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Episode 2, Aping Evolution - BBC Radio 4

Episode 2, Aping Evolution - BBC Radio 4 | Useful and interesting Psychology Links | Scoop.it
Professor Steve Jones challenges the controversial science of evolutionary psychology.
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Evolutionary Psychology, In Our Time - BBC Radio 4

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Melvyn Bragg explores the basis and context for the ideas of Evolutionary Psychology.
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Eyewitness testimony and anxiety

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A new study showed that arousal does reduce the ability to make accurate decisions. Peter Murphy and colleagues (2014) gave participants a perceptual decision-making task - they had to look at a cl...
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Human Language Gene Helps Mice Learn Tasks | IFLScience

Human Language Gene Helps Mice Learn Tasks | IFLScience | Useful and interesting Psychology Links | Scoop.it
An international team of researchers have discovered that a gene critical in the development of human language skills has been shown to help lay down the memories that allow us to perform tasks routinely. Their findings were reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
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Scientists Reveal How Our Circadian Clocks Are Reset | IFLScience

Scientists Reveal How Our Circadian Clocks Are Reset | IFLScience | Useful and interesting Psychology Links | Scoop.it
Flying half way across the world, staying up late to play on your smart phone and pulling an all-nighter to cram for tomorrow’s exam can all upset your body’s daily rhythms. These rhythms, which are called circadian rhythms, are roughly 24 hour oscillations in behavior and physiology that function to anticipate the environmental changes associated with the solar day.
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Psychoanalysis and its Legacy , In Our Time - BBC Radio 4

Psychoanalysis and its Legacy , In Our Time - BBC Radio 4 | Useful and interesting Psychology Links | Scoop.it
Melvyn Bragg examines the relevance of psychoanalysis at the end of the 20th century.
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Sideways step into Freud's legacy

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How your brain works – video

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The brain squeezes out 70,000 thoughts a day. But where does it store information? And how does it generate flights of fancy?
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Rather interesting...

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B.F. Skinner | Operant Conditioning | Simply Psychology

B.F. Skinner | Operant Conditioning | Simply Psychology | Useful and interesting Psychology Links | Scoop.it
Skinner believed that the best way to understand behavior is to look at the causes of an action and its consequences. He called this approach operant conditioning.
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What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains | Ideapod

What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains | Ideapod | Useful and interesting Psychology Links | Scoop.it
Many of us use the Internet a lot - and most of us (well I know I do) tend to jump quickly from paragraph to paragraph or link to link. However, this could be wasting away your mind’s ability for focus. The neural circuits that control your Internet experience are becoming strengthened while the other parts of your brain are being neglected.

When using the Internet, the brain receives a small release of dopamine as you switch from one webpage to another, and this feels good. This is why we ten
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Psychological treatments: A call for mental-health science - Nature.com

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Psychological treatments: A call for mental-health science
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For the following decade Ian suffered nightmares, intrusive memories, flashbacks of the trauma and was reluctant to drive — symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
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Deep Sleep-Promoting Brain Region Discovered | IFLScience

Deep Sleep-Promoting Brain Region Discovered | IFLScience | Useful and interesting Psychology Links | Scoop.it
Using sophisticated techniques to switch specific populations of brain cells on and off, researchers have discovered a neuronal circuit that can potently initiate and maintain deep sleep. While more work needs to be done to find out how this bundle of nerves interacts with other known sleep and wake-promoting regions, the researchers believe that the new findings may eventually help scientists develop treatments for various sleep disorders such as insomnia.
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Nagel.pdf

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A bit philosophical but a fantastic paper on imagining another persons consciousness 

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Imagination and Consciousness, In Our Time - BBC Radio 4

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Melvyn Bragg investigates how neuroscience can explain the enigmas of consciousness.
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Great discussion involving science & philosophy, worth a listen

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How To Remember Literally Everything - Huffington Post

How To Remember Literally Everything - Huffington Post | Useful and interesting Psychology Links | Scoop.it
How To Remember Literally Everything Huffington Post Also known as the Method of Loci or the "memory palace," Cicero's tool for remembering information, outlined in De Oratore, uses the power of support images (in this case, physical locations) and...
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