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Month in Review: July – Unconscious passwords, “gay genes,” high-less pot, and the Higgs Boson

01Aug12

Here are the articles I thought were tweet-worthy in July 2012. If you find the topics interesting, follow me on twitter. I really appreciate your support.

July was an interesting month, including: unconscious passwords stored in procedural memory, neuroethics of the “gay gene,” Virtually THC-free (but CBD-rich) marijuana, oh and lets not forget the Higgs Boson (puts things in historical context).

The Feed:

25 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

Brain: The precuneus: review – involved in self-consciousness, engaged in self-related mental representations – http://bit.ly/LO2lnZ 

25 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

http://scienceblog.com/55711/children-in-foster-care-develop-resilience-through-compassion/ … children in foster care develop resilience through compassion meditation

25 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

List of movies with psychological or cognitive science themes – Indiana http://bit.ly/PIANW8 

25 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

A Single Brain Structure May Give Winners That Extra Physical Edge: Scientific American – t http://bit.ly/LNKb5Q 

24 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

The American Scholar: Living With Voices – T. M. Luhrmannhttp://bit.ly/PBJ1iN  – Thought-provoking alternative view on auditory hallucinations

23 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

The Unknown Why in the Aurora Killings – insightful article about depression, homicide, and how we jump to conclusionshttp://bit.ly/PyANYL 

23 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

Eero Antero Mäntyranta won 7 olympic medals for xc skiing. Mutation to the EPOR increases the O2 capacity of blood 50%http://bit.ly/LG5Rkc 

23 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

“Man Who Chewed Another Man’s Face Had Only Marijuana” –Why did speculation about bath salts get reported as fact? http://bit.ly/LFAOFp 

23 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

“Doctors need to be aware of the risk of injury when they counsel seriously mentally ill patients and their carers” http://bit.ly/LFAFBS 

22 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

@madrunkate Hi, thanks for sharing. Its important people take these issues into their own hands, and help educate the greater community!

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22 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

RT @bgpvideo: Children of mother’s who ate peanuts and tree nuts while pregnant are less likely to develop asthma or allergies http://bit.l…

22 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

Bohemian Rhapsody – Vocals only – individual components of music can sound so different from the sum of their parts: http://bit.ly/Py7ENq 

20 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

Economist – British government: taxpayer-financed research will be available, free online, for anyone to read! http://bit.ly/NF0jZ4 

20 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

Wiki – Macy Conferences1946 to 1953. Conferences to foundations for a general science of the workings of the human mindhttp://bit.ly/Lxxpbt 

20 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

Genomic Biostats – Lectures: http://bit.ly/LvzViq  PDFs and Notes:http://bit.ly/Pn8pc9  – by Rafael Irizarry at Johns Hopkins.

19 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

http://bit.ly/PmVDKL  Neuroethics Coursera class on to be offered January 2013 – taught by Penn professor John Moreno http://bit.ly/Lvs1pl 

19 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

Close to one million gene-expression data sets are now in publicly accessible repositories http://bit.ly/PmVsPC 

19 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

Unconscious Passwords? Using implicit memory and skill performance to keep passwords from their own users. http://bit.ly/PmbAki 

19 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

Humanists, Neurobabble, and Neuroethics: the neuroethics blog –http://bit.ly/LvmTBI 

19 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

DSM-5 and behavioral addictions – Steven Hyman and the Neuroethics Blog – http://bit.ly/LvmyPp 

18 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

Obama Proposes $1B for Science, Math Teachers-those selected for the Master Teacher Corps will be paid an extra $20,000http://bit.ly/PhS4FC 

16 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

Growers Fret Over New Genetically Engineered Apple That Won’t Turn Brown < NYTimes – http://bit.ly/OJyMFf  – Is it still as delicious?

