Friday, 22 November 2013

Link feast

Our pick of the ten best psychology and neuroscience links from the last week or so:

Forget Peppa Pig and Doctor Who, there's a new neuroscience journal for kids!

What impact has psychology research had over the last 25 years? Claudia Hammond looks back in the second of three anniversary editions of BBC Radio 4's All in the Mind.

Should all schools have their own psychotherapist?

One of the most entertaining, talented writers on psychology today, Jesse Bering recalls his trip to Charlottesville, Virginia to "meet" Professor Stevenson, a parapsychologist who died six years ago (see also).

From the Guardian: "Exclusive rare footage from patient interviews shows the inside story of anti-depressants."

Safecracking the Brain. What neuroscience is learning from code-breakers and thieves. Excellent article from gifted neuroscience writer Virginia Hughes.

Neuro.TV - a new online video portal featuring "prominent scientists and philosophers discussing the brain and mind."

There is overwhelming evidence that genes contribute to academic achievement and thereby social mobility, says psychologist Jill Boucher, and to deny this is damaging.

The man who can taste the map of the London tube.

Not specifically related to psychology, but incredibly useful all the same: Twenty tips for interpreting scientific claims. (see also: Your 5-Step Self-Defence Program Against Neuro-Nonsense).

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

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