Spike activity 20-02-2015

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news:

Interesting social mapping using subway journey data from Beijing reproted in New Scientist.

BPS Research Digest has compiled a comprehensive list of mind, brain and behaviour podcasts.

That study finding a surge of p values just below 0.05 in psychology, probably not a sign of bad science, reports Daniel Lakens with a new analysis.

The Toronto Star reports that psychologists terminated a study on implanting false crime memories early due to over-effectiveness.

Why do mirrors seem to reverse left and right but not up or down? Clear explanation in a great video from Physics Girl.

Vice has an interesting piece on public reactions to celebrities who become psychotic or begin to display unusual behaviour.

Science News has a map of ambient noisyness is America.

There’s an interesting interview with Facebook AI director Yann LeCun in IEEE Spectrum magazine.

1 thought on “Spike activity 20-02-2015”

  1. I found that map quite compelling. “Happiness” research coverage claims that people can overcome life challenges such as losing a spouse, becoming disabled, etc and return to their normal level of happiness. One article claimed the one thing people cannot adjust to is noise. That it leads to continual unhappiness and people cannot adjust. I’d love to know if that’s true.

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