2007-03-16 Spike activity

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

Esquire Magazine has an article on pioneering neurosurgery on Iraq vets to reconstruct large areas of damaged skull.

Cognitive Daily looks at research suggesting that judges may be biased in their belief in the truth of videotaped confessions – depending on the angle of the camera.

Technology Review reviews Marvin Minksy’s new book on emotion and the future of AI.

Developing Intelligence asks whether visual binding is an automatic process.

Science and Consciousness Review has a feature article / extended book review on the science of consciousness – where it is and where it should be.

Steven Pinker has been speaking recently on the ‘decline of violence’.

Subliminal messages in video games to treat addiction? OmniBrain investigates.

Deric Bownds discusses a study finding that the brain’s response to threat is reduced by hand holding.

The Neurophilosopher dissects a notoriously flawed study from 1906 that tried to argue for differences in the ‘negro brain’.

Can we wear out self-control? Frontal Cortex examines research that suggests that it might be a resource we can deplete.

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