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.