THE SHAVING FOAM FIRE HOSE OF BRAIN NEWS   ⏱11:45

how the mouse eye tells the mouse brain that a mouse is scratching itself, how dogs are everywhere & the two scientific cultures of simplifiers & complificators

episode #31, 10th October 2022 #mouse #itch #dogs #Occam #parsimony #SCN   image source

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our main brain stories this episode...

MOUSE SEE, MOUSE ITCH

a remarkably-specific function has been given to light-sensitive cells in the eye & the brain area to which they send their signals: contagious itching. the basic behavioural finding didn't replicate in another laboratory.   [read more...]

this story was in episode #31. original articles: Gao et al., 2022 (Cell Reports), Yu et al., 2017 (Science), Liljencrantz et al., 2017 (Science), Barry et al., 2017 (Science), reported in: The New Scientist by Miriam Fauzia on 4th October 2022 #itch #mirror #neurons #contagion #vision

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DOGS ARE EVERYWHERE

there must have been a dog science conference recently, because two scientific papers and four newspaper articles are about dogs this week. this week.   [read more...]

this story was in episode #31. original articles: Riddoch et al., 2022 (Public Library of Science ONE), Marti et al., 2022 (Public Library of Science ONE), reported in: The Daily Mail by Fiona Jackson on 5th October 2022 & The Daily Mail by Johnathan Chadwick on 30th September 2022 & The Independent by Nina Massey on 28th September 2022 & The Daily Mail by Fiona Jackson on 28th September 2022 #dog #behaviour #smell #pulp #stress #robot


EFFINGHAM'S SHAVING FOAM FIRE HOSE

occam's razor is a principle of parsimony & simplicity. lesser-known is frank of effingham who thought that science was at its best when it multiplied concepts far beyond all sense & reason. we give thanks for his shaving foam fire hose   [read more...]

this story was in episode #31. image source #OCCAM #RAZOR #FOAM #SIMPLICITY #PARSIMONY


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