They think it makes them look weak, and avoiding that is evidently more important to them than demonstrating responsible behavior
Phil Anderson’s article “More Is Different” describes how different levels of complexity require new ways of thinking. And as the virus multiplies and spreads, that’s just what the human race desperately needs...
The pandemic is no excuse to abandon chronic disease management and prevention
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Good teachers really do make a difference
Twin studies have shown that genetic factors can account for as much as 82 percent of the variability in children's reading skills. But while genes might set the bar for reading potential, a new study published April 23 in Science shows that teachers play a leading role in helping kids reach it...
Blindsight: Seeing without Knowing It
Is it possible to see something without knowing you can see it? Maybe that's not so hard to imagine if you think of subliminal images flashed for a frame or two on a movie screen—too quickly for you to see consciously but perhaps long enough to add a frisson of fear...
Conservation Psychology: Think You’re Green? Think Again!
Happy Earth Day, everyone! In honor of the day, here’s a modified re-post of piece I wrote recently for LAist. Figure 1: Photo by poloroid-girl via LAist Featured Photos on Flickr...
In Case There Was Any Doubt
Animals dream, too! It’s definitely not a seizure, and it’s definitely not random motor actions. Those actions are totally coordinated.
The question is: what do you use to study the health of whales in the wild? The answer is: not what you’d think. Unlike smaller sea mammals like seals or sea lions, it is very hard to obtain blood samples from whales without first killing them...
Intelligence, Cancer, and Eyjafjallaj
This seems to have become unofficial volcano week, here at ScienceBlogs. If you haven’t been following the coverage of the Eyjafjallaj
Editor’s Selections: Technology in our Social Lives
As Psychology and Neuroscience Editor for ResearchBlogging.org, each week I choose 3-4 of the best posts from around the blogosphere in those categories.
Monday Evening Hilarity
First, this dude is hilarious: Then, get this, once the baby gets to be about, say, baby-sized, it has to come out. At this point, it’s WAY bigger than the orifice that lets it out...
Monday Pets: Why Do Dogs Push Their Food Bowls Around?
Dog owners have a way – sometimes within DAYS of first becoming dog owners – of becoming EXPERTS on animal behavior. It blows my mind.
Sunday Night Jams
Didn’t mean to put post two CSN(Y) jams in a row, but apparently this has been a CSN weekend.
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