Archive for the ‘diversion’ Category

To add to the collection, an interesting pair of webcasts from the Dana Foundation:

While I was at the foundation website, I spotted a sensibly titled new volume joining the small library of authoritative neuroethics surveys.

  • Walter Glannon. Defining Right and Wrong in Brain Science: Essential Readings in Neuroethics (Dana Press).

I was surprised by the price: just $10.85 CAN. It and Neuroscience and the Law have absurdly low prices for academic texts, so Dana Press is obviously keen to spread knowledge of these disciplines. Good for them – perhaps they might be persuaded to make them open access?

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Via a friend who knows the pain of writing.

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Back from nature

Defying my sense of loyalty to readers, last week I took a holiday from the Internet and took a trip to the Rockies. The reason for my absence was worth the hassle of coming back to a collection of unread RSS items in Google Reader numbering unspecified multiples of 100+.

Even with the mountains cloaked in clouds, and rain dampening the spirits of tourists thronging the cafes and shops, Banff National Park was nothing less than magnificent.

Kudos go to the family in Canmore who hosted myself, my wife and our mutual friend. The depth of their welcome made our introduction to the park even more special.

With the psychological effects of exploring nature still occupying me today, I’ll begin my return to the blogosphere with the following: an article referred by Sarah Dasher at Page 3.14.

The title says it all, really.

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