Friday, 8 November 2013

Link feast

Our 10 favourite psychology and neuroscience links from the last week or so:

A neuroscientist shares his experience of being diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease: "I am still at the beginning of my fascinating, frightening and ultimately life-affirming journey as a brain scientist with a disabling disease of the brain."

How stressed are you? Take the BBC's Stress Test compiled by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

The latest research on the teenage brain - watch Sarah-Jayne Blakemore's Rosalind Franklin lecture at the Royal Society last week.

Neuroscientists are scrambling to work out what Obama's $multi-million BRAIN project is actually all about.

Bedlam is a new series that goes behind the scenes at the world's oldest psychiatric institution - catch up with the first two episodes on 4oD.

When we see someone naked, we assume they are less intelligent, but more sensitive.

The secrets of the world's happiest cities.

Why do we hate seeing photos of ourselves?

Want to read something inspirational? Try this: How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses. (see also, although see this for a skeptical view - grabbed from the comments).

How attitudes towards mental illness have changed over the last 25 years - Claudia Hammond looks back as part of the 25th birthday celebrations of her BBC Radio 4 show All in the Mind.

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Post compiled by Christian Jarrett (@psych_writer) for the BPS Research Digest.

4 comments:

kent norton said...

Genius we have. Persistence and truth of purpose is in short supply.
Calvin Coolidge President USA


Calvin Coolidge quotes (showing 1-30 of 51)
“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”
― Calvin Coolidge
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“It takes a great man to be a good listener.”
― Calvin Coolidge

theeconomyofmeaning.com said...

I wrote a piece on that radical new teaching method story, do check it for some debunking: http://theeconomyofmeaning.com/2013/10/24/what-do-you-get-from-a-nice-story-on-self-controlled-learning-a-smile-and-some-myths/

Christian Jarrett said...

thanks I added in a link to your blog post.

theeconomyofmeaning.com said...

Thank you!

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