Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news:
Why does the concept of ‘schizophrenia’ still persist? Great post from Psychodiagnosticator.
Nature reviews two new movies on notorious psychology experiments: the Stanford Prison Experiment and Milgram’s conformity experiments.
Can the thought of money make people more conservative? Another social priming effect bites the dust Neuroskeptic with a great analysis.
The Psychologist has a transcript of a recent ‘teenagers debunked’ talk at the Latitude Festival.
Oliver Sack’s excellent biography On The Move serialised on BBC Radio 4. Streaming only, online for a month only, but definitely worth it.
Science reports a new study finding that the ‘rise in autism’ is likely due to diagnostic substitution as intellectual disability diagnoses have fallen by the same amount.
Great piece in the New England Journal of Medicine on placebo effects in medicine.
The New York Times has an op-ed on ‘Psychiatry’s Identity Crisis’.
Brain Crash is an innovative online documentary from the BBC where you have to piece together a car crash and brain injury for other people’s memories.
Gamasutra has an absolutely fascinating piece on innovative behavioural approaches to abusive gamers.