February 19, 2008 10:25 AM   Subscribe

Encephalon: Briefing the Next US President on 24 Neuroscience and Psychology Issues. Encephalon, the neuroscience blog carnival has returned after a brief hiatus and is being hosted at Sharp Brains. [Via Mind Hacks, which will host the next edition.]
posted by homunculus (9 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Ha, the level of thought in our politics is such that some of the presidential candidates did't even accept evolution, and this guy thinks they're ready to deal with a neuroscience view on free will?
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim at 10:31 AM on February 19, 2008 [2 favorites]

I do love Encephalon and Mind Hacks...but are are blog carnivals real worthy of a FPP?

Isnt that why we have this and this?
posted by T.D. Strange at 11:09 AM on February 19, 2008

The bit on Lesch-Nyhan syndrome was interesting. As was the relationship between psychiatry and CIA.
/ I think it was a worthwhile post. The term "blog carnival" comes across, to me, much like "sex farm."
posted by HVAC Guerilla at 11:54 AM on February 19, 2008

Interesting concept, briefing the president on such things. First priority? I daresay not, and that's coming from a professional neuroscientist.

Except maybe the APA/CIA/Gitmo thing, but only as it relates to ending torture.
posted by supercres at 12:35 PM on February 19, 2008

The term "blog carnival" comes across, to me, much like "sex farm."

Wasn't as good a song, though.
posted by Pope Guilty at 1:28 PM on February 19, 2008

Neuroscience and psychology?
posted by caddis at 6:41 PM on February 19, 2008

supercres, where do you research? I'm a neuroscience student at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

I think few people acknowledge the role that neuroscience has in society. Neuroscience is, at its heart, the most visceral science, because it researches how we think and how we define ourselves .
posted by kldickson at 8:27 PM on February 19, 2008

To me, neuroscience would be as useful to social policy as processor chip design is to determining the best way to create a UI. Categorical distinction.
posted by norabarnacl3 at 6:34 AM on February 20, 2008

Encephalon 40
posted by homunculus at 1:33 PM on March 3, 2008

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