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Brains Explained
This blog examines how the fundamental mechanisms of the brain, from genes to neural circuits, explain how we perceive, interact with, and think about the world around us.
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Epiphenom
Covers the latest research into the psychology and sociology of religion and non-belief.
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Dormivigilia
Neuroscience blog focused on sleep, circadian rhythms, and athleticism.
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Kraut Science
The Scientific Method Applied to Modern Life
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Library of Alexandria
Science, Technology, Conservation, Psychology blog
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Neurobabble
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Charlie Tyack - @dychopsynamic
UK Trainee Clinical Psychologist researching an art-based intervention for dementia.
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Wadsworth Guidance
This blog explains and speculates about the significance of the research from the Wadsworth Laboratory at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. A stochastic model for axon guidance is explored. The goal is to better understand axon guidance in the developing nervous system. This model is relevant to neuroscience, developmental biology, and genetics.
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Project Reason
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Perfuming the Mind
Human pheromones: Effects and Affects Perfuming the Mind details aspects of molecular biology that link human pheromones to what is known about the molecular neuroscience of the mind. It is resource of technical information for those who want to learn more than social scientists will ever tell you about the biology of behavior.

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Autistic traits in adults with epilepsy
"Increased autistic characteristics found in adults with epilepsy without an ASD [autism spectrum disorder] diagnosis suggest that epilepsy syndromes may incorporate behavioral aspects of autism in the absence of some of its core cognitive features."Contrariwise, if you think we're alive you ought to speak to us.That was the intriguing finding reported by Sally Ann Wakeford and colleagues [1] who examined test performance on the Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ) and "systemizing […]

Wakeford S, Hinvest N, Ring H & Brosnan M (2014). Autistic characteristics in adults with epilepsy., Epilepsy & behavior : E&B, 41C 203-207. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25461216

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Dividing up the pie in relation to REF2014
OK, I've only had an hour to look at REF results, so this will be brief, but I'm far less interested in league tables than in the question of how the REF results will translate into funding for different departments in my subject area, psychology. I should start by thanking HEFCE, who are a model of efficiency and transparency: I was able to download a complete table of REF outcomes from their website here. What I did was to create a table with just the Overall results for Unit of Assessment 4, […]
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ucresearch: Empathy, Art & Entertainment At his Google...
ucresearch: Empathy, Art & Entertainment At his Google talk (“The Neuroscience of Empathy”), UCSF’s Dr. Thomas Lewis answers the question:  Are depictions of destruction and pain in art designed to blunt our sense of empathy?: "If art works, it makes you feel something and often, say in a novel in which you identify with the characters, if something bad happens to them it is somewhat painful for you.  So I think good art evokes [empathy]. I […]
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Why Do I Twitch When I Fall Asleep? "Hypnic jerk" might sound...
Why Do I Twitch When I Fall Asleep? "Hypnic jerk" might sound like a pretty good insult, but it’s actually a common sleep-related phenomenon. Perk up and let Josh explain. By: Stuff You Should Know.
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Why Do We See the Man in the Moon?
Take a look at the slideshow above. The photos depict, in order: tower binoculars, a tank tread, tree …
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Epigenetic changes and autism
Despite what you may think, the supposed “explosion” of children diagnosed with autism can directly attributed to better diagnosing techniques and — more importantly — the change of definition to […]

Gao, Z., Lee, P., Stafford, J., von Schimmelmann, M., Schaefer, A. & Reinberg, D. (2014). An AUTS2–Polycomb complex activates gene expression in the CNS, Nature, 516 (7531) 349-354. DOI: 10.1038/nature13921

Ntziachristos, P., Tsirigos, A., Welstead, G., Trimarchi, T., Bakogianni, S., Xu, L., Loizou, E., Holmfeldt, L., Strikoudis, A., King, B. & Mullenders, J. (2014). Contrasting roles of histone 3 lysine 27 demethylases in acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, Nature, 514 (7523) 513-517. DOI: 10.1038/nature13605

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Blogging for Science Outreach, Blogging for Myself
A few weeks ago, I blogged about a new paper that came out in Public Understanding of Science on science bloggers’ practices, motivations and target audiences. In the paper, Mathieu Ranger and Karen Bultitude interviewed seven authors of popular science blogs. Among their findings, most of the bloggers they interviewed cited personal motivations to blog about science: “The most commonly reported motivation was intrinsic in nature, […]
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Blogging for Science Outreach, Blogging for Myself
A few weeks ago, I blogged about a new paper that came out in Public Understanding of Science on science bloggers’ practices, motivations and target audiences. In the paper, Mathieu Ranger and Karen Bultitude interviewed seven authors of popular science blogs. Among their findings, most of the bloggers they interviewed cited personal motivations to blog about science: “The most commonly reported motivation was intrinsic in nature, […]

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