2006-11-17 Spike activity

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

The New York Times looks at the lives of students with autism and Aspergers in an article on ‘<a href="Students on the Spectrum
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/05/education/edlife/traits.html?ex=1320382800&en=ed013200a8615e5f&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss”>Students on the Spectrum‘.

Two recent stories suggest that applying mild electric currents to the head can aid memory or help with migraine.

One I missed earlier… AlphaPsy has a fascinating post on mental illness viewed from the stance of economic rational choice theory.

Simon Baron-Cohen discusses his theories of systemizing and autism in Seed Magazine.

Cognitive Daily explores cutting-edge research on how children learn cultural values.

BBC News reports on a syndrome of current concern in Japan, nicknamed ‘Retired Husband Syndrome‘.

Virtual reality system used to ‘move’ phantom limbs and relieve the associated phantom pain, reports New Scientist.

More from PsyBlog’s ’emotional truth’ series: the emotional unconscious and doing without feeling.

Couple of fantastic posts from Mixing Memory: why people treat computers as if they had beliefs and intentions, and whether children attribute false beliefs to God.

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