2005-08-05 Spike activity

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


With all-new date-first title. I’ve realised that MovableType chops the URL of each post, so every ‘Spike activity’ had the same URL. Hopefully, we should be fixed…

Science News has a feature article on how pharmaceutical companies influence doctors’ drug prescriptions.

Wired discuses research on how ‘mental workouts‘ are being found to maintain mental sharpness in some.

Fantastic article from Harvard Review on the function of sleep and the work on leading sleep neuroscientist Robert Stickgold.

Story and video report on research showing that cognitive therapy reduces repeat suicide attempts by half (via PsyBlog).

Psychiatric polypharmacy, the practice of prescribing more than one medication to treat a condition, is being widely practised on US children.

The Economist discusses how describing financial markets as if they were alive, changes predictions made about them.

People with severe mental illness and more likely to be victims of violence than perpetrators, finds recent study.

One Comment

  1. cicatrix
    Posted August 5, 2005 at 4:21 pm | Permalink

    oh, you mean, you only just noticed that?…..I always thought it was on purpose! Perhaps if you get the chance, you could republish the old ‘Spike Activity’ pages somewhere

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