Signal Conduction – 13 January 2017

Why do humans still have a gene that increases the risk of Alzheimer’s?  Ed Yong explains

 

Ever wondered what’s inside the mind of an octopus? Me neither, but Peter Godfrey-Smith beautifully explains why these cephalopods are like meeting an intelligent alien. 

 

Human interpretations of brain imaging can be flawed.  Perhaps robots can do it better.

 

We still don’t know why most people are right-handed, but this study sheds some light on hand preferences in early humans

 

Why indirect deception doesn’t feel as bad as lying, but is just as costly

 

Suzy Gage’s podcast, Say Why To Drugs, is back

 

A history of ECT: not just torture

 

The fallacy of Luck

 

Kids won’t give you credit for overcoming moral conflict

 

Well that explains a lot:  Study concludes that conservative politicians are more physically attractive, and hence get more votes.

 

Are we nearly there yet?  Mo Costandi explains what we know about how our brain knows where we’re going.

 

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