Editor’s Selections: Joking about Neuroscience, Happy Apes, and a Failure to Replicate

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By Jason Goldman

Jason GoldmanJason Goldman selects several notable posts each week from Psychology and Neuroscience. He blogs at The Thoughtful Animal.

  • Q: What neuroimaging methodology is most useful for studying the brains of cats and dogs?
    A: PET scanning.
    This and other bad jokes over at Neuroskeptic: The NeuROFLscience of Jokes.
  • “In orangutans, as in humans, happiness doesn’t rely on outside circumstances.” What does it mean to be a happy ape? Elizabeth Preston at Inkfish has some ideas.
  • Important news in the autism research world. Remember that study a few years ago about how autistic individuals had “eagle-eyes”? Earlier this week, a new study came out explaining how the previous study did everything wrong. Jon Brock explains at Cracking the Enigma. (Also, Neuroskeptic ably reports on this as well.)

Did you notice that there’s a new science blogging network that launched today? Go say hello to the Scientific American Blog Network. Did you recently move your blog, and need to adjust your ResearchBlogging registration? Instructions are here.

That’s it for this week… Check back next week for more great psychology and neuroscience blogging!

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