A new series is starting this evening on BBC Radio 4, entitled Am I normal? The series asks how professionals draw the line between someone who is OK and someone who isn’t? The first episode tackles Social Phobia.
Psyblog explains why psychology is not all common sense.
A New York Times article argues that it helps if therapists have had the humbling experience of having been in therapy themselves.
The RSA’s online journal asks whether there’s a link between ADHD and entrepreneurship.
Life before death – a forthcoming exhibition from the Wellcome Trust “reveals the preciousness and transience of life, and make us question what we often take for granted.”
Watch interviews with some of the world’s leading experts on consciousness via the website of the Mind and Reality conference, held in February 2006.
Can depression contribute to society? – Lewis Wolpert and Paul Keedwell discuss on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme (link is to audio file).
You know what they say about men with long ring fingers. The Times has an interview with John Manning who researches the link between finger ratios and behavioural traits.
Listen to the academic and city trader Nassim Nicholas Taleb on BBC Radio 4’s Start the Week: He argues that the existence of highly improbable events which have a massive impact and are nearly impossible to predict – Black swans – mean we should ignore ‘experts’, stop reading newspapers and learn to take advantage of uncertainty. Also, catch him talking at the Uni of Oxford today, or at LSE tomorrow.