Monthly Archives: February 2007

Amgen Tour of California Travels Through San Luis Obispo….

My husband is used to my fascination with football and basketball, but he seemed nonplussed today when I suggested we walk the mile or so from our home to one of the points on the Amgen Tour of California route. […]

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Gaze Into My Eyes……and you may learn a lot about my personality….

Most biological psychologists are comfortable with the idea that at least some temperamental tendencies, later shaped by experience into personality, are present at birth and are largely determined by genetics. Now Mats Larsson of Orebro University in Sweden is claiming that […]

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New Evidence for Adult Neurogenesis….

One of my least favorite factoids in the neurosciences is the fact that the human brain begins to lose weight after the age of 45 years. I have other parts of me where weight loss would be much more welcome. […]

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Action Video Games Improve Vision….

For those of you looking for a fresh new excuse for playing videogames instead of studying for your Biological Psychology midterm, here’s one I might actually buy into. Daphne Bavelier and Shawn Green of the University of Rochester demonstrated that […]

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When thin becomes too thin….

Although we all enjoyed the film The Devil Wears Prada chez Freberg, I cringed when Meryl Streep’s character referred to the very slender Anne Hathaway as “the fat girl,” and “Nigel” stated that “2 is the new 4; 4 is […]

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