Lots of activity in the cogneuro realm of the internet recently. Some of it summed up here:
- First off, CNS has a number of recent pieces:
- An interview with Brian Wandell of Stanford – this year’s winner of the CNS George A. Miller Prize – about computational neuroimaging.
- An interview with Adriana Galvan of UCLA – one of this year’s CNS Young Scientist Award-winners – about innovation in the teenage brain.
- An interview with Justin Hulbert of Bard College about the unexpected effects of induced amnesia.
- A lighter piece about cognitive neuroscientists (by day) rocking out (by night).
- Second, over at the <a href="http://blogs This Site.plos.org/neuro/”>PLOS Neuroscience community:
- An introduction to a recently started attempt at Exploding Brain Myths.
- A nice introduction to developmental neuroanatomy (embryo brain development).
- Third, Neuroskeptic offers the following:
- Travelling brain waves (yet another potential dimension of analysis).
- An impressive attempt to “throw open” the file drawer (not great news for their own oxytocin research).
- Neuromyths in education (a common problem).
- Strange editorial ongoings (revealed in a submission published in the journal itself?!).
- Neuroskeptic also interviews some other pseudonymous neuroscience bloggers over at PLOS SciComm.
- Fourth, Neurocritic gives a nice introduction to media dopamine hype in light of a recent optogenetics publication.
- Finally, Michael Graziano discusses an interesting evolutionary hypothesis of smiles, laughter and tears, over at Aeon Magazine.
That ought to tide any avid reader over for a while!