"Add the prefix neuro to a discipline and you get a new field with instant cred. But the science can be less than compelling." -- Psychiatrist Dan Carlat challenges the hype surrounding neuroimaging in WIRED.
Providentia reports on an epidemic of HIV-related dementia in Uganda.
The Corpus Callosum assesses progress and potential clinical applications for Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation.
Laura Freberg questions the conclusions of the American Association of University Women who say in a recently released report that schools are not handicapping boys to achieve advances for girls.
John Grohol participated in a conference call with US Army officials to discuss the Army's reaction to recent reports of increasing suicide rates among active service members and vets.
As usual, there are several interesting items over at The Situationist: They have a post about rising rates of anxiety in children, with a second piggybacked post discussing an inverse relationship between quantity of homework assigned and academic achievement scores. They also have two posts for those interested in the fascinating field of moral psychology (here and here).
Dave Munger discusses Gestalt theory, offering some nice examples.
The Last Psychiatrist fisks a New Yorker article on power.
Spam Filters: "One of the easiest ways to tell a human from a machine is our perceptual system." Cognition and Language Lab discusses CAPTCHAs
Neurophilosopher believes that the widely reported monkey-with-a-robot-arm is a bit "overhyped."