Stories about ‘Society’

Ben Hayden raises a great cause for concern about the growing literature in political attitude and neuroscience. I’ve written about Liberal vs Conservative studies and the neuroscience associated with them, and I too, feel they have an unfair tone about them.  The question, whether folks with a liberal or conservative attitude have predictable neurological markers, …

By Carlos curated from nature.com -

Let me qualify the sensationalist headline a bit. There’s probably not just any one gene that can be found to qualify someone as mentally disabled when mutated, however, what they’re talking about here in Nature is a program launched in the UK that aims to identify mutations in genes different from the already known genetically based …

By Carlos curated from nature.com -

 

 

Are women more compassionate than men? What the science tells us

Tackling the question of whether women are more innately compassionate than men, Seppala outlines some of the scientific research on the topic before concluding: Rather than suggesting that [bonding and nurturing] tendencies might have made women more compassionate than men, I would argue that they …

By Carlos curated from bbc.co.uk -

With the demand for water inevitably set to increase due to population growth, tapping into these ground water resources will become essential to political and civil stability on the ground above.

When water is more valuable than oil, who will secure the rights to extract water from below? If history has shown us anything about the …

What do you think about a study and conclusion like this?

Sensational ? Does it further behavioral science, or not ? Not only do I tend to like studies that draw big picture conclusions, but I love them if they’re done well and the conclusions are supported by the results. When I come across a study like this, …