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Cuttlefish in 3D Glasses – Trevor Wardill

Why Velcro 3D glasses onto cuttlefish? In Episode 69, Trevor Wardill from the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior at the University of Minnesota discusses his research into the previously unknown ability of the cephalopod to see in stereo vision.

The week's top science news from @ParsingScience ...

The lazy poor or the entitled rich?

Commentary on Republicans' tendency to believe that a person is rich because they've worked harder, whereas most Democrats say that it's because they had advantages in life.

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Birds show humanlike ability to make predictions

A species of parrot has been found able to integrate knowledge, providing first evidence of true statistical inference outside of apes.

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Caffeine boosts problem-solving abilities, but not creativity

While caffeine is known to increase focus, alertness and motor skills, study finds it doesn't improve creative thinking.

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The minds babies start with

Newborns' visual cortices appear to be hardwired for specialized tasks of seeing faces and places.

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The secret to a long life?

Identical sex chromosomes may explain why females tend to outlive males by over 15% on average.

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Faster processing speed for deservingness-relevant info

People react more quickly to stories involving deserved and undeserved outcomes than those with neutral ones, study of 51 undergraduate women finds.

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Autistic kids' auditory delays may persist into adulthood

Delay in autistic children’s brain responses to sound linked to language difficulties and found to continue into adulthood.

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Upcoming guests

Amalia Bastos from the The University of Auckland will join us to discuss her article “The Kea show three signatures of domain-general statistical inference”  [email us to submit a question].

Courtney Coughenour and Jennifer Pharr from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, will join us to discuss their article “Estimated car cost as a predictor of driver yielding behaviors for pedestrians”  [already recorded].

Akchousanh Rasphone from the University of Oxford will join us to discuss her article “Documenting the demise of tiger and leopard, and the status of other carnivores and prey, in Lao PDR’s most prized protected area: Nam Et – Phou Louey” [already recorded].

Veronica Sevillano from the University of Madrid will join us to discuss her chapter “Animals as social groups: An intergroup relations analysis of human-animal conflicts” [already recorded].

Jeremy Gunawardena from Harvard University will join us to discuss his article “A complex hierarchy of avoidance behaviors in a single-cell eukaryote” [already recorded].

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