A bit late, but lots of psychology and neuroscience to go around. Without any further ado:
- 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 exquisite confection crafted to tickle the sensitive spots of…our mental faculties.” Henkjan Honing of the Music Matters blog asks, Was Steven Pinker right after all?
- From a relatively new blog, Smells Like Science, an interesting take on chimpanzee warfare.
- Finally, a killer post by Razib Khan of Gene Expression: When Genes Matter For Intelligence