Category Archives: Science and technology

Column: Health disinformation

In August, having just retired, I moved into a senior-living residence in Northfield, Minn. It won’t surprise anyone to hear that health, good and bad, is a major topic of conversation at a place like this. It was surprising, though, … Continue reading

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Political brain research — background

Source: abstract: http://www.nature.com/neuro/journal/vaop/ncurrent/abs/nn1979.html Supplementary information: http://www.nature.com/neuro/journal/vaop/ncurrent/suppinfo/nn1979_S1.html Newspaper coverage: Denise Gellene, LA Times: http://www.latimes.com/news/science/la-sci-politics10sep10,0,5982337.story Judy Peres, Chicago Tribune: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-politicalbrain_bothsep10,0,7031258.story Seattle Times (a selective pastiche of the two stories preceding) http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2003877213_brain10.html Scientific American: http://www.sciam.com/print_version.cfm?articleID=F0523796-E7F2-99DF-3E8D8124159365B3 Agence France Presse, posted by Yahoo: http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070909/hl_afp/scienceneuroscience Blogs … Continue reading

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Column: Political brain research

Searching for reasons why liberals and conservatives view the world differently is a popular academic sport, and the results, especially if they can be interpreted as unfavorable to conservatives, are likely to be widely reported. So the attention paid to … Continue reading

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