… challenged by new research, as reported by Neuroskeptic. While there, a new piece on the brain’s migraine generator.
… courtesy of 1 Boring Old Man. Interesting stuff, in various parts: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Post-script
… interesting discussion on the various claims of oxytocin research-land, by Simon Oxenham over at the New Scientist.
… discussion at Neurocritic; long story short – not as hazardous as some suggestions make out.
… interesting research overview at Nautilus online magazine on speaking multiple languages and its possible effects on dementia.
… interview by CNS with Brian Mathias of McGill University, regarding research on EEG responses to pitch perception.
… in relation to the recent takedown of some seriously flawed randomized controlled trial (RCT) research on citalopram (an SSRI anti-depressant). Nice overview, with appropriate tangents, available from 1 Boring Old Man, discussing the original article, related methodological concerns from many decades ago, some practical ramifications, and subsequent elaborations. Interesting (and at times horrendous) stuff!
… over at Neuroskeptic; more specifically, the problem with neuromyths, and the neural correlates of religious revelation. Also, an interesting deconstruction of recent claims regarding body temperature and depression.