Friday, 20 April 2012


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

Following the controversy and enmity aroused by two recent failed replications, The Psychologist magazine has hosted an opinion special on the issue of replication in psychology.

In related news, the Percolator blog at The Chronicle asks "Is psychology about to come undone?" as it reports on the Reproducibility Project - a plan to replicate all studies published in 2008 in 3 psychology journals: Psychological Science, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.

What does the future hold for functional brain imaging?

Ill-judged Observer column laments the growing recognition of post-natal depression in fathers. Vaughan Bell penned a response for Mind Hacks.

Jonah Lehrer interviews Eric Kandel about his new book on neuroaesthetics, "The Age of Insight,
The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain, from Vienna 1900 to the Present".

People do like to be beside the seaside - research presented at the British Psychological Society's annual conference this week found that the seaside had a more positive psychological effect than urban environments and the countryside.

Should we bribe people to behave more healthily? Podcast of recent debate on BBC Radio 4.

Radio 4 has also started a new series of Mind Changers, presented by Claudia Hammond. The first episode, now on iPlayer, focused on Joseph Wolpe and Systematic Desensitization.

Claudia has a new book out soon on time perception. Here she's collected together some games that  expose glitches in the way we perceive time.

Is bad urban design making us lonely?

The latest Neuropod podcast is online and includes features on engrams and consciousness.

"A liberal who wants his political tribe to understand humans better": Prospect magazine review of Jonthan Haidt's new book on moral psychology.

New Statesman blog post by me on the psychology behind the so-called "panic" buying of petrol in the UK recently.

There are four days left to watch the BBC Three documentary on the man who became gay after a stroke.

That's all for now - hope you enjoy the links!

Post compiled by Christian Jarrett for the BPS Research Digest.

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