Friday, 4 May 2012
The British Psychological Society has launched a new sports psychology portal "Going for Gold" with news and interactive features.
On a similar theme - can you cope with pressure? BBC Lab UK have put together an online test with a little help from Michael Johnson and few sports psychologists.
"Only in this case, the humans were the tools, and the dogs the tool-users," fascinating blog post by Jason Goldman on the social-cognitive differences between dogs and wolves.
"Being online does change your brain, but so does making a cup of tea," - Tom Stafford debunks irrational fears about internet use. It could even make you a better communicator.
New APA report on the benefits of diversity and the harms of discrimination.
The latest monthly APA monitor magazine is also online - includes an article on psychology's first forays into film.
Does the brain's wiring make us who we are? Here's a video of neuroscientists Sebastian Seung and Anothony Movshon debating minds, maps, and the future of their field (check out the retro lecture theatre!).
There's a mirror neuron-inspired art exhibition in Sunderland including some cool-sounding glass brain replicas (Guardian review).
New podcast from Wellcome: "Has our civilisation suffered from a failure to manage the binary division of our brains?" featuring Iain McGilchrist author of The Master and his Emissary: The divided brain and the making of the modern world.
Our sister blog The Occupational Digest explores the concept of an alternative selves - do you ever think about the person you might have been?
A new series of The Hoarder Next Door started last night on Channel 4. Should be up on Channel 4 on Demand soon.
Five innovative solutions to help people with dementia live well - including a new social networking site.
Stop what you're working on and do this quiz - Are you a workaholic?
The latest Neuropod podcast is online and includes items on the neural correlates of our sense of justice and how social relationships can prevent illness.
Your Brain on Fiction - interesting Op-ed from the New York Times.
One to watch - Scientific American has given birth to a new psych/neuro blog called Brainwaves.
BBC Radio's excellent All in the Mind series has returned, the first episode deals with the implications of government health reforms for mental health services; and does internet dating really work?
The final episode in the latest run of Mind Changers just aired and is now available on iPlayer - it covers Broadbent and the cocktail party phenomenon.
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Twenty-two giant brains are touring Indiana.
Winners announced in the 2012 Neuro film festival.
A new book that's worth a look: "Internal Time: Chronotypes, Social Jet Lag, and Why You're So Tired"
Why do we need a brain? Bruce Hood has the moving answer.
That's all for now. Feast will return in a couple of weeks. Have a great weekend!
Post compiled by Christian Jarrett for the BPS Research Digest.