Jason Goldman selects several notable posts each week from Psychology and Neuroscience. He blogs at The Thoughtful Animal.
Lots of good stuff as usual, this week.
- Among feelings that are investigated by scientists, we don’t usually hear about awe. But that doesn’t mean that people aren’t studying it. Read The Probability of Your Existence at Psych Your Mind.
- “New research confirms that social complexity enriches cognitive growth. Could having more Facebook friends,” asks Eric M. Johnson, “actually make you smarter?” Social Networks Matter: Friends Increase the Size of Your Brain
- Every day we’re hearing about bigger, better, and faster computer and TV displays. But faster might not matter, if your brain can’t perceive the speed. What’s the maximal frame rate humans can perceive?
That’s it for this week… Check back next week for more great psychology and neuroscience blogging!