Blogging on the Brain: 7/30 - 8/4

Some highlights from the week in brain blogging:

Where are the genetics to IQ? The always excellent GenExp covers a recent article that comes up empty-handed for identifying the precise genes responsible for IQ's hereditary component.

How to Get Better Sleep: Mind Hacks points out an article in Science with advice about how to apply the latest in sleep research to your own nightlife.

Noticing Changes: Cognitive Daily finds a new demonstration of change blindness.

Sound Improves Learning: Dr. Jarrett covers a fascinating study in which compatible sound effects increased the speed of learning a perceptual task.

Rat Art: A petri dish of rat neurons uses robotic arms to paint. Wild!

Alex the Gray Parrot has object permanence! (How similar are parrots and children, really?)

Life Like a Movie: An oldie by Christof Koch in Sci Am, about whether consciousness is more like a series of snapshots or a continuous stream.

Have a nice weekend!


Blogger BionicBuddha said...

I've got blogging on the brain, but unfortunately instead of developing intelligence I should probably just be content with maintaining sanity!


8/04/2006 05:17:00 PM  
Blogger chumly said...

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8/04/2006 07:29:00 PM  
Blogger Aidle said...

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8/04/2006 07:44:00 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

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8/04/2006 09:44:00 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

Really fasincating with great links. Great blog. :)

8/04/2006 09:50:00 PM  
Blogger The Sanity Inspector said...

Congratulations on landing the spotlight at Bloggers start page!

8/04/2006 10:43:00 PM  
Blogger TechnoBlogger said...

Impressive site! Related posts links with each post, recent comments list, and even a little stab at the heart of spam (Spam Poison). Not to mention content that took a couple of pass-overs to fully absorb! Thanks to Google for making you a "Blog of Note"!

8/04/2006 11:51:00 PM  
Blogger .::JoSePhIne::. said...

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8/05/2006 03:58:00 AM  
Blogger .::JoSePhIne::. said...

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8/05/2006 03:59:00 AM  
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8/05/2006 04:00:00 AM  
Blogger JB said...

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8/05/2006 06:24:00 AM  
Blogger Nothing said...

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8/05/2006 07:08:00 AM  
Blogger UB said...

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8/05/2006 07:09:00 AM  
Blogger Ben Myers said...

Believing in permanence is silly, little parrot, and childish, indeed.


Does this site develop intelligence, or does it add to the confusion?

8/05/2006 07:22:00 AM  
Blogger Aura Serene said...

Thank you so much for the links, I learned a lot from them.

This sure will help me in my studies! Thank you so much!:D

8/05/2006 08:58:00 AM  
Blogger successman said...

This is a cool blog

8/05/2006 09:20:00 AM  
Blogger YahyaJohn said...

Great blog, Chris!

Question: How did you get that nifty toolbar to appear below your posts?


8/05/2006 09:49:00 AM  
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8/05/2006 10:07:00 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

Congrats on the Blog Of Note-ism bestowed upon you!

8/05/2006 10:24:00 AM  
Blogger Miss China Paws said...

All very interesting if you're a human, I suppose..But then, you DO have boring lives don't you?

8/05/2006 01:19:00 PM  
Blogger Justin R. said...

anyone interested on the relationship between IQ and genetics should check out the book "The Bell Curve." It's a source of great controversy because of some of the implications of the findings, but most of its critics clearly did not read the book all the way through.

8/05/2006 04:22:00 PM  
Blogger Justin R. said...

anyone interested on the relationship between IQ and genetics should check out the book "The Bell Curve." It's a source of great controversy because of some of the implications of the findings, but most of its critics clearly did not read the book all the way through.

8/05/2006 04:24:00 PM  
Blogger High Power Rocketry said...

Great stuff! : )

8/05/2006 06:03:00 PM  
Blogger Hearing Voices said...

Welcome to the blogger front page!

8/05/2006 06:24:00 PM  
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8/05/2006 07:09:00 PM  
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8/05/2006 07:43:00 PM  
Blogger FreeCyprus said...

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Keep on bloggin in the free world.

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8/05/2006 11:26:00 PM  
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8/06/2006 02:57:00 AM  
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8/06/2006 04:24:00 AM  
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8/06/2006 07:45:00 AM  
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8/06/2006 11:55:00 AM  
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8/06/2006 12:59:00 PM  
Blogger Just About Anything and Anyone said...

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8/06/2006 06:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do some brain teasers on my blog with text and image and storytelling.

8/07/2006 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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8/07/2006 02:39:00 AM  
Blogger Hepzibah The Watchman said...

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8/07/2006 07:29:00 AM  
Blogger Chris Chatham said...

whew! thanks everyone for all your compliments. It's a real honor to be selected by Blogger, and to have all of you visiting me! Thanks.

8/07/2006 10:01:00 PM  
Blogger Jeff_Mills said...

Do you believe AI is plausible? So do I. What about AE (emotion)? AA (awareness)?

Could the human experience amount to ... brain?

If our eyes are closed, we cannot see. Same if our eyes are removed. If our optical nerve is severed, we cannot see. If the corresponding portion of our brain is damaged, we cannot see. If the processor is damaged, we cannot perceive. Does it stop their though? Is there another source of awareness that we are not aware of?

8/10/2006 09:59:00 PM  

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