Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news:
The New York Times has a brilliant piece on the non-scandal around sociologist Alice Goffman that’s also a reflection on sociology itself.
There’s a fascinating piece on ‘super forecasters‘ – people who seem to have an exceptional ability to judge the outcome of future events – in the Washington Post.
Knowing Neurons is a relatively new neuro blog that just keeps getting better.
Applying a knowledge of cognitive biases to add reality to virtual reality. Aeon covers an interesting area of applied psychology.
National Geographic has a fantastic piece on the evolution of the eye.
A mathematician is using computers to manufacture award-winning illusions. Fantastic piece in Nautilus.