Thursday, December 20, 2007

Encephalon #38

The 38th edition of Encephalon was put at Not Exactly Rocket Science on Monday/Tuesday. Another excellent instalment of the brain sciences blog carnival, with the following contributions being (for me) particularly interesting:

- Firstly, two posts on Mirror Neurons, and how they're not all they're cracked up to be: at Brians on Purpose comes a post on how the role of mirror neurons in every aspect of human cognition has been blown out of all proportion, and from The Neurocritic is a post questioning the 'specialness' of mirror neurons, and the difference between primary motor cortex activation, and action.

- Secondly, Cgnitive Daily reviews a study on attention and intention which concludes that our conscious intentions have a greater effect on perception (and the memory thereof) than priming.

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