Saturday, 16 April 2016

Link feast

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

Robert De Niro Defends Anti-Vax Nonsense
"Let's just find out the truth". No, Mr. De Niro, we already know the truth about vaccines.

Wellbeing Issues Facing Psychological Professionals
Ella Rhodes at The Psychologist reports on the forthcoming launch of a 'Learning Collaborative Network', and Dr Amra Rao and Jeremy Clarke discuss the issues with the British Psychological Society President and President Elect.

Teaching Neuroscience in Prison
Two Cornell instructors brought their college course to the inmates at the Auburn Correctional Facility, a maximum-security prison in upstate New York. They were accustomed to pre-med types; they found philosophers.

Loneliness and Inner Voices
The latest episode of BBC Radio 4's Start the Week.

The Psychological Cost of Boring Buildings
Scientists are investigating the emotional toll of ugly architecture [see also].

Forget Mindfulness, Stop Trying to Find Yourself and Start Faking It
Why is the history of Chinese philosophy now the most popular course at Harvard? Top tips on how to become a better person according to Confucius and co.

Maker Of “Neuro” Drinks Agrees To Pay $500,000 In Fines and Restitution; Permanent Injunction Bars False and Misleading Health Claims 
A win in the ongoing battle against neurobunk [see also].

When Will We Be Able to Upload Our Consciousness Into a Computer?
Neuroscientist Daniel Bor gives his verdict.

Schools Are Finally Teaching What Kids Need to be Successful in Life
It's not all about STEM

This Is How Our Minds May Actually Live On After Death
A psychologist explains how memory gives the dead a second life.
Post compiled by Christian Jarrett (@psych_writer) for the BPS Research Digest.

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