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The Art of Expression

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Facial expression, that is.

The Eyes for Lies blog points us to ArtNatomia:

ARTNATOMY/ARTNATOMIA is a Flash interactive english/spanish tool. It is intended to facilitate the teaching and learning of the anatomical and biomechanical foundation of facial expression morphology.

I’ve been playing with it; it’s fascinating and fun.

Written by Michael DeBusk

September 10th, 2008 at 2:56 pm

Andy Austin’s starting something AGAIN

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This time, though, it’s a Web-based discussion forum. I’ve browsed it a bit and will join after I’ve “lurked” for a time. (That’s one of my rules for myself.) It looks like a lot of fun.

Go check out Andrew T. Austin’s NLP Forum.

Written by Michael DeBusk

August 5th, 2008 at 11:57 pm

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What’s a tachistoscope?

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A tachistoscope is a tool that displays an image for a specific, usually extremely short, amount of time. If you remember the movie, “Lawnmower Man”, you saw the guy using one. I’ve wanted one ever since I saw that movie because I thought it was a great idea.

If I ran Windows XP on my computer, I could have one, because Dan Heard has created an application he calls “Swiftword”:

Swiftword is my version of a text based tachistoscope application. Essentially it is a speed reader – you feed it a text file containing the content you want to memorise, and play the file through at progressively faster speeds. Eventually, your subconscious begins to anticipate the next word before it is even delivered as your memory begins to retain the information. This can be used to help you memorise things like speeches and course notes, and can even assist slow readers to speed up through coaching to avoid sub-vocalising words as you read.

It’s getting good comments so far. If you try it out, let me know in the comments.

Written by Michael DeBusk

May 17th, 2008 at 11:17 pm

A gift from the Central Intelligence Agency

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Our inimitable CIA has released the full text of its book, “Psychology of Intelligence Analysis,” in HTML and PDF. From the author’s preface:

This volume pulls together and republishes, with some editing, updating, and additions, articles written during 1978-86 for internal use within the CIA Directorate of Intelligence. Four of the articles also appeared in the Intelligence Community journal Studies in Intelligence during that time frame. The information is relatively timeless and still relevant to the never-ending quest for better analysis.

The articles are based on reviewing cognitive psychology literature concerning how people process information to make judgments on incomplete and ambiguous information. I selected the experiments and findings that seem most relevant to intelligence analysis and most in need of communication to intelligence analysts. I then translated the technical reports into language that intelligence analysts can understand and interpreted the relevance of these findings to the problems intelligence analysts face.

Psychology of Intelligence Analysis, HTML, table of contents

Psychology of Intelligence Analysis, full PDF version, 1.9 MB direct link

(Another hat tip to BoingBoing!)

Written by Michael DeBusk

May 11th, 2008 at 9:24 pm

Free session with John Morgan

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My S/O pointed me to news of a free telephone session with hypnotist John Morgan. Check out the postscript on this post on the Grasshopper Notes Blog:

I am offering a FREE Hypnosis session via conference call this Thursday night, April 24th at 9 PM EDT and you’re invited. Did I mention the session is FREE? The call is limited to 100 people.

The actual post is pretty cool, too.

Written by Michael DeBusk

April 22nd, 2008 at 12:11 am

Posted in Free,Hypnosis

Mystery Solved

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Randy Cassingham of This Is True fame blogs a great article on the real-world differences between experiencing something and knowing about something.

Well, no wonder I’ve struggled so long trying to figure it out and explain it; why I couldn’t explain it has perplexed me for some time. I think Dan is right: that’s impossible. All I know is that many Premium subscribers absolutely love it, and say things like Belinda did — it’s a life “essential” — or liked Daniel, who “savors” it. Or like Dan: he’ll read it for life (his or mine, I guess: whichever comes first!)

Read Randy’s Mystery Solved. And if you don’t already get his newsletters, start with This Is True, collections of strange-but-true stories like:

  • A man sued his doctor because he survived his cancer longer than the doctor predicted.
  • Two robbers were in the process of their crime when one changed his mind and arrested the other.
  • A woman had her husband’s ashes made into an egg timer when he died so he could still “help” in the kitchen.
  • Only 68 of 200 Anglican priests polled could name all Ten Commandments, but half said they believed in space aliens.

(I’ve been a Premium subscriber for several years and have appreciated every issue.)

Written by Michael DeBusk

January 11th, 2008 at 7:54 pm

Posted in Free,Psych,Web sites

Expert instruction

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I don’t know how I missed this site up until now. Expert Village offers a multitude of free instructional videos on a wide variety of topics, all from credentialed experts in their respective fields.

The Internet is filling up with content. But the challenge in the information age is no longer finding information, but figuring out which information to believe. Our philosophy is to film and interview leading experts who teach you what they know. We go a step further by providing you the credentials of the expert we consulted so that you can judge the credibility of the information you receive.

Let me know how you like Expert Village: Free video clips, how to videos, and video instruction

Written by Michael DeBusk

December 17th, 2007 at 2:06 pm

This is your brain on paper

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Just in time for Christmas, BoingBoing shows us a beautiful map of the human brain:

Unit Seven’s map of the brain

If you go to New Zealand’s Unit Seven Web site, you can get free desktop wallpaper images and can purchase high-quality prints. The perfect gift for the brain lover!

Written by Michael DeBusk

December 1st, 2007 at 1:22 pm

NLPMP3 site redesign

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Nick Kemp reports that he’s done a major redesign of his NLPMP3 site: has just been redesigned and to date has free unedited interviews with many trainers including Richard Bandler, Frank Farrelly, Doug O Brien, Nick Kemp, Sue Knight, Michael Breen, Paul McKenna, Michael Neill, Steve Andreas and many more!

We are looking for new interview subjects for 2008 and all suggestions are most welcome. The subjects don’t need to be NLP trainers, but need to have something interesting to say from or on an NLP perspective!


Written by Michael DeBusk

November 27th, 2007 at 4:40 am

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Secrets That Most People Don’t Know About NLP

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Nick Kemp tells me he’s Jamie Smart has set up a new NLP resources site:

“You’re About To Discover Secrets That Most People including most NLP Practitioners Don’t Know About NLP” –

Looks to me like tons of free stuff and some purchasable stuff as well.

Written by Michael DeBusk

November 27th, 2007 at 4:34 am