Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news:
Excellent Nature article on the real impressive science behind the ‘fMRI mind reading’ studies that hit the headlines in unhelpful ways.
The I Have a Therapist campaign aims to destigmatise seeing a therapist.
IEEE Spectrum magazine has a piece on the next world’s strongest fMRI scanner – 11.8 Teslas.
The New York Times has a piece on how the US Military’s DARPA research agency are funding deep brain stimulation research to the tune of $70 million dollars.
A DIY low-cost, open-source kit from BITalino for measuring physiological signals – ECG, EMG, GSR and so on.
Interesting neuromarketing twist in Advertising Age: the same ‘brain truth is the real truth’ illusion but turned round to market the product as having a specific effect on the consumer.
Nautilus has an interesting article on how the mathematics behind codebreaking is being applied to neuroscience.
One family’s search to explain a fatal neurological disorder. American Scientist on the fight against hereditary ataxia.
Discover Magazine’s Crux blog has a piece on five sex research pioneers you’ve probable never heard of.
Scans pinpoint the moment anaesthetic puts the brain under. Report by New Scientist.
The excellent and long-running SciCurious neuroscience blog has moved to a new location.