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
  • How To Become A Centaur by tomstafford Feb 7, 2018
    Nicky Case (of Explorable Explanations and Parable of the Polygons internet fame) has a fantastic essay which picks up on the theme of my last Cybe...
  • Debating Sex Differences: Talk transcript by tomstafford Jan 26, 2018
    A talk I gave titled “Debating Sex Differences in Cognition: We Can Do Better” now has a home on the web. The pages align a rough trans...
  • The backfire effect is elusive by tomstafford Jan 2, 2018
    The backfire effect is when correcting misinformation hardens, rather than corrects, someone’s mistaken belief. It’s a relative of so c...
  • Open Science Essentials: Reproducibility by tomstafford Jan 2, 2018
    Open science essentials in 2 minutes, part 3 Let’s define it this way: reproducibility is when your experiment or data analysis can be reliab...
  • The Human Advantage by tomstafford Dec 25, 2017
    In ‘The Human Advantage: How Our Brains Became Remarkable’, Suzana Herculano-Houzel weaves together two stories: the story of her scien...

Discover Online

Discover Magazine's Mind and Brain newsfeed.
Mind Brain
  • Let's End the Debate About Video Games and Violence Yesterday
    In the wake of the Valentine’s Day shooting at a Broward County, Florida high school, a familiar trope has reemerged: Often, when a young man...
  • How to Spot the Language of Depression Feb 7, 2018
    From the way you move and sleep, to how you interact with people around you, depression changes just about everything. It is even noticeable in the...
  • This Is Your Brain on Mixed Martial Arts Dec 28, 2017
    Michael Bisping has fought professionally in mixed martial arts since 2004. Last year, the journeyman won his first title. He knocked out Luke Rock...
  • Are You a Directionally Biased Kisser? Dec 27, 2017
    Your brain is an organ of two halves – the left side and the right side. And there are many brain functions, such as language skills or which...
  • A Global State of Mind Nov 10, 2017
    Mental illness knows no borders. One relentless Indian psychiatrist pushes to make treatment a standard around the world.

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.