Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news:
The Pentagon publishes their plan for future war and they seem to have ripped off the plot from 1980s Rogue Trooper story lines.
The Scientist has a basic guide to imaging white matter with diffusion MRI. Next week in The Scientist: Collar up or collar down? We explore the latest lab coat trends.
Neurons light up Times Square for Midnight Moment – and they look amazing. Photo in New Scientist.
xkcd wins the internet with this cartoon simply entitled fMRI. Don’t miss the mouseover.
US regulators move on thought-controlled prosthetics, reports Nature – as soon as they can relax enough move the cursor. Mind Hacks – your number one source for brain-computer interface gags. Don’t miss our Christmas selection.
Mosaic Science asks whether hospital design can affect our recovery. With some fascinating answers.
Retroreport has a good video report on Sybil and the multiple-personality disorder hysteria that swept America in the 1970s.
A group of historians are identifying and memorialising unmarked graves of patients from an abandoned asylum in the States. Touching article and video report from The New York Times.