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ScienceSeeker 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 [...]

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ScienceSeeker Editor’s Selections: Dogs, Money, Sensation & Perception, NeuroNewtons, and DSM-5

Here are my Science Seeker Editor’s Selections for the past week: Can Dogs Use Human Emotional Expressions to Identify Which Box Contains Food? New research from the Tomasello lab, ably covered at the Companion Animal Psychology blog. Can having more money make you a worse parent? At the Science of Relationships blog, Samantha Joel explains [...]

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ScienceSeeker Editor’s Selections: Headaches, Turkey, Gratitude, and Dogs

Here are my Science Seeker Editor’s Selections for the past week: At Mind Hacks, Vaughan Bell shares a beautiful work by art by Victorian cartoonist George Cruikshank: A devil of a headache. Does eating turkey really make you sleepy? In a short, fun video, Ferris Jabr explains the science of Thanksgiving tiredness. “As it turns [...]

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ScienceSeeker Editor’s Selections: Election Day Edition

Here are my Science Seeker Editor’s Selections for the past week, featuring election-day science: Stressed out waiting for the results? According to Scicurious, It’s not the stress that counts, it’s whether you can control it. Is it possible to predict how “undecided voters” will decide? Are they even really undecided to begin with? Melanie Tannenbaum [...]

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ScienceSeeker Editor’s Selections: Replications, Illusory Faces, High Art, and Fridge Moms

Here are my Science Seeker Editor’s Selections for the past week: This is a big deal, following a tough summer for the field: Psychological Science to publish direct replications (maybe). By Sanjay Srivastava. At BPS Research Digest, find out why paranormal believers and religious people are more prone to seeing faces that aren’t really there [...]

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ScienceSeeker Editor’s Selections: Jet Lag, Big Bird, Circle Walking, Call Me Maybe?

Here are my Science Seeker Editor’s Selections for the past week: Beatrice the Biologist explains, in just a few cartoon panels, why jet lag is so annoying. What educational television options might there be in a world without Big Bird? Kevin Zelnio explores such a world at EvoEcoLab. Are there any questions in human behavior [...]

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ScienceSeeker Editor’s Selections: Kid Scientists, Social Psychology, M&Ms for Rats

Here are my Science Seeker Editor’s Selections for the past week: Science is really just kids play. Well, sort of. It turns out that when kids play, they “come up with general principles, akin to scientific theories, based on the data of their daily lives.” Find out more at Discover Magazine’s 80 Beats blog, where [...]

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ScienceSeeker Editor’s Selections: Balint’s Syndrome, Autism, and Wearing Glasses

Here are my Science Seeker Editor’s Selections for the past week: “It was a quiet Thursday afternoon when ‘A.S.’, a 68-year-old woman from a suburb of Chicago, awakened from a nap to the realization that something was terribly wrong.” It isn’t the start to a mystery novel, but to a scientific paper. Jordan Gaines fills [...]

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ScienceSeeker Editor’s Selections: Drinking for Science, Circadian Cycles, Facebook Spying

Here are my Science Seeker Editor’s Selections for the past week: In which a group of neuroscientists throw a party, munch on snacks, and throw back vodka martinis. While wearing portable, wireless, EEG headsets. FOR SCIENCE. (by Neuroskeptic) You’ve heard of circadian cycles. How about “ultradian” cycles? How does changing the length of a day [...]

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ScienceSeeker Editor’s Selections: Tipping, Chomsky, and Cartoon Psychiatry

Here are my Science Seeker Editor’s Selections for the past week: “Using data on tipping behaviour in 32 countries (collected from The International Guide to Tipping) and comparing this against the Corruption Perception Index, the researchers found that rates of corruption are higher in countries that tip more.” What could explain this curious correlation? Christian [...]

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