For when you’ve had enough of journal articles:

He was bad, so they put an ice pick in his brain” – Elizabeth Day of The Observer newspaper meets Howard Dully, who was subjected to frontal lobotomy at the age of 12.

“You must remember this” – Penelope Lively at the FT reviews ‘Memory: An Anthology’, edited by Harriet Harvey Wood and A.S. Byatt.

The Independent asks: Is pain all in the mind? Two doctors visit other cultures in search of drug alternatives to pain relief.

Time magazine asks: Why do we flirt?

Would you vote for a politician who has experienced mental health problems? From the Guardian’s Joe Public blog.

Sensory deprivation – The Times discusses what happens when the brain is deprived of all sensory input. The article was written in anticipation of a recent episode of Horizon on the same topic.

What is intelligence? Listen to Prof James Flynn’s recent talk at the RSA (MP3 audio file).