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MIND Reviews: December 2008/January 2009

Reviews and recommendations from the December 2008/January 2009 issue of Scientific American MIND

December 1, 2008 — Nicole Branan, Melinda Wenner, Rachel Mahan and David Dobbs

MIND Reviews: June/July 2008

Reviews and recommendations from the June/July 2008 issue of Scientific American MIND

May 22, 2008 — David Dobbs, Melinda Wenner, Nicole Branan and Christopher Intagliata

The Lab Route to Out-of-Body Experiences

by Susana Martinez-Conde, PhD
Director, Laboratory of Visual Neuroscience
Barrow Neurological institute
Phoenix, Arizona




Some camera work, some stroking, and next thing you know you're out of your own body.

January 22, 2008 — David Dobbs

Selective Vision: The Brain's Spin Machine Starts Early

Welcome to

Mind Matters With the election season hard upon us and the spin machines working overtime, we thought it sensible to rerun a post from last year about a sort of spin machine recently discovered in the brain.

January 2, 2008 — David Dobbs

A Tour of NeuroSci - Mind Matters' First Year


Mind Matters - The First Year We did not, alas, make it to the Prague Museum, which is pictured above. But with the end of both the calendar year and Mind Matters' first year it seems a good time to look a back and see where we have been since launching in January.

December 26, 2007 — David Dobbs

Mirror Neurons -- Rock Stars or Backup Singers?

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Greg Hickok Center for Cognitive Neuroscience University of California, Irvine Mirror neurons are the rock stars of cognitive neuroscience.

December 18, 2007 — David Dobbs

Sleep, Attention, and Memory: Not (Maybe) What You Thought



by Robert Stickgold

Harvard Medical School



Most of us can remember at least one occasion on which we sat in class, half asleep, trying to pay attention and learn what we were being taught "“ to no avail.

December 11, 2007 — David Dobbs

The Choke Factor: How Stereotypes Affect Performance

_____________________ How Stereotypes Shape Performance S. Alexander Haslam, Jessica Salvatore, and Thomas Kessler
University of Exeter, UK Every sports fan has vivid memories of key occasions on which a favorite team or player has 'choked' under pressure.

December 5, 2007 — David Dobbs

How Babies Know What You're Up To (or Not)

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How Infants Predict Other People's Behavior Valerie Kuhlmeier and Tania Tzelnic
Queen's University, Kingston, ON
 
When it comes to watching the actions of others, we all have a little Nostradamus in us.

November 26, 2007 — David Dobbs

When Every Face is Like Another

Toward a Neurofunctional Definition of "Face-Blindness"
Alison M. Harris & Geoffrey K. Aguirre University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA In 1947 Dr.

November 19, 2007 — David Dobbs

Eric Kandel: From Mind to Brain and Back Again

Awarded the Nobel Prize for work 40 years ago that revealed memory's most basic mechanisms, this psychiatrist-turned-neuroscientist is still working his discipline's cutting edge

October 3, 2007 — David Dobbs

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