CogSci Librarian Blog Review

The featured blog is ‘CogSci Librarian‘ by Stephanie Wilson Brown an electronic resource librarian at the University of Connecticut. Brown has an interest in the cognitive neurosciences which is reflected in her posts. As a librarian, unsurprisingly, Brown highlights many useful and sometimes esoteric resources on the internet including as examples a list of the 100 most influential works in Cognitive Science, Philosophy resources (including ‘cognitive philosophy’), an article on PrimateLit and psychology books online. There are a number of interesting posts on comparative neurobiology including the Avian Theory of Mind, Gorillas use of Tools, the influence of snakes on primate visual evolution and why elephants are like humans. Brown tells us why she blogs in Another reason I blog which includes highlighting local resources for her place of work as well as letting people know more about library services. Another article about blogging –  science blogging – covers briefly some ways in which ‘scientese’ is translated into plain english and includes mention of a chemistry blog which brings open collaboration online (an alternative to the open collaboration internet model being developed on this blog). Brown also covers a number of other topics of interest in cognitive neurosciences identifying resources and examples include studying the placebo effect with neuroimaging, a Lecture on consciousness, Gratitude is good for you, Managing complexity, reading fiction and the effect on empathy and the Perception of magic. This is a blog with lots of useful links to Cognitive Neuroscience posts which also gives the reader insights into the work of librarians and the resources that they bring.


The comments made here represent the opinions of the author and do not represent the profession or any body/organisation. The comments made here are not meant as a source of medical advice and those seeking medical advice are advised to consult with their own doctor. The author is not responsible for the contents of any external sites that are linked to in this blog.

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