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Here are my Research Blogging Editor’s Selections for this week. So much good stuff this week, it was hard to choose. But choose I must: To start us out, Dr. Sharma of his eponymous blog discusses a new finding in neuroscience: is there a gene that’s associated with the so-called sweet tooth? Livia Blackburne tackles…

Here are my Research Blogging Editor’s Selections for this week: A new post by Scicurious recommends, “If you’re trying to quit smoking, it’s best to stay away from movies or TV shows depicting smoking, which might induce craving and cause you to relapse.” Easier said than done, perhaps. Movies and the Smoking Brain. Dirk Hanson…

Here are my Research Blogging Editor’s Selections for this week: Christian Jarrett of BPS Research Digest starts us off with a big cup of coffee. Coffee helps women cope with stressful meetings but has the opposite effect on men. What’s the point of music? Steven Pinker once famously remarked that music is “…auditory cheesecake, an…

Greetings! After emerging from the Cave of Open Lab (have you seen all the awesome posts that were chosen?), I’m back with the best in psychology and neuroscience research blogging from the past week. Over at Games With Words, we learn that “If Microsoft Word had its way, passive verbs would be excised from the…

Here are my Psychology/Neuroscience Research Blogging Editor’s Selections for this week: If you’ve just run 29 laps would you endure the pain and run a round 30 laps? If you’ve run 31 laps, would you attempt to eek out one extra lap to make 32? Most people would rather run 30 laps than 29, but…

Here are my Research Blogging Editor’s Selections for this week: Bill Yates asks, Do Personalities Converge After Marriage? Or do similar people simply wind up marrying each other in the first place? “‘Rectal stimulation‘, you say. Sounds all fun and games, but actually this study is an important one. It’s looking at potentials traveling up…

Here are my Research Blogging Editor’s Selections for this week: DJ Busby of the Astronasty blog writes, “2 to 3 billion people, about half the world’s population, have a brain parasite called Toxoplasma gondii, which causes a disease called toxoplasmosis…The parasite’s main host are cats, but infects many warm blooded animals.” I always knew cats…

Here are my Research Blogging Editor’s Selections for this week: Ready for some more Thanksgiving science? Brad Walters of Cortical Hemming and Hawing asks what football can tell us about decision-making: Why you should always go for it on 4th and short. The Neurocritic reports a fascinating study of a woman who had epileptic seizures…

Here are my Research Blogging Editor’s Selections for this week: Sleep is really important for health and cognition among other things. But what about for memory? An interesting discussion at Psychothalamus about the relationship between sleep and remembering to remember. A fascinating post at Wiring the Brain begins with pain sensitivity in fruit flies and…

Here are my Research Blogging Editor’s Selections for this week: According to the Neurocritic, “Most everything you’ve read about the Doctors Prescribing ‘Tetris Therapy’ study is wrong.” Find out why. What happens when a fish sees its own reflection? If you’re like most people, you’d say that he fish treats the reflection as if it…