Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news:
Prosthetics to replace amputated hands can fall into the uncanny valley reports Science News.
The New York Times covers the nascent science of female aggression.
Can gambling machines prevent addiction? asks Scientific American Mind. Answer: of course. Will they? No.
NPR has an excellent piece by neuroscientist Tania Lombroso on whether pictures of brain scans have persuasive power. Only sometimes, it turns out.
The Dream Catcher. Matter has an in-depth piece about sadly over-hippied but genuinely fascinating subject of lucid dreaming.
io9 covers the psychology experiment that led to the phrase “thinking outside the box”.
Brain scans teach us nothing of morality says philosopher of mind Thomas Nagel in a street-fighting review of Joshua Greene’ new book.
NPR reports that your chance is being murdered is heavily to who you have in your social network.
Neuroscientist Kate Mills sets out a programme for understanding the interaction between networked culture and the adolescent brain in a talk from the Serpentine Gallery.