Psycomedia Episode 96 – Commuter Simulator 2014

Psycomedia Episode 96 – Commuter Simulator 2014

References:

  • Freeman, D., Evans, N., Lister, R., Antley, A., Dunn, G., & Slater, M. (2013). Height, social comparison, and paranoia: An immersive virtual reality experimental study. Psychiatry Research.

The amazing work of Peter Hammerson to bring us Enzo:

PeterHammersonBrazilianSalmonPinkTarantula

See his work at http://hammersonart.blogspot.co.uk/

See the experiment being done by Rachel in this video:

Alien and the Oculus Rift – not recommended for the paranoid:

http://uk.ign.com/videos/2014/06/10/oculus-rift-hands-on-with-alien-isolation-and-more-e3-2014

Goat Simulator:

http://www.goat-simulator.com/

MetalHead Media:

http://metalheadmedia.co.uk/

 

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Psycomedia Episode 62 – In Search of Lost Tim (plus guest Helen Arney)

http://ia601202.us.archive.org/10/items/PsycomediaEpisode62InSearchOfLostTim/PsycomediaEpisode62-InSearchOfLostTim.mp3

 

References:

  • Aggleton, J. P., & Waskett, L. (1999). The ability of odours to serve as state‐dependent cues for real‐world memories: Can Viking smells aid the recall of Viking experiences?. British Journal of Psychology90(1), 1-7.
  • Albrecht, J., Demmel, M., Schöpf, V., Kleemann, A. M., Kopietz, R., May, J., … & Wiesmann, M. (2011). Smelling chemosensory signals of males in anxious versus nonanxious condition increases state anxiety of female subjects. Chemical senses36(1), 19-27.
  • Chu, S., & Downes, J. J. (2000). Odour-evoked autobiographical memories: Psychological investigations of Proustian phenomena. Chemical Senses25(1), 111-116.
  • Guéguen, N. (2012). The sweet smell of… courtship: Effects of pleasant ambient fragrance on women’s receptivity to a man’s courtship request. Journal of Environmental Psychology32(2), 123-125.
  • Haegler, K., Zernecke, R., Kleemann, A. M., Albrecht, J., Pollatos, O., Brückmann, H., & Wiesmann, M. (2010). No fear no risk! Human risk behavior is affected by chemosensory anxiety signals. Neuropsychologia48(13), 3901-3908.
  • Prehn-Kristensen, A., Wiesner, C., Bergmann, T. O., Wolff, S., Jansen, O., Mehdorn, H. M., … & Pause, B. M. (2009). Induction of empathy by the smell of anxiety. PloS one4(6), e5987.
  • Zhou, W., & Chen, D. (2008). Encoding human sexual chemosensory cues in the orbitofrontal and fusiform cortices. The Journal of Neuroscience28(53), 14416-14421.

Helen’s website with all her amazing things is http://www.helenarney.com/

Tim suggests checking out these songs:

but you’ll no doubt find your own favourite.

British Museum Ice Age Art: http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/exhibitions/ice_age_art.aspx

Media of the Week

Game of Thrones on Freeview: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pick_TV#2013_Sky_Thursdays (although this indicates they’ve all been shown now. Boo SKY!)

Community Season 4: http://www.nbc.com/community/

Blood Bowl: https://sites.google.com/site/tgsbloodbowlunofficial/home

The Fighting Nitrocougars:

No. 1 - Khorne on the Cob No. 2 - Emilio Slaaneshdevez No. 3 - Nurgles Just Wanna Have Fun No. 4 - Nine Tzeentch Nails No. 5 - Goatis Reading No. 6 - Goatfried Liebniz No. 7 - J. Edgar Hoofer No. 8 - Kim Jong Ungulate No. 9 - Gordon Ram-sey No. 10 - Goatenberg Melodic Death Metal No. 11 - The Great Goatsby No. 12 - Hello My Name is Inigoat Montoya
No. 1 – Khorne on the Cob
No. 2 – Emilio Slaaneshdevez
No. 3 – Nurgles Just Wanna Have Fun
No. 4 – Nine Tzeentch Nails
No. 5 – Goatis Reading
No. 6 – Goatfried Liebniz
No. 7 – J. Edgar Hoofer
No. 8 – Kim Jong Ungulate
No. 9 – Gordon Ram-sey
No. 10 – Goatenberg Melodic Death Metal
No. 11 – The Great Goatsby
No. 12 – Hello My Name is Inigoat Montoya

