2020-08-13

Neat Stuff from Elsewhere Wed Apr 13, 2016

"The study focuses on one of the most debated international types in the literature: ATU 333, ‘Little…" “The study focuses on one of the most debated international types in the literature: ATU 333, ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. A number of variants of ATU 333 have been recorded in European oral traditions, and it has been […]

Neat Stuff from Elsewhere Wed Apr 06, 2016

The Detection of Prosocial Lying by Children – Eskritt – 2016 – Infant and Child Development – Wiley Online Library The Detection of Prosocial Lying by Children – Eskritt – 2016 – Infant and Child Development – Wiley Online Library: “Child lie detectors, unlike the adults, were also able to discriminate between adults’ truthful and […]

Neat Stuff from Elsewhere Wed Mar 18, 2015

PLOS ONE: A Wider Pelvis Does Not Increase Locomotor Cost in Humans, with Implications for the Evolution of Childbirth PLOS ONE: A Wider Pelvis Does Not Increase Locomotor Cost in Humans, with Implications for the Evolution of Childbirth: Interesting, but it doesn’t seem that they looked at pelvis size vs size of birth canal. I […]

Neat Stuff from Elsewhere Wed Mar 11, 2015

PLOS ONE: The Long and Winding Road to Uncertainty: The Link between Spatial Distance and Feelings of Uncertainty PLOS ONE: The Long and Winding Road to Uncertainty: The Link between Spatial Distance and Feelings of Uncertainty: Why the first time you walk anywhere always feels so far: “a feeling of uncertainty leads to a perception […]

Neat Stuff from Elsewhere Wed Jan 07, 2015

"Motivated by the search for Genghis Khan’s tomb, participants were tasked with finding an…" “Motivated by the search for Genghis Khan’s tomb, participants were tasked with finding an archaeological enigma that lacks any historical description of its potential visual appearance. Without a pre-existing reference for validation we turn towards consensus, defined by kernel density estimation, […]

Neat Stuff from Elsewhere Wed Dec 24, 2014

"So, what about Christmas? On Dec.25, 2013, the percentage of all orders that were for Chinese food…" “So, what about Christmas? On Dec.25, 2013, the percentage of all orders that were for Chinese food increased by 152 percent. By comparison, the fraction of orders from restaurants listed on the site as American, pizza, or Mexican […]

Neat Stuff from Elsewhere Tue Jul 29, 2014

"To ascertain the extent to which people are insensitive to patches of serious conversational…" “To ascertain the extent to which people are insensitive to patches of serious conversational incoherence, we generated such patches in the laboratory by repeatedly crossing two unrelated conversations. Across two studies, involving both narrowly and broadly focused conversations, between 27% and […]

Neat Stuff from Elsewhere Wed Dec 18, 2013

"Anecdotal evidence suggests sharks generally take swimmers from behind. This would make sense from…" “Anecdotal evidence suggests sharks generally take swimmers from behind. This would make sense from the shark’s point of view, since its approach would not be detected. But it does depend on its knowing what “behind” means when applied to such an […]

Neat Stuff from Elsewhere Wed Dec 11, 2013

PLOS ONE: Who Needs Cream and Sugar When There Is Eco-Labeling? Taste and Willingness to Pay for “Eco-Friendly” Coffee PLOS ONE: Who Needs Cream and Sugar When There Is Eco-Labeling? Taste and Willingness to Pay for “Eco-Friendly” Coffee: Carrying the “people enjoy expensive wine more than cheap wine even if it’s actually the same wine,” […]

Neat Stuff from Elsewhere Wed Nov 27, 2013

Can Inner Peace be Improved by Mindfulness Training: A Randomized Controlled Trial – Liu – 2013 – Stress and Health – Wiley Online Library Can Inner Peace be Improved by Mindfulness Training: A Randomized Controlled Trial – Liu – 2013 – Stress and Health – Wiley Online Library: In short: yes. Digest powered by RSS […]

Neat Stuff from Elsewhere Thu Nov 07, 2013

PLOS ONE: Torsion and Bending in the Neck and Tail of Sauropod Dinosaurs and the Function of Cervical Ribs: Insights from Functional Morphology and Biomechanics PLOS ONE: Torsion and Bending in the Neck and Tail of Sauropod Dinosaurs and the Function of Cervical Ribs: Insights from Functional Morphology and Biomechanics: The tail-sticking-straight-out theory gains evidence. […]