Tuck into our latest round-up of the best psych and neuro links:
Will they ever let him rest? Researchers in the USA attempt to simulate the damage suffered by Phineas Gage to the white-matter tracts of his brain (no easy feat given that Gage’s brain was never preserved). Mo Costandi provides some quality coverage for The Guardian. Look out for my own report coming soon.
Everything you ever wanted to know about the brain – the Society for Neuroscience and its friends have clubbed together to create a new website of brain facts.
Ed Yong wrote an excellent Nature news feature on the recent controversies in psychology around replication, and possible solutions. Sadly no mention in there of the recent (open access) Psychologist magazine opinion special on the same subject.
Psychologist Christopher Chabris wrote a highly negative review of Jonah Lehrer’s new book on creativity. Jonah defended himself and then Chabris came back for another go. Tom Bartlett looks at what we can learn from their exchange.
The latest episode of Hidden Talent included a search for people with extraordinary navigational skills. You can watch it on 4oD and check out blog posts from the psychologists Hugo Spiers and Tom Hartley about their work for the programme.
This week’s Guardian Science Weekly podcast featured Claudia Hammond talking about her new book on time perception (congrats to the Guardian podcast team on their recent award).
Check out this new podcast series – Social Science Bites – Pinker, Kosslyn, Reicher et al lined up for future episodes.
That’s all for now, have a great weekend!