2013-04-27 Spike activity

Mind Hacks

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

Psychiatry needs its Higgs boson moment says and article in New Scientist which describes some interesting but disconnected findings suggesting it ‘aint going to get it soon.

Wall Street Journal has an overenthusiastic article on how advances in genetics and neuroscience are ‘revolutionizing’ our understanding of violent behavior. Not quite but not a bad read in parts.

The new series of BBC Radio 4 wonderful series of key studies in psychology, Mind Changers, has just started. Streamed only because the BBC think radio simulations are cute.

Reuters reports that fire kills dozens in Russian psychiatric hospital tragedy.

Author and psychologist Charles Fernyhough discusses how neuroscience is dealt with in literary fiction in a piece for The Guardian.

Nature profiles one of the few people doing gun violence research in the US – the wonderfully named emergency…

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