Category Archives: Linkage

2011-02-11 Spike activity

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Discover Magazine interviews the neuroscientist of love – who seems to have three hands in the photo. Imagine. Is anorexia more strongly influenced by size zero models in the mass media or use of online social networking? Neuroskeptic covers a fascinating new study. New […]

2011-02-04 Spike activity

Quick links from the past week or two in mind and brain news: The Wall Street Journal has a fascinating piece on child intelligence, genetics and household environment despite the misleading “Why rich parents don’t matter” headline. Can magnetically stimulating the brain produce Eureka moments? Not Exactly Rocket Science covers an intriguing new study. The […]

Putting Psychology To Work

And Lo! Unto the always excellent BPS Research Digest, a child is born! The BPS Occupational Digest. is new blog which will cover news, reviews and reports on how psychology matters in the workplace. It will be curated by friend of mindhacks.com (and contributor to the Mind Hacks book) Alex Fradera. Blogging hasn’t started yet […]

2011-01-21 Spike activity

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Music, expectancy and pleasure in the brain. The Frontal Cortex has an excellent piece on the neuroscience of error prediction and the music appreciating brain. Science News reports on how a substantial minority of third to sixth graders think they’re best friends with a […]

2011-01-14 Spike activity

A somewhat belated collection of quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: All in the Mind host Natasha Mitchell has an insightful article on the perils of treating psychological distress after disasters in light of the devastation from the Australian floods. Bullshit Blue Monday came and went – and this year […]

2011-01-07 Spike activity

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Seed Magazine has a fascinating article on whether fonts affect learning that also tackles the psychology of comic sans. Antidepressants still don’t work in mild depression. The mighty Neuroskeptic covers a study confirming what the makers of Prozac forgot to remember. Slate has a […]

2010-12-24 Spike activity

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Brain scans as art. The Neurocritic covers a charming paper where a bunch of Serbian radiologists review the history of neuroradiology in famous artworks and then contribute some of their own creative efforts! Scientific American looks at the evolutionary pressures on religious belief in […]

2010-12-17 Spike activity

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: The Guardian asks whether the internet encourages insidious and bullying behaviour? Well, does it, punk? We typically don’t remember our early years but it turns out this amnesia develops over time, as a brilliant piece on ‘The shifting boundary of childhood amnesia‘ at Psychology […]

2010-12-10 Spike activity

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: The New York Times has an article on the sociology of the hipster. Sell outs. Voodoo correlations – two years later. The Neurocritic looks back at the famous paper on problems with fMRI analysis and what, if anything, has changed in neuroscience as a […]

2010-12-03 Spike activity

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: The Wall Street Journal has a piece on how neuroscience is apparently being used to design kitchens. No, you haven’t just been slipped some acid – the article is real. The sleeper effect: how a persuasive message can kick in months after it’s delivered. […]

2010-11-26 Spike activity

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: The New York Times has an excellent piece by wide-thinking neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky: This Is Your Brain on Metaphors. Want more metaphors? This week’s ‘In Our Time’ had a history. The web’s best optical illusion videos from io9. The Guardian has an excellent piece […]

2010-11-19 Spike activity

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: The now expanded megalist of ‘Psychologists on Twitter’ is going strong over at The BPS Research Digest. New Scientist has a special section that collects coverage from the recent Society for Neuroscience annual megaconference. From orgasms to virtual reality. The debate over the earliest […]

2010-11-12 Spike activity

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Nature has put all of their schizophrenia special issue articles, features and podcast in one handy accessible page. There’s an extensive list of psychologists on Twitter over at The BPS Research Digest. Where else do you get to ask psychologists to free associate? Slate […]

2010-11-05 Spike activity

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: The science of makeup. An excellent piece on the psychology of how cosmetics enhance allure over at Observations of a Nerd. The New York Magazine has an excellent piece on how the psychology of narcissism affects politics. Widens from its initial focus on current […]

2010-10-29 Spike activity

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Two words: Zombie Neuroscience. Oscillatory Thoughts on the strange tale of how the author became one of the world’s most sought after neuroscientists for the undead. Scientific American on how graphic warnings on cigarette packets put off occasional smokers but heavy smokers react by […]

2010-10-22 Spike activity

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Scientific American Mind’s Bering in Mind has two unmissable pieces on the psychology of suicide – the first taking a critical look at the idea that suicide might be adaptive in some cases, the second looking at the individual psychology of the suicidal person. […]

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