Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news:
Wired has a good brief piece on the history of biodigital brain implants.
Why are conspiracy theories so attractive? Good discussion on the Science Weekly podcast.
The Wilson Quarterly has a piece on the mystery behind Japan’s high child suicide rate.
The Dream Life of Driverless Cars. Wonderful piece in The New York Times. Don’t miss the video.
The New Yorker has an extended profile on the people who run the legendary Erowid website on psychedelic drugs.
Allen Institute scientists identify human brain’s most common genetic patterns. Story in Geekwire.
BoingBoing covers a fascinating game where you play a blind girl and the game world is dynamically constructed through other senses and memory and shifts with new sensory information.
Excellent article on the real science behind the hype of neuroplasticity in Mosaic Science. Not to be missed.