Jason Goldman selects several notable posts each week from Psychology and Neuroscience. He blogs at The Thoughtful Animal.
I was away at the annual conference of the Association for Psychological Science this week. Luckily, others were able to supply the sci-blogosphere with plenty of psychology and neuroscience blogging.
- There’s a saying that clothes don’t make the man, but a lot of times the clothes we wear (accessories and tattoos included) do at least say something about who we are. Daniel Hawes tells us how wearing fake imitations of real products affects behavior.
- Could Parkinson’s Disease be a learning disorder? The blog Science Life reviews some evidence that this is so, reveals the role of serendipity in scientific research.
- Orac descibes a new paper which investigated whether or not the timing of vaccine administration can have negative neurodevelopmental effects (hint: proper timing was actually associated with positive outcomes!)
- BPS Research Digest covers an awesome new paper from the journal Personality and Individual Differences. Men with brown eyes are perceived as more powerful. What happens when you alter their eye colors with Photoshop? The answer might surprise you.
If you want some more psychological science, you can check out my daily recaps from the APS Convention and Teaching Institute: here, here, and here. And you can check out the official blog of the APS conference, The Observer, for more recaps of the symposia and poster sessions, as well as photos and videos.