The Thoughtful Animal

Archives for May, 2010

Tuesday Afternoon Jams

Two songs by Venezuelan singer Carlos Baute: First, Te Regalo: Second, Colgando En Tus Manos, with Spanish singer Marta Sanchez

Fascinating Psychology and Neuroscience blogging as always this week. After several weeks behind me as Psych and Neuro Editor, I can confirm that is indeed really, really hard to just pick a few posts each week. But pick them I must…here are my Research Blogging Editor’s Selections for this week: Starting light, Neurokuz shares an…

This past weekend, I was searching around the interwebz looking for something interesting to write about for Monday Pets. Lately, Monday Pets has been somewhat cat- and dog-heavy, so I was looking for something a bit different. I asked on twitter if there were any requests or recommendations. Friend of the blog Dave Munger responded:…

A Dedication

Before we get into the regular bloggy shenanigans this week, I would like to share some personal news. Those of you who have been regular readers have certainly read about my family’s dog, Argo. Those of you who have been reading since the initial incarnation of this blog at wordpress may remember that I only…

Saturday Morning Jams

No, I suppose you can never truly trust a killer whale. (h/t Dr. Isis)


This video is awesome. h/t to Zen Faulkes

Extra, Extra

Figure 1: From the good folks at Fake Science, something particularly relevant for me, these last few weeks. Here’s a round-up for this week. Since I missed doing it last week, I’ll include a few extra things that I would have included last week. Did you catch my Research Blogging Editor’s Selections for this week?…

Thursday Night Jams

This might be in my top 5 favorite songs, ever, in the history of songs. Long, but totally worth it. 30,000 Pounds of Bananas, by Harry Chapin.

Yesterday, I wrote about this paper on chimpanzees learning (or not) to spit water into a tube to retrieve a peanut. I was so very sad to see that there were no supplementary materials included with the paper. No awesome videos of chimps spitting water into a tube to share with you.

I found a terrific blog called Fake Science. Here’s a little bit of timely information for you, straight from the Fake Science vaults.