Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news:
Cognitive Daily has a fantastic post on how the brain synchronises sound and vision, even when they’re out of sync (including videos!).
Psychology Today argues that mass-media ‘beauty’ is making people unhappy in Why I hate beauty.
Web pioneers call for a new discipline of ‘web science‘ that combines psychology, economics and law, computer science and engineering.
Having a high IQ protects against developing PTSD after major trauma, finds new study.
Computer modelling of shock waves inside the head suggests that brain injury may occur within one millisecond after the head hits a car windshield.
Neurofuture posts on an freely accessible online sci-fi novel on consciousness uploading, AI and zombies (oh my!)
New Scientist reports that industrial chemicals that seep into the environment may increase risk of developmental brain disorders.
Researchers have developed a 3D map of the human body to allow people to better communicate pain.
Children prefer to be friends with children perceived to be lucky, finds new study.
The Neurophilosopher has written an engaging and wonderfully illustrated article on the history of Alois Alzheimer and the disease that bears his name.