Link feast

Our pick of this week’s 10 best psychology and neuroscience links:

IQ Tests Have Been Unfairly Maligned
Intelligent words on intelligence from psychologist (and previous Digest guest blogger) Stuart Ritchie.

I Tried a Brain-Zapping Gadget and It Made Me Feel High
As a new brain-stimulation device hits the market, Jessica Silvester at New York takes it for a test drive.

The Search For the Perfect Office (audio)
Claudia Hammond presents this documentary for BBC Radio 4.

Quiet Revolution
The quiet people are making a noise as Susan Cain launches her mission “To unlock the power of introverts for the benefit of us all.”

Researchers Find Missing Link Between the Brain and Immune System
Neuroscientists herald a game-changing discovery.

When 100 People Lift a Bus
A heart-warming example of what strangers can achieve when they cooperate.

Health Check: Can Your Brain be ‘Full’?
A brain imaging study shows how new memories can edge out old ones.

Here’s What Drug And Legal Experts Actually Think Of The Blanket Ban On Legal Highs
Seven experts tell Buzzfeed what they think of the proposed UK government bill to ban all new psychoactive substances.

A Good Forgetting
“Personal identity is tied to memory,” writes Marianne Janack at Aeon, “but sometimes we find peace, clarity and a true sense of completeness in the lapses.”

How Chess Players’ Brains Are Different From Everybody Else’s
Chess can shrink your brain, and other insights from Mic.

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Post written by Christian Jarrett (@psych_writer) for the BPS Research Digest.