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#SciAmBlogs Monday - pepper spray, Wikipedia, toddlers, cobras, and much more...

Welcome back from the weekend. As usual on Monday, we have the new Image of the Week for you to enjoy and share. And then check out the amazing blog posts that accumulated since we last checked in on the network bloggers:- Deborah Blum - About Pepper Spray - Tom Murphy - Growth Has an Expiration Date - Maille Lyons - 3 strategies for an original science fair project - Janet D...

STAFFNovember 21, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic

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

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

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