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Colin Blakemore: 1944-2022

Back in the day I enjoyed Blakemore’s BBC series (with accompanying book) The Mind Machine, several episodes available on YouTube. Also well-worth a read (coedited with Susan Greenfield) is the book Mindwaves: Thoughts on Intelligence, Identity, and Consciousness. See the obit On Colin. Cognitive sciencecolin blakemoreconsciousnessneurosciencePhilosophy of mindsusan greenfield

False-positive neuroimaging

Here’s a piece courtesy of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s biology preprint server bioRxiv. Undisclosed flexibility in testing spatial hypotheses allows presenting anything as a replicated finding fMRI image of my own nut, 2001: Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging Institute of Neurology, UCL bioRxivfmrineural correlatesNeurobiologyNeuroimagingneuroscience

The cognitive differences between men and women

Bruce Goldman reports in the Spring issue of Stanford Medicine. Our differences don’t mean one sex or the other is better or smarter or more deserving. Some researchers have grappled with charges of “neuro­sexism”: falling prey to stereotypes or being too quick to interpret human sex differences as biological rather than cultural. They counter, however,…