Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news:
Is America Less Mentally Healthy Than A Chilean Jail? asks Neuroskeptic.
BPS Research Digest had a special series of articles on people with exceptional abilities such as super calculators, super recognisers and super agers.
Social psychologists say war is not inevitable – according to e! Science News. Tell that to the social priming folks.
CNET has an in-depth article on how IBM is making computers more like your brain both with neuromorphic chips and a liquid power supply.
What your cinema seat says about your personality, according to psychologist Hiromi Mizuki and some crappy PR story from Australia’s Daily Telegraph
CBS Seattle: Psychologist loses license after prostitute steals laptop. Probably after reading that shit PR story on cinemas.
Sleep ‘cleans’ the brain of toxins reports BBC News. I knew it couldn’t be trusted.
New Scientist reports that the “belief that I’m dead” Cotard delusion has been weakly linked to an anti-viral medication although it’s baffling as to why.
The neuroscientists behind Obama’s billion-dollar BRAIN Initiative published a paper in Neuron outlining ideas for the project. Summary: ‘Shit. What do we do now?’
The Guardian publishes an in-depth profile of the head of Europe’s billion dollar brain project, Henry Markram. Summary: ‘Brains? I thought this was an IT project?’