Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Short days with long hours

I was first introduced to Professor Philip Zimbardo at Vic Uni's PSYC101. He fronted many of the video lectures. Once you got past the Mandrake the Magician sound and vision appearances, the research was fascinating. Zimbardo's Stanford Prison Experiment was as much of a landmark as the much more well known experiments by Professor Stanley Milgram.

Andrew Sullivan has posted up a Zimbardo lecture on the nature of time, with the best lecture note taking I have ever seen:

The nature of time changes the further one gets from the equator. Coincidentally, drinking and drug uses also increases the further one gets from the equator:
Nicked from here
So here's to Matariki and mass medication to get us through this season of mists. Only three weeks til winter solstice.