We get good & gross with ancient psychoanalysis, the world’s worst midnight snack, and a new look at an old adage. Also, obscenity.
Someday, we here at Miss Behavior Journal Club might produce a family-friendly episode. But today is not that day. This episode is only for those adults who are juvenile at heart.
- The absurd psychoanalytic case study Leah found when she misguidedly researched mutual defecation: Anaclitic therapy induced by drugs. Azima, Vispo, & McKenna (1961), Comprehensive Psychiatry.
- We here at MBJC don’t do many medical PSAs, but here is one: If defecation hurts, please see a doctor, not a 1960s psychoanalyst.
- Newborn mice form lasting CA2-dependent memories of their mothers. Laham, Diethorn, & Gould (2021), Cell Reports.
- Cortical response selectivity derives from strength of numbers of synapses. Scholl et al. (2021), Nature.
- For more on synaptic plasticity, check out the Fitzpatrick laboratory.
- Rats show direct reciprocity when interacting with multiple partners. Kettler, Schweinfurth, Taborsky (2021), Scientific Reports.
- If you’re looking for ways to make your own night snacking habits to seem less disgusting by comparison, this is the SMAD libs paper: Coprophagy-related interspecific nocturnal interactions between Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata yakui) and sika deer (Cervus nippon yakushimae). Nishikawa and Mochida (2010), Primates.