Here are my Science Seeker Editor's Selections for the past week:
"It was a quiet Thursday afternoon when 'A.S.', a 68-year-old woman from a suburb of Chicago, awakened from a nap to the realization that something was terribly wrong." It isn't the start to a mystery novel, but to a scientific paper. Jordan Gaines fills in the details: Sight without seeing: Bálint's syndrome
"This week's big autism story was a genetic test able to predict with 70% accuracy whether or not a child had autism," writes Jon Brock. And, of course, the predictable breakdown between science and science reporting. "A screening measure with 70% accuracy would only be slightly better than completely useless." Find out why.
Here's a question you've always wanted to know the answer to, and thanks to Christian Jarrett at BPS Research Digest, you can now know the answer: What do children think of people who wear glasses?