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Stories by Jason G. Goldman

An Archival Treasure: Singing Mice?

Sometimes, when trolling through your institution’s journal subscriptions online, you wander into a treasure trove. I happened upon such a treasure trove recently: the Journal of Animal Behavior, which was published for just six years, between 1911 and 1916...

December 13, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Editor’s Selections: Evil Cats, Parenting, and Confiding in Your Computer

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 [...]..

December 7, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Twelve Months of The Thoughtful Animal (2010)

King of all blogmemery Drugmonkey has started another one this week. The rules for this blog meme are quite simple. Post the link and first sentence from the first blog entry for each month of the past year...

December 7, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Bilingual Brains: Reading in Hebrew and in English

I’ve got an article that appeared in this week’s Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles about recent research from Hadassah University on the neurobiology of bilingual (English-Hebrew) reading...

December 5, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Evolutionary Psychology Beyond Sex

Eric M. Johnson and I spent about 45 minutes discussing “evolutionary psychology beyond sex” last night, which you can see today on Bloggingheads “Science Saturday.” Or just watch it here:...

December 4, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Open Lab Update: 2010 in Blogging, by Category

On Wednesday I posted the full list of the almost 900 posts submitted to Open Lab. As part of the process that I’m using to distribute the posts to my awesome reviewers, I’ve assigned each post a primary category...

December 2, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Open Lab, Closed. Now the work begins…

And it is over! The submission deadline has just passed. No more submissions will be accepted for the 2010 edition of the Open Laboratory. I have lined up an impressive list of reviewers who will immediately start receiving their first judging lists and the complex process of winnowing down almost 900 entries into the final [...]..

December 1, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Video of the Week: Nature-Inspired Fashion

An awesome video from our friends over at BBC Earth Life Is: We caught up with Richard Sorger, a hot British fashion designer who draws inspiration directly from animals and nature.

November 30, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Editor’s Selections: Football, Strawberry Syrup, and Jonah Lehrer

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...

November 30, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Open Lab Entries So Far: Five Days Left!

There are only FIVE DAYS left for submissions! Dig through your archives, through other people’s archives and submit! Note: if you have recently moved your blog, please e-mail Bora the corrected URLs for your entries The list is growing fast – check the submissions to date and get inspired to submit something of your own [...]..

November 26, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Gobble, Gobble! A Thanksgiving Science Roundup

Ah, Thanksgiving. A day full of turkey, cranberries, pie, and, of course, SCIENCE! After you fill your stomach with gravy and stuffing, stuff your mind with all this great Thanksgiving science...

November 25, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

The Social Cognition of Your Thanksgiving Dinner

Even still, we tend to think of the turkey as a fairly unintelligent bird, skilled at little more than waddling around, emitting the occasional “gobble,” and frying up golden-brown-and-delicious...

November 24, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

What Can Dolphins Tell Us About The Evolution of Friendship?

Scientists thought they had a pretty good handle on the social interactions of bottlenose dophins (Tursiops). They’ve used the term fission-fusion dynamics to describe dolphin (and non-human primate) society and so far it has served researchers well...

November 18, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Miss the weekly linkfests? Two solutions.

You may have noticed that I’ve stopped doing linkfests. I decided that the time put in to their curation (i.e. the ‘cost’) outweighs the value of doing so (i.e.

November 17, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman
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