2006-07-07 Spike activity

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


Seed Magazine has an insightful article on being seduced by the flickering lights of fMRI.

Also see the April 2006 issue of Cortex for a more in-depth approach (warning: their website doesn’t work in Firefox).

Differences in the placenta of pregnant women may predict later autism in baby, suggests new study.

Popular Science on the next generation of artificial limbs, fused directly to human bone and interfaced with the brain.

Training your husband using operant conditioning and animal training techniques (via Dana Leighton).

New study suggests metabolic syndrome may be a health risk for some who take antipsychotic drug clozapine.

BrainDigg is like Digg but for neuroscience stories.

Paranoid and suspicious thoughts more common than thought, suggests new survey.

Stroke leaves Geordie women with Jamaican-like voice in a case of foreign accent syndrome (with video).

Mixing Memory tackles debates over the representation of knowledge in a well-thought out article on a complex area.

Actress Ashley Judd reveals her experience of depression.

One Comment

  1. neuroking
    Posted July 8, 2006 at 2:24 am | Permalink

    I was so excited about BrainDigg, and then i go to the site and all the stories are listed as 190 days old. Hopefully that’s a programming bug.

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