Psychology and neuroscience carnival, Encephalon, has just been posted online by Dr Deborah Serani and contains some of the best in the last fortnight’s mind and brain writing.
A couple of my favourites include a piece on the possible natural selection of genes that increase risk for schizophrenia and an excellent analysis of the popular but simplistic ‘triune brain theory’ (it is responsible for the overused and largely meaningless phrase ‘reptilian brain’).
Whenever I hear something like “every time you get aggressive, your reptilian brain kicks in”, I think to myself, “that’s weird, I don’t own any reptiles”.
There’s many more insightful articles in edition 31, so have a browse and see what catches your interest.
Link to Encephalon 31.