Learn about how being a “Viking” was actually a career choice, not an ethnicity, why it’s easy to plant false memories, and how the pandemic has made birdsong more complex.
"Viking" was a job description, not heredity by Grant Currin
Helmets. (2020). National Museum of Denmark. https://en.natmus.dk/historical-knowledge/denmark/prehistoric-period-until-1050-ad/the-viking-age/weapons/helmets/
Curry, A. (2020, September 16). ‘Viking’ was a job description, not a matter of heredity, massive ancient DNA study shows. Science | AAAS. https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/09/viking-was-job-description-not-matter-heredity-massive-ancient-dna-study-shows
Margaryan, A., Lawson, D. J., Sikora, M., Racimo, F., Rasmussen, S., Moltke, I., Cassidy, L. M., Jørsboe, E., Ingason, A., Pedersen, M. W., Korneliussen, T., Wilhelmson, H., Buś, M. M., de Barros Damgaard, P., Martiniano, R., Renaud, G., Bhérer, C., Moreno-Mayar, J. V., Fotakis, A. K., … Willerslev, E. (2020). Population genomics of the Viking world. Nature, 585(7825), 390–396. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-020-2688-8
It's Surprisingly Easy to Plant False Memories by Ashley Hamer
Scientists and Practitioners Don’t See Eye to Eye on Repressed Memory. (2013). Association for Psychological Science - APS. https://www.psychologicalscience.org/news/releases/scientists-and-practitioners-dont-see-eye-to-eye-on-repressed-memory.html#.WRJKslMrKi4
And the Memory Wars Wage On. (2014, March 5). Nationalgeographic.Com. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/phenomena/2014/03/05/and-the-memory-wars-wage-on/
Loftus, E. F. (2020). Elizabeth F. Loftus | Elizabeth F. Loftus. Uci.Edu. https://faculty.sites.uci.edu/eloftus/
Creating False Memories. (2020). Washington.Edu. https://staff.washington.edu/eloftus/Articles/sciam.htm
The Pandemic Has Made Birdsong More Complex by Steffie Drucker
Simon, M. (2020, September 24). How the Pandemic Transformed This Songbird’s Call. Wired; WIRED. https://www.wired.com/story/how-the-pandemic-transformed-this-songbirds-call/
In San Francisco bay area, shutdown reduced anthropogenic noise, which changed birdsong quality. (2020). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-09/aaft-isf092120.php
Stokstad, E. (2020, September 24). When COVID-19 silenced cities, birdsong recaptured its former glory. Science | AAAS. https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/09/when-covid-19-silenced-cities-birdsong-recaptured-its-former-glory
Derryberry, E. P., Phillips, J. N., Derryberry, G. E., Blum, M. J., & Luther, D. (2020). Singing in a silent spring: Birds respond to a half-century soundscape reversion during the COVID-19 shutdown. Science. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.abd5777
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