Friday, 24 February 2012


Tuck into our round-up of the latest and best psych and neuro links:

Does psychological and neuroscience knowledge change how we understand and think about ourselves? Charles Fernyhough explores this very issue in his second novel A Box of Birds. He provides some background for the School of Life blog.

The psychology of online influence - podcast / video.

The March issue of The Psychologist has published. British Psychological Society members can access it here. Non-members check out this free preview.

Nature published a series of articles (some open access) celebrating Alan Turing, who would have turned 100 this year.

Welcome to the world of the hyperglot - speakers of many languages.

Author Will Self is to lecture on urban psychosis.

What kind of personality helps you engage with work? Our sister blog The Occupational Digest investigates.

Jonah Lehrer investigates memory erasure for Wired magazine.

Apparently we used to sleep in two separate phases with a wakeful period in between, rather than all night through. Could explain why it's so common for people to wake in the middle of the night.

A new psychotherapy App called Buddy is being rolled-out nationwide after successful trial in London.

RIP Ulric Neisser, one of the founding fathers of cognitive psychology, who died last week.

Several free journal issues published this week: Think,  Psychology & Psychotherapy: Theory, Research & PracticeJournal of Occupational and Organisational Psychology.

The US military is researching ways to make the enemy hallucinate.

Four-time World Iron Man champion Chrissie Wellington tells the Guardian that she once had bulimia and anorexia. Coincidentally, I learned this week that Loughborough University recently opened a new clinic dedicated to treating and studying eating disorders in athletes.

If you liked the HBO series In Treatment, the Israeli original BeTipul starts on Sky Arts 1 HD this Sunday in the UK.

Check it out: Scientific American Mind magazine has a new page on Facebook.
Post compiled by Christian Jarrett for the BPS Research Digest.

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