2006-03-17 Spike activity

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

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Science Central News discusses change blindness (with video demos).

Researchers find that antibiotic D-cycloserine, used to treat tuberculosis, improves recovery rate in psychological treatment for social anxiety.

CBS News has an in-depth article on the science of sexual orientation.

Research suggests that solo exercise may not have the same beneficial effect on the brain as exercising with someone else.

The American Journal of Psychiatry has an article on the potential use of virtual reality to diagnose schizophrenia.

A couple of articles on ADHD:
* The New York Times discusses the potential value of ADHD to ‘knowledge economy’ works.
* USA Today reports on the use of computer games and neurofeedback as a treatment.

Natural sleep is bimodal – two stretches with a brief wakening in the middle – reports Circadiana.

Drugs which lower blood pressure may significantly reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

Long term users of marijuana have poorer memory function, finds new study.

Antidepressant drugs may be more effective in treating older people, suggest new research.

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