Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news:
New York Times on going through all the stages of a relationship through the medium of text messaging.
An elegant study shows that the brain ‘shuts down’ certain areas when we blink.
A writer’s perception of the psychology of the London Underground in the wake of the bombings.
A guy with synaesthesia produces images of music and maps out colours of letters on a keyboard. Thanks Simon!
Tyneside to lead stroke research in UK.
Review of Mind Hacks from the MaineE Linux Users Group. Thanks Brian!
Article on developments in understanding chronic fatigue syndrome.
A slew of great articles from PsyBlog this week:
* No performance enhancement from caffeine?
* Psychological differences between men and women. Take note BBC!
* Link to a Guardian piece on the psychology of stage magic.
Researchers think that hand gestures are linked to better recall of language skills during speaking.