Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news:
US Governor proposes that welfare recipients should be drug screened and have negative results as a condition for a payment. A fascinating Washington Post piece looks at past data on similar schemes.
BPS Research Digest launches the PsychCrunch podcast. First episode: evidence-based dating.
The brain, interrupted: neurodevelopment and the pre-term baby. Excellent Nature piece.
Fusion has a great piece on *how* we should worry about artificial intelligence.
“The world’s first hotel staffed entirely by robots is set to open in Japan” reports the International Business Times. Clearly they’ve never visited a Travelodge.
Forbes reports on the ‘coming boom in brain medicines’. Personally, I won’t be holding my breath.
There’s an excellent update on new psychoactive substances and synthetics drugs over at Addiction Inbox.
The Scientific 23 is a great site that interviews scientists and there are lots of cognitive scientists discussing their work.