Editor’s Selections: Duckrabbits, Hymens, Religion, and Hot Shots

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By Krystal D'Costa

Krystal D'Costa Krystal D’Costa selects interesting and notable ResearchBlogging.org posts in the social sciences, including anthropology, research, and philosophy. She blogs about anthropology, technology, and urban life at Anthropology in Practice.

Bloggers were busy last week and it shows: there’s no shortage of posts on ResearchBlogging.org to choose from. Here are my picks for the week:

  • Neuroskeptic asks, is it a duck or a rabbit? And why isn’t it a “duckrabbit”? The neuroscientist discusses the perception of ambiguous figures by individuals with autism.
  • The host of This is Serious Monkey Business presents a thorough investigation of the possible evolutionary roots of the hymen, including a look at how sexual selection may have helped preserve this culturally-laden tissue.
  • At Brain Posts, Bill Yates’ second post on how the brain processes complex beliefs shows readers how religious beliefs about the nature of God manifests in brain activity.
  • Chad Orzel has basketball on his brain at Uncertain Principles. He takes another look at “hot shooting” and asks whether researchers have been interpreting the term correctly in their analysis.
  • And finally, the author of The Autist’s Corner, discusses a study that has found that people are more receptive to deism when confronted with their own mortality. (So perhaps there really are no atheists in foxholes?)

Tune in next week for more research from the social sciences.

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One Response to “Editor’s Selections: Duckrabbits, Hymens, Religion, and Hot Shots”

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    August 11th, 2014 at 2:21 am

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