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Of Two Minds, the much-anticipated merger of Steve Higgins’ Omni Brain and Shelley Batts’ Retrospectacle, makes its debut today. Not Exactly Rocket Science is also up and running here on ScienceBlogs.com. If you haven’t had a chance to take a look at the relatively new blog Translating Autism, you should definitely check it out too.…

links for 2007-10-25

ScienceBloggers Walk Down Memory Lane This is the geek equivalent of “when I was your age I used to walk to six miles school barefoot — in the snow — uphill both ways!” Daylight Savings Time worse than previously thought I don’t know about that. I’ve always thought it was pretty bad… Brain regions responsible…

links for 2007-10-22

Encephalon 34 is ready to go at Distributed Neuron N Skills Every Scientist Should Have Help Chad come up with a list of the most important skills for scientists Some tips for putting together a Behavioral Science grant proposal The relationship between money and happiness Key conclusions: Money doesn’t make you happy, but happy people…

links for 2007-10-18

60 percent of Neuroscience conference authors only present one paper in five years Book Review – On Killing: The Psychological Costs of Learning to Kill in War and Society Is it possible that most soldiers only rarely use their weapons, even in pitched battle? Why There Aren’t Right-Handed Apes, Or: Handedness and The Evolution of…

links for 2007-10-16

Proust Was A Neuroscientist Fellow ScienceBlogger Jonah Lehrer’s long-awaited book Proust Was a Neuroscientist is now shipping. Any chance you’ll send a copy CogDaily’s way, Jonah? Should scientists communicate more like hackers do? Aaron Rowe suggests that scientists could profit by emulating the high-speed communications methods used by programmers and hackers. Anyone know of a…

links for 2007-10-15

Stores make customer testing for their products too easy The result: Customers overestimate their ability and buy fancier stuff than they need Audiophiles and the limitations of human hearing Can we *really* hear the difference $7,000 speaker cables make? What about $100 cables? Radiohead lets fans decide how much to pay for their album Notes…

links for 2007-10-12

More revisions on the BPR3 icon The BPR3 icon is in nearly-final form. Make comments over at the BPR3 site. That lap dancing study I’ll resist puns with this one, but Kate has a nice write-up Cheap trainers still protect feet Translation into American English: Expensive running shoes aren’t worth the money Being paid by…

links for 2007-10-10

Encephalon, Thirty-Third Edition Laboratory Website and Video Awards The Scientist is holding a contest for the best lab web site. Nominate your favorite! Scientific literacy I think Cognitive Daily stands as an excellent example of what Kate is talking about here: People really are interested in the details about science. Five Keys to Selling to…

links for 2007-10-09

The five best and worst sites, Part IV I was relieved to see we weren’t one of the “worst” sites… Vote for the Winner of the 2007 Blogging Scholarship I’m not picking any favorites, other than to note that fellow ScienceBlogger Shelley Batts is in the running. Hammers and Distributed Memory “There is no single…

links for 2007-10-08

Weather impacts outlook on life Want to show that most college students have a negative attitude about their life’s goals? Ask them while it’s raining. For Schools, Lottery Payoffs Fall Short North Carolina recently started an “education lottery.” The New York Times assesses its success. Shocking news: Omni Brain has a serious post! A thoughtful…