Jason Goldman selects several notable posts each week from Psychology and Neuroscience. He blogs at The Thoughtful Animal.
- Here’s an old argument: TV affects kids’ attention spans. But is it true? And if true, what is the mechanism behind the attention reduction? Find out at the Mr. Epidemiology blog.
- Why is it hard to change your mind? At the blog “peer reviewed by my neurons,” learn how the potential for future regret complicates things.
- Finally, the big neuroscience news this week was about how fMRI could decode what a person was looking at based on the activity in his or her visual cortex. Read about it at Try Nerdy and at xcorr.
That’s it for this week… Check back next week for more great psychology and neuroscience blogging!