I'll be spending a few days in N.Y.C. and likely won't have much time for writing while I'm there. If you notice a certain New York flavour to some of my upcoming posts, you'll know why. To tide you nice people over, here are a few blog links that might interest you.
- The ever-fascinating Neuroskeptic blog has a new post up on social anxiety disorder, or is it "social phobia"?
- Karen Franklin at In The News provides up with her new disturbing new series on confidentiality in forensic evaluations.
- Scicurious weighs in on how environmental enrichment can make you sexy, at least if you're a rat..
- How was the most famous bet in the history of brain sciences won and lost? Christian Jarrett of Brain Myths has the details.
- Disturbed by the recent Times cover picture? What is the proper time that a child should stop breastfeeding? Eric Michael Johnson of the Primate Diaries weighs in with his own observations.
- Ferris Jabr of Brainwaves has just launched a new series: titled Know Your NeuronsL The Discovery and Naming of the Neuron. Here is the first installment.
- The ever-reliable Vaughn Bell of Mind Hacks has a new post describing an important new article in Nature about the dangers of unreplicated studies in psychology.
- Should therapists be using tough love with their patients? A new post in the Wall Street Journal makes a good case for it.
- How are children affected by their parents' financial instability? According to this Huffington Post article, the damage is just starting to be recognized.
- Can a patient be charged for not taking medication that might endanger other people? Here is a news story from USA Today that should raise quite a few questions.
- Will we ever see an end to ex-gay therapy and its advocates? A new ThinkProgress post finds NARTH's objections to ex-gay therapy restrictions rather easy to refute.
- While we try to understand what people suffering from severe depression, how often do we get to hear about it from the first-person perspective? Natasha Tracy of Bipolar Burble gives us a gripping account of her own experiences.