Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news:
Users are more likely to agree with opinions when they’re delivered by a computer generated head that mirrors their movements.
The Times discusses a recent meeting on the ‘Science of Happiness and the new focus on ‘positive psychology’.
An outbreak of a rare form of the brain infection encephalitis threatens parts of India.
Clowns help children cope with uncomfortable surgery but annoy Doctors (I love the image of a Clown squirting surgeons with trick flowers during surgery, much to the child’s delight).
Do computer harm children’s development? Yes, argues educator Lowell Monke.