What One Learns By Studying Studies about Drinking

To answer the question, What happens when people drink alcohol? one can read through thousands of research studies published in respected scholarly journals. One must look a bit harder to answer a different question: What, exactly, did some of those researchers hope to learn by doing that research? Let’s take a quick hop through the literature in one […]

How to Begin a Scientific Report: Headless, Topless

Here’s one way to begin a scientific report. Grab the reader’s attention: “Real faces, real emotions: perceiving facial expressions in naturalistic contexts of voices, bodies and scenes,” Beatrice de Gelder [pictured here] and Jan Van den Stock, in A.J. Calder, G. Rhodes, J.V. Haxby & M.H. Johnson (Eds.), The handbook of face perception. Oxford: Oxford […]