According to a large study just published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, there's no correlation between brain anatomy and self-reported autistic traits.
Dutch researchers P. Cedric M. P. Koolschijn and colleagues looked at two samples of young Dutch adults: an 'exploration' sample of 204, and a separate 'validation' group of 304 individuals.
Most of the participants did not have autism. The researchers looked for associations between various aspects of brain
Koolschijn PC, Geurts HM, van der Leij AR & Scholte HS (2015). Are Autistic Traits in the General Population Related to Global and Regional Brain Differences?, Journal of autism and developmental disorders, PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25847757
In the last 20 years or so, even as college tuition keeps rising, schools are not spending more money on professors.
What they are spending money on is a matter of debate but they’re increasingly relying on adjunct professors, teachers who are paid only by the classes they teach, and who don’t receive the generous benefits provided to full professors.
But how bad is the problem? Colleges often suggest that, yes, they use adjunct professors, but there’s nothing inherently […]
I’m in a bit of a strange spot with my running. I really want to be running further. I want to get into the 18 mile Saturdays, the 40 mile weeks. I want to be doing three-hour runs every weekend and kicking out 150 mile months. The kind of running I’ll need to peak at […]
AutoScan was able to correctly identify real sources in the validation set 96% of the time, with a false detection (claiming an artifact to be a source) rate of only 2.5%.
Pop quiz: Define equity.
That question, posed to an educator, will probably spark a conversation about the uneven learning outcomes for disadvantaged students. But the word ‘equity’ means something very different to venture capitalists who invest in education technology.
This dynamic was on display last week in the halls and lobby of the Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. The ASU+GSV Summit, an annual education technology conference, was the place to be and be seen.
Five electrical engineers have taken on an unlikely project – finding a way to make the U.S. dairy industry more profitable.
It’s finally spring! We can tell because Liam’s been busy fine-tuning his study skills for a final exam, and Kat’s been embracing abstract season with full force. Oh, and because the temperature has finally climbed above 0°C. Besides enjoying the sunshine, Kat’s been reading up on the future of the postdoc, and brings us an ...read more
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I really hope portable peer review picks up speed. It’s normal for people to shoot high with submissions. Start with a journal that feels like a little stretch, and then work one’s way down the tiers of impressiveness. I do it myself, sometimes, though this game gets weary and seems rather wasteful of everybody’s time.…
Wanted to highlight what I think has been a very useful discussion in the comments, because I know many readers don’t read the comments. Yesterday, Brian noted that mistakes are inevitable in science (it’s a great post, BTW-go read it … Continue reading →
Geoff Bilder, Jennifer Lin, Cameron Neylon
The announcement of a $3M grant from the Helmsley Trust to ORCID is a cause for celebration. For many of us who have been involved with ORCID, whether at the centre or the edges, the road to sustainability has been a long one, but with this grant (alongside some other recent successes) the funding is in place to take the organization to where it needs to be as a viable membership organization providing critical community services.
When we wrote the […]