I’ve been gone! First was preparing for the big neuroscience conference SFN, then was SFN itself, then was a nasty cold, followed by catching up on the other work I missed in all those weeks. While I write up new posts, here are some tasty links for you to peruse:
– I hadn’t realized that cockroaches were social. Did you know that cockroaches form mixed-family herds, and that given the choice of hiding out individually in shelters or hanging in a group, they will choose to collect in one large group? Me either. When raised on their own, the now-sad little critters will develop isolation syndrome.
– Do the same neural circuits process social and nonsocial information? Probably not.