Three interesting segments this week. First, Cristina addresses a listener email ‘aboot’ cultural stereotypes and subjective judgments based on people’s accents. Next, the gang is once again joined by Dina Tsirlin who looks into some shocking facts about electroconvulsive therapy. Lastly, Adam takes aim at recent headlines suggesting that a cat ‘took’ a bullet for a kid.
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The Effects of Southern vs. Standard Accent on Perceptions of Speakers
The Effect of Accent on Perceived Intelligence and Attractiveness
Association of Southern Accents with Low Intelligence As Early As Age 5
Why Does Southern Drawl Sound Uneducated to Some?
Why Do British Accents Make People Sound Smarter
Perception of Speaker Based On Accent
How Your Brain Goes Racist When Processing Ethnicity and Accents
Accents Impact Workplace and Consumer Choices
Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
Canadian Psychiatric Association: ECT
Mood Stabilizing Effects of ECT
ECT Guidelines for Health Authorities in British Columbia
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest: ECT Scene
Did A Cat Take A Bullet For A Kid?
Cat Takes a Bullet and Saves 3-Year-Old in York – Fox 43
You Can’t Take a Bullet for Someone Hollywood-Style, Because Physics – Scientific American
I don’t know about cats but magpies definitely know what a gun is. When i was younger I spent the summers on my grandparents farm, we were encouraged to take the little .22 rifle out to shoot the magpies but you had to be very sneaky. The instant they saw that gun they would vanish. You could walk around yell at them, throw rocks and they wouldn’t budge but they sure knew what that gun could do. We would resort to poking the barrel out the bathroom and hall windows but we would catch hell if we got caught doing that.
Interesting. Though much like the example of a laser pointer I doubt they would be able to tell where the bullet is going. They just know gun causes bang and maybe death.
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