Here are my Research Blogging Editor's Selections for this week.
Ready for some psychological and neuroscientific Halloween science blogging? Here you go!
- At the Astronasty blog, DJ Busby explains one possibility that might account for ghost sightings: infrasound. He writes, "Apparently 18hz-19hz sound waves can cause a resonant vibration in the eye, inducing artifacts misinterpreted as supernatural. These frequencies are referred to as infrasound because they are below the hearing range of humans."
- What do Halloween and Social Psychology have in common? The answer, according to Psych Your Mind blogger Amie Gordon, is deindividuation. One researcher used Halloween as a sort of natural experiment: how do anonymity, group size, and feelings of responsibility influence people’s willingness to steal extra candy and money?
- Zombie neuroscientist Bradley Voytek has written a series of posts leading up to Halloween on zombie neuroscience. What are the neurological correlates of insatiable hunger for braaaaaains?
That's it for this week... Check back next week for more great psychology and neuroscience blogging!