Here are my Research Blogging Editor's Selections for this week:
- In a post that is sure to stir up some controversy, The Neurocritic discusses a recent paper that failed to find an association between personality (which appears to be highly heritable) and specific genes.
- Dr. Dan Simons of the Invisible Gorilla blog writes about a pervasive cognitive illusion in which "we easily mistake surface understanding for deep understanding" - the illusion of knowledge.
- When it comes to language acquisition, is the mind more like a spreadsheet or a search engine? Melody Dye of Child's Play offers some thoughts.
- Ever wanted to know what its like to pee in space? Let Scicurious, of Neurotic Physiology, explain.