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Open Journals: something good to report

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Yohimbine-Induced Amygdala Activation in Pathological Gamblers: A Pilot Study,
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Socioeconomic Status (SES) and Children's Intelligence (IQ): In a UK-Representative Sample SES Moderates the Environmental, Not Genetic, Effect on IQ
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The Function and Organization of Lateral Prefrontal Cortex: A Test of Competing Hypotheses
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Learning to Learn: Theta Oscillations Predict New Learning, which Enhances Related Learning and Neurogenesis
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Attitudes Towards End-of-Life Decisions and the Subjective Concepts of Consciousness: An Empirical Analysis
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Win-Stay-Lose-Learn Promotes Cooperation in the Spatial Prisoner's Dilemma Game
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Vocabulary Learning in a Yorkshire Terrier: Slow Mapping of Spoken Words
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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, How Does My Brain Recognize My Image at All?
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When Does Diversity Trump Ability (and Vice Versa) in Group Decision Making? A Simulation Study
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Evidence for Two Numerical Systems That Are Similar in Humans and Guppies
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The majority of these articles were underwhelming based on reading their abstracts, but almost every one had an idea that I could place, and some were sufficiently interesting for me to download and read the whole article. You can appreciate the succinct structure of these scientific articles when you're looking to get the main point quickly. Their structure consists of Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results, Conclusions and this makes it pretty easy to get that content that most suits your need.

In particular I found the following articles of interest:

Socioeconomic Status and Children's Intelligence (same average IQ but greater variance among lower socio-economic class)
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Learning to Learn: Theta Oscillations (learning new things prolongs brain cell life at any age)

Win-Stay-Lose-Learn Promotes Cooperation (having dissatisfied players adopt the strategy of more satisfied players promotes cooperation, is it significant that this should come out of China?)

Vocabulary Learning in a Yorkshire Terrier ("As reported in 2004 in Science a border collie not only learned to identify more than 200 words ... remembering (some) meanings after just one presentation." -- holy cow!)

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I am hoping that open access journals will improve... by lincoln stoller on Sunday, Feb 19, 2012 at 3:42:46 PM
but they're not the only racket.  First, it's... by Josh Mitteldorf on Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 1:53:30 PM
Here's an inspiring story: Michael Rosenzweig, a s... by Josh Mitteldorf on Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 2:05:47 PM