Wow. Cognitive Daily, a cognitive psychology blog over at ScienceBlogs that has run actual honest-to-goodness content daily for five years, is ending its long, wholly successful run. I’m sure there’s a psychological term for the emotional pang I feel over the loss of a blog whose content I may have only read 0.01%, if that, especially since the blog itself will probably stay up as long as Seed Media does, but that’s neither here nor there.
While we won’t be here, we’ve seen a number of exceptional psychology blogs join us in sharing the science of psychology with the world, and we encourage you to visit them. Rather than single any of these blogs out, we ask that you visit Dave’s ongoing project, ResearchBlogging.org. There, by clicking on the “Psychology” and “Neuroscience” channels, you can find nearly 100 blogs that regularly discuss peer-reviewed research in the same fields we’ve been covering here. You can also follow dedicated psychology and neuroscience RSS feeds, or the @researchblogs twitter feed, to get an even broader view of what’s going on in the world of science.
I’ve been at this blog for a mere two-ish years, most of which I’ve spent prodding bees’ nests, pissing off friends and family alike, and I’d be loath to walk away from this blog at this stage of its life cycle. I can’t imagine walking away from five years of deep conversation and well-researched content. Greta and Dave Munger’s moving on will leave a hole in the blogosphere that will be assuredly difficult to fill.