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A Week In Science – 31 May 2013

Media coverage of this week’s stories

Why our brains accept a virtual body as real – Article from Mother Nature Network

Anorexic Girls Don’t Just Think They’re Fat; They Move Like It, Too – Article from Medical Daily

Hand, foot, mouth disease: vaccine hopes – Article from

550 years, $66m lost in R&D cash fight – Article from The Australian

Intelligence linked to ability to ignore distractions – Article from BBC News

Genetic Researchers Solve Mystery of White Tigers – Article from

The Changing Science of Just-About-Birds and Not-Quite-Birds – Article from National Geographic Network

Evolving Western musical styles – This story was not picked up in the media

Academic papers featured

Llobera, J et al., The relationship between virtual body ownership and temperature sensitivity, J R Soc Interface. (2013)

Keizer A et al., Too Fat to Fit through the Door: First Evidence for Disturbed Body- Scaled Action in Anorexia Nervosa during Locomotion, PLoS ONE 8(5). (2013)

Zhu F et al., Efficacy, safety, and immunology of an inactivated alum-adjuvant enterovirus 71 vaccine in children in China: a multicentre, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial, The Lancet. (2013)

Herbert D, Funding: Australia’s grant system wastes time, Nature 495. (2013)

Melnick et al., A Strong Interactive Link between Sensory Discriminations and Intelligence, Current Biology. (2013)

Xu et al., The Genetic Basis of White Tigers, Current Biology 23. (2013)

Godefroit et al., A Jurassic avialan dinosaur from China resolves the early phylogenetic history of birds, Nature. (2013)

Zivic, P et al., Perceptual basis of evolving Western musical styles, PNAS. (2013)

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