14 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

I want to read:”Life at Home in the 21st Century” US fams are overwhelmed by clutter, rarely eat together, and stressedhttp://bit.ly/MpRVkr 

14 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

Amazing story of a professor using tech to help educationally disenfranchised kids http://bit.ly/NsK1Uu  @ASBMB @rajmukhop@angelahopp

14 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

Thanks Michelle! @artcoholic @lumosity @TheSocialBrain @sciam@DrMelanieG @OliverSacks @WRY999

13 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

Mysterious epigenetic modification 5-OH-Me-C (found in stem cells and brain) can now be sequenced with single bp res. –http://bit.ly/ODhOZb 

13 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

SPENDING ON GENETIC TESTS GROWS – UnitedHealth Group, Inc. Report calls for more genetics education and counselors –http://bit.ly/LlTRJt 

13 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

New post: Mysterious epigenetic modification 5-OH-Me-Cytosine can now be sequenced with single base resolution – http://bit.ly/ODhOZb 

13 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

“The discovery of the protective gene mutation, a product of the revolution that has taken place in genetics, arose wh… http://bit.ly/LTIogZ 

12 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

Join Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales: Protect Internet Freedom And Seek Justice for Richard O’Dwyer | Demand Progress http://bit.ly/NPXXXI 

12 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

Let’s talk about “Precrime” < Emory Neuroethics Blog – Cyd Cipolla –http://bit.ly/LivRXC 

12 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

@katie_shen What do you think of this?: Why Women Still Can’t Have It All – By Anne-Marie Slaughter – http://bit.ly/LgipnR 

12 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

Mental Illness and Why The Skeptic Community Should Give a Shit, JT Eberhard Skepticon 4 – YouTube http://bit.ly/MjuKrS 

12 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

‘This Is Our Planet’ ISS Time-Lapse Video from Satellites Will Blow Your Mind – Set to the Xx’s Intro http://bit.ly/MjtmWg 

12 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

@katie_shen I don’t know much. Fascinating though, I’d love to read the book. Elyn Saks could become the @TempleG2697 of schizophrenia.

11 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

An interesting look at child prodigies, working memory, and family risk of autism http://bit.ly/Nf08FI 

11 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

Gay Brains,Gay Genes,Gay Rights:The Double-Edged Sword of Essentialism-If research were to uncover genes of sexuality.http://bit.ly/LfGmuD 

11 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

Tips to make the most out of your national conference or medical meeting http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2011/06/tips-national-medical-meeting.html … via @kevinmd

11 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

Climate change drives salmon evolution – New Scientist –http://bit.ly/MZWIsy 

11 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

Comic: Schizophrenia – An eleven page chapter from darryl cunnigham’s Psychiatric Tales http://bit.ly/LNSQGN 

11 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

Interview with @brandobalazs – his new doc. is about diagnosed schizophrenic rapper “Conspiracy” (who has a neurotypical identical twin)

11 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

Guessing emotions by the eyes alone: Reading the Mind in the Eyes Test http://bit.ly/PPNErQ 

11 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

Why Conspiracy thinks he’s possessed by two intergalactic space demons – an Interview with @BrandoBalazs http://bit.ly/PPKCE4 

11 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

Quora – Graduate School: What should I do during my PhD studies? – some good advice to young grad students http://bit.ly/S0Lhjr 

10 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

A Surgical Implant for Seeing Colors Through Sound – achromatopsic artist to implant the device NYtimes http://bit.ly/N4dCUx @jenny8lee

10 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

Oxitec’s mutant mosquitoes-Newyorker http://bit.ly/OjZu7b  Mother Joneshttp://bit.ly/OqJBvV  GMOs need to be evaluated on their mutation

10 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

http://bit.ly/OquW3Q  Today’s elites are not “highbrow snobs.” They are “cultural omnivores.” <NY TIMES

10 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

Diagnosing Parkinson’s in a phone call with a computer and a speech-processing algorithm from MIT’s Media Lab http://bit.ly/RSYGtG 

