2007-02-26 Spike activity

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

NPR radio has a special on teenage sleep: how it works and sleeping better.

There’s a careful analysis of differences in the structure of the left and right hemispheres of the brain over at Developing Intelligence.

American Scientist has an interview with ergonomist and author Steven Casey.

A new drug seems to show early positive results in treating glioblastomas – one of the most difficult and dangerous forms of brain cancer.

‘You are what you expect’ according to The New York Times.

Folic acid supplements may help maintain mental abilities in older adults, reports New Scientist.

Activation in an area of the right temporal lobe when viewing others’ actions is associated with self-reported altruism – a story that got so muddled in the press it’s best just reading the study abstract.

Cognitive Daily examines research that suggests that the brain responds differently to metaphor and irony.

What is it like to be a manbat? (Philosopher Eric Schwitzgebel has a blog – cool!).

Pure Pedantry has a wonderful post on perceptual binding and the binding problem.

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