2006-01-20 Spike activity

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

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Scientific American ask ‘What’s all that gray matter good for, anyway?

Exercise may significantly reduce the risk of developing dementia, especially in those who are frail.

‘Jonathan Edwards looks into… Memory’ in a rather luke warm radio documentary from the BBC (despite some interesting sections on sports psychology).

The Mental Health Foundation launches a campaign to highlight the link between diet and mental health. Their campaign seems a a bit obsessed with fish oil, however. Omega-3 fatty acids can also be found in certain vegetable oils.

Researchers discover that mood is inversely related to the number of meetings you attend.

Men show less activation in the areas related to understanding others emotions when “maintaining justice and issuing punishment” or “witnessing retribution” (take your pick!) according to a new study.

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