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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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SSRI Use During Pregnancy and Risk for Autism

As the mother of an adult daughter with autism, I watch the news in this area very closely. We still don’t know what causes autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or why rates appear to have increased dramatically during the last 20 […]

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readings in psychology for 8 september 2015 #psychology @intropsych @biopsych

Here’s what we are reading today: manipulating neurons with light ““Optogenetics has more than anything else let people play the piano in the brain, as opposed to just slamming their whole forearm down on all the keys,” says Joshua Sanes, a neuroscientist at […]

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readings in psychology for 14 august 2015 #PsychScience #psychology #intropsych

Heres what we are reading today: differences in neurology between the sexes ““The importance of studying sex differences in the brain is about making biology and medicine relevant to everyone, to both men and women,” said Catherine S. Woolley, senior […]

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readings in psychology for 11 april 2015 #PsychScience #psychology

Here is what I am reading today: p-hacking?? “How common is “p-hacking” and what does it mean for science? I spoke to Megan Head, of the Division of Evolution, Ecology and Genetics at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. […]

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