Capturing my attention around the blogs this week:
- It doesn't surprise me when a brief press report on a piece of research confuses correlation with causation, but I am always taken aback when a researcher makes this beginner's mistake. Laura Freberg offers such a case here.
- "Are we really fooled when storekeepers price something at $19.95 instead of a round twenty bucks?" Wray Herbert discusses a series of experiments showing that the precision of pricing does, indeed, affect our judgment of value. Read More...
- Situational influences on eating (in The Situationist).
- Immune function and the brain: Can physical illness cause depression? (in Mindblog).
- Here is an interesting post followed by some thoughtful comments on the "popularization" of neuroscience (The Frontal Cortex).