Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news:
So Happy 2014 and all that.
Let’s get on with it.
Brain Watch has an excellent piece on 10 Surprising Links Between Hollywood and Neuroscience.
Lots of crappy ‘Psychology of New Year’s Resolutions’ articles kicking around but Dan Ariely has some elegant suggestions based on behavioural economics. Where can’t I get a personal behavioural economics coach? It’s the 21st century right?
Quantum Theory Won’t Save The Soul says Neuroskeptic. Awesome when you’re stoned though isn’t it?
The BPS Research Digest covers a good study on the diversity of sexual arousal in bisexual men. Another reminder of how sexual behaviour doesn’t fit into those neat categories we all like.
Writing for The New Yorker, psychologist Gary Marcus brings the brakes to the AI hype.
The Atlantic has an excellent piece on the dark side of emotional intelligence.
Fascinating study about the layout of mental time lines, brain injury and future confusion, covered by New Scientist.