2006-06-02 Spike activity

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


BBC radio programme uses computational lingustics on to uncover new patterns in spoken and written english use.

Parapsychology study uses email to test for psychic ability.

Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy… Intriguing website from Cambridge University about widely circulated internet meme.

New Scientist report on a robot hand controlled by thought alone (and some electronics).

Such a clich√©, it’s hardly news anymore: Drug company funded studies tend to support the effectiveness of their drugs.

BBC Radio 4 to launch The Memory Experience season this summer.

Tests for ‘face-blindness’ (prosopagnosia) reveals disorder may not be so rare after all.

Are we addicted to internet porn? No, is the short answer, not that you’d believe it from the newspaper headlines.

“Sexual desire traced to genetics”: clumsy headline obscures interesting study showing that a gene coding for a dopamine receptor can account for 5% of reported sexual desire.

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