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Weird Things I’ve Seen Lately

These pictures aren’t my own, but they’re of the weird things I’ve seen lately. Coal Skink White Grackle This one was hanging out with about 5,000 (I shit you not) grackles of the normal black variety, so it stuck out like a sore thumb. And having been around grackles all my life, I’d never seen…

Donors Choose

Go over to OmniBrain, read about Donors Choose, and if you like what they’re doing, give ‘em some money.

What Do You Do?

I know there are a few psychologists out there lurking around. This post is for you. I thought it might be interesting for some of you (all of you? any of you? hello, is this thing on?) to write a little bit about what you do as psychologists. That is, what you’re researching, how you…

Sound Meets Salt

This video is too cool not to post. Every commenter who knows why this happens, and can explain it, gets a cookie*. If no one chimes in, and you’re curious about how this works, let me know and I’ll explain it in a future post. UPDATE: Man, you folks are smart. You all get cookies.…

Do Connectionists Wear Analog Watches?

And am I the only one who thinks that’s a funny question? Real posts to come when I have two spare moments.

The Bailey Case

Macht makes a good point, in noting that pro-science bloggers, who are quick to jump on any religious or Republican affront to science, have for the most part ignored the Michael Bailey case, largely, I suspect, because most of the pro-science bloggers are more anti-religion and anti-Republican than they are pro-science (which is not to…

Does anyone around here know of a program or programs that can do the following things with text: Frequency counts for parts of speech (nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc.). Sort or score words/phrases based on how abstract or concrete they are. UPDATE: Thank you everyone for the suggestions and tips. I’ll try them out tomorrow when…

Cognitive Science Tattoos

Over at his blog The Loom, Carl Zimmer here) is cog sci related. Anyone else out there have a cog sci-related tattoo?

The South

In my first month of blogging, way back in September of 2004, I posted a picture that my father (I think) had taken when he, my son, and I went to hang out in Centennial Park in Nashville while I was visiting home that summer. Here’s the picture: I remarked in the post that Nashville…

755

Taking a break from my mini-hiatus. I watched Barry Bonds hit his 755th tonight, live. It was a historic occasion, but judging by the fans’ reaction, the commissioner’s reaction (did he mouth “no” as the ball landed in the left field seats?), and his teammate’s subdued congratulations, I wasn’t alone in feeling sad and disappointed.…