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TIME FOR A HUG   ⏱08:06


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how long to hug someone for, how to make many labs make the right work, an update on canada's mysterious brain disease, & three neuroscientists pass

episode #21, 26th November 2021 #hug #meta #manylabs #canada   image source

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our main brain stories this episode...

HUG FOR FIVE SECONDS

when hugged by the same researcher in a controlled laboratory setting, london undergraduate students prefer five- or ten-second hugs to one-second hugs. out on campus, male huggers tend to criss-cross their arms.   [read more...]

this story was in episode #21. original article: Dueren et al., 2021 (Acta Psychologica), reported in: The Daily Mail by Johnathan Chadwick on 16th November 2021 #hug #affective #posture #social #touch

rating: The Daily Mail: fact - scientific story reported well  


CANADIAN BRAIN DISEASE UPDATE

the mysterious brain disease in canada, first reported in episode #9, returns to the headlines as a canadian neuropathologist dismisses evidence of a new cluster of disease   [read more...]

this story was in episode #21. reported in: The Globe and Mail by Kevin Bissett on 26th October 2021 & The Globe and Mail by Greg Mercer on 27th October 2021 & The Guardian by Leyland Cecco on 16th November 2021 #canada #brain #neuropathology #error


MANY HANDS MAKE LABS WORK

two large replication & manylab collaboration papers came out this month. they represent major steps forward for improving neuroscience practice   [read more...]

this story was in episode #21. original articles: Pavlov et al., 2021 (Cortex), Schilling et al., 2021 (NeuroImage), #manylab #EEG #DTI #collaboration


RUTTER, CORBALLIS, BECK

psychiatry & cognitive neuroscience pay their respects to professors rutter, beck & corballis, who worked on autism, depression & brain lateralisation, respectively.   [read more...]

this story was in episode #21. reported in: The New York Times by Richard Sandomir on 7th November 2021 & The BBC on 1st November 2021 & Twitter by Steven Dakin on 15th November 2021 #rutter #beck #corballis #brain #health