Bystander effect, wanderlust gene, and phytoestrogens

Thursday, 14 April 2016 - 8:30am to 9:00am
You may recognise it as edamame, but it's also known Glycine max, the ubiquitous soybean (Photo by H. Zell, via Wikimedia Commons)

We look at the bystander effect, the psychological phenomenon where people ignore those who need help, and what can be done to overcome it.

We also examine the so-called "wanderlust gene", aka DRD4-7R, said to be associated with the urge to travel and the desire for novelty.

And we find out whether the phytoestrogens in your soy and linseed are good for your health.

Lost in Science team
Thursday 8:30am to 9:00am
Entertaining news and discussion about research that has impact on society and providing a wide range of science and technology news. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network.

Presenter

Chris Lassig, Stuart Burns, Claire Farrugia and Manisha Bhardwaj.

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