Tuck into our latest round-up of the best psych and neuro links.
The dilemma of weak neuroimaging papers – Daniel Bor explains all on his new blog and then other experts comment, including Neuroskeptic, Jon Simons, Dorothy Bishop et al.
A failed replication of one of Darly Bem’s dramatic psi-effect experiments from 2010 has finally found a home to be published in – Chris French explains the background. (Check out the Digest coverage of the Bem studies from 2010). The new failed replication is here, and now features a reply from Bem and a reply back from French et al.
“Around 20 per cent of psychologists acting as expert witnesses for the family courts are not qualified” – Channel 4 reports on an investigation by forensic psychologist Prof. Jane Ireland.
Fallout from the failed replication of Bargh’s 1996 classic stereotype priming study. Several psychologists have posted their views online, including Matt Lieberman and Daniel Simons.
“Every time we blink, a wave of activity sweeps through our brain – and this could be a serious problem for some fMRI researchers” – Neuroskeptic blogs on a new study.
BBC reports on research suggesting that voters prefer candidates with a deeper voice. The Digest covered some related research recently: Want to feel powerful? Do a Barry White impression.
Why can smells unlock forgotten memories? (Related research covered by the Digest: Do smells really trigger particularly evocative memories?)
That’s all, enjoy your weekend!