Self-Control Is Just Empathy With Your Future Self

screen-shot-2016-09-09-at-18-20-33Our editor’s pick of the 10 best psychology and neuroscience links from the last week or so:

Self-Control Is Just Empathy With Your Future Self
The same part of the brain that allows us to step into the shoes of others also helps us restrain ourselves, writes Ed Yong at The Atlantic.

Is Psychosis An ‘Immune Disorder’?
Vaughan Bell at Mind Hacks on a new study that’s been generating lots of media attention.

Your Beautiful Brain …
… Dispatches from the frontiers of neuroscience – a long read about the impressive brain research taking place at Columbia University in New York.

Power Poser
When big ideas go bad. By Tom Bartlett at the Chronicle of Higher Education

Do We All Have Split Brains?
Neuroskeptic on a new multitasking study.

The Greatest Science Books of 2016
BrainPickings run down includes some great psychology titles.

How Break-ups Change Your Personality
Some people cope with splits better than others – and it may reflect some fundamental truths about the way you view yourself. My latest Personlogy column at the BBC.

19th Century DIY Brain Stimulation
Neurocritic with some highlights from a new review that shows DIY tdcs brain stimulation is not as hip and new as you might think.

A Conversation With Dan Ariely About What Shapes our Motivations
At Long Reads, Dan Ariely on building an understanding of how humans behave from the ground up.

Google’s Former Happiness Guru Developed a Three-second Brain Exercise For Finding Joy
By Lila MacLellan at Quartz

Christian Jarrett (@Psych_Writer) is Editor of BPS Research Digest