Edition 4

nuggets from the Society’s free Research Digest service, this month on the psychology of humour

towards an activity map of the brain; new open access psychology journal; the divided brain; anorexia; the cognitive and social benefits of video games

can we be lobbyists for social change?; retirement; intelligence; abortion; unpaid posts; #overlyhonestmethods; humour and health; and more

Neuroscientist, comedian and Guardian blogger

Larry Stern on an ‘extraordinary and subversive’ journal

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

how to think like Sherlock Holmes; Desert Island Discs with Uta Frith; big questions from little people; Derek; Barbican Weekender; and much more

Ian Florance talks to Stephanie Davies, Creative Director and ‘cognitive laughter and humour consultant’ for Laughology; and Elizabeth Sullivan writes on gallows humour.

meet the Trustees; Annual Conference preview; Spearman Medal; and more