2006-01-13 Spike activity

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

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Fantastic Time article on the recent burst of research on the psychology and neuroscience of meditation.

An article in Salon discusses the impact of traumatic brain injury on American soldiers serving in Iraq.

Study reports that babies that acquire certain infections during birth may be more likely to develop cerebral palsy.

The superior temporal cortex (part of the ‘auditory cortex’) kicks in during expectant listening, even during silence.

Nice pointer to some of the good work philosophers are now doing in the cognitive sciences: Jeffrey Foss writes an insightful article about consciousness in the Toronto Globe and Mail.

A third of people with schizophrenia who stop their medication do because of poor response suggests new study.

Stats monger The Economist investigates the increasing popularity of bayesian statistics in theories of brain function.

“My Brain Is a Walnut”. I know the feeling. Slate investigates the science of neuroimaging.

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