Here are my Research Blogging Editor’s Selections for this week:
- “Young children are little scientists. They instinctively stretch, prod, observe and categorise the world’s offerings.” Christian Jarrett at BPS Research Digest discusses how early children can be exposed to scientific ideas.
- Dr. Shock asks, “Why does someone write a personal blog and not simply use the Internet for taking in media content?”
- David Berreby at the Mind Matters blog discusses a fascinating observation: “After U.S. elections, Internet searches for porn are more frequent in states that voted for the winners.” To the Victors Go the Orgasms, Says Study on Post-Election Desire.
- “A cultural and cognitive shift is well underway in terms of how we access and process information via digital media.” No kidding. But, Krystal D’Costa of Anthropology in Practice wonders: Digital Literacy at What Price?