Perhaps verging on the ghoulish today, but still a good reality check for all students of the mind/brain - whether amateur or professional:
A story from the NYT about the Cornell Brain Society founded in 1899 when collecting brains was cool.
And in case you want to a send a brain to them, here's how to pack it for transport. If you are sending your own brain, please make sure beforehand that you no longer require it.
Making Habits, Breaking Habits
In his new book, Jeremy Dean--psychologist and author of PsyBlog--looks at how habits work, why they are so hard to change, and how to break bad old cycles and develop new healthy, creative, happy habits.
→ "Making Habits, Breaking Habits", is available now on Amazon.Reviews
The Bookseller, “Editor’s Pick,” 10/12/12 “Sensible and very readable…By far the most useful of this month’s New You offerings.”
Kirkus Reviews, 1/1/13 “Making changes does take longer than we may expect—no 30-day, 30-pounds-lighter quick fix—but by following the guidelines laid out by Dean, readers have a decent chance at establishing fulfilling, new patterns.”
Publishers Weekly, 12/10/12 “An accessible and informative guide for readers to take control of their lives.”