2005-11-11 Spike activity

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

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An article on why people believe in alien abduction, and a link to an online study on unusual sleep experiences.

Wired on recent studies suggesting ritual users of the hallucinogen Peyote show no mental or neurological impairment.

Researchers find brain differences in how males and females experience humour.

Interesting Wikipedia page on the diffusion of innovations.

MRI scans can help with the diagnosis of schizophrenia claim researchers (again).

Children of bipolar parents score higher on creativity test.

Complex links between depression, suicide and epilepsy discovered by recent study.

Brief review of book on the ‘science of false memories‘.

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