Ep. 20: Didgeri-don’t Get The Flu

Amielle has two good excuses: she had the flu, and she was doing it for science. Why she decided to share has more to do with owning up to the fragility of being human. This episode has it all: Wolves! Whales! Typewriter chatbots! Nitrous! Immediate early genes! Toe tapping! Also, treacherous toots.


To the best of our abilities, all research for planned discussion is cited orally in the show. Please send any concerns about un-cited material to us via Twitter (@MissBehaviorJC).

  • 1:32 – Here is the comic based on that old Asimov quote about “Eureka!” vs “That’s funny…”
  • 2:35 – Check out the original ELIZA source code (and thank your local archivists!)
  • 6:00 – For some context on the use of dolls in child abuse interviews, see:
    • Twenty-five years of interviewing research and practice: Dolls, diagrams, and the dynamics of abuse disclosure (Lyon, 2012)
    • The Use of Visual Aids in Forensic Interviews with Children (Wolfman, Brown, & Jose, 2017)
    • (Content warning: they’re exactly as tough to read as you might expect)
  • 11:30 – The Interseasonal Resurgence of Respiratory Syncytial Virus in Australian Children Following the Reduction of Coronavirus Disease 2019–Related Public Health Measures (Foley et al., 2021)
  • 16:20 – If you know of any good replication data for this paper, please let us know!
    • Olfactory exposure to males, including men, causes stress and related analgesia in rodents (Sorge et al., 2014)
  • 18:30 – There’s so much more to this than we had time to discuss, so check it out yourself:
    • A general procedure to measure the pacing of body movements timed to music and metronome in younger and older adults (Rose et al., 2021)
  • 28:05 – A phase 2 trial of inhaled nitrous oxide for treatment-resistant major depression (Nagele et al., 2021)
  • More N2O background: History and background on nitrous oxide: European Society of Anaesthesiology Task Force on Nitrous Oxide – a narrative review of its role in clinical practice (Buhre et al., 2019)
  • Check out the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale for yourself!
  • 36:40 – What’s up with those geladas? A Bruce Effect in Wild Geladas
  • For more on non-human primate social upheaval, see Alpha male replacements in nonhuman primates: Variability in processes, outcomes, and terminology (Teichroeb & Jack, 2017)
  • 41:20 – Another one for the “Uh oh, environment matters!” files
    • Controlling for activity-dependent genes and behavioral states is critical for determining brain relationships within and across species (Biegler et al., 2021)
  • 51:05 – Whales and wolves and walruses, oh my!
  • For more fun with vocalization, try: Acoustic sequences in non-human animals: a tutorial review and prospectus (Kershenbaum et al. 2014)
  • Outro didgeridoo music from Richard Walley

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