2005-12-30 Spike activity

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

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Slate asks the question “Is Anorexia Genetic?: What the newest theory leaves out”. A commentary on a recent Newsweek article discussed previously on Mind Hacks.

“Language affects ‘half of vision'” says somewhat misleading title that belies some interesting research in colour perception and categorisation.

Scientific American considers recent research on the psychology of suicide bombers and discounts popular myths about the perpetrators.

People consistently pour larger measures of alcohol into short wide glasses than tall thin ones.

Language Log investigates the science behind recent media claims that Agatha Christie novels are ‘good for the brain’.

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