Simon Oxenham covers the best and the worst from the world of psychology and neuroscience. Formerly writing with the pseudonym "neurobonkers", Simon has a history of debunking dodgy scientific research in the fields of psychology and neuroscience and tearing apart questionable science journalism in an irreverent style. Simon has written and blogged for publishers including: The Psychologist, Nature, Scientific American and The Guardian. His work has been praised in the New York Times and The Guardian and described in Pearson's Textbook of Psychology as "excoriating reviews of bad science/studies”.
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