Posts filed under: Psychology

High Fructose Corn Syrup and Epigenetics

My family does not consume high fructose corn syrup, as far as we know, which takes considerable effort. The stuff is literally in everything, including Baby Tylenol. To avoid high fructose corn syrup, we try to make as much food […]

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readings in psychology for 5 april 2016 #biopsych #Psychscience #psychology

Here’s what we are reading today: more on possible causes of Alzheimers ““It is beautiful new work,” which “brings into light what’s happening in the early stage of the disease,” says Jonathan Kipnis, a neuroscientist at the University of Virginia […]

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More Evidence that Birds of a Feather Really Do Flock Together

My adults daughters are intrigued by the notion that their mom and dad met at age 12, started dating at age 17, married at age 20, and are still really happy 46 years after their first date. In psychology courses, […]

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The CDC, Women, and Alcohol

The CDC started a bit of a firestorm recently by making a simple suggestion based on sound public health principles. Because damage to the developing nervous system can result from alcohol consumption even before a woman knows she’s pregnant, the […]

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readings in psychology for 1 february 2016 #psychology #intropsych #biopsych #PsychScience

What we are reading today: genetic manipulation of human embryos  “The decision makes Britain one of the first countries in the world to grant this type of authorisation on one of science’s new frontiers and follows months of deliberation by […]

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