Posts filed under: Biological Psychology

readings in psychology for 30 june 2016 #PsychScience #psychology #intropsych #biopsych

  Here is what I am reading today: Music early help learning languages? “Language and music both require rhythm; otherwise they don’t make any sense. They’re also both built from smaller units – syllables and musical beats. And the process […]

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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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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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DIY Trepanning?

Archaeologists have found skulls dating back as far as 7000 years that show evidence of trepanation (also known as trephining). A cut has been made in the skull. Some of the skulls show bone growth, suggesting that people were able […]

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