The Thoughtful Animal

The Thoughtful Animal

Exploring the evolution and architecture of the mind

Science Seeker Editor's Selections: Music, Knowledge, Cortisol, Language


Here are my Science Seeker Editor's Selections:

Why does music move us so? In her inaugural post at National Geographic's new blog salon Phenomena, Virginia Hughes explores this question by discussing a fascinating new study. Is music just auditory cheesecake, or is there more to it?

"One morning, I awoke convinced that science was the only source of knowledge. I had developed a case of spontaneous scientism." Find out why this may or may not be a good thing at the Neuroskeptic blog.

Will we ever be able to measure cortisol in real time? Why should we care? All that and more at the Dog Zombie blog.

Read Maria Konnikova on The Beautiful Fragility of Language

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