Category Archives: Linkage

Spike activity 06-06-2014

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Psychedelic chemist, godfather of Ecstasy, and lover of phenethylamines, Alexander Shulgin, has left the building. PhysOrg has an obituary. New Republic looks back at 50 years of the landmark account of psychosis ‘I Never Promised You a Rose Garden’. The US Secret Service wants […]

Spike activity 30-05-2014

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: If you’ve not been keeping up with the internet, there’s been a replication crisis hoedown and everyone’s had a go on the violin. Political Science Replication had a good summary. Schnall’s reply, the rise of ‘negative psychology’ and a pointed response. Military Plans To […]

Spike activity 16-05-2014

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Motherboard on a legal rights framework for biohacking the brain. Caveat hax0r no? There Is a Doppelganger Inside All Our Heads. Interesting piece in Nautilus. Discover Magazine covers the latest study on using electrical stimulation to increase the chance of lucid dreaming. The seductive […]

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 […]

Spike activity 02-05-2014

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: All the amazing Dwayne Goodwin and Jorge Cham brain comics are collated in this one fantastic tumblr. Not Exactly Rocket Science covers a fascinating study on how randomly distributed initial benefits can lead to long-term gains. You Neanderthal! Why thank you madam. New Scientist […]

Spike activity 25-04-2014

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Induced hallucination turns doctors into pizza chefs. New Scientist on a recent brain stimulation study that sadly didn’t actually get doctors to make pizza. The Telelgraph has an interesting piece on human vision and its impossibilities. There’s an excellent piece in The Guardian asking […]

Spike activity 18-04-2014

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Wired has a fascinating interview with psychopath researcher Kent Kiehl. He of the mobile brain scanner. Scanning brain energy could help predict who will wake from vegetative state. Interesting piece on preliminary research covered by The Conversation Contrary to news stories, a recent study […]

Spike activity 11-04-2014

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Things I’ve learned since being sectioned. Good piece on the appropriately named Sectioned blog. The New York Times covers the latest in rising fads in proposed psychiatric diagnoses: sluggish cognitive tempo. Don’t Throw Out The Baby With The Dead Salmon. Neuroskeptic discusses critiques of […]

Spike activity 28-03-2014

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Can charisma and leadership be taught? Matter looks at the history of ‘charm consultants’. Mental health stigma: where’s my cheesecake? A piece on the Brain Flapping discusses how people react when you’re depressed. Science News has an odd story about how 1 in 68 […]

Spike activity 21-03-2014

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: The thrill of cutting into a human brain says The Spectator, who have clearly never tried to operate on themselves after reading a HOWTO on the internet. The Loom has collected some brain visualisation fly-throughs and give the low-down and what they’re about. It […]

Spike activity 14-03-2014

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: The Conversation has an excellent piece on how the study of brain injury, not brain scans, have told us the most about how the brain works. How light affects the brain. Only Human discusses a fascinating study on how a recently discovered form of […]

Spike activity 07-03-2014

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Drug dependence has two faces — as a chronic disease and a temporary failure to cope. Interesting piece from Science News. Friend of Mind Hacks Christian Jarrett bids a fond farewell to the BPS Research Digest at 11 years at the helm. Matter has an excellent […]

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 […]

2004-02-14 Spike activity

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Cocaine use increases stroke risk in young people reports Science News. Risk of being a giant knob-end already well established. The New York Times has an interesting piece on how musical hallucinations are giving researchers clues about the workings of the brain. For the […]

2004-02-07 Spike activity

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Science News has an extended piece on progress with the still-not-entirely-clear-what’s-going-on billion dollar BRAIN initiative. There might be a little synesthesia in each of us. Nautilus looks at how our senses combine and cross. The LA Times reports that boxing and ultimate fighting promoters […]

2014-01-31 Spike activity

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Nautilus discusses how music hijacks our perception of time. What the Dunning-Kruger effect is and isn’t. Good in-depth discussion of this often misunderstood effect from [citation needed]. The Atlantic has a fascinating piece on mental illness in Ancient Greece and Rome. Should a robot […]

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