Saturday, 16 May 2015

Link feast

Our pick of this week's 10 best psychology and neuroscience links:

Why We (and My Mum) Are So Glad The World is Waking up to What Autism Is
If you're on the autistic spectrum, "never give up hope," says Joash Taylor.

Is Late-Night Snacking Really Your Brain’s Fault?
Recent headlines said you could blame your brain for your midnight binges. I looked at what the brain imaging study really found.

Does Wearing Red Really Make You Dominant, Charismatic and Sexy?
Here's what happened when, inspired by new research, Stuart Heritage weaponised himself with red clothing.

More Harm Than Good (video)
For the 52nd Maudsley debate, the house proposed that the long term use of psychiatric medications is causing more harm than good.

Educational App or Digital Candy? Helping Parents Choose Quality Apps for Kids
From the Association for Psychological Science: An evidence-based guide parents can use to evaluate apps for real educational benefits.

The Science of Craving
Amy Fleming meets Dr Kent Berridge and other scholars researching the difference between desire and pleasure.

It’s Not a ‘Stream’ of Consciousness
"We actually perceive the world in rhythmic pulses rather than as a continuous flow," writes Gregory Hickok.

Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Social Media and PTSD, Preventing Procrastination (audio)
Catherine Loveday joins Claudia Hammond in the studio for the latest episode of BBC Radio 4's All in the Mind.

The Professor Who Thinks Video Games Will Be the Downfall of Men
Philip Zimbardo is worried that excessive gaming or porn watching is crippling masculinity. But (writes Pete Etchell's at the Guardian Head Quarters blog) the evidence just doesn’t back up these sorts of claims.

The Centenarian Psychologist
As he approaches his 100th birthday, cognitive psychology pioneer Jerome S. Bruner reflects on the past, present and future of psychology.
Post compiled by Christian Jarrett (@psych_writer) for the BPS Research Digest.

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