Depression and biomarker blues

It’s been an eventful week for depression research. That’s because a recent study raises hopes for a biological test to predict which young men are most vulnerable to depression. The problem is, based on early reports on this study, it’s not clear that this biomarker offers any information we can’t get from asking people about … Continue reading


Sherlock’s faulty vision?

Clip: In which Sherlock pops his collar.  It’s a bold move, questioning Sherlock Homes. But the famous investigator just begs for scrutiny in the second episode of the BBC’s hit series Sherlock. In the spirit of Dr. John Watson, I’ll enjoy setting him right. Sherlock makes a precise claim relating to cognitive science — specifically visual memory … Continue reading