Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news:
Nautilus has a fascinating piece on the science of practice and improving skills – not the same as just gaining experience.
The science behind the stoner lore of different strains of weed having distinctly different highs is taken apart by a great article in PrimeMind.
Science reports on recent findings from a cadaver study that casts doubts on whether tDCS can actually stimulate the brain at all.
Does mental illness enhance creativity? A good balanced look at the evidence from BBC Future.
Slate asks: Think Psychology’s Replication Crisis Is Bad? Welcome to the One in Medicine.
Should Therapists Write About Patients? Important personal piece published in The New York Times.
The Guardian has a brief first-person piece: The secret life of a trainee brain surgeon.
A data geek may have resurrected the much maligned field of serial killer profiling. Good piece in Boston Magazine.