Edition 10

Catriona Morrison (University of Leeds) talks to mnemonists and those in the field as she considers whether it’s a blessing or curse

Tom Farsides considers whether there is such a thing, and its potential cost. Plus listen to an audio interview with Tom.

There are many ways of being exceptionally altruistic, each of which may be considered a form of ‘super-altruism’. Appreciating the characteristics of each form of super-altruism can illuminate...

Jennifer E. Drake and Ellen Winner consider the significance of exceptional drawing skills in childhood

Some young children are able to create stunningly realistic drawings resembling those of adult artists. Does this kind of ‘super’ drawing ability foretell a future adult artist? Here different...

Josh P. Davis, Ashok Jansari and Karen Lander investigate super-recognisers in the police and the general public

There are large individual differences in face-recognition ability. Prosopagnosics – or sufferers from face blindness appear at one end of the scale. A large body of research has examined this...

Christian Jarrett gets to grips with cyborg technology

We meet people who have or research ‘super' abilities