Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news:
The strange world of felt presences. Great piece in The Guardian.
Nature reports that the Human Brain Project has voted for a change of leadership. But read carefully, it’s not clear how much will change in practice.
Surely the worst ‘neuroscience of’ article ever written? “The Neuroscience of ISIS” from The Daily Beast. Ruthlessly, it’s the first in a series.
Project Syndicate on why social science needs to be on the front-line of the fight against drug-resistant diseases.
Psychiatry is More Complex than Either its Proponents or its Critics Seem Able to Admit. Insightful piece on Mental Health Chat.
iDigitalTimes on what DeepMind’s computer game playing AI tells us where artificial intelligence falls short.
No link found between psychosis and use of ‘classic’ psychedelics LSD, psilocybin and mescaline in two large studies, reports Nature.
Beautiful online exhibition of the work of surreal optical illusion photographer Erik Johansson over at Twisted Sifter.