Saturday, 5 September 2015

Link feast

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

Oliver Sacks Has Left the Building
Vaughan Bell at Mind Hacks was among those who paid tribute.

Ten of The Best From Oliver Sacks, 1933-2015
The Psychologist gathered together links to further encomia and some of Sacks's own wonderful writing.

Architecture’s Brief Love Affair With Psychology Is Overdue a Revival
"If 21st-century buildings are to be fit for purpose, psychologists need [to be] consulted much more often," write Carlos Galan-Diaz and Dörte Martens at The Conversation.

This Online Tool Reveals Your Personality Based on Facebook 'Likes'
The Telegraph reports on the release of the "Apply Magic Sauce" tool, create by The University of Cambridge's Psychometrics Centre.

Does Reading Literature Really Beef Up Your Brain?
A new study I covered at New York's Science of Us offers some hints

Reproducibility Project: A Front Row Seat
On his Minding the Brain blog, Dan Mirman at Drexler University reflected on his involvement in the recently published Reproducibility Project – an ambitious attempt to replicate findings from 100 previously published psychology studies. Mirman was a co-author of one of the original studies that was successfully replicated.

Why You Hate Google's New Logo
Sarah Larson at the New Yorker argues that in changing its logo, the global monolith will lose our trust.

Boosting Your Child's IQ (audio)
In the first of a new series of BBC Radio 4's Bringing Up Britain, Mariella Frostrup is joined by Dr Stuart Richie, Postdoctoral Fellow in Cognitive Ageing at the University of Edinburgh, and Dr Sophie von Stumm, Lecturer in Psychology at Goldsmiths and Director of their Hungry Mind Lab, and others.

People Love Your Sarcasm, Really
It can work with people you trust; correlates with creativity, writes Elizabeth Bernstein at the Wall Street Journal.

Inside Britain's First Technology Addiction Clinic: When Playing Candy Crush Is No Longer A Game
Rachel Moss for Huffington Post visits the Nightingale Hospital, a private facility in London.
Post compiled by Christian Jarrett (@psych_writer) for the BPS Research Digest.

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