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In the 1950s, psychologist Harry Harlow began to study mother-infant relations in monkeys. After depriving young monkeys from their biological mothers, they were placed in a room where they could either hang out with a "wire monkey" - essentially, a metal figure in the rough shape of a monkey - or a "cloth monkey," which was the same figure, adorned in a fuzzy terry cloth coat...
#SciAmBlogs Thursday - Meliodosis, drones, chickens, Ulysses, dark matter, nodding disease, #TEDMED and more.
A day late, but still here - new Video of the Week for your enjoyment.- Claire Cusick - Scientist in the Kitchen: Jen Yu, Photographer, Blogger, Scientist, Cook - Ellen Crocker - Serendipity and science: 30 minutes with Dr...
Highlighted in my ResearchBlogging.org column this week: At Geneaology of Religion , Cris Campbell has a nice summary of dissociative speech patterns—in layman’s terms, that’s to say he breaks down different ways of “speaking in tongues.” The Neuroskeptic discusses a small, self-selected study on “bi-gendered” individuals which highlights the ways social pressures can color our identities...
What was Alan Turing's greatest contribution? Here was a man who invented the idea of the modern computer, a man upon whose insights the information technology revolution firmly rests.
The May/June issue of Scientific American Mind makes its online debut today. As usual, it contains an array of delicacies to sate your curiosity about people.
In the series "Visions," science fiction about the very latest research will be paired with analysis looking into the facts behind the fiction. The goal is to marry ripped-from-the-headlines science fiction with analysis into the possibilities hinted at by new discoveries...
Video of the Week #38 April 12th, 2012 From: Want to run a successful Kickstarter campaign? Start with cinematic genius by Carin Bondar at PsiVid .
Sci will be at the Experimental Biology meeting this year in San Diego, blogging on behalf of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - mosquitos in Florida, addiction in Bronx, Identity at #TEDMED, surfgrass at Catalina and more.
- Michelle Bialeck - Mosquito control in the Florida Keys - Cassie Rodenberg - Science, meet life: Why I write on addiction in the Bronx - Ilana Yurkiewicz - Words, influence, and identity - Charles Q...
This post was the start of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade's photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty and prostitution in Hunts Point, Bronx...
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