Signal Conduction – December 2016

Its been a while, so here’s a cerebral smorgasbord of neuro news from the last month…

 

Santa and Doctors are equally reliable.  Ooer.

 

Julia Shaw is a scientist who doesn’t believe in facts – and neither should you.

 

Could psychedelic drugs have a place in the future of Psychiatry?  Meet the people who think so.

 

Do distractions increase tolerance for a baby’s cry?  Free from Wiley.

 

Four-year-olds’ attitudes to gender predict own-gender bias a year later

 

Vaughan Bell considers whether some Psychosis cases could be caused by the immune system.

 

Also in Psychosis:  How to distinguish between religious fervour and mental illness?

 

Baby Brain:  Pregnancy may temporarily reorganise the brain to allow Mums to care for their child.

 

Jesse Singal: Not all critics of Evolutionary Psychology are the same.

 

Why people’s beliefs strengthen in the face of contrary evidence:  A sneak peek from the January 2017 edition of SciAm

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