Neuron Culture

Fungus amongus & other gleanings

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Fungis Danicis, a lovely collection at the beautiful Bibliodyysey

Mind Hacks offers a reminder (we can’t get too many) that expressions of distress vary across culture and history. Separately he considers an interesting study showing that Tylenol reduces the pain of social rejection.

Neurophilosophy has a post listing several fine New Neuroblogs

NeuroDojo ponders the upgrade from helicopter parents: Armored car parents

A quite interesting post from BlogHer considers The iPad: a Near-Miracle for My Son With Autism. Among other charms, it lists what sound like some pretty cool apps.

Dan Gillmor suggests we subsidize open broadband, not journalists.

Savage Minds is posting some smart and sensible bits about how to work well, including Pacing: work smarter, not harder. And then work harder. applicable for anyone, and Finish your dissertation 500 words at a time, which could apply to other sorts of writing projects as well. Grad students will also want to considerGetting Genetics Done‘s Ten Reasons Why Grad Students Should Blog

Ed Yong, covering a kerfuffle in the UK lately about science journalism, asks Are science journalists being overly criticised? Then he turns around – no, wait, he did this one first — and explains how Suicidal menopausal aphids save their colony by sticking themselves to predators. (Good clip of a ladybug/ladybird (US/UK) larvae munching an aphid.) IEd ever goes to sleep, he’s gonna sleep a long time.

My colleague Chris Mims describes his M.O. in a fun fast interview at Web Workers Daily. WWD Reader Profile: Christopher Mims, Freelance Journalist.

And in a post I hope to write more about later, Carl Zimmer looks at some very cool work on epigenetics and the brain.