Friday, 1 February 2013
1. Entire catalogue of psych journals from Taylor & Francis is free to access now through to end of Feb.
2. Wray Herbert reports on an intriguing and troubling new study on inattentional blindness - 83 per cent of radiologists failed to noticed a gorilla on the lung (yes, gorilla).
3. February's Psychologist magazine is out now and includes a fascinating free article on the benefits that can arise from brain injury (see also).
4. "Psychology may be simultaneously at the highest and lowest point in its history" The human story behind the serious doubts plaguing the field of social priming research in psychology (see also).
5. Fancy becoming one of the Replicators mentioned in that last article? Grants of up to $2000 are available for attempts to replicate "Important Results in Social Psychology”.
6. How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes by Maria Konnikova - the Guardian had a review and podcast.
7. Video blog about the mind body problem. Joe LeDoux interviews Ned Block (and then sings)
8. "Dear Prof Smith" or "Hey Rebecca!" What's the correct email etiquette? Useful advice for students from Tom_hartley.
9. The latest Naked Neuroscience podcast is online and asks (among other things): "Why are researchers punching into people’s skin if they are on a quest for knowledge about the brain?"
10. A date for your diary: 50 years after Milgram's infamous experiments, the 2013 Obedience to Authority conference takes place in Canada in August.
Post compiled by Christian Jarrett (@psych_writer) for the BPS Research Digest.