Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news:
Fascinating article on why the study of watch-makers has linked ambidexterity to self-reflection.
Slate has a skeptical article on the recent research on the neuroscience of ‘speaking in tongues’.
Psyblog collects a series of recent internet writing on emotion as part of an ongoing series.
A radio programme on NPR discusses new research that suggests that a gene linked to brain development may influence handedness.
Bookslut has a review of Gerald Edelman’s new book on consciousness.
Lots of video clips online from a 60 Minutes documentary on the use of beta-blocker propranolol to prevent disturbing memories and PTSD after trauma.
A blind man reportedly experiences d√©j√† vu – suggesting a sight-based theory of the curious memory effect may be false.
The New York Sun has a fascinating analysis of Freud in light of Nietzsche’s analysis of the human mind: Freud’s Will to Power.
Developing Intelligence is back after a short break with two fantastic articles on understanding and treating traumatic brain injury.