Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news:
Your Brain Is On the Brink of Chaos. Nautilus has an interesting piece on chaos the and the brain.
There’s an open-access special issue on epilepsy in the latest edition of Nature.
The New York Times has a good piece on developments towards brain implants for cognitive enhancement.
Phantom limb pain tortures amputees and puzzles scientists. A man in Cambodia cycles round the country and treats it with mirrors. Excellent Mosaic Science piece.
Practical Ethics has an excellent piece on ‘tidying up psychiatry’.
Searching for the “Free Will” Neuron. Interesting piece from MIT Tech Review.
PLOS has launched a neuroscience channel.
Adults, like children, have a tendency to think vision is more informative than it is. Interesting piece on our understanding of what we understanding though looking from the BPS Research Digest
The Toast has what seems to be the first ever first-person account of Cotard’s delusion, the belief that you’re dead, in someone who experienced intense psychosis.