Amazed, not in a good way

The 2013 journal paper that ripped-off my excellent and original idea linking synaesthesia with specific elements of the immune system (published in this blog in 2012) has been reprinted as a chapter in a book that was published just a few months ago. One of the book’s authors is also one of the two authors of that paper, and another one of the book’s authors was an editor of that paper. Have these people no shame?

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=Tmy5CgAAQBAJ&source=gbs_navlinks_s

The offending paper has also been cited in a 2015 paper by two of the book’s authors

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4403345/

Also not nice to know that recent work of those researchers was scheduled to be presented by one of them at theĀ Eleventh Annual National Conference of the American Synesthesia Association at the University of Miami, Florida, held last month. This year’s conference was organized by the same academic who was the reviewer of the offending 2013 journal paper.

http://www.synesthesia.info/upcoming.html

http://www.as.miami.edu/media/college-of-arts-and-sciences/content-assets/philosophy/docs/October%202-4%202015_Synesthesia_Program-miamiflorida.pdf

And one of those researchers will be the supervisor of a PhD studentship beginning January 2016

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/money/scholarships/pgr2016/view/541

I’d like to invite those involved (so many of them) to individually or collectively go and dip their left eyes in hot cocky cack, to quote an Australian cinema classic

http://aso.gov.au/titles/features/adventures-barry-mckenzie/clip1/?nojs=Ver

 

 

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