Highlights from recent brain blogging:
Top 5 Robots of 2006 – the top 5 that we know about, that is. #1 gives you a taste of the current state of robotics.
Along those lines, this video about a few precautions we should all take.
The Neurophilosopher covers augmented cognition by DARPA, and a recent film commissioned by the same agency “to tell the story of AugCog science and technology, with an eye to how it will mature and be used in the coming decades.”
MindHacks provides a history of research bearing on the topic of free will, while MindBlog covers focuses on a essay in the New York Times. Also check out a short article at the Economist reviews how neuroscience may be “eroding the idea of free will.”
Neurodudes covers the problem of time in computational neuroscience.
Large-scale oscillatory neural synchrony identified through MEG, along with computational models, via MindBlog.
Cognitive Daily reviews a interesting paper on visual cueing – give it a try yourself, and see if your data match up with theirs!
A recent fMRI study in Nature Neuroscience uses seriously faulty math, but is not retracted. Neurocritic covers the fallout.
As if there weren’t already enough problems with survey-based research, BPS Research Digest reviews new evidence about the influence of left-ward bias on survey results.
SharpBrains anounces a new blog carnival: “Carnival of Brain Fitness”
Don’t forget the brain fitness guide from SharpBrains, written by Dr. Elkhonon Goldberg, Alvaro Fernandez, and Caroline Latham.
An interesting blog carnival called the “Circle of Skeptics” covers topics like Intelligent Design, astrology-as-science, and other bizarre ideas. Interesting despite not having much related to the brain (imagine that!).
Brain Ethics gives a brief review of a new book from Oxford University Press: The Handbook of Binding and Memory.
Neurofuture discovers art made by neural networks!
According to research reviewed at MindBlog, being happy “widens” your scope of attention.
Have a nice weekend!