Tuck into our latest round-up of the best psych and neuro links:
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.
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!).
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.
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?
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.
That’s all for now. Feast will return in a couple of weeks. Have a great weekend!