Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news:
Study finds more white matter in auditory cortex of people who have a gift for languages.
Male and female brains are differently active, even during rest, reports brain imaging study.
Recent experiment suggests successful community cooperation may rely on a way of punishing noncooperators.
Clumsy BBC headline of the week – Weak brain links ‘explain autism’ – that actually obscures genuinely interesting research.
Good article in the Boston Globe about research on brain-computer interfaces.
SPET study shows NMDA receptors in left hippocampus of people with schizophrenia may be less efficient.
Futurelab discuss the latest trend in marketing with a neuroscience spin: brain fitness.
Salon feature on “Our crazy mental health system“.
BPS Research Digest reports that people with anxiety disorders suffer less accidents when under 25, but show a higher mortality after.
The Telegraph examines the metaphor of possession in understanding addiction.
As a group, Goths are more likely to self-harm, although probably due to self-harmers being attracted to the group for emotional and peer support reports New Scientist.