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Blog Profile / Neuron Culture


URL :http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/neuronculture
Filed Under:Academics / General Science
Posts on Regator:227
Posts / Week:1.3
Archived Since:July 11, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Orchids and Dandelions Abloom – Best of Neuron Culture, #10

Below find #10 in my Best of Neuron Culture Moving Party here at Wired — the final of run of 10 of my favorite posts from the blog’s stay here, posted on the eve of my departure to more homegrown...

Madness, Genius, & Sherman’s Ruthless March – Best of Neuron Culture, #9

Below find #9 in my Best of Neuron Culture Moving Party here at Wired — a run of 10 of my favorite posts from the blog’s stay here, posted on the eve of my departure to more homegrown pastures at...

How Darwin Seduced the Christian Asa Gray – Best of Neuron Culture, #7

Below find #7 in my Best of Neuron Culture Moving Party here at Wired — a run of 10 of my favorite posts from the blog’s stay here. (Details on my upcoming move are at bottom of the post). This one...

Play that Fking Little 16th Note – Best of Neuron Culture #5

Below find #5 in my Best of Neuron Culture Moving Party here at Wired — a run of 10 of my favorite posts from the blog’s stay here. Details on my upcoming move are at bottom of the post). This one...

Best of Neuron Culture #4 – The PTSD Trap

Below find #4 in my Best of Neuron Culture Moving Party at Wired — a run of 10 of my favorite posts from the blog’s stay here. (Details on my upcoming move are at bottom of the post). This post, “The...

Best of Neuron Culture #3 – The Batman Killings, Madness, and Culture

Below find #3 in my Best of Neuron Culture Moving Party here at Wired — a run of 10 of my favorite posts from the blog’s stay here. (Details on the move are at bottom of this post). In this...

Best of Neuron Culture #2 – Kill Whitey, It’s the Right Thing to Do

This is #2 in my Best of Neuron Culture Moving Party here at Wired — a run of 10 of my favorite posts from the blog’s stay here on the eve of my departure to another site on June 8....

Goodbye to WIRED, Hello, Again, to The Depression Map

Over the next week I’ll be leaving WIRED’s Science Blogs, moving Neuron Culture on June 7 to a different soon-to-be-disclosed, self-hosted location — an exit agreed upon for reasons outlined at bottom. To celebrate and mark the end of Neuron...

A Case That Tells the Weird Tale of DSM – and Other Recommended Reading

For a single post that shows how weirdly and unevenly psychiatric diagnosis actually works (and fails to work) in this country, and what that means for the new DSM, get over to Maia Svalavitz’s clear-eyed account of her own five...

Churchill, Lincoln Too, Can Help You Whup Depression

Neuroskeptic, one of the most insightful neuro-psycho-bloggers out there today, has a nice post at Discover on a Mark Brown article about whether it helps, if you’re fighting depression, to hear of famous role models who did so too. In...

Temple Grandin Rides the Runaway Brain Train

Temple Grandin has a new book out, and over at the Times, I’ve a review of it — rather mixed, I’m afraid: For a quarter century, Dr. Grandin — the brainy, straight-speaking, cowboy-shirt-wearing animal scientist and slaughterhouse designer who at...

Fantastic Film ‘Chasing Ice’ to Run on National Geographic TV

A few months ago I posted here about “Chasing Ice,” a film following photographer James Balog’s quest to document the shrinkage of ice fields and glaciers as climate change melted them away. I was quite moved, when I saw it...

How to Place Rose Petals on Your Lover’s Skin (& Write About Science)

The Guardian and the Wellcome Trust have been holding a science-writing prize contest lately, and to accompany it The Guardian has been running a superb series of interviews with science writers about how to write about science. Geoff Brumfiel, Helen...

How Esther Kicked My Butt at Blickets

In the clip above, filmed in the lab of University of California, Berkeley, cognitive psychologist Alison Gopnik, a particularly charming 4-year-old girl named Esther is playing a game that Gopnik made up. The game is called Blickets. The goal is...

Aglitter in the Net – Readings from April 2013, week 3

Bookwork and some other issues have limited my blogging lately, and I thank my followers for patience on this front. Yet if I can’t relay all I’m thinking and reading about this and that, I can try to relay more...

In and Out of Autism: Steve Silberman on Amy Harmon’s ‘Asperger Love’

  From Autism, Inside and Out, Steve Silberman’s review of Amy Harmon’s Byliner hit “Asperger Love”: Anyone who has spent time with autistic people can tell you that they’re intensely concerned with how other people are feeling, to the point of...

The Most Dangerous Words in Genetics

Prof. Steve Jones: ‘Nature or Nurture?’ from The Lost Lectures on Vimeo. “The most dangerous words in genetics,” says geneticist Steve Jones, “are ‘the gene for.’ It’s just one pithy and wise insight in a talk stuffed with them —...

Actually, Mr. Brill, Fixing Healthcare IS Kinda Simple

Thank you, Matt Yglesias, for cutting to the core of Stephen Brill’s huge Time magazine story on the profiteering orgy we call the U.S. healthcare system: The framing device, which is clever-but-wrong, says we spend too much time debating who should...

Three Questions for Jonah Lehrer

Jonah Lehrer was one of the first writers I befriended as I went into science writing. I did so before he published his first book. We became friends, blogged beside and often in response to one another first at ScienceBlogs...

Yes, You CAN Do Evo Psych Well. Kate Clancy Tells How.

There are so many ways to go wrong in evolutionary psychology. Kate Clancy does us the tremendous favor of specifying how to do evo psych right. Invaluable reading. Here’s the pith: For something to be an evolutionarily stable strategy it...

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