Curiosity Daily Podcast: Myths and Science of Binaural Beats, How to Talk About Historical Injustices, and Australian Dingos Evolved from Pet Dogs
Learn about whether binaural beats are worth the hype; how Australian dingos evolved from domesticated animals; and how to navigate some unexpected consequences of talking about historical injustices.
March 12, 2020
Episode Show Notes:
Are binaural beats worth the hype? by Andrea Michelson
- Binaural beats synchronize brain activity, don’t affect mood. (2020). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-02/sfn-bbs021120.php
- Smith, L. (2019, September 30). What are binaural beats, and how do they work? Medicalnewstoday.Com; Medical News Today. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320019
- Perez, H. D. O., Dumas, G., & Lehmann, A. (2020). Binaural beats through the auditory pathway: from brainstem to connectivity patterns. Eneuro, ENEURO.0232-19.2020. https://doi.org/10.1523/eneuro.0232-19.2020
- López-Caballero, F., & Escera, C. (2017). Binaural Beat: A Failure to Enhance EEG Power and Emotional Arousal. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 11. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2017.00557
- Garcia-Argibay, M., Santed, M. A., & Reales, J. M. (2017). Binaural auditory beats affect long-term memory. Psychological Research, 83(6), 1124–1136. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00426-017-0959-2
Dingos descended from domesticated dogs by Cameron Duke
- Handwerk, B. (2018, August 15). How Accurate Is Alpha's Theory of Dog Domestication? https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-wolves-really-became-dogs-180970014/
- Smith, B. (2015). The Dingo Debate: Origins, Behaviour and Conservation. Csiro Publishing. https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=j6omCgAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PP1&dq=Smith,+B.+(2015).+dingo+debate+-+origins,+behaviour+and+conservation.+Csiro+Publishing.&ots=3_mq6lMji_&sig=mZZsGU__kGJWWujADYBBwmemUA4#v=onepage&q=land%20bridge&f=false
- KTH Royal Institute of Technology (2020, February 11). They were once domestic pets, then natural selection made dingoes wild. https://phys.org/news/2020-02-domestic-pets-natural-dingoes-wild.html
- Zhang, S.-J., Wang, G.-D., Ma, P., Zhang, L.-L., Yin, T.-T., Liu, Y.-H., … Zhang, Y.-P. (2020). Genomic regions under selection in the feralization of the dingoes. Nature Communications, 11(1). doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-14515-6
- Arendt, M., Cairns, K. M., Ballard, J. W. O., Savolainen, P., & Axelsson, E. (2016). Diet adaptation in dog reflects spread of prehistoric agriculture. Heredity, 117(5), 301–306. https://doi.org/10.1038/hdy.2016.48
Bringing up historical injustices makes majority groups defensive, but there's a way around it by Kelsey Donk
- Bringing Up Past Injustices Make Majority Groups Defensive. (2020, February 5). Harvard Business Review. https://hbr.org/2020/02/research-bringing-up-past-injustices-make-majority-groups-defensive
- Social identity theory | Definition, History, & Facts | Britannica. (2020). In Encyclopædia Britannica. https://www.britannica.com/topic/social-identity-theory
- Hideg, I., & Wilson, A. E. (2020). History backfires: Reminders of past injustices against women undermine support for workplace policies promoting women. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 156, 176–189. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.obhdp.2019.10.001
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