David Eagleman is the author of one of my favourite books of the last few years: Sum, which imagines 40 different versions of the after-life. You know how book-reviewers say ‘I couldn’t put it down’, well, Sum is the opposite sort of book. It keeps on sparking reveries in you, that make you put the Read more…

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Here’s an idea to ponder: emotional disorders are failures in moral reasoning. ‘What?’ you say. ‘How can you introduce the language of morality into mental illness? It’s unfair, it’s inappropriate, it’s didactic.’ Certainly we must be careful about labelling the mentally ill as morally failing – it seems to harken back to Victorian psychology, or Read more…

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I found an interesting show on Radio 4′s website this morning, called All In The Mind, which is a weekly programme on psychology presented by Claudia Hammond. I guess it’s the most mainstream regular show on psychology in the UK media. Anyway, the show I listened to was on CBT, and looked at the roll-out Read more…

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