Spike activity 09-05-2014

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

Slate has an in-depth piece on the ‘real story’ of Phineas Gage. Perhaps not such a revelation to some but beautifully told nonetheless.

There’s an extensive piece on the latest developments with neuromorphic chips in MIT Tech Review.

Foreign Policy magazine has ‘The Case Against Killer Robots‘. Wasn’t this made way back in the early 80s?

Things You Cannot Unsee (and What That Says About Your Brain). Nice piece on visual perception and scence interpretation in the brain from The Atlantic.

Wired takes us Inside the Strange New World of DIY Brain Stimulation.

Fascinating piece on BPS Research Digest: The enigma of dyslexic musicians.

New Scientist has a piece on RDoC ‘psychiatry’s scientific reboot’ but don’t miss BishopBlog with a more critical take.

A short history of game panics. Reason magazine takes us on a trip through history.

Neuroskeptic discusses a new study on how fMRI studies could be confounded by the pattern of the participants’ breathing.

2 Comments

  1. Paul Devine
    Posted May 11, 2014 at 9:09 pm | Permalink

    I immediately stop reading any article which repeats the DSM Bible cliche, critical take or not.

  2. Posted May 17, 2014 at 8:24 pm | Permalink

    The DIY brain stimulation is a joke because the electricity will flow through the easiest path, which is their skin, not through their skull. I have not checked, but I am fairly certain bone/calcium is not conductive. Then you have the question of D.C. electricity or A.C. and what frequency?


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