2011 is nothing but a memory for me as far as trading is concerned. With Friday’s expiration I’ve decided to take the rest of the year off to recuperate and replenish my psychological capital. I do have January orders working and, as most of you know, we truly never completely leave the markets so I’ll be writing/tweeting interesting things I come across just not on a daily basis.

It’s important to take breaks every now and then and unplug from the day-to-day grind. Enjoy the links and your weekend!

  • Nine Stubborn Brain Myths That Just Won’t Die, Debunked by Science [Lifehacker]
  • The 20 unhappiest people you meet in the comment sections of year-end lists [NPR]
  • Brain Waves 4: Neuroscience and the law [Royal Society]
  • In gift giving, more is not always better [Psych Central]
  • Chemical and social mechanisms of self healing [Deric Bownds]
  • Young, Canadian and on antipsychotics [Neuroskeptic]
  • Inverse zombies studied using anesthesia [Research Digest]
  • Alter ego: portraits of gamers next to their avatars [Brain Pickings]
  • Can we be born with psychopathology? [Neurocritic]
  • Neuroscience, free will and determinism: ‘I’m just a machine’ [Telegraph]
  • Most of what you know about divergent thinking is wrong [The Creativity Post]
  • Post-booze blackout, how people fill in the blanks [MSNBC]
  • ‘Brainlink’ lets you remotely control toy robots and other gadgets [Kurzweil]
  • Smart Drugs “As Common As Coffee”: Media Hype about Neuroenhancement [PlosOne]
  • A brain’s failure to appreciate others may permit human atrocities [Duke]
  • Is sexting cheating you out of real intimacy? [PsychAlive]
  • Was Darwin wrong about emotions? [APS]
  • Age of criminal responsibility is too low, say brain scientists [The Guardian]