Our pick of this week’s 10 best psychology and neuroscience links:
The Last Day of Her Life
When psychology professor Sandy Bem found out she had Alzheimer’s, she resolved that before the disease stole her mind, she would kill herself. The question was, when?
Girls With Toys
This is what real scientists look like.
A Really Important Political Science Study About Gay Marriage Used Faked Data
New York Mag’s Science of Us site reports on the retraction of a high-profile study that suggested a short chat with a gay person increased people’s support for gay marriage.
What Can “Lived Experience” Teach Neuroscientists?
Neuroskeptic reports on a paper that says neuroscientists who research mental health problems ought to listen to the views of people who have experienced those conditions.
The Philosopher Who Studies The Experience of Coffee
David Robson at BBC Future meets philosopher David Berman who claims that coffee and tea drinkers are fundamentally different people.
Hacking the Brain
How we might make ourselves smarter in the future.
The Male Suicides: How Social Perfectionism Kills
In every country in the world, male suicides outnumber female. Will Storr asks why.
Theorising the Drone
What does the rise of the drone mean for justice, for the ethics of heroism, for psychology? Most important of all, who is dying and why?
How late bloomers are leading the revolt against the cult of literary prodigy
Do Babies Express Emotions In The Same Way Adults Do?
Short answer: Eventually, yes.
Post compiled by Christian Jarrett (@psych_writer) for the BPS Research Digest.