Curiosity Daily Podcast: You Create False Memories of Daily Tasks, Dogs Can Sense Earth’s Magnetic Field, and There’s No Up or Down in Space
Learn about why you have false memories of doing daily tasks; how we know that dogs might be able to sense Earth’s magnetic field via magnetoreception; and the science behind why there’s no up or down in space.
August 17, 2020
Episode Show Notes:
Science confirms we create false memories of doing daily tasks by Steffie Drucker
- Paper: Mundane behavioral decisions, actions can be “misremembered” as done. (2020). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-07/uoia-pmb071720.php
- Albarracin, D., Sunderrajan, A., McCulloch, K. C., & Jones, C. (2020). Mistaking an Intention for a Behavior: The Case of Enacting Behavioral Decisions Versus Simply Intending to Enact Them. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 014616722092920. https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167220929203
Dogs might be able to sense Earth’s magnetic field by Cameron Duke
- Benediktová, K., Adámková, J., Svoboda, J., Painter, M. S., Bartoš, L., Nováková, P., Vynikalová, L., Hart, V., Phillips, J., & Burda, H. (2020). Magnetic alignment enhances homing efficiency of hunting dogs. ELife, 9, e55080. https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.55080
- Frankel, R. (2014, May 18). Dogs at War: Three-Legged Dog Delivers Crucial Message in WWI. Nationalgeographic.com. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/5/140516-dogs-war-canines-soldiers-troops-army-military/
- Hart, V., Nováková, P., Malkemper, E. P., Begall, S., Hanzal, V., Ježek, M., Kušta, T., Němcová, V., Adámková, J., Benediktová, K., Červený, J., & Burda, H. (2013). Dogs are sensitive to small variations of the Earth’s magnetic field. Frontiers in Zoology, 10(1), 80. https://doi.org/10.1186/1742-9994-10-80
- Yirka, B. (2020, July 20). Dogs may use Earth’s magnetic field to navigate. Phys.org. https://phys.org/news/2020-07-dogs-earth-magnetic-field.html
In Outer Space, There Is No Up or Down by Joanie Faletto
- Saadeh, D., Feeney, S. M., Pontzen, A., Peiris, H. V., & McEwen, J. D. (2016). How Isotropic is the Universe? Physical Review Letters, 117(13). https://doi.org/10.1103/physrevlett.117.131302
- in. (2016, September 7). It’s official: You’re lost in a directionless universe. Science | AAAS. https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/09/it-s-official-you-re-lost-directionless-universe
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