Welcome to the 10th edition of the Encephalon, the blog carnival of brains, minds, neurons, behavior and cognition. This was a busy week (and weekend) for me, so I decided to give up on the spectacularly difficult idea I had for creative hosting and go with a traditional style. After all, it is the contributors’ posts that you came here to find, not my artistic aspirations. So, let’s get right into it!
Coffee Mug, one of the bloggers on the original Gene Expression won the contest (by solving the neurotransmitter puzzle) last time I hosted The Synapse and the prize is – being highlighted first today. So, here is his contribution, Place and Plasticity: Two Views on the Hippocampus, the post you have to read first of all.
Alvaro of SharpBrains submitted three entries this week: Neurogenesis and How Learning Saves Your Neurons, Cognitive Neuroscience and ADD/ADHD Today and Cognitive Simulations for Basketball Game-Intelligence: Interview with Prof. Daniel Gopher,.
Sandy G of The Mouse Trap sent a two-part post regarding how a new kind of stroop test may help us resolve questions regarding language specificity vs domain general modesl of language: Color memory, stroop test and models of working memory and Incongruence perception and linguistic specificity: a case for a non-verbal stroop test.
The neurophilosopher from the The Neurophilosopher’ weblog, the founder of this carnival, also sent two entries: 100 years of Alzheimer’s Disease and Navigation neurons put monkeys on the right track.
Now for a medley of picks from the Seed Magazine’s sciencebloggers’ blogs:
From Dave and Greta Munger of Cognitive Daily: Face recognition: Not just about processing speed and Don’t let your kids read this entry (Chocolate doesn’t make them hyper).