Our editor’s pick of this week’s 10 best psychology and neuroscience links:
Why Are Some People Habitually Late?
There’s no single root cause, but over-politeness, optimism, multitasking, and a range of other factors can contribute, writes Rick Paulas at the Pacific Standard.
The Countries Where People Are the Most Emotionally Complex
Why cultures that value interdependence, like Japan, win at being deep. Julie Beck reports for The Atlantic.
The Logic Behind Conspiracy Theories
Who’s “smugger,” really— the theorists or the anti-theorists? The antis should not be so quick to assert their superiority says this LA Times op-ed.
A Mother’s Love
Kate Johnstone at The Psychologist reviews “Room” the new film version of the best-selling novel by Emma Donoghue.
Amy Cuddy with Susan Cain: On Presence and Power (video)
Psychologist and TED-talk star Amy Cuddy in conversation with Susan Cain (author of Quiet) about her new book Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges.
“Cat-gras Delusion” – The Man Who Saw His Cat As An Impostor
NeuroSkeptic describes the case of a man who believed that his cat was in fact a different cat.
The Con Man Who Pulled Off History’s Most Audacious Scam
BBC Future publishes an excerpt from Maria Konnikova’s new book on the psychology of con artists and being conned.
The Problem with Human Head Transplants
Contrary to the impression given by some excitable media reports, human head transplants are not yet a realistic possibility, argues Andrew Jackson at The Conversation.
How Unhealthy Food Pulls You Toward It
It has an almost ghostly attraction, according to a new study I covered for New York’s Science of Us.
Computer Beats “Go” Champion for First Time
Annie Sneed at Scientific American has the story on a new milestone for Artificial Intelligence.
Post written by Christian Jarrett (@psych_writer) for the BPS Research Digest.
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