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EYES WIDE SHUT   ⏱08:51


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how different people see the world of colour differently, the study of love that triggered a studied hate & the annual review of the error bar's existence.

episode #33, 7th November 2022 #colour #love #hate #difference #ReasonsToBe   image source

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our main brain stories this episode...

COLOUR INCONSTANCY

in a win-win for communication & science, an extensive scientific review of individual differences in colour perception is conveyed clearly & cogently in scientific american. fascinating stuff.   [read more...]

this story was in episode #33. original article: Bosten, 2022 (Annual Review Of Vision Science), reported in: Scientific American by Nicola Jones on 1st November 2022 #colour #color #light #perception #difference



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TRIGGERS FOR LOVE AND HATE

a scientific report of mother-infant attachment behaviour in monkeys has drawn hyperbolic coverage from the media, & outrage from animal welfare groups & some scientists. all research has ethical implications. a balance must be struck.   [read more...]

this story was in episode #33. original articles: Livingstone, 2022 (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America), Grimm, 2022 (Science), reported in: The Daily Mail by Stacy Liberatore on 25th October 2022 image source #monkey #infant #vision #animal #rights


WHY IS THE ERROR BAR OPEN

every year or so, the error bar is forced to re-consider why its doors are open. this year, the answer is that the error bar is a space, a blog, a sketch pad & a repository for news, critique & opinion that will likely never be fully-baked.   [read more...]

this story was in episode #33. #podcast #science #blog #repository #opinion