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‘.
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.