Christian Jarrett is a cognitive neuroscientist turned science writer, whose work has appeared in New Scientist, The Guardian and Psychology Today, among others. He is editor of the Research Digest blog published by the British Psychological Society, and presents their PsychCrunch podcast. His latest book is Personology: Using the Science of Personality Change to Your Advantage (forthcoming). He lives in England.
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How prone you are to boredom plays an unexpected role.
The assumption "that without memory, there can be no self" is wrong, say researchers.
Study identifies the most effective mental strategies that people use to get through aversive challenges
There's a difference between having a harmonious passion and an obsessive one.
The dogs' ability to recognise and process human faces surpasses even that of monkeys. This newly-identified brain region may be the reason why.
Three study participants described their own memories as almost completely lacking a first-person perspective or involving any sense of "re-experiencing."
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