Our editor’s pick of this week’s 10 best psychology and neuroscience links:
There’s Such a Thing as Too Much Neuroscience
NYT Op-ed by John Markowitz.
Maybe Trump Is Explained by His Disastrous Sleep Habits
“Trump Syndrome”: “a ravenous late-night craving for stimulation that results in a sometimes sporadic, often slender sleep schedule,” explains Drake Baer at New York’s Science of Us.
‘Rubber Hand illusion’ Reveals How The Brain Understands The Body
Scientists use a trick with a fake hand to explore how the mind combines information from the senses to create a feeling of body ownership. Ian Sample at The Guardian.
Neurotraining Is Kind of BS
It’s the latest episode of the Neurocurious podcast.
Hobbies and Life Outcomes – Take Our Personality Test
If you enjoy DIY, you’re more likely to be a high earner and if you like computers you’ll probably marry. A new test links pastimes with lifestyle factors 10 years later. Ben Ambridge at The Observer.
Why Neuroplasticity Might Not Be The ‘Hail Mary’ We’re All Looking for
Mo Cost at 52 Insights.
Why We Get Sad: How Evolution Makes Sense of Emotional Disorders.Professor Randolph Nesse, EPSIG
YouTube video of a recent lecture by Professor Randolph Nesse for the first ever Symposium of the Evolutionary Psychiatry Special Interest Group of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
New voices: Slam Science
Madeleine Pownall at The Psychologist on a form of poetry that should speak to literature lovers and psychologist alike.
False Memories: From The Lab to The Courtroom – Science Weekly Podcast
From The Guardian’s science podcast “How much of our memory is fictitious? And how is this psychological research now being applied to the world of eyewitness testimony and victim statements?”
What Do Ghosts Feel?
“The field of ghost emotions (also known as “adfectuspirituality” or “psychological heebiejeebism”) is arguably one of the fastest growing disciplines in psychology today”. At the APS Observer, Lisa Feldman Barrett and Daniel J. Barrett get us in the mood for Halloween.