2006-02-24 Spike activity

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

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A new study from Duke University Medical Center suggests that half of US Presidents were mentally ill at some stage.

Food from the sea shore fuelled human brain evolution, claims researcher.

New study reports that boys and girls show different rates of cognitive development after being placed in care from orphanages.

Teachers who wave their hands more, teach mathematics better (via BB).

Early humans were food for predators, and the need to avoid being lunch was a factor in human evolution, claims new research.

Neuroethicist Judy Iles answers five questions (with video) on crucial questions facing brain science.

Study of ‘crispy-crunchiness’ shows how our brains analyze the sound of food to determine crispness.

Men in their 50s have more satisfying sex lives than men in their 30s finds new survey.

Does mental exercise help keep the wits sharp? The Washington Post investigates.

Musicians use beta-blocker propanolol to prevent on-stage jitters, reports the New York Times.

Dr. William Hapworth on methamphetamine (and he gives a lecture too!).

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