2005-07-22 Spike activity

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

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A thought-controlled voice synthesiser might be the next logical step for ‘neuroprosthetics’.

Marketing companies are developing software to profile personal characteristics from blogs.

One we missed from the week before: Great Cognitive Daily article on research into eliciting false confessions.

Wired looks at the research of the ‘Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research program’ who investigate whether mental events can affect machines.

Children as young as 7 can detect self-interest in a speaker’s claims.

Scientific American takes a look at how neuroscience is advancing treatment for Parkinson’s disease.

Adolescent girls show changes in slang and colloquial language before boys.

Architects and designers are starting to use findings from neuroscience to design better buildings.

Researchers claim to have found one of the genes that increase risk for autism.

Study finds 80% of 14-16 year old girls want to crash diet to “attract boys’ attention and achieve self-confidence”.

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