Spike activity 28-02-2014

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

Can Baby Brain Scans Predict Later Cognitive Development? asks Neuroskeptic.

The Economist debates the difference between a dialect and a language.

Love with Robots. An interesting piece of graphic novel-esque reporting from Narratively about intimacy with digital beings and robots.

Interesting new neuroscience blog by computational neuroscientist Gabriela Tavares.

The Times Educational Supplement discusses whether brain scans will help the classroom teacher. Quick answer: they won’t, unless you are teaching about brain scans.

New Scientist has a piece on how the science of the chilli’s burn may be opening doors to understanding neuroreceptors and heat regulation.

Two species of human ancestors are found at an archaeology dig in the nation of Georgia as reported by Science News

The Independent has a piece on the curious and tragic phenomenon of ‘self-bullying’.

Internet trolls are also real-life trolls. The Headquarters blog on a study of internet bottom feeders.

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