2006-12-08 Spike activity

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

SciAm has an article on research looking at the mathematical structure of neuroscience. Much more at this pdf.

Antidepressants can can improve your sense of taste, reports New Scientist. Obviously, this more than makes up for the antidepressant-induced sexual dysfunction.

The Neurocritic discusses research on memory that has used some cutting-edge neuroscience technology in the process.

Nature reports that the ‘fear centre’ (the what? oh, they mean the amygdala) is smaller in the brains of people with severe autism.

Neurofuture has a great article on the first neurosurgery-by-wire operation, and how the technique is developing.

The New York Times has an in-depth article on ‘seasonal affective disorder’.

Brain Ethics has lept back into life.

New mothers are four times more likely to become mentally ill than other women, reports The Boston Globe.

Dig that old school brain technology over at OmniBrain.

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