2007-02-09 Spike activity

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

Three psychiatrists have started producing a regular, engaging and somewhat quixotic podcast called My Three Shrinks.

The Neurophilosopher investigates a new form of artificial limb that feeds back touch sensations.

Approximately 6 out of every 100 words are affected by repetitions, corrections or hesitations. Why does this happen? Mixing Memory is on the case.

Neuroscientist Read Montague discusses his current reads with American Scientist.

Pure Pedantry investigates why speed daters say that selective is hot.

The New York Times has an article on the psychology of the colour red.

Improve your presentation by slagging it off? Cognitive Daily looks at research suggesting that self-deprecating comments may improve audience ratings.

One Comment

  1. Posted February 11, 2007 at 7:08 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the mention, Vaughan. I think this is the first time we’ve been called QUIXOTIC. Dictionary.com defines this as “Caught up in the romance of noble deeds and the pursuit of unreachable goals; foolishly impractical especially in the pursuit of ideals.”
    You’ve got us pegged! Our unreachable goal is to complete a podcast where we actually know *any*thing about our topics. The foolishly impractical part is putting out something that anyone in their right mind would want to listen to. Since all your readers have Hacked Minds, we are sure they will feel right at home with us.

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