2007-04-27 Spike activity

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

The BMJ had an fascinating editorial about the role of psychology in physical illness.

Deric Bownds discusses whether recursion a universal aspect of languages.

The Times Literary Supplement has a review of Hofstadter’s new book on consciousness.

Scientists debate the limits of action for autonomous robots.

Newsweek on new brain research that may help explain why some people don’t seem to learn from their mistakes.

Frontal Cortex discusses inequality and the perception of fairness.

Nature looks at a study that re-examined the two brains Paul Broca used to define the speech area now called Broca’s Area, with some surprising results.

Jeremy from PsyBlog reports the results of his study on music and personality we featured previously.

Study finds that although intelligence <a href="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18311061
“>predicts income, it doesn’t predict wealth.

Scientific American ponders the scent of a man: pheromones from human males may be an important aspect of <a href="http://blog.sciam.com/index.php?title=eau_de_l_homme&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1
“>attraction.

The BPS Research Digest looks at a study that asked the question ‘Can God make people more aggressive?’.

Cognitive Daily covers a study that used VR in a very creative way to understand the effect of eye gaze. The study created mutually exclusive social situations simultaneously experienced by all participants.

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