Science News: Our Weekly Picks from Around the Web

 

Your Brain on Fiction
“New support for the value of fiction is arriving from an unexpected quarter: neuroscience”.
www.nytimes.com (03/17/2012)

Mayim Bialik on Attachment Parenting: ‘Very Small People Have a Voice’
“The actress, neuroscientist — and, now, author — extolls the virtues of co-sleeping, extended breast-feeding and wearing baby as a bodily accessory”.
healthland.time.com (03/15/2012)

Eye of the Giant
“Soccer ball-sized eyes may help giant squid see distant predators in the deep, dark ocean”.
the-scientist.com (03/15/2012)

‘Brain Fog’ In Menopause Is Real, Study Suggests
“A new study confirms what has long been a common complaint of women going through menopause: memory lapses, also termed “brain fog,” is real”.
www.huffingtonpost.com
(03/16/2012)

A wandering mind is a good thing
“New research suggests that people whose minds wander often have more “working memory,” which can help them stay focused”.
www.torontosun.com (03/17/2012)

Honeybees and humans share drive to explore
“A new study in Science reveals that honeybees that scout for new food sources or nest sites have patterns of gene activity in their brains known to be associated with novelty-seeking in humans”.
www.rdmag.com (03/18/2012)

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