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


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!

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

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