Found on the web

New neuroscience blogs

  • The Next Neuroscience: 9 Radical ideas about memory & the brain, by John Harris (online since May 2006);
  • NeuroInterests; “The Central Nervous System: We dig it” (online since May 2006);
  • Free Neuron, by Kensai (in Greek, online since June, 2006);
  • Laura’s Psychology blog, by Professor Laura Freberg (online since July 2006);
  • Peripersonal Space, by Michael (a cognitive psychology blog, online since 17th September 2006).
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    Online literature

    The introductory chapter to The Student’s Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience by Jamie Ward is availabe at Psychology Press (via Mind Hacks); Project Gutenburg offers 19,000 free e-books for download (via Acephalous), and a draft version of Marvin Minsky‘s new book, The Emotion Machine is available on his website [Chapters: 1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9] (via Neurocontrarian).

    The New Yorker has an introduction to neuroeconomics.

    Cosmology

    This superb film clip has been made using images from the Hubble Space Telescope (ESA/ NASA). View other similar clips at the ESA website.

    While we’re on the subject of space, check out Anousheh Ansari’s Space blog. Ansari is the world’s fourth ‘space tourist’, and the first person to blog from outer space! She allegedly paid $25 million for a ticket to fly on a Russian spacecraft, and her blog immediately became the top WordPress blog.

    Miscellany

    Below are satellite images of the Hubbard Glacier in 1985 (left) and 2003 (right), from One Planet, Many People: Atlas of our Changing Environment, a project by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in collaboration with Google Earth, which documents how we as a species have impacted our environment. Satellite images of 100 environmental hotspots are now available at Google Earth.

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    Below on the left is a microscopic sculpture of the Statue of Liberty in the eye of a needle, created by Willard Wigan using sugar crystals and dust particles. On the right is a panel from Shooting War, an online graphic novel by Anthony LappĂ© and Dan Goldman, which makes some interesting points about how blogging could potentially revolutionize journalism. I haven’t finished reading it yet, so I don’t know the authors’ stance on the ‘war on terror’.

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    Finally, the hugely popular MySpace came right at the top of PC World’s list of the 25 Worst websites!

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    2 thoughts on “Found on the web

    1. Thanks for the new neuroscience blog links! Another approach is the meditative phenomenological approach as in my quantum psychology attempt to link thoughts about the physics of possibility with mystical experiences of unity and integrated bliss. To some this is non empirical and therefore non-scientific but remember Einstein attributed his theoretical gains to such mystical experience and – how much contact does “consciousness” have with the unified field? Geoff.

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