Wednesday Links

Wednesday Links

Some of these are actually old, but I’ll bet they’re new to you! Most bloggers put up regular link pages on Fridays or Saturdays, some will go for Sundays or Mondays. I procrastinate, so I pick Wednesday. These will be individual articles, not the massive collections of information I put up earlier this week. Eventually there will be stuff besides science, but right now I’m on a roll because I lost my regular outlet. However, I will try to keep up with cute otter news.


The Great and Powerful (Dr.) Oz, dissected inThe New Yorker. Orac tells us exactly why we need to stop listening to Doctor Oz.

Seeking Common Ground in the Syndromes of Autism Where does the genetic predisposition for autism lie?

Robustness and fragility in neural development In fact, where do the genetics for any neurological differences lie?

NIH study advances understanding of movement control “Voluntary movements involve the coordinated activation of two brain pathways that connect parts of deep brain structures called the basal ganglia, according to a study in mice by researchers at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health. The findings, which challenge the classical view of basal ganglia function, were published online in Nature on Jan. 23.”

Neuroskeptic tells us How To Respond to Criticism and does a pretty darned good job of it.

If you try one detox this year, make it this one
Detox your brain!

Emily Willingham gives us 10 Questions To Distinguish Real From Fake Science and they are all very good ones.

No link roundup would be complete without. . .OTTERZ!!!