April 16, 2012, 8:01 am by Scientific American: Mind and Brain
This post about the origin, evolution and adaptive function of biological clocks originated as a paper for a class, in 1999 I believe. I reprinted it here in December 2004, as a third part of a four-part post (the fourth part contains all the references). Later, I re-posted it here in 2005 and here in 2009. Thus, some of the information is out of date, the writing is still very ‘academic’, but main points still stand, I think/hope. III. Whence Clocks? [More]
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#SciAmBlogs Friday - quantum computing, rationalilty, armed Treebeard, Giant African Land Snails, invasive ladybugs, and more.
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Vision is all about change
Scientific American: Mind and Brain : May 18, 2013, 12:36 pm
[caption id="attachment_1027" align="alignleft" width="279" caption="Courtesy of Jorge Otero-Millan"] [/caption]Check out my New York Times Op Ed piece for the Gray Matter column, out today, on our recent research
Why Do Top Athletes Suddenly Develop the Yips --a Tendency to Choke under Pressure?
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Friday Weird Science: What's your fart volume?
Scientific American: Mind and Brain : May 18, 2013, 1:34 am
Have you ever wondered just HOW much you fart per day ? Like...would it fill a soda can? A soda bottle? And would you be willing to stick a tight fitting
What Rational Really Means
Scientific American: Mind and Brain : May 17, 2013, 10:34 am
The word rational is widely misused. Scientists often apply it unnaturally, in ways that conflict with our biology. Nobel laureates Daniel Kahneman and Gary Becker, and their respective schools of