2006-06-30 Spike activity

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

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Science News on how the ageing brain changes in its processing of emotions over time – do we mellow in old age?

A computer system that can ‘read’ emotional expressions from the face is to be exhibited and tested at a London exhibition.

Male sexual orientation may be influenced by number of older brothers from the same biological mother owing to the increasing production of antibodies with additional children.

American Scientist has an in-depth review of “The Man Who Knew Too Much: Alan Turing and the Invention of the Computer”.

Pure Pedantry has a concise explanation of recent experiments on the neuroeconomics of dread.

People more likely to give correct money for payment when they have the ‘feeling of being watched‘ – induced by putting a pictures of a pair of eyes nearby.

New BPS Research Digest!

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