Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news:
Drug advertising has a profound effect on prescribing researchers report (for doctors, a classic study showed that 61% of doctors believed promotions do not influence their own prescribing, but only 16% believed other physicians were similarly unaffected. No Free Lunch for me please).
An article from Time Magazine, discusses the links between madness, chess and Bobby Fischer.
Brief but competent summary of cognitive theories of empathy and understanding others’ motivations.
Pressure from conservative groups cuts funding for sex research in the USA.