Posts filed under: Genetics

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 28 Mar 2016 #psychology #PsychSci

Here’s what we are reading today: ape language ace “Twenty-three years ago, a bonobo named Kanzi (above) aced a test in understanding human language. But a new study reveals he may not be as brainy as scientists thought—at least when […]

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readings in psychology for 25 september 2012 @PsychScience

Here is what I am reading today: my parasite made me do it! “Feeling sociable or reckless? You might have toxoplasmosis, an infection caused by the microscopic parasite Toxoplasma gondii, which the CDC estimates has infected about 22.5 percent of […]

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readings in psychology for 7 june 2012

Here is what I am reading today: hey… monkey lips are smacking and provides insights into speech! “Scientists have traditionally sought the evolutionary origins of human speech in primate vocalizations, such as monkey coos or chimpanzee hoots. But unlike these […]

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readings in psychology for 8 May 2012 #APS2012

Here is what I am doing today: adversity and genetics “In a look at how major stressors during childhood can change a person’s biological risk for psychiatric disorders, researchers at Butler Hospital have discovered a genetic alteration at the root […]

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