Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news:
Providentia overs the curious history of Japan’s suicide volcano.
Skepticism about ‘social priming’ is driven by a long-history of doubt about subliminal priming of behaviour. Good piece on Daniel Simons’ Blog.
The New York Times has an amazing video about technology to enhance the perception of motion.
The ‘Vaccine Resistance Movement’ has an anti-vaccination conference in Vancouver on March 12th. Bizarrely it is being hosted by Simon Fraser University. If you want to contact them and make your views known you can do so here.
Neurobonkers covers a genuine scientific study on what gains Twitter followers. Note to self: posting pictures of yourself in underwear only works if you’re a glamour model.
We’re all Jonah Lehrer except me. Neuroskeptic on narrative and neuroscience.
The Fix discusses the overuse of ‘addiction’ to describe bad choices.
Slate has a form from 1889 to leave your brain to science. Only brains of “educated and orderly persons rather than those of the ignorant, criminal or insane”!
London neuroscience centre to map ‘connectome‘ of foetal brain reports Wired UK.