These articles and blogposts may be of interest to you, actually I rather liked them:
- One of my favorite bloggers is Neuroskeptic. In one of his latest posts he explains what can be wrong with cognitive neuroscience as it can be a bad (and terribly expensive) way to do psychology. A recent article in The Atlantic by Sally Satel gives a good extra reading on the same topic: “While the scans are dazzling and the technology an unqualified marvel, we can always keep our bearings by remembering that the brain and the mind are two different frameworks”.
Fake Science as always has a great treat on the neurotopic:
- Another blog I follow closely is retraction watch. As the ‘publish or perish’ reality seem to be delivering more examples of scientific fraud, they also have examples of good scientific practices. Everybody can make a mistake, scientists not excluded. It’s nice to read that scientists also can do the right thing.
- Can science and technology help bring us out of the economic crisis? What areas of science research should be prioritised? How should university science degrees be funded? Should the public have a say in investment in science and technology? What happens when 14–18 year old science students are faced with the same issues that many scientists face? Last November, the Royal Institution L’Oréal Young Scientist Centre in London brought 150 of them together to find out. Read about it at the Guardian.
And just a closing thought I found on the blog of Richard Wiseman: