2006-04-28 Spike activity

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news:


Scientific American investigate the neuroscience and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease in a new feature article.

Researchers devise software that tracks the mood swings of 150,000 LiveJournal users.

The New York Times examines the neuropsychology of investor behaviour – christened neuroeconomics.

The New Atlantis Magazine takes an in-depth look at the trouble with the Turing Test (via 3quarksdaily).

In light of the first ‘female viagra’ The Observer discusses whether it will be a substitute fix for emotional problems in couples.

The New York Times examines evidence about the role of the gene neuregulin in the risk for schizophrenia.

Physicists devise mathematical model to simulate how sensory neurons operate.

UK nurses back harm-reduction scheme to supervise chronic self-harmers.

A curious case-vignette of a person with depression is published in The New York Times.

BBC News reports that female ovulation makes men more wary of ‘rival’ masculine males, according to a new study.

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