Monday, February 12, 2007

Encephalon #16

Encephalon #16 is now up at Mind Hacks!

A few of my picks from this edition:

- Advancements in Neuroprosthetics at FML: reviews some recent developments in brain-electronic interfaces.
- Towards A Neural Account of Decision Making Biases at Developing Intelligence: a review of a paper by McClure et al on the neural substrate of decision making (which I think is related to a recent post of mine on the relationship between emotion and decision making) - in the briefest of summaries, the findings essentially supported the view that prefrontal regions are important in long-term decision making, and sub-cortical regions were more important in making short-term and reward related decisions.
- The Mental Number Line at The Phineas Gage Fan Club: a fascinating look at the spatial encoding of numbers in the brain

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