Here are my picks this week for the best psychology/neuroscience posts on ResearchBlogging.org.
- Who feels pain after surgery...LONG after surgery? As many as 50 percent of patients report pain long after surgery. Healthskills examines a paper exploring some of the reasons why.
- Speaking of pain, how do you study whether overweight people feel "less full" than average-weight people? Have them swallow a condom and inflate it in their stomachs. Eew! Scicurious examines the science.
- Kids know Batman doesn't play with Spongebob, but do they keep the imaginary worlds they make up for games separate? The BPS Research Digest discusses.
- Finally, James Winters offers an exceptionally thorough explanation of the function of Broca's area in the brain: Part 1, Part 2. Read, learn, then add a comment suggesting which brain region you'd like him to discuss next. My vote: the Insula.