Edition 12

Jon Sutton reports from Ian Deary's talk on Professor Sir Godfrey Thomson and the Scottish Mental Surveys of 1932 and 1947.

Charles Spence and Betina Piqueras-Fiszman investigate this and other questions behind a novel dining experience

The last decade or so has seen the steady rise of the ‘Dine-in-the-dark’ or ‘Dans le noir’ restaurant, where diners pay to eat and drink in complete darkness. Why are these restaurants popular?...

Lorenzo Stafford on our ancient and under-appreciated sense of smell in the first of our special issue, 'An explosion of the senses'

‘I see what you mean.’ ‘I hear what you are saying.’ ‘I smell what you... smell?’. The first two sentences involve the sense of vision and audition and contain as the subject something typical of...

The US election, problem-solving in the community, and more

Nuggets from the Society's free Research Digest service

creativity; self-control; event reports

environmental psychology; the language of suicide; referendum; and more

Professor of Women's Health Psychology at the University of Western Sydney. With online only answers.

Image by Joanne de Nobriga. Does your work lend itself to a striking image? E-mail ideas for ‘Big picture’ to [email protected].

Carly Samson with the latest in our series for budding writers (see www.bps.org.uk/newvoices for more information)