Category Archives: Linkage

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 […]

2014-01-17 Spike activity

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Wired magazine has an excellent profile of artificial intelligence bossman Geoff Hinton. Is it time we stopped ‘sectioning‘ people? Thought-provoking piece on the excellent Psychiatry SHO blog. The New York Times has an insightful piece on what the ‘marshmallow study’ really tells us about […]

2014-01-10 Spike activity

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Not-So-Sweet Home: The Persistence of Domestic Violence. Important piece from Nautilus. The Lancet discusses whether, once again, psychiatry is being used for political repression in Russia. Are we too keen to turn crime into a mental health issues? asks Spiked Online. Nature has an […]

2014-01-04 Spike activity

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: So Happy 2014 and all that. Let’s get on with it. Brain Watch has an excellent piece on 10 Surprising Links Between Hollywood and Neuroscience. Talking of Hollywood, The Brain That Wouldn’t Die, inspiration for one of the great pulp movie posters of all […]

2013-12-27 Spike activity

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Mother Jones reports on a new study finding that political beliefs interfere with logical reasoning. Space in the brain: how the hippocampal formation supports spatial cognition. Excellent video introduction to Royal Society special edition. The New York Times discusses the science of depression and […]

2013-12-20 Spike activity

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: The New York Times reports that information overlords Google acquire creature-inspired military robot outfit Boston Dynamics. Honestly. It’s like humanity is attached to a big angry dog and someone keeps yanking the chain. There’s an excellent and extensive MIT Tech Review piece on the […]

2013-12-13 Spike activity

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Beware the enthusiasm for ‘neuroeducation’ says Steven Rose in Times Higher Education. Lots of studies use oxytocin nasal sprays. You can buy it from websites. Neuroskeptic asks does it even reach the brain? Time magazine finds a fascinating AI telemarketer bot that denies it’s […]

2013-12-06 Spike activity

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: C-List celebrity is photographed with a psychology book in her hand and New York Magazine is all over it like Glenn Greenwald with an encrypted harddrive. The New York Times covers a Dutch scheme to get alcoholics working by paying them in beer. Scheme […]

2013-11-29 Spike activity

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Science News reports on a ‘brain training’ app that actually seems to be a data gathering tool for big data neuropsychology research. Interesting if not a bit ethically dubious. The US Military’s science wing DARPA wants to fix broken brains and restore lost memories. […]

2013-11-23 Spike activity

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Prosthetics to replace amputated hands can fall into the uncanny valley reports Science News. The New York Times covers the nascent science of female aggression. Can gambling machines prevent addiction? asks Scientific American Mind. Answer: of course. Will they? No. NPR has an excellent […]

2013-11-09 Spike activity

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: The worst neurobollocks infographics on the web – found by the neurobollocks blog. The symptoms of cyberchondria. Only Human covers an interesting study on online hypochondria. The Chicago Reader has a profile of razor-sharp psychologist and voice-hearer Nev Jones. The trials and benefits of […]

2013-11-01 Spike activity

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Alcohol, Sleep, and Why You Might Re-think that Nightcap. Gaines, On Brains on why booze isn’t the best sleep promoter. The Verge reports on the shocking state of evidence in disaster response psychology. A neuroscience study on a patient in a coma-like vegetative state […]

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