Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news:
More articles on the neuropsychology of religious experience (from The Times) and synaesthesia (from Wired).
Laughter, it seems, is good for the heart.
New Scientist article on a new breed of lie-detector that measures blood flow in the face. “You’re in a desert walking along in the sand when all of a sudden…“
Brain implants tested as a method to help treat severe depression.
A brain imaging study show how tunes may get ‘stuck in your head’.
Extrapolation of brain volume from the skull of homo florensis suggest that they are not humans with microencephaly, as some critics claim.
A brain scanning study with autistic children shows eye contact may activate areas associated with negative emotion.