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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Incredible scenes in North Africa and the Middle East, as populations take to the streets to oust their governments. What’s it like, to be in a revolution? Dan Gardner, journalist with the Ottowa Citizen and author of the book Risk interviews the sociologist Charles Kurzman, of the University of North Carolina, who talks interestingly about Read more…

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So, you didn’t make it to the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) annual conference in San Antonio? Have no fear, I forked out loads of money to go…Why, I don’t know. I was the only journalist there. Anyway, as a result, you can use my SPSP cheat-sheet to pretend you were there. Easy! Read more…

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Of all the crazy and spendthrift things I’ve done, this has to be the craziest. In the middle of an economic recession, in the same week I had to pay my taxes, I’ve flown to San Antonio, Texas, to see an event on consciousness. Because I think it’s important. And because I’m crazy and clearly Read more…

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I interviewed Philip Zimbardo, former president of the American Psychological Association, author of several psychology best-sellers including the Lucifer Effect and the Time Paradox, and the organizer of one of the most infamous experiments in psychology – the Stanford Prison Experiment. I spoke to him about his new project, the Heroic Imagination Project, which aims Read more…

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