The Thoughtful Animal

Here are my Research Blogging Editor’s Selections for this week:

  • “So, sometimes we settle for less than George Clooney or Heidi Klum.” Casey Rentz at The Lay Scientist asks do we REALLY want what we say we want, when it comes to choosing mates?
  • Travis Saunders of Obesity Panacea asks: Which Results in Healthier Food Purchases: Junk Food Tax or Health Food Subsidy?
  • Do birth control pills really change the brains of women? Or is it just scare-mongering? Scicurious of Neurotic Physiology investigates the question.
  • Genes for ADHD, eh? The Neuroskeptic writes, “These genes don’t so much cause ADHD, as protect against all kinds of problems, if you have the right variants. If you don’t, you might get ADHD, but you might get something else, or nothing, depending on… we don’t know.”