2006-06-23 Spike activity

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

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Science reports that researchers have found an inhibitor for the most potent known neurotoxin.

Brain-scanning for the effect of car brands. Brain Ethics casts a skeptical eye over the research.

Rare nerve disease gene found to be caused by mutation in a single gene.

Interesting new blog on psychology and neuroscience seems to be going strong.

Neuroscientist Shelley Batts analyses Red Bull’s effect on the brain.

New study suggests that the antidepressant paroxetine (also known as Seroxat or Paxil) doesn’t seem to increase birth defects as previously thought.

Cognitive Daily look at the psychology of love, happiness, and arranged marriage.

Scientific American on the suprising ability of young babies to predict the actions of others.

Wonderful posts from Pure Pedantry on the genetics and heritability of mental attributes and a follow up from Gene Expression.

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