I thought I would share some of the interesting stuff I read this month on the web.
- Aalok Mehta has regrouped a list of diseases that are caused by proteins. Proteins are essential to all of our cells, but sometimes their defects cause diseases!
- SciCurious writes about financial difficulties when you are a young scientist.
- Felicity Muth writes about cultural transmission in vervet monkeys.
- Erich Jarvis, who makes research on the brain mechanisms of singing in birds, gave a great interview to BrainFacts.org.
- NeuroDojo writes about fossils, anatomy, behavior and diet of extinct species.
- Erin C. McKiernan writes on how neurons responsible for controlling our muscle get excited – an in-depth and interesting description.
- The BrainFacts.org image of the week illustrates how neurons in the retina of a salamander interact.
- Greg Hickok shares interesting ideas on the definition of language.
- Jason G. Goldman writes about dance in sea lions.
- Some nice illustrations of experiments tackling the relation between the brain and obesity by Sarah Bates.
Credits for thumbnail image: by Jens Langner released in the public domain.