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#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - cholesterol, musical brain, Big O, rhinos and more...

Another fantastic day on the network:- Jeanne Garbarino - Cholesterol and Controversy: Past, present, and future - Maria Konnikova - Lessons from Sherlock Holmes: Don’t Try to Make Bricks Without Clay - Christina Agapakis - Human Design - Kalliopi Monoyios - The Internet Can Show You A Lot, But Not This and JAMA gets a facelift - Carin Bondar - Biomusings: Videos Inspired by the Amazing Lives of Field Biologists - DNLee - Urban Science Adventure: Conduct your own backyard bird foraging experiment - Scicurious - SfN Neuroblogging: I see what you read there...

STAFFNovember 16, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic

Lessons from Sherlock Holmes: Don’t Try to Make Bricks without Clay

If this week’s lesson sounds a bit repetitive, it is meant to, not only because it touches on so many of the poor thought habits that Holmes singles out in his attempts to craft Watson into an abler logician, but also because it is the last–for now, at least–of the "Lessons from Sherlock Holmes" series, [...]..

November 15, 2011 — Maria Konnikova

Lessons from Sherlock Holmes: Don't Try to Make Bricks without Clay

If this week's lesson sounds a bit repetitive, it is meant to, not only because it touches on so many of the poor thought habits that Holmes singles out in his attempts to craft Watson into an abler logician, but also because it is the last--for now, at least--of the “Lessons from Sherlock Holmes” series, and as such, is aimed at capturing one of our most common (and most commonly ignored) errors of thought: that of skipping over the details and jumping straight into the conclusions.Not to worry...

November 15, 2011 — Maria Konnikova

SfN Neuroblogging: I see what you read there.

What do you think happens when you read these words? (And did that thought blow your mind?)Lobier et al. "The first 250ms in visual word recognition: who is talking to whom?" University of York, 509.18, XX35.So how does reading work?...

November 15, 2011 — Scicurious

Sound and Music at ScienceOnline2012

Text, image, video...what about sounds? Sounds of human voice, sounds of nature, sounds of science in action, sounds of music...all of those have strong emotional impact on the listeners, but it takes some skill to make it work, to get listeners to pay attention and learn...

November 15, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic

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