Lars Jonasson, an alumnus of our BSc program in Consciousness Studies, has recently finished his PhD dissertation at Umeå University, covering the relation between aging, physical activity, and cognitive function (link text in Swedish only). From all of us at the department, a big congratulations to Lars on this important milestone!
After something of a lull in posting (busy times in cogneuro-land), here are some recent updates: How better to establish that your theory has gone mainstream than it being featured in the SMBC webcomic?! Kristoffer Ekman talks New Year’s resolutions with local media (in Swedish only). One of our BSc program students talks exercise and […]
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.
I intend to post an announcement about the best Cog Neuro theses of the year shortly, but this post will contain the last set of links to topic-relevant stories and PhD positions for the summer, with a resumption of normal activity around the middle of August. So, on the the links: Simon Oxenham on lucid […]
… on the <a href="http://blogs.plos project management plan.org/neuro/2016/04/19/sugar-the-addictive-enemy-hiding-in-plain-sight/”>addictive power of sugar, from the PLoS Neuro Community, and a methodological critique of mindfulness-based approaches to back pain, from Mind the Brain.
… a lengthy critique from James Coyne, over at PLOS blog Mind the Brain.
… special issue of The Kernel over at the Daily Dot. Varying quality from the different entries, as could be expected, but the following are certainly worth a read: “Why We’re Living in an Era of Neuroscience Hype,” by Neuroskeptic. “The Harsh Truth about Speed-Reading,” by Simon Oxenham. “The Promise and Peril of DIY Electrical […]
An international team of researchers including Katja Valli and Antti Revonsuo have published an article in the journal SLEEP entitled “Nightmares: Risk Factors Among the Finnish General Adult Population“. Briefly, the article investigates risk factors for nightmares, finding various correlations between nightmare frequency and different sleep problems, mood problems, and psychological and physical well-being.