10 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

Single-microparticle imaging flow analyzer w/ throughput of 100,000particles/s. PNAS: http://bit.ly/Oqqt18  Press rel.: http://bit.ly/OqqCSg 

9 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

Future of Online Higher Ed? @bryan_caplan proposes 3models:http://bit.ly/Mbfeyi  @tylercowen proposes a 4th I agree w/ http://bit.ly/OpectE 

9 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

http://bit.ly/OqjGV0  – Doctors only trust doctors–How to deliver new clinical knowledge to the clinic? #med #medicine #psychiatry

9 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

Nasa’s discovery of an arsenic-friendly microbe refutedhttp://bit.ly/RKUmg3 

9 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

Whitman tried to seek help for violent urges before rampage.Turned out he had a glioblastoma. Here’s the note he left: http://bit.ly/PDDRFf 

9 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

Apocryphal “last Calvin and Hobbes comic ever.” http://bit.ly/RJSyEf 

9 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

I suddenly understand why people say kidney stones are so painful:http://bit.ly/RJHtTu  – that’s not what I was imagining before…

9 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

An older but good read, especially after researching my recent post:http://bit.ly/ODDoAm  The Drug Pushers-The Atlantic http://bit.ly/RJGxhW 

8 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

Mars Project-Upcoming doc about a diagnosed schizophrenic rapper (with a neurotypical identical twin) http://bit.ly/RJBMFh @BrandoBalazs

8 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

Cool .gif movie of a white blood cell in action: http://bit.ly/PCvqdo 

7 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

The math that caught the anesthesiologist’s fraud – http://bit.ly/RBjaqG  – faked human data fell outside normal distributions.

7 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

172/212 of Fuji’s papers fabricated – 13% of the 2,000 papers retracted over the last 40yrs involved anesthesiologistshttp://bit.ly/PwsEX4 

7 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

Do you know the Most Prescribed Psychiatric Drug? Most prescribed overall? What about the drug we spend the most $ on?http://tinyurl.com/cy8n7du 

6 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

BBC News – Man and robot linked by brain scanner http://bit.ly/Ou0pFR 

6 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

U.S. is 4.6% of the world’s pop., but takes 80% of opioids—and 99% of hydrocodone.Babies are being born dependent!#med http://bit.ly/NbItel 

6 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

Top 10 most prescribed psychiatric drugs, top 10 overall, and the 10 we spend the most money on http://wp.me/peVF4-8Y  #medicine#psychiatry

6 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

RT@Neuro_Skeptic:Eric Kandel’s new book on psychoanalysis: “The Age of Insight:The Quest to Understand the Unconscious”http://bit.ly/RjcPjv 

6 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

@RosieRedfield I agree!–Mendel’s dominance is confusing as hell! We know the mechanisms, so we should teach them!http://tinyurl.com/6qu7yxo 

3 JulEric Topol ‏@EricTopol

Sensors that pick up biorhythms previously not detected, for health/disease http://on.wsj.com/LMawk6  via @ShirleyWang #CDoM#mHealth

Retweeted by Neuroamer Blog

6 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

If the Higgs Boson is the “Physics’ Holy Grail,” then, Neuroscientists, what’s your Higgs Boson? Inspired by @Cancer_Cell

6 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

RT @brainpicker: Whoa, whoa, whoa. @carlzimmer has an app. And it’s about evolution. And it’s free. http://bit.ly/PiZWsH 

5 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

“Students at MIT…the very brightest ones, who would’ve gone into physics 20 ago, are now going into bio” Noam Chomskyhttp://bit.ly/Rg03lQ 

5 JulMariette DiChristina ‏@mdichristina

How to Succeed in Science: tips from the laureates from the last talks at #lnlm12http://goo.gl/xaUZM  @lindaunobel

Retweeted by Neuroamer Blog

5 JulSteve Silberman ‏@stevesilberman

Israeli scientists develop medical marijuana guaranteed to kill your buzz. http://goo.gl/1XUz1 

