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There are a few fascinating papers to come out recently that I won’t have time to cover in detail, but which people may find interesting. References and abstracts after the jump:

Swarming Quadrocopters? Nanomagnetic remote control of animal behavior. Blogs are data-mined for personality research. Vote for method of the year! (My vote is for induced pluripotency) If you think that the less competent you are, the more competent you think you are, then you are incompetent.Confusion on the Dunning-Kruger effect. Time on task effects in…

I’ve been busy writing up a new paper, and expect the reviews back on another soon, so … sorry for the lack of posts. But this should be of interest: The Dana Foundation has just posted an interview with Terrence Sejnowki about his recent Science paper, “Foundations for a New Science of Learning” (with coauthors…

An interesting video interview with the author of (the excellent) Mind Wars. Here are direct links to the videos.

Blogging on the Brain (Finally!)

Refining the Turing Test: If it looks like a human, plays like a human, fights like a human, it’s probably a …. Using your own child in developmental research: An ethical issue? Mice, math and drugs: On science without understanding. How much will new data mining techniques subvert the scientific method? Distortions in Introspection: Do…

Phil Stearns has constructed a 45 “neuron” network of electronic parts which responds to lights and tones with a (rather cute) squealing sound. A picture of the components for this strange device: Each “neuron” consisted of analog electronics corresponding to each of 6 functions: Input, Summing, Threshold, “Offset,” “Output,” and “Structure” (not sure about those…

Josh Hartshorne, coauthor of a the Hartshorne & Ullman study I’ve discussed before, has a new blog that’s already filled with interesting posts. What is to blame for psychology’s awful PR? Does workforce diversity improve productivity? Why languages can’t be learned (though my own “careful reflection” leads me to a different belief, as discussed here).

Mick Grierson has created a real-time EEG-based brain-computer interface for music synthesis. You can watch a video here. We’ve been designing experiments to test how classic ERPs (P300/600, N400, etc) may emerge from user interactions with this system, given previous demonstrations that those waveforms are sensitive to the “grammar” and “meaning” of musical harmonies, respectively.…

Blogging on the Brain: 1/04

A downright amazing post on cognitive dissonance at Mind Hacks. Gesturing unlocks children’s math skills. An entertaining review of new work on inner speech. A new case of simultagnosia (the inability to see more than one object at a time). Repressed memories: a “culture-bound” syndrome? Tabloid language in Nature Neuroscience? Frontal Cortex discusses a new…

Blogging on the Brain: 11/30

A lot of good brain blogging lately; some beautiful drawings from the era of phrenology, some crazy kids high on scopolamine, James Flynn’s current thoughts on intelligence, and more…