Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news:
Alcohol, Sleep, and Why You Might Re-think that Nightcap. Gaines, On Brains on why booze isn’t the best sleep promoter.
The Verge reports on the shocking state of evidence in disaster response psychology.
A neuroscience study on a patient in a coma-like vegetative state indicates he is probably paying attention to sounds – reports BBC News.
The Guardian reports that babies remember melodies heard in the womb according to a new study.
What does it feel like to hold a human brain in your hands? A beautiful piece on Oscillatory Thoughts.
Rethinking the adolescent brain. Neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore talks to The Lancet.
BPS Research Digest covers a study on the ‘cheater’s high‘.
A new psychology paper has found that, ethically, we get worn down over the course of a day. Interesting take from Science 2.0.
mind splutter has a brilliant piece: Time Out Of Mind: A linguistic analysis of 50 years of Bob Dylan lyrics.
This week’s edition of Science is a neuroscience special – all locked sadly – but with a free podcast.
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As the author points out, it would be nice to know more about sleep itself. Cell reparation and toxin removal disturbed by a substance that may be linked to several types of cancer; to me not an appealing substance.
But its effects on other aspects of sleep—notably, the second half of the night—leaves little to be desired.
Although someone doesn’t quite grasp single negatives yet.