Spike activity 22-01-2016

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

The New Yorker covers the shifting sands of autism in light of recent books that have rethought the history of the condition.

Brian Resnick at Vox asked twenty psych researchers: What do you hate about science journalism? Lots of good stuff.

Science reports big and welcome news: the Montreal Neurological Institute, one of the world’s leading brain research centres, is going entirely open science.

Why does the brain use so much energy? asks Wired UK.

The Independent has a piece on the history of the drug amyl nitrate, sold widely as ‘poppers’, and its place in gay culture, clubbing and sex.

I get interviewed by the Spanish-language blog Neuromexico – text in Spanish but audio largely in English.

The New York Times has a subtle first-person piece on prison psychotherapy.

A brief history of decapitation. Over at Inverse.

1 thought on “Spike activity 22-01-2016”

  1. I just read the Vox article about science journalism and couldn’t help but laugh at this part:

    “Betsy Levy Paluck, a social psychologist at Princeton, writes that her research on “highly connected kids” in social networks is often described as work on “cool kids.” But that’s misleading. “Some of these highly-connected kids are really not cool,” she writes.”

    I hope those poor kids never found out that they’ve received a sick burn by science itself.

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