Not Spike Activity

I often get emails asking why we don’t do Spike Activity posts any more. The simple answer is they take time and I now have a somewhat more unpredictable job where I am frequently ‘on the road’.

So until I return to a more predictable pace of life, I’m afraid they’re going to be taking a break, although a well earned one I hope.

However, if you’re a Twitter user, both me and Tom Stafford post mind and brain news as it strikes us at our respective accounts at @tomstafford and @vaughanbell


  1. maral
    Posted July 31, 2011 at 4:33 am | Permalink

    I don’t have a Twitter account. Do you have a Gmail address so that I can follow your Twitter posts on Google Reader or Buzz that way?

  2. Nikki
    Posted July 31, 2011 at 6:06 pm | Permalink

    My dopamine system called, threatened suicide.

  3. Posted August 1, 2011 at 6:25 pm | Permalink


    Your day in, day out posting on Mindhacks has been a gift to the world! Thank you. No matter where I am in life (or where I’m living) I know I can check your site for interesting stories (and more interesting/funny perspectives about those stories).

    As far as I’m concerned, you’ve more than earned a break. Thank you!

    BTW, for the record, I’m share your interests especially in the following:

    -DSM debacle
    -social construction of mental “disorders” and categories
    -the mystery of the placebo effect
    -brain/computer interfaces (e.g. the emotiv controller)
    -altered states
    -history of psychiatry


  4. Posted August 3, 2011 at 1:02 am | Permalink

    Just wanted to say a huge thanks for doing spike activity while it lasted, it must have taken a huge ammount of effort! Much appreciated!

  5. Geoff Griffin
    Posted August 6, 2011 at 1:00 am | Permalink

    Your blog is wonderful. It helps me look smart at work (communications at a private elementary school) plus it is full of sex drugs and rock and roll. I never give feedback to blogs. Enjoy your break.

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