August 8, 2014

myampgoesto11:

X-Ray GIFs by Cameron Drake | Behance 

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(via slipstreamborne)

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August 4, 2014
"The performance of the organizing act [intelligence] is mainly dependent upon two factors: (a) the drive which comes from the affective and conative setting of the situation, (b) the coming to consciousness of one or more elements relevant to the situation."

Victoria Hazlitt, Ability, a psychological study, 1926.

Early formulation of the idea that emotions and motivation are part of intelligence. Via Rosalind Arden.

August 2, 2014
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The result is what I call the “scientific surprise” two-step: (1) When defending the plausibility of your results, you emphasize that they are just as expected from a well-estabilished scientific theory with a rich literature; (2) When publicizing your results (including doing what it takes to get publication in a top journal, ideally a tabloid such as Science or Nature) you emphasize the novelty and surprise value.

Don’t get me wrong: It’s possible that a result can be (1) predicted from an existing theory, and (2) newsworthy. For example, the theory itself might be on the fringe, and so it’s noteworthy that it’s confirmed. Or the result might be noteworthy as a confirmation of something that was already generally believed.

But if the result is genuinely a surprise, even to the researchers who did it, this should suggest that the finding is more exploratory than confirmatory.

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— Andrew Gelman, The “scientific surprise” two-step

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Filed under: science analysis 
July 29, 2014
headlikeanorange:

22-spot ladybird

headlikeanorange:

22-spot ladybird

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July 23, 2014
X-ray structure of the GluN1–GluN2B NMDA receptor., via Nature.

NMDA receptors an involved in synaptic plasticity and are linked to a number of psychiatric disorders.

X-ray structure of the GluN1–GluN2B NMDA receptor., via Nature.

NMDA receptors an involved in synaptic plasticity and are linked to a number of psychiatric disorders.

July 23, 2014

  Since 2009, genome-wide analyses of the genetic loci associated with schizophrenia (including the current study by the Schizophrenia Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, labelled 2014) have yielded increasing numbers of ‘hits’Over this time, there has been a correlation between the number of people tested and the number of susceptibility-associated loci found.


Flint & Munafò, Schizophrenia: Genesis of a complex disease

Since 2009, genome-wide analyses of the genetic loci associated with schizophrenia (including the current study by the Schizophrenia Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, labelled 2014) have yielded increasing numbers of ‘hits’Over this time, there has been a correlation between the number of people tested and the number of susceptibility-associated loci found.

Flint & Munafò, Schizophrenia: Genesis of a complex disease

July 22, 2014
Douglas D. Price, Ornithology-07, 2014

Douglas D. Price, Ornithology-07, 2014

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July 21, 2014
"Dogs and mice appear to have gotten much smarter as investigators became more willing to put in the necessary observation time and work required to elicit their abilities."

— Thomas Bouchard, Jr. (2014). Genes, Evolution and Intelligence. Behavior Genetics, 1–29. doi:10.1007/s10519-014-9646-x

July 1, 2014
"so long as we allow private entities freely to engage in these practices [of Facebook-like manipulation], we ought not unduly restrain academics trying to determine their effects."

— Michelle N. Meyer, How an IRB Could Have Legitimately Approved the Facebook Experiment—and Why that May Be a Good Thing

June 5, 2014
The art for Nautilus is great.

Mutation: Engines of change via @ NautilusMag

The art for Nautilus is great.

Mutation: Engines of change via @ NautilusMag

June 2, 2014

long tailed tit by hebrideanwild

A long tailed tit which appears regularly at our windows, its favourite being this one, it doesn’t look for insects but just sits there sometimes appearing to doze off.

via Hello, Tailor

May 29, 2014
accidental-art:

Plotting a scatterplot (using R/d3.js) with way too big point radiuses (on mtcars R dataset).
via Robin

accidental-art:

Plotting a scatterplot (using R/d3.js) with way too big point radiuses (on mtcars R dataset).

via Robin

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May 28, 2014
"At least once almost every 24 hours we undergo a remarkable transformation in which we cease common activities, become relatively unresponsive to external stimuli, and recall little other than fragments of dreams."

Welcome to Night Vale

Bareham et al, Losing the left side of the world: rightward shift in human spatial attention with sleep onset

May 28, 2014
S De Glanville
Tentacle detail on the Portugese Man o’War (Physalia physalis)  (via @Mudfotted.)

S De Glanville
Tentacle detail on the Portugese Man o’War (Physalia physalis) (via @Mudfotted.)

May 12, 2014

oliviawhen:

A solid way to accept someone’s feelings.