Craig Harper reviews Post-Truth: How Bullshit Conquered the World, by James Ball (Biteback; Pb £9.99)
Assistant Professor Ali Mattu (Columbia University) reviews Blade Runner 2049.
Angela Deegan listens to the 'Sword and Scale' podcast.
Madeleine Pownall (University of Lincoln) watches the BBC3 mini-series Overshadowed.
Charles Fernyhough on his team's role in an unusual new video game; and two players, Jamie Moffatt and George Hales, give their views on it.
Deviate: The Science of Seeing Differently, by Beau Lotto (Hachette; Pb £12.30)
Professor David Pilgrim on a recent Horizon offering, 'What makes a psychopath?'
Martin Conway is less than impressed by Fredrick Crews’ new book ‘Fre/aud: The Making of an Illusion’
The Edinburgh Fringe, the world’s largest arts festival, has attracted an increasing amount of performers to explore the topic of mental health. In recognition, this year for the first time there is a Mental Health Fringe Award, initiated to encourage and trigger conversations surrounding the stigma of mental health as well as to reconstruct the perceptions of getting help. We asked Tanya Bhayani to review some of the exciting performances on offer.
Samantha Wratten watches 'No More Boys and Girls: Can our Kids go Gender Free?'
Tiago Zortea listens in to ‘The Edge of Life’ on BBC Radio 4.
'Cybercognition: Brain, Behaviour, and the Digital World' by Lee Hadlington, reviewed by Grainne Kirwan.
Kim Drake watches a new Storyville documentary on false confessions and memory distrust syndrome.
Dr Sara Simblett visits ‘Making Faces’, an exhibition presented by Submit To Love Studios at the Southbank Centre on life after a brain injury.
Josh Shepherd-Smith reviews Eric Barker's 'Barking up the Wrong Tree'.
Nadia Craddock reviews 'Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race' by Reni Eddo Lodge.
John Duncan reviews Adrian Owen's new book, Into the Grey Zone, and we publish an exclusive extract.
For psychology students, the start of the new term brings reading lists containing a wealth of essential, core and recommended reading. While lecturers recommend textbooks and books to support your course or specific modules, we know that many students read a variety of books that stimulate their personal interest and provide them with extra insights into psychology.
The Psychologist’s Companion for Undergraduates by Robert Sternberg & Karin Sternberg (Cambridge University Press; Pb £27.99).
Early Childhood and Neuroscience: Theory, Research and Implications for Practice Mine Conkbayir Bloomsbury Academic; Pb £17.99
Two books on 'boarding school survivors' reviewed.
We get two perspectives on Channel 4's 'Old People's Home for 4 Year Olds', from Rasanat Fatima Nawaz (focusing on the old people) and Sarah Ward (focusing on the children).
Madeleine Pownall visits The National Science & Media Museum’s ‘Supersenses’ exhibition.
Madeleine Pownall watches Lipstick Under My Burkha.