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Apr 14

Encephalon # 68 carnival, which covers neuroscience and psychology  is up at Ourborous. Chris uses a nice question and answer format for presenting the various submissions.

There are a couple of submissions I would like to point out. Daniel Lende at neuroanthropology takes a critical look at the recent popularity of research examining how poverty affects the brain.

Sandy G at mousetrap discusses an evolutionary theory of how low mood might lead people to become risk averse to avoid further loses. This also suggests that a series of personal failures would lead to risk averse behavior, and hence depressive like symptoms.

Don’t just accept my limited selection, go check out the entire carnival.

The aging and longevity blog carnival, Hourglass, will be coming online today at Psique (updated: here is the link) which is written by Laura Kilarski. I am looking forward to her write up, so check out her blog later today for the 9th edition of the hourglass carnival.

Feb 10
Grains in an Hourglass
Image by S Migol via Flickr

The 8th edition of the Hourglass blog carnival on the biology of aging is up at Sharpbrains’ blog. Alvaro has done another fine job of writing up the carnival.

Jul 9
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Chris Patil, from Ouroboros has done a great job at organizing the first Hourglass blog carnival on the topic of the biology of aging.

There are pieces that cover databases of aging and longevity in a number of organisms at FightAging, personal experience of being involved in a human calorie restriction study by Elizabeth Ewen at weekly adventures of a girl on a diet, reseeding decellularized organs by Attila Csordas at Partial Immortalization - you have to go read it to figure it out, an interview by Alvaro Fernandez at SharpBrains of a leading neuroscientist who suggested the practical idea of a walking book club (which I was so impressed with that I wrote a short piece on here), and my piece on the possible link between intelligence/education and lifespan.

Thanks again Chris, look forward to the next installment of the Hourglass carnival on August 12th - contact Chris if you are interesting in contributing a piece and/or hosting.