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Hello FindingNemo’s I hope this week you dive deep and discover mysteries like lost pound coins down the back of the sofa ready to be dusted off and reclaimed. Detective Of The Week from the Twittersphere goes to @BrianRooney2 give this man a follow.

The multi – talented Dean Thompson shares some of who he is this week as well as the mission at hand…

Why do we call our planet Earth when 71% is covered by Ocean?

GOLDEN NUGGETS

golden nuggetWe don’t do well in water.

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We are biased.

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We don’t do well in water.

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Because we use language to name things.

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Because we can secretly breathe underwater!?!

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Because Michael Jackson’s song wouldn’t go.

WHAT’S YOUR ANSWER?

SIGNING OUT.//IDENTITY DETECTIVE

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Sometimes when I swim there is a moment that I feel that I took a breath, and I only realize it when it passed. An unconscious underwater breath. My imagination is wonderful, and I wonder and secretly believe it happens.

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Cordelia Fine, The Real Science Behind Sex Differences – Delusions of Gender This book focuses on the nature vs. nurture conundrum in relation to our ideas of what it means to consider yourself of a certain gender. The author is a cognitive neuroscientist, and cites numerous studies and experiments, some thorough and some rather vague. She looks at studies that prove male and female brains are different. They are a bit it seems, but she also looks at various studies where male and female subjects were asked to judge an image of a stranger’s eyes/face and pick the most likely associated emotion. Women scored higher when they knew that was what they were being tested on, they had been reminded they were supposed to be good at empathy, so they pulled out the big guns. It fits the well known notion that women are generally more intuitive when it comes to other’s feelings. Thing is, men performed just as well when they were made aware of what they were being tested on too. Both male and female subjects didn’t score as highly when the nature of the test was presented in a vague way. They both amped up their emotional detective skills when they were aware of their empathy being judged. It is hard to condense the enormous amount of information in this book into a small post. But put it this way, the author has coined the term ‘neurosexism’ when discussing the science that shows, as we are often told, that men and women’s brains are wired completely differently. That men are from mars and women are from venus. Here is an interesting snippet: ‘Imagine, for a moment, that we could tell at birth (or even before) whether a child was left-handed or right-handed. By convention, the parents of left-handed babies dress them in pink clothes, wrap them in pink blankets and decorate their room in pink hues. The left-handed baby’s bottle, bibs and dummies […] are often pink or purple with motifs such as butterflies, flowers and fairies. Parents tend to let the hair of left-handers grow long […]. Right-handed babies, by contrast, are never dressed in pink; nor do they ever have pink accessories or toys. Although blue is a popular colour for right-handed babies, as they get older any colour, excluding pink or purple, is acceptable. Clothing and other items […] commonly portray vehicles […] and space rockets; never butterflies, flowers or fairies. The hair of right-handers is usually kept short and is never prettified with accessories. Nor do parents just segregate left- and right-handers symbolically […]. They also distinguish between them verbally. ‘Come on, left-handers!’ […]. At playgroup, children overhear comments like, ‘Left-handers love drawing, don’t they?’, and ‘Are you hoping for a right-hander this time?’ to a pregnant mother. It’s hard not to imagine that, in such a society, even very young children would soon learn that there are two such categories of people […]. But also, it seems more than likely that children would also come to think that there must be something fundamentally important about whether one is a right-hander or a left-hander […]’ Cordelia Fine, The Real Science Behind Sex Differences – Delusions of Gender, (UK, Icon Books, 2010), pp. 209-10.

More publicly, criticism was aimed (unnecessarily and without justification, in this Detective’s humble opinion) at the Pitt-Jolie family for letting their born daughter decided to go by the name ‘John’ and wear ‘masculine’ clothing.

And so perhaps have a little empathy for the little boy from mars who might on the whole feel far more comfortable and at home on venus, but isn’t allowed to go there. Signing Out//Identity Detective (England)

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come across sympathetic magic

…’that like produces like, or that an effect resembles its cause; and, second, that things which have once been in contact with each other continue to act on each other at a distance after the physical contact has been severed…’

So that’s how it works!

