Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news:
Differing patterns of brain activation are found for faces of different races.
A gene linked to depression may weaken a brain circuit linked to emotion and mood regulation.
One of the basic tenants of motivation theory is questioned: Instrinsic motivation – doing things for their own reward – doesn’t exist claims researcher.
An article describes a writer’s experience with ADHD medication and its effect on his life.
Opposites attract – particularly in people diagnosed with personality disorder – claims psychologist.
An article on psychiatrist and author M. Scott Peck finds him a complex, troubled and contradictory character – much like everybody else.
New Scientist reports on highlights from the international autism conference in Boston.
An article exames the existence of gay imagery in alien abduction accounts.