Mindlinks – February 2015
Every month we bring you the latest news from the world of Psychology! Here is my collection of links that I found most exciting the last month. Feel free to add your favorite news in the comment section!
|Are animals altruistic or do they only act according to survival instincts? Read about ravens and bats, who share their food and a monkey who successfully resuscitates another of his species.|
|An expert panel published new recommendations on how much sleep people should get. Find out whether you sleep enough!|
|Researchers built a 3-D brain structure from stem cells. Will it be possible to replace damaged brain parts?|
|One possible reason why people turn to social media websites is “feedback seeking”. If you are insecure in your relationships you may engage more actively on Facebook.|
|Pigeons are smarter than you might think! They can learn how to categorize and name both natural and manmade objects in a similar way as children learn words.|
|Children who are born without a hearing nerve might be able to hear in the future! Researchers successfully implanted an auditory brainstem implant.|
NOTE: Image by Arkady Amiragov, Ingrid Taylar, mrehan, geralt, nate bolt, claudiogennari, Travis Isaacs, licenced under CC by 2.0, CC BY-SA 2.0 or CC0 1.0
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Interesting choices, Hanna. I remember reading about pigeon pattern-learning when I was in my undergrad!
My picks for February:
A sad but inspiring piece by Oliver Sacks about his learning he has terminal cancer:
And a curious/interesting response of the journal Basic and Applied Social Psychology to the difficulty scientists have understanding significance tests. Ban them altogether! Here is their editorial (pdf):