I just saw your comment about a love so strong that a prepulse at 30-500 prior cannot diminish it. I like that. Terry Blumenthal
Thank you so much, Dr. Blumenthal. I really admire your work!
literally just found this blog. WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE ((I love you))
Thank you so much! :) I’m glad you’re enjoying the blog.
"Research suggests there may be an overlap in the neural networks associated with physical and social pain. So please don’t break my heart."
For more information on neural networks and neural overlap, see:
Eisenberger, N. (2003). Does rejection hurt? An fMRI study of social exclusion, Science, 302(5643), 290-292.
"Hey, girl. Although the literature does not support the idea that facial expressions are reflective of biologically basic emotions, I know one thing for certain: you make me smile."
For more information on emotional expression, see:
Barrett, L.F. (2011). Was Darwin wrong about emotional expressions? Current Directions in Psychological Science, 20, 400-406.
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"The Kinsey Reports seem to support the notion of a fluid human sexuality. So, sure. I’m down with asking Fassbender to join us in bed next Tuesday if you are."
For more information on Alfred Kinsey and his research on human sexual orientation, check out the wiki page here.
"Hey girl, I know that the positive affective induction I experience around you has a top-down influence on my perception of your face, but I still assert that you are, objectively, beautiful."
For more information about affective prediction and object perception, please see:
Barrett, L. F., & Bar, M. (2009). See it with feeling: Affective predictions in the human brain. Royal Society Phil Trans B, 364, 1325-1334.
"Hey girl. I know Meehl showed that significance testing does not expose psychological theories to sufficient risk of falsification via modus tollens, so let me put this simply: P(I love you) = 1.”
For more information on current problems in psychological science and the trouble with statistical significance testing, see:
Meehl, P.E. (1978). Theoretical Risks and Tabular Asterisks: Sir Karl, Sir Ronald, and the Slow Progress of Soft Psychology. J Consulting Clinical Psych 46(4), 806-834.
"Hey girl. Is that 1A+2A+6+12D+14+25C+M69 I’m detecting, or are you just happy to see me?"
For more information on nonverbal communication and the Facial Action Coding System (FACS), see:
Ekman, P. & Friesen, W. (1978). Facial Action Coding System: A Technique for the Measurement of Facial Movement. Palo Alto: Consulting Psychologists Press.
"Hey girl, all I see in my Rorschach ink blots is me and you."
For more information on the Rorschach inkblot test, please see the Wiki article here.