2006-04-21 Spike activity

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

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People who experience ‘near-death experiences’ are also more likely to experience ‘REM intrusion’ – the mometary presence of sleep or dream-like states during wakefulness (see also here).

A study reports that racial diversity within a group of jurors improves deliberation and group decision making.

The New York Times looks at the psychology of bias, promotion and drug company influence.

Artificial intellgience robot football competition won by students from Plymouth University.

Mind grenade t-shirt!

Areas of the prefrontal cortex related to the self are silenced during intense sensory processing according to brain-scanning study.

Cognitive Daily examines an intriguing study of the effect of Barbie dolls on the body image of young girls.

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