Signal Conduction – 17 February 2017

Ikea executive stated that women are better than men at assembling furniture – so a group of Norwegian researchers tested the claim.

 

Rami Gabriel on the perils of Pop Psychology

 

Could Depression have an evolutionary purpose?

 

Neuroskeptic:  New split-brain research challenges  the nature of consciousness…but something’s not quite right.

 

Can you trust a photographic memory?

 

Screening veterans for mental health problems brings no benefit.

 

Early brain scans may help to identify Autism in high-risk babies.

 

Your attitude to Maths might affect your grade…which will affect your attitude.

 

Could Neurogastronomy revolutionise our taste preferences, or is this another dubious neuro- prefix to avoid?  Decide for yourself.

 

It turns out, the experiments in ‘Thinking, Fast and Slow’ are not vey replicable.

 

Also on MindHacks, here is a graph showing just how small sex differences in cognition are.

 

 

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