Friday, 24 August 2012
"The digital traces left by life in the modern world are transforming social science" Fascinating feature from Nature magazine.
Developmental neuropsychologist Dorothy Bishop gave a lecture recently in which she championed behavioural studies and warned against the allure of neuroscience technologies - Neurobonkers has a summary and a link to a video of the talk. (Prof Bishop has also posted a written version of her talk online. On a related note, from the APS Observer: "Four surefire ways to spot the biobunk that underlies pseudo neuroscience.")
A recent episode of James May's Things You Need To Know programme on BBC Two was focused on the brain and is now available on iPlayer.
There are three days left to hear psychologist Tanya Byron's BBC Radio 4 show about restorative justice (in which victims come face to face with perpetrators).
A modern-day Phineas Gage-type incident.
How the ad-libbing left hemisphere makes sense of the world by telling stories. A great article from Michael Gazzaniga in Discover magazine.
It's far easier to prove you're insane than to prove you're insane - thought-provoking TED talk from Jon Ronson (author of The Psychopath Test).
How to be a better procrastinator.
How forensic psychologists catch out people who fake mental illness.
The unexpected beauty of abandoned psychiatric wards.
Post compiled by Christian Jarrett for the BPS Research Digest.