Tuck into our latest round-up of the best psych and neuro links:
Jonah Lehrer is busy talking about his new book on creativity – you can listen to his recent talk at the RSA and hear him on BBC Radio 3’s Nightwaves. Not everyone’s a fan: The Guardian published an acerbic review of his book.
Fascinating insights into when and how often we look where other people are looking. The findings are from a clever study conducted out on the street and in a train station, deftly summarised by Ed Yong.
One for the diary – next Thurs in Notting Hill you can take part in a “dream matrix” with Salon London.
At our sister blog, the Occupational Digest, Alex Fradera provides a fascinating overview of the links between agreeableness, gender and pay – nasty guys earn more but it seems they pay personal price.
I found out this week that the UK Government has an “expert advisor on behaviour”. Is he a psychologist?
Hidden Talent is a new Channel 4 show in which members of the public are tested and their latent talents developed – the first episode is available on 4oD and features a gifted lie detector (no polygraph needed).
That’s all – have a great weekend!