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SwM meets #Sfn11 Day One: Words, Pitch, and Rhythm

Words, pitch, and rhythm. How do these three elements meld together in your brain when you listen to the sung lyrics of a song?Julia Groh of the Max Planck Institute Leipzig explored these questions during her poster session on the first day of the Society for Neuroscience conference...

November 21, 2011 — Princess Ojiaku

Engaging Undergrads with Wikipedia

Longtime science blog readers will certainly remember the popular cognitive psychology blog Cognitive Daily, written by Greta and Dave Munger, that had a fantastic five-year run at Scienceblogs...

November 21, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

Training Could Rescue a Failing Sense of Smell

Weakening eyesight can be sharpened with lenses, and impaired hearing can be improved with aids. What about a failing sense of smell?Detecting and distinguishing the floral bouquet of fresh honey or the miasma of bad lunchmeat might not seem quite as critical for day-to-day existence as sight or hearing...

November 21, 2011 — Katherine Harmon

Toddlers Stand Up for Property Rights

People are particular about their things. Property—who owns it or did what with it—is the subject of many a legal battle. It’s odd to me how attached people get to objects and how emotional they become when someone messes with their stuff...

November 20, 2011 — Ingrid Wickelgren

#SciAmBlogs Friday - Creation, daguerreotype, synthetic meat and more...

Have a great weekend!- Melissa C. Lott - Solyndra: Soft Markets and Chinese Subsidies - Clay Farris Naff - A Secular Case for Intentional Creation - Stephanie Zvan - A New Creation Story - Mary Karmelek - From Patents to Poetry: A Breakdown of Scientific American’s Very First Issue - Alex Wild - Daguerre’s Daguerreotype - Christine Ottery - Synthetic meat for thought - Christie Wilcox - The Joke Isn’t Funny – It’s Harmful - Katherine Harmon - Use of Avastin for Breast Cancer Nixed by FDA - Jason G...

STAFFNovember 18, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic

#SciAmBlogs Thursday - sponges, cell shape, extremes of synthetic biology, and doing the right thing.

Another amazing day on the network. I hope you liked our little two-day series on #SciAmFriends - I will try to put together a full compilation for you tomorrow.- Eric Michael Johnson - Social Networks Matter: Friends Increase the Size of Your Brain - Jennifer Rohn - What the alien auto aficionados can teach us about cell shape - Jessica Morrison - Science on a Mission: Engineering a Sustainable Future for Haitians without Homes - John R...

STAFFNovember 18, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic

SfN Neuroblogging: PTSD in twins

We hear a lot about PTSD these days, and with good reason. As more people confront trauma and come away with severely debilitating disorders, it becomes that much more important to understand the mechanism, in order to find ways to treat or prevent it...

November 17, 2011 — Scicurious

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