linkfest – 03/13/11

Giftedness Linked to Prenatal Exposure of Higher Levels of Testosterone

Creativity is an upside to ADHD“For the same reason that ADHD might create problems, like distraction, it can also allow an openness to new ideas.”

Cold War, (relatively) warm feelings – from the a epigone.

Do genes make people evil?“[T]wo recent findings provide strong evidence that evil behavior—mass murder, armed robbery, and perhaps even newspaper theft—might be caused by the right set of genes interacting with the wrong environment.” [subscription req.]

Natural homophobes? Evolutionary psychology and antigay attitudes

Thrill-seeking females work hard for their next fix“[W]omen become addicted to cocaine more easily than men and find it harder to give up.”

Anthropologists Link Human Uniqueness to Hunter-Gatherer Group Structure

Epidemiology: Study of a lifetime“In 1946, scientists started tracking thousands of British children born during one cold March week. On their 65th birthday, the study members find themselves more scientifically valuable than ever before.”

Aging rates, gender gap in mortality similar across all primates

2 Comments

  1. Giftedness Linked to Prenatal Exposure of Higher Levels of Testosterone

    I wonder to what extent this is code for “giftedness skews towards males”?

    The article is unclear. Like so much of pop-science writing, it gives us more meta-talk and obeisance to PC than actual information.

    Note a related-story recommended by sciencedaily.com in that article: “Having a Male Co-Twin Improves Mental Rotation Performance in Females“!

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  2. > Epidemiology: Study of a lifetime

    I really enjoyed the correlation = causation agitprop… in mother____ Nature of all places.

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