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Editor’s Selections: Bubble Bursting, Deja Vu, and a Dopamine Explainer

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Here are my Research Blogging Editor’s Selections for this week.

  • “[The] ability for other people’s emotional expressions to affect our own risk taking – a form of ‘social referencing’ – is surprisingly under researched in psychology.” This, according to BPS Research Digest blogger Christian Jarrett: Bursting Balloons and Anxious Faces.
  • Can neuroscience tell us anything about deja vu? Jordan Gaines of Gaines on Brains explains.
  • Ever wanted to learn more about dopamine? New blogger Miss Behavior at The Scorpion and the Frog has a great explainer.

That’s it for this week… Check back next week for more great psychology and neuroscience blogging!

Jason G. Goldman About the Author: Dr. Jason G. Goldman received his Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology at the University of Southern California, where he studied the evolutionary and developmental origins of the mind in humans and non-human animals. Jason is also an editor at ScienceSeeker and Editor of Open Lab 2010. He lives in Los Angeles, CA. Follow on . Follow on Twitter @jgold85.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.





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  1. 1. missbehavior 10:03 am 02/29/2012

    Thanks Jason! I’m thrilled you liked my dopamine post. This week’s post on cognition in octopuses may be even more up your alley. (http://the-scorpion-and-the-frog.blogspot.com/2012/02/playing-good-cop-bad-cop-with-octopuses.html)

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