Our pick of the best psychology and neuroscience links from the past week
The Man Who Saw Time Freeze
At BBC Future, David Robinson interviews a patient who saw drops from a shower appear like slowed-down bullets in the Matrix movie.
This Is Your Brain on Writing
Carl Zimmer reports on a a brain scan study of experienced and novice creative writers. But Steve Pinker is sceptical.
The PTSD Epidemic: Many Suffering, Few Solutions
“…neither the Pentagon nor the Department of Veterans Affairs has any idea if the billions they’re spending on PTSD treatments are doing any good.”
The Inaugural All in The Mind Award Winners Are Announced
Listen again on BBC iPlayer as Claudia Hammond hosts the awards for the people who went beyond the call of duty in helping those with mental health difficulties.
On The Trail of the Elusive Successful Psychopath
Scott Lilienfeld and company separate fact from fiction
Secrets of the Creative Brain
Nancy Andreasen provides a fascinating in-depth account of her career spent researching the psychology and neuroscience creativity.
Developmental Psychology’s Weird Problem
Most of the findings are based on rich kids, but some forward-looking researchers are attempting to change this.
Small Data: The British are slightly happier than the French
According to the latest data released by the Office for National Statistics.
The Sun Does Not Rise
“How magical thinking haunts our everyday language, and fossilised ideas live on in even the most sophisticated science.”
Why The Myers-Briggs Personality Test Is Misleading, Inaccurate, And Unscientific
It’s used by companies the world over, yet this popular test is not grounded in contemporary personality science.