Similar, I guess, to existing tournaments). The problem posed in the film wasn’t which was an AI (as all were),...

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Playbuzz: How sensitive is your OCD radar?

It will probably not come as a surprise to some people that I scored 100% in the Playbuzz test (linked at the bottom of the page). However, you could argue as to whether the short quiz demeans people genuinely suffering from crippling OCD, as opposed to simply being a bit...

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visualDNA – Have you taken the test lately?

How well do you know yourself? Update 2020 All the links to visualDNA below were either broken, or the pages fail to load properly. The site appears to have changed hands too, and while it still offers tests, I note that the © is 2020, make of it what you...

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Depression and finding myself again

Intro I’ve flagged this as psychological rather than general mutterings but I’ll soon start work on my sites again so perhaps it will be in a ‘personal’ category. We’ll see. My wife and children think I’m having a mid-life crisis, my mum and aunty are just glad I don’t look...

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More positive affirmation notes from my past

Trying to refind yourself These notes have been in a box for I don’t know how many years and are perhaps a measure of the person I was or maybe could have been, had I not lost my path and let life and depression wear me down. I am trying...

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Shoot the damn dog – a memoir of depression

Shoot the damn dog : a memoir of depression ~ by Sally Brampton If you have long-term depression yourself, or know someone close suffering from it, this is recommended reading. There are many different types of depression and it can take people in different ways, but whatever form it takes...

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Forty nine this week and feeling it

49 this week, the years go fast! (End August 2011) Still waiting to see the NHS psychologists, but doing what I can to keep my moods in check and avoid the really dark lows. According to the last update I had I am third in the queue for screening –...

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Defeat Depression – 52 brilliant ideas for healing a troubled mind

Defeat depression: 52 brilliant ideas for healing a troubled mind ~ by Dr Sabina Dosani This is a subjective review by a chronically depressed bloke that’s close to had enough. I read this yesterday but felt at the time I got little from it, though it was an easy read...

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