Retweeted by Neuroamer Blog

5 JulScience Magazine ‏@sciencemagazine

The still unpublished fraud-finding algorithm that caught Smeesters could shake up psychology http://scim.ag/LWKISm 

Retweeted by Neuroamer Blog

5 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

@radiolab: Why Newton Stuck a knife in his eye, 16-cone mantis shrimp, tetrachromatic humans? & the language of colorhttp://bit.ly/MOxxFG 

5 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

6mil US teens have Intermittent Explosive Disorder & 2/3 US teens have:threatened,destroyed property,or acted violently http://bit.ly/OuVnJg 

5 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

Are we responsible for our actions or the actions we’re capable of in strange sit.s – Grumpy Old Terrorists – @Radiolab http://bit.ly/Re3tWr 

5 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

RT @NEJM: Interactive graphic: growth & branching of 200 yrs of clinical trials that redefined #neurology#psychiatryhttp://bit.ly/N8wUo6 

5 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

SSRIs for teenagers? http://bit.ly/PeJ1aB  @Katherinesharpe raises issues with identity. @JBoltonFasman says untreated depression is worse.

5 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

@hsu_steve – Perhaps by digitizing basic lectures ala Kahn Academy, Profs will have more time for Oxford style tutoringhttp://bit.ly/PgBgAT 

5 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

Neurodevelopment: Unlocking the brain’s critical periodshttp://bit.ly/PdCNrD  < Nature News @jon_bardin @NatureNews

4 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

Unraveling Bolero – Radiolab – on Frontotemporal Dementia- 1st sx: compulsive and prolific art and creativity – http://bit.ly/MD7Ogz 

4 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

New Parkinson’s disease gene identified with help of Mennonite family: DNAJC13 – http://bit.ly/PfEcOo 

4 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

“Predator-Prey Equations Govern Gang Territories” http://bit.ly/P8Sz6U  < via @sciam

4 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

Graphic – Cocaine, a potent vasoconstrictor, can lead to ischemia, necrosis, and ulceration, and palatal perforation. http://bit.ly/N6a0xP 

4 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

New particle at 5-sigma Standard Deviations at 125 GeV fits description of elusive Higgs boson, scientists say http://bit.ly/RbjVGR 

4 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

Will the supreme court ruling  access to addiction and drug abuse treatment? – via @neuroghetto – http://bit.ly/R5H25K 

4 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

Dr. Drew Pinsky of Loveline & Celebrity Rehab was paid $275,000 by GSK to promote Wellbutrin as lowering sexual side fx http://bit.ly/MSIHKv 

3 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

Pope Benedict ‘believes in evolution’ | Mail Online (2007) <- how did I miss this? http://bit.ly/LtTgBX 

3 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

Automated Whole-cell patch-clamp of neurons – won’t put electrophysiologist out of work anytime soon, but cool stuffhttp://bit.ly/MPMBor 

3 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

DAT1, DRD2 and DRD4 May Play Role in Educational Achievement – APA: http://bit.ly/Lk63eV  – Dev Psych fulltext: http://bit.ly/LPjw80 

3 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

3d-gen sequencers produce reads as long as 23,000 bases, but make more errors – new correction alg. removes errors http://bit.ly/LtRKzV 

3 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

Has anyone studied twitter inflation? What’s the total number of new followers for all twitter users per day?

3 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

New drug, Belviq, approved for obesity. Lowers cravings by activating 5ht-2C in the brain, but not 2B in heart. http://bit.ly/NXDFdq 

2 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

This mo.’s cellpress podcast http://bit.ly/NXDbnL  – includes tropical disease’s mental health burden and cell therapy for neuropathic pain.

2 JulNeuroamer Blog ‏@Neuroamer

Reverse epidemiology and the obesity paradox – interesting – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://bit.ly/NczCuS

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