2006-11-24 Spike activity

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

Our obsession with physical appearance may not be so shallow, after all suggests an article in the Washington Post.

The New York Times discusses how personal space and physical presence in one-to-one communication differs between cultures.

More from PsyBlog’s series on emotion: Neural Correlates of Emotional Judgements.

Noonday Demon author Andrew Solomon discusses current progress in understanding and treating depression.

Is this the first self-aware robot? Good analysis and more detail (and video!) from the Neurophilosopher here.

V.S. Ramachandran considers some of the key issues in consciousness research in an article for Seed Magazine.

Study finds new generation antipsychotics are not much better than the old ones (again).

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