Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Bird Brains, WEIRDos & Goldacre

Science Daily have an interesting post about a study into Chicken brains that might dispel the notion that mammalian brains are a little special. Some dude has been digging around in noggins and has found structures dealing with auditory inputs remarkably similar to our own.

BoingBoing has a post about some research pointing out the obvious, that western psychology is fatally flawed by it's own hubris: the vast majority of psych. research is carried out using students from western countries yet we continue to pretend it's representative of humanity in general.

Goldacre has a nice bit of psych. on his blog with an article about the cognitive strategies we generate to deny scientific evidence which runs contrary to our pre existing theories.

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