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Hey hey Gigglers! Hope you have a smooth and liberating transition journeying into Spring. Detectives use this time to get a spring in their step, eat spring onions, and and oh no – I’ve run out of springs! This week we have an interview with a mysterious anon. Here at The Sink we respect peoples privacy but value peoples voices. Our ‘anon’ this week shares insight into who they are and helps us solve the mission at hand. See if you can paint a picture in your mind without introduction or audio of who they are. Love to hear your comments. As always the detectives have brought you some treats – may need to go to the loo before you pi** your…

Read. Listen. Think.

INTERVIEW: Anon.

Logged: 22/02/2014

LOCATION: n/a

Q/ How would you describe yourself?

A/ A little bit different. Definitely different. Bit of a loner. Wouldn’t mind company as long as at the end of the day they go. Creature of habit. Some people say I have no patience but I think I have.

Q/ Where were you born?

A/ Manchester.

Q/ Where do you live?

A/ Manchester.

Q/ Other than where you live and where you were born where else do you feel connected to?

A/ Well I have a Irish mother and a Scottish father. I could say I’m English but I’m not really.

Q/ What do you consider to be your heritage?

British. That’s the English, the Scottish and the Irish but my Mum would say Republic. I would class myself as British.

Q/ Where is home?

Manchester.

Q/ Mission Of The Week – What makes you laugh?

A/ I have got a dark sense of humor. In Germany I came out of the flat and this guy had a British flag as a doormat. I saw the humor in it where as a lot wouldn’t. I like ‘You’ve Been Framed’.

Q/ What do you enjoy doing?

A/ Changes from time to time. I enjoy doing not a lot. I know there’s more out there. I thought I was smart when I’m not. Travelling opens up your mind.

Q/ Where does the treasure lie in Manchester?

A/ The treasure is the Theatre Of Dreams – but that isn’t true. Just because I think it is doesn’t mean it is.

Q/ Where does the treasure lie within yourself?

I’ve not found mine. I don’t know where I’m going – yet…

What makes you laugh?


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Repetition.

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WHAT’S YOUR ANSWER?

SUNK.//IDENTITY DETECTIVE

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‘Laughing at people in pain is a manifestation of a deep seated hostility’ – Sigmund Freud…

But first…

And then…

Hmmm… We also have…

Hmm! Signing Out//Punny Silly Identity Detective (England)

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I don’t get it?

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Hello Hip Hoppers! What has changed since last week I wonder? Times they are a changing that’s one thing we can be certain of. For now it’s time to have a little SINK…Let’s skydive deep into the waters this week by interviewing a forward thinking dancer called BLU. Check him out and show off your own moves at Mixed Movement. 

Now have a look below to get to know!

If you would like to be an interviewer or interviewee get in touch at info@identitydetective.co.uk

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Listen to the interview, look through the detectives evidence and then why not share your own GOLDEN NUGGETS we’d love to hear your answers.

Our resident detectives have yet again come up with some TREASURE…

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Objectifying men who objectify women

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Attack & self – defence

golden nuggetFighting back with creativity.

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Payback time.

golden nuggetRidicule & humiliation.

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Name calling.

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Bullying.

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Making sentences using words that all start with the same letter.

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Repetition.

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Over and over again.

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Climbing mountains.

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Playing in snow.

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Exploring nature.

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Seeing out the side of my eyes.

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Pretending to be a predator.

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Paying attention.

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Trying to stay present.

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Doing more by doing less.

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Watching.

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Googlewhacking!

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Trying to find a search term that renders as few results as possible.

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Looking for a singular answer among a vast amount of information.

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Card games, chess, darts.

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Dance games.

WHAT’S YOUR ANSWER?

SIGNING OUT.//IDENTITYDETECTIVE

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That’s a game picked up during grape picking in france this summer: make sentences using words that all start with the same letter.

it’s a continuous game!

I have the luck of being surrounded by mountains, snow and nature. As soon as I step out the door it’s playtime! In Swiss alps.

Lately playing wilderness is number one: see how efficient my body can be crawling up steep areas, going from motionless to quick launch, going as slowly as possible in continuous flow.
Looking around with attention on the perifery of my vision (opposite of tunnelfocus)
go through the woods like a predator, relaxed and paying attention to movement around.

Can I do something (dance/draw) without thinking a second ahead? (finding myself following (not leading) what I do)

A new one is going to be:
How to get things rolling, happening while doing as little as possible? So do more by doing less principle.