POO, VOMIT, WIND   ⏱10:16

how smelling bodily odour stops men from killing & makes women warriors, how alcoholic binges shrink your brain & the wind farms that make you sick

episode #22, 10th December 2021 #poo #vomit #wind #baby #booze #error   image source

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our main brain stories this episode...

MEN: SMELL POO TO RELAX

making men & women smell a chemical found in mice, on skin & in poo makes men a bit less aggressive & women a bit more aggressive in deliberately-annoying computer games. no one but the authors or journalists seems to know why.   [read more...]

this story was in episode #22. original article: Mishor et al., 2021 (Science Advances), reported in: The Scientist by Chloe Tenn on 22nd November 2021 & The Daily Mail by Johnathan Chadwick on 19th November 2021 image source #skin #breath #faeces #brain #aggression #men

ratings: The Scientist: fair - scientific story mostly intact   The Daily Mail: fair - scientific story mostly intact  


BINGE DRINKING SHRINKS BRAIN

excessive alcohol consumption is bad for you, but 21st birthday boozing binges are associated with having a smaller brain later that week. specifically, less white matter connecting left & right. gulp.   [read more...]

this story was in episode #22. original article: Hua et al., 2020 (Alcoholism, Clinical And Experimental Research), reported in: The Daily Mail by Stacy Liberatore on 23rd November 2021 #binge #booze #brain #shrink #corpus #callosum

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


BEWARE SYNDROME SYNDROME

a couple who experienced years of sickness related, they claim, to a nearby wind farm, have won a legal case in france. their symptoms sound a lot like havana syndrome, migraine & other stress-induced malaises...   [read more...]

this story was in episode #22. reported in: The Guardian by Kim Willsher on 8th November 2021 #wind #turbine #syndome #Havana

rating: The Guardian: fact - scientific story reported well  


MIRRORCLE NEURONS: A CLARIFICATION

in episode 14, the error bar bemoaned the failure of scientists to stop the hype over mirror neurons - interesting sensory motor brain cells in certain parts of the brain. but this was a general moan. not directed at any specific scientist   [read more...]

this story was in episode #22. #mirror #neurons #clarification #hype #spin


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