Friday, June 3, 2011

The Power of Poop

This is the podcast I was talking about that discusses a few areas of research into fecal matter transplants.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Memory "tricks" - what we think we know and what's really happening...

John's post about the invisibile gorilla reminded me to post the video about the "door" examples in which someone initiates a conversation with a subject/bystander and then is switched out in the middle - does the subject notice that he or she is now speaking with a different person?

Check out this video by "psychological magician" Derren Brown who demonstrates examples of "change blindness" or the Person-swap experiment.

Another example is given on the page John listed (the invisible gorilla.com) under the heading "The original "door" study" .

Holy Batfish

The Louisiana Pancake Batfish seems like a good image to finish with. Your tour through biology is now over but your adventure IN biology is just beginning. (Mmmm, motivational).

The blog is going into its summer diapause but will be back in the Fall for a new year of fun facts, relevant research and interesting opportunities.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

National Running Day

Given all the times we've mentioned obesity and our sedentary lives this quarter I would be remiss if I didn't point out that today was National Running Day. It's a bit late today given that it's 11:46pm but there's always tomorrow...