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ScienceSeeker Editor's Selections: Epilepsy, Corn Syrup, Science Writing, and Trichotillomania


Here are my Science Seeker Editor's Selections for the past week:

Stigma, neuroscience, cross-cultural psychology, and goats! Learn about why the Chinese language has a new symbol for "epilepsy," at Mind Hacks.

Jordan Gaines is a neuroscience PhD student and a young science writer. Find out why she decided to become a scientist and science writer: Science: why I do it AND write it.

At the Knight Science Journalism Tracker, Deborah Blum discusses the problems with reporting on the supposed corn syrup theory of autism. Find out why she writes, "Honestly, readers, I had to get up and kick a piece of furniture."

Trichotillomania is a rare psychiatric disorder that involves hair pulling. At the PsychCentral blog Therapy Soup, read a fascinating interview about this disorder with Marla Deibler: part 1, and part 2.

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

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