News from the blogs we read…

First of all, congratulations to Daniel Lende and Greg Downey whose excellent Neuroanthropology blog has just made the move to a new science blogging platform: PLoS Blogs.  This new venture, under the auspices of the Public Library of Science — which has been in the forefront of developing open-access journals in science and medicine — includes a number of great-looking blogs, including science journalist Steve Silberman’s NeuroTribes, The Gleaming Retort by John Rennie–who was editor in chief of Scientific American from 1994 to 2009, and pharmacologist David Kroll’s Take as Directed, among several others.  Given that anthropological perspectives are often given short shrift in science-and-medicine-oriented venues, it is particularly gratifying to see Neuroanthropology included among the PLoS Blogs.

Also, the blog of the Foundation for Psychocultural Research is starting to become more active.  They have just posted the first of several summaries of their conference on Cultural and Biological Contexts of Psychiatric Disorder, which Emily Ng reported on for Somatosphere in February.