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Greta and I will be at the North Carolina Zoo this coming Saturday, September 20, to meet with readers and practically all of the North Carolina ScienceBloggers. We’ve arranged a special tour of the zoo with an expert member of the zoo staff, a party afterwards at a local watering hole, and now, ScienceBlogs will…

On Saturday, September 20, the action in North Carolina will be at the Asheboro zoo. All the North Carolina ScienceBloggers will be there, and you can too — there will be a guided tour of the zoo led by one of their staffers, a get-together afterwards with tons of zoo staffers and volunteers, and food…

Cognitive Daily gets a lot of complaints about graphs, mostly from readers who say the graphs are useless without error bars. My response is that error bars are confusing to most readers. But perhaps I’m wrong about that. Last year I posted about this issue, and backed it up with a short quiz about error…

I’m about to head out of town for three weeks. You may have noticed posting getting lighter the last couple weeks as I attempted to tie up loose ends before the trip. Posting will be getting even lighter for the next three weeks as I head west to visit family. Then, a week from now,…

Last year when the family was in Europe I snapped this photo of Jim looking at a triptych of three blank canvases: The accompanying blog post generated heated discussion about whether the work depicted in the photo was “art” (the discussion became so heated that I decided to close the comments on the thread). Now…

We’re still working hard on getting the next version of ResearchBlogging.org ready to go. I know this is taking a long time, but since we have a (semi) working system right now, we really want to get this right. It shouldn’t be too much longer. A few weeks ago we settled on a new list…

Cognitive Daily is a reflection of my teaching. In fact, one of the ways I pick articles for Dave to discuss on the blog is to pass along articles I’ve used in class. It has occurred to us that our Research categories (like Movement and Exercise, or Video Games / Technology) are not the most…

More on Perceptual Restoration

Last week’s post on perceptual restoration in toddlers brought a lot of speculation from commenters. To answer some of the questions, I thought I’d elaborate a bit here on the phenomenon and how I created the demo. First, here’s the original recording again, with me saying “dinosaur” three times: In the first case, I edited…

Encephalon at GNIF Brain Blogger

The 43rd Encephalon is available over at GNIF Brain Blogger. It’s a fantastic collection of the best psychology and neuroscience blogging from the past two weeks. The next Encephalon will be hosted right here at Cognitive Daily on April 28. To submit your posts about psychology and neuroscience, email encephalon {dot} host [at] gmail {dot}…

Sorry, no Casual Friday this week — I’m frantically finishing up our tax returns. We actually did a Casual Friday about tax procrastination a couple years back though, so if you need a Casual Friday fix, check that one out: Casual Fridays: Dave FINALLY finishes analyzing the procrastination data.