A new study builds on prize-winning do-chimps-recognize-buttocks research, adding an upside-down appraisal: “Getting to the Bottom of Face Processing. Species-Specific Inversion Effects for Faces and Behinds in Humans and Chimpanzees (Pan Troglodytes),” Mariska E. Kret and Masaki Tomonaga, PLOS ONE, November 30, 2016. The authors, at Leiden University, the Netherlands, and Kyoto University, Japan, build […]
Strangulated, Shaken and Inverted, for medical reasons
For details of this study (“Cases of Strangulated Hernia, Treated by Inflation of the Bowels, and by Shaking the Patient Whilst in an Inverted Position,” R Griffin, British Medical Journal, 1864), see Alice Dreger’s blog.
Nasal topsy-turvyism examined
More than one scientific investigator has examined the implications of misplaced facial attributes in drawings. [Example] But fewer have drawn attention to the implications of a facial attribute which actually is misplaced (rather than just in an illustration). What would happen for example, if one’s nose was upside down? This question was asked – and […]