2005-08-19 Spike activity

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

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Erotic or gory images prevent the processing of other images for a (very) short time.

The mysterious “junk DNA” may have an important role in guiding brain development.

Mobile brain-scanner proposed to detect possible stroke in an ambulance.

A piece in The Herald asks the question why do we believe in aliens?

Money might bring happiness, but only relatively.

Numenware on a recent paper that discusses the neuroscience of why mystical experiences often happen on mountaintops.

Interesting analysis of Sherlock Holme’s cocaine habit.

Developmental psychologist Rebecca Saxe describes theories about how we understand other people’s minds.

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