Monthly Archives: September 2005

Thumbs down to baby signing

Last Tuesday‚Äôs Independent carried a feature by Lucy Cavendish, mother of one-year-old Jerry, on ‚Äòbaby signing‚Äô: the idea that teaching and communicating with your (hearing) pre-linguistic child via sign language speeds their language development, enhances their IQ and allows them to communicate with you before they can talk. The UK launch of leading baby-signer Joseph […]

2005-09-02 Spike activity

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Brain areas associated with pleasure and anxiety are activated when assessing risk. Early research suggests that emotion can increase the risk of an attack in people with asthma. The first book on vetinary psychiatry is published. ‘Safety Smock‘ – especially designed clothes for preventing […]

Iron Maiden’s d√©j√† vu

Whilst looking for an article in the British Journal of Psychiatry I came across this curious letter, noting an accurate description of d√©j√† vu in the lyrics of an Iron Maiden song. … Sir: Sno, Linszen and De Jonge have <a href="reviewed a number of descriptions of d√©j√† vu in poetry and literature (Journal, April […]


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