Our own Katja Valli has been interviewed for a popular scientific article on the impact of daylight on our well-being (in Swedish only), in relation to seasonal variations in daylight, and the to many familiar phenomenon of seasonal affective disorder, or SAD.
Two new local media pieces (both in Swedish only, unfortunately). One covering the use of psychedelic narcotics in clinical research, the other detailing collaboration with Estonian entrepreneurs seeking to develop a device for improving sleep.
Dorothy Bishop on editorial integrity. Neuroskeptic on decoding faces, null results, and voodoo neuroscience. The Neuroethics Blog on the ethics of consumer tDCS devices. Simon Oxenham on gender stereotypes and their impact on the scientific endeavor. PLoS Neuroscience Community put together a collection of important papers on neurodegenerative diseases. 1 Boring Old Man on anti-depressants […]
… on <a href="http://blogs free project planning software.plos.org/neuro/2016/06/07/brain-signatures-of-spontaneous-thoughts/”>spontaneous thoughts and PTSD.
… 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.
A team of researchers including Katja Valli have just published an article in the Journal of Sleep Research, cleverly entitled “Winter is coming: Nightmares and sleep problems during seasonal affective disorder.” Briefly, the research investigates how nightmares, symptoms of insomnia, chronotype and sleep duration associate with seasonal affective disorder (giveaway: significantly in several of the […]
… a lengthy critique from James Coyne, over at PLOS blog Mind the Brain.
Joel Parthemore will be holding one of the symposia, and presenting two separate papers, at the AISB 2016 conference, 4-6 April in Sheffield, England.