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Stories by Jason G. Goldman

Mickey Feels Your Pain (In His Brain)

From the archives… Figure 1: Does Mickey feel empathy? It probably depends on how you define empathy. Empathy, by any definition, implies emotional sensitivity to the affective state of another...

July 18, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Dogs on the ‘Net

Only a few minutes today to get out a few interesting links, because I’m busy writing up an IACUC proposal. First, a post on dogs from one of the Psychology Today blogs.

July 16, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Yawn! Yawn! Yawn! Yawn! Yawn! Contagious Yawn!

It’s been a pretty long stressful week around here, and not just because of Pepsipocalypse and the resulting fallout. But, well, I’m back, and I have an awesome paper to tell you about...

July 14, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Still here, for now

Well, well, well. After spending the day dismantling and rebuilding my lab (which, to my slight surprise, was actually super fun), I return to some good news (relative to the bad news that’s been flying around here over the last couple days)...

July 8, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Further Sugary Carbonated Thoughts

Dudes, I don’t even drink soda. Of any kind. Ever. Seriously, though, I’m saddened by the loss of several of my sciblings. Many of them are individuals who I consider role models, and look up to...

July 7, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

A Pepsi Blog? Initial Thoughts

If you’ve been around Scienceblogs today, or on Twitter, you may have noticed that there appears to be a new blog around these parts.

July 6, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

BlogCast: Random Ramblings of Grad School

A handful of random musings on life as a grad student, spanning two countries, three states, and six or seven timezones, lasting about half an hour.

July 6, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Porn for Pandas!

“The males often prefer eating to mating.” Apparently, giant panda dudes (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) in captivity would rather sit around and munch on bamboo than get it on with the females...

July 5, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Monday Pets, Blogrollin’ Style

I am quite full from the last minute Fourth of July dinner that my brother and I threw together – featuring grilled chicken-apple sausages, roasted pork tenderloin with lemon-pepper dry rub, and chocolate peanut butter cookies...

July 5, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Happy Fourth!

Every celebration deserves some muppets.

July 4, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

The Magical De-Cloaking Post of 2010

Looks like Drugmonkey has re-instated the who are you and why are you looking at me meme. Having only participated as a reader of Scienceblogs the last few years, I’m excited to be on the other side of the table this time...

July 2, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Extra, Extra

There was so much good stuff this past week or two. Here’s a round-up: Dave Munger’s column in Seed Magazine, regarding self-report data, features the blogcast I did with Travis a few weeks ago...

July 2, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

The LOLzombies of ScienceBlogs

Upon waking up this morning, my sciblings and I discovered that many of us had become zombies. What else could I do but capitalize on an internet meme, in between snacking on brains and flesh?...

July 1, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Zombies Ate My Brain! (and other tales)

Imagine with me, for a moment, that the zombie invasion has begun. You try to escape, but the zombies are just too much to handle. You can’t run fast enough.

July 1, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Ask a Scienceblogger: Sensation and Perception Basics

There are some great questions coming in to Ask a Scienceblogger! If you (or your kids?) have a question you want answered by a scienceblogger drop by Page 3.14 (the blog of the SB overlordz) and leave your question in the comments on this post...

June 30, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

What I’m Listening To

Sapri Li Ahuva (Tell me, beloved) by one of my fave Israeli singers, Dindin Aviv. For those who don’t understand Hebrew, here is a transliteration (courtesy Tell me beloved, with your beautiful eyes What does your heart desire?...

June 30, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Feeling Stupid Is Important!

One of my scientific heroes, Richard Feynman, explains confusion and stupidity: Albert Einstein said: “If we knew what we were doing, it wouldn’t be called Research.” If you’re going to be doing research, you better be comfortable with feeling stupid...

June 29, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman
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