Academic Benjamin Gray gives a first-hand account of what it’s like to hear voices that other people can’t hear. “I learned several important lessons: never admit you hear voices; certainly never answer them….”
The psychology of suicide bombers. “It is hard to get our heads around the idea that someone who is great with children might, given the right (or wrong) situation, be more easily persuaded by extremists into killing (and being killed) for a cause. But that is the extraordinary lesson that we must take on board about the 7/7 bombers: that they were ordinary.”
Following our guest feature on psychological research in virtual worlds, the online realm of Second Life was the focus of the Guardian’s latest weekly science podcast.