Human intelligence, learning & behaviour

This Book discusses the inner workings of the human brain and how it affects us so greatly throughout life, key topics including: The structure of the human brain and how the memory system works. Language and learning, conditioning, and attitude formation & measurement. ‘Real’ or ‘effective’ IQ. How to raise more intelligent children. Psychology and psychiatry with a focus on mental disorders. The many problems in the education system. Learning real life skills such as career planning & consumer issues. How the mass media and advertising industries turn us into Read More …

Riding the great beyond : a solo bicycle journey through the Americas from Alaska to Argentina.

Bob Stanley escapes the office in July 2011 to bicycle out of Deadhorse in far northern Alaska in order to travel southwards as far and the road will go. This ride will eventually cover two continents ending in Tierra Del Fuego in Argentina. This story of the eighteen-month 28,000 kilometre bicycle journey covers every latitude from the top to the bottom of the magnificent Americas and describes all of the joys, pains and challenges of the road, and the penning of a few highly questionable songs along the way. It Read More …

The Brainwashed: from consumer zombies, to Islamism and Jihad

This book is sure to become one of the most influential of modern times. Its primary hypothesis is that Homo sapiens sapiens lived from the outset in tribes with tribal elders able to persuade others, and thence succeeding generations, to believe their ridiculous religious notions or to fight misguided wars. The Agricultural Revolution paved the way for the today‚Äôs consumer zombies easily persuaded to overindulge in often unnecessary, if not harmful, products. This has been a disaster which has damaged our environment and ourselves, one result being decreases in our Read More …