Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news:
Tom Lunt asks web visitors to name my brain tumour.
A series of fits, terrors and crying spells hit children in Chechnya and is blamed on mass hysteria.
Psychologist Lauren Slater discusses the common ‘wonder-drug to toxic tablet’ story of new psychotropic medicines in the New York Times.
Mixing Memory has a careful analysis of recent claims that people with strong political affilitations show ‘irrationality’ in reacting to opposing pitches.
Impulsive violence linked to gene for monoamine oxidase.
Aliens gave me psychic powers says clinical psychologist.
American Scientist <a href="http://www.americanscientist.org/template/BookReviewTypeDetail/assetid/49580;jsessionid=aaa6J-GFIciRx2Live”>reviews new book “Origins of the Social Mind: Evolutionary Psychology and Child Development” – charting the beginnings of ‘EvoDevo Psych’.
Live Science examines the neuropsychology of numbers, and ‘dyscalculia’ – impairment in the ability to do mathematical operations.