This is the "leaf pile" for students to sort through and find tidbits to add to the wiki. In each list below there are links to stories, blog posts and studies pertaining to class topics. Each link has a short description taken from the first 150 words of that story. Links in the list change from time to time--some more quickly than others--and as new things crop up, it's first come, first served.

BPS Research Digest

This is the research digest of the British Psychological Association--a great source of new studies! Pay special attention to the ones labeled "Feast" or "Extras," because those are usually long lists of new studies, any one of which might make a perfectly good addition to the wiki!
BPS Research Digest

Mind Hacks Blog

"Mind Hacks" is a book series featuring the neuroscience of real life. The authors have their own newsfeed where they talk about neuroscience in the news. While these are usually not studies, they may mention them, and are otherwise excellent sources of news stories.
Mind Hacks
  • Believing everyone else is wrong is a danger sign by tomstafford Jun 17, 2018
    I have a guest post for the Research Digest, snappily titled ‘People who think their opinions are superior to others are most prone to overes...
  • Review: John Bargh’s “Before You Know It” by tomstafford Apr 4, 2018
    I have a review of John Bargh’s new book “Before You Know It: The Unconscious Reasons We Do What We Do” in this month’s Psy...
  • Did the Victorians have faster reactions? by tomstafford Apr 3, 2018
    Psychologists have been measuring reaction times since before psychology existed, and they are still a staple of cognitive psychology experiments t...
  • spaced repetition & Darwin’s golden rule by tomstafford Feb 26, 2018
    Spaced repetition is a memory hack. We know that spacing out your study is more effective than cramming, but using an app you can tailor your own s...
  • A graph that is made by perceiving it by tomstafford Feb 25, 2018
    The contrast sensitivity function shows how our sensitivity to contrasts is affected by spatial frequency. You can test it using gratings of altern...

Discover Online

Discover Magazine's Mind and Brain newsfeed.
Mind Brain

Seriously, Science?

Discover Magazine's parade of the humorous or bizarre. All of them are actual studies (really!) but not all pertain to class topics.
Seriously, Science?

Science Codex--Brain

New discoveries on all subjects pertaining to the brain and mind.