The Festival of the Spoken Nerd at the British Library: http://www.bl.uk/whatson/events/event140320.html

Books that are psychedelic:

http://waningmoon.com/publications/news/book-fungus-can-get-you-high.html

Coins –

Norse:

JFK half-dollar:

Alderaan 1000 credits:

Tim’s section is basically:

Ben’s newest bear band: http://www.myspace.com/bearscansmellfear

Psycomedia Episode 55 – Touched By The Comic Book Gods – An Interview with V for Vendetta and Ace Weekly’s David Lloyd

Psycomedia Episode 55 – Touched By The Comic Book Gods – An Interview with V for Vendetta and Ace Weekly’s David Lloyd

This week, Psycomedia presents an interview with co-creator of V for Vendetta, artist on such works as Hellblazer and War Stories, and head honcho of Aces Weekly, David Lloyd:

(This is David much as Tim met him in Leeds)

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Psycomedia Episode 39 – The Trees Have Been Felled

Psycomedia Episode 39 – The Trees Have Been Felled

Babies reaching:

The cartoons used by Kohn, Spheer and Qube:

A table of drinks and desserts in terms of their gender identity:

Google Images’ take on masculine vs. feminine food:

Sarah Haskins talks yoghurt: http://current.com/shows/infomania/88941392_sarah-haskins-in-target-women-yogurt-edition.htm

The body fat of pole vaulters calls this advert into question. Primarily because Tim misremembered and it’s a high jumper:

References:

  • Alexander, G. M., & Wilcox, T. (2012; 2012). Sex differences in early infancy Child Development Perspectives, , n/a <last_page> n/a. doi:10.1111/j.1750-8606.2012.00247.x
  • Gal, D., & Wilkie, J. (2010; 2010). Real men don’t eat quiche: Regulation of gender-expressive choices by men Social Psychological and Personality Science, 1(4), 291 <last_page> 301. doi:10.1177/1948550610365003
  • Kohn, N., Kellermann, T., Gur, R. C., Schneider, F., & Habel, U. (2011). Gender differences in the neural correlates of humor processing: Implications for different processing modes Neuropsychologia, doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2011.02.010
  • Nagy, E., Kompagne, H., Orvos, H. and Pal, A. (2007), Gender-related differences in neonatal imitation. Inf. Child Develop., 16: 267–276. doi: 10.1002/icd.497

Psycomedia Episode 38 – Do Women Smell Better? Yes.

Psycomedia Episode 38 – Do Women Smell Better? Yes.

Hilary Swonk [sic]:

Guinea Pig Olympics:

Tim’s Exoskeleton:

Alan Aldehyde:

Old Spice, for those few like Meera who haven’t seen it:

References:

  • Diamond, J., Dalton, P., Doolittle, N., & Breslin, P. A. (2005). Gender-specific olfactory sensitization: Hormonal and cognitive influences Chemical Senses, 30 Suppl 1, i224-5. doi:10.1093/chemse/bjh195
  • Rahman, Q., & Koerting, J. (2008; 2007). Sexual orientation-related differences in allocentric spatial memory tasks Hippocampus, 18(1), 55 <last_page> 63. doi:10.1002/hipo.20375
  • Christina L. Williams, Warren H. Meck, The organizational effects of gonadal steroids on sexually dimorphic spatial ability, Psychoneuroendocrinology, Volume 16, Issues 1–3, 1991, Pages 155-176, ISSN 0306-4530, 10.1016/0306-4530(91)90076-6.
  • Yee, N., Bailenson, J. N., Urbanek, M., Chang, F., & Merget, D. (2007). The unbearable likeness of being digital: The persistence of nonverbal social norms in online virtual environments Cyberpsychology & Behavior : The Impact of the Internet, Multimedia and Virtual Reality on Behavior and Society, 10(1), 115-121. doi:10.1089/cpb.2006.9984