Welcome to the 61st edition of Encephalon, the blog carnival that offers some of the best neuroscience and psychology blog posts every other week.
We do have an excellent set of articles today. covering much ground. Enjoy the reading:
Neuroscience and Society
by Greg Downey
|The Flynn Effect: Troubles with Intelligence|
Average IQ test scores had risen about 3 points per decade and in some cases more. Tests of vocabulary, arithmetic, or general knowledge (such as the sorts of facts one learns in school) have showed little increase, but scores have increased markedly on tests thought to measure general intelligence.
by Vaughan Bell
|Medical jargon alters our understanding of disease|
Understanding how popular ideas influence our personal medical beliefs is an essential part of understanding medicine itself.
by Dave Munger
|Is it sexist to think men are angrier than women?|
Are we more likely to perceive a male face as angry and a female face as happy? A recent study sheds light on the issue.
|Neurocritic||Crime, Punishment, and Jerry Springer|
Judges and jurors must put aside their emotionally-driven desire for revenge when coming to an impartial verdict. Does neuroimaging (fMRI) add anything to our understanding of justice?
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