2006-09-22 Spike activity

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

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Memory difficulties in older people may signal brain tissue loss in some, reports New Scientist.

GNIF Brain Blogger gives a rundown on the DSM – the diagnostic manual for psychiatric disorders.

The New York Times discusses the psychology of one of the most widely-known but scientifically neglected human motivations – fame.

The Neurophilosopher digs up some beautiful neuroanatomy drawings from the 14th to the 19th centuries.

I don’t know why we don’t just have a permanent feed to Developing Intelligence

Recent favourites include:
* Interactions of memory and attention
* Sensory gating by prefrontal cortex
* Two connectionist models of reading

ABC Radio’s All in the Mind discusses the Journey Through Madness – a family’s story of their experience of mental illness.

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