2005-12-09 Spike activity

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


Best Visual Illusion of the Year Contest launched!

Arguments between couples slow wound healing (presumably suffered during previous arguments).

Mirror neurons work differently in people with autism.

Colour blindness may have hidden advantages (the ability to better discriminate shades of khaki!)

Cycle helmet shaped like a brain (via BoingBoing)

Large head size linked to later development of brain cancer.

Interview with procrastination researcher and his classification of different procrastination types (‘habitual lollygagger’ anyone?).

Cognitive Daily tackles ‘Internet addiction: Anatomy of a problem‘.

Photographer Chris Combs presents a series of photos entitled ‘Inside the Spectrum, focusing on autism (via MeFi).


  1. Posted December 9, 2005 at 8:43 am | Permalink

    The New Scientist link (“Arguments between couples”) is broken. Try http://www.newscientist.com/channel/health/dn8418 instead.

  2. Posted December 9, 2005 at 9:34 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the pointer Matt, it’s now fixed!

  3. Posted December 9, 2005 at 10:11 am | Permalink

    I was interested in the large head size and cancer link because I just covered “Autism / Mercury Linked Disproved? Autistic Children Have Larger Brains” on my Blog Myomancy. [ http://www.myomancy.com/2005/12/autism_mercury_.html ]

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