Spike activity

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news:


More on the proposed project to study the pain-killing effect of religion – a continuation of the research on the pain-reducing effect of soft porn perhaps ? Only seems to work for men though, sorry girls.

Lovers are worse at spotting other people in love. Truly, love is blind.

fMRI study shows that the brain is connected as a small-world network. Like actors, mathematicians and even the internet.

Exploding the self-esteem myth – a critical article on the concept of self-esteem from Scientific American.

Research shows passive smoking can have significant negative effects on reading, math, and logic and reasoning, in children and adolescents.


  1. scruzia
    Posted January 14, 2005 at 11:42 pm | Permalink

    While I like the idea of a “small-word network”, I suspect that it’s not what you meant to type.

  2. Vaughan
    Posted January 16, 2005 at 2:06 pm | Permalink

    Well spotted. It’s now fixed to make a little more sense!

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