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 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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How one researcher created a pirate bay for science more powerful than even libraries at top universities.
A report from the National Council on Teacher Quality has found teacher-training textbooks aren't based in evidence.
The psychologist who fundamentally changed how teachers talk to children warns her message has been lost in translation.
Watch entertaining reconstructions of classic experiments demonstrating our predisposition toward dishonesty.
The ability to delay gratification is vital for a successful life, and research suggests it is a skill that can be cultivated.
We all make small mistakes, but sometimes journalists report the complete and utter opposite of what a study really found.
An experiment from the 1920s explains why cliffhangers are so compelling and starting a task is often the most important part.
Richard Feynman's method for understanding science can also be used for detecting pseudoscience.
The researcher behind the famed Dunning-Kruger Effect has found expertise can lead us to claim impossible knowledge.
Hotelling's law, a principle from game theory explains the tendency for industries to set up shop right next door to their closest competitor.
If I were to say that “crocodiles sleep with their eyes closed,” and then a week later ask you if “crocodiles sleep with their eyes open,” what would you say? The answer might surprise you.
If you are caught with "soft" drugs in the UK, you are now more likely to be prosecuted than if you are caught with "hard" drugs.
Where is the next catastrophe likely to take place and what might the fallout be?
A senior engineer at Google shines a light on the dystopian possibilities of the online world that we all inhabit.
97% of scientists agree that humans are causing global warming, yet belief in climate change continues to depend on political beliefs above all else.
It took a 160-strong response team of paramedics, firefighters, and rescue workers to get the chaotic scene under control.
A massive, groundbreaking study has found that the majority of new psychology findings in the top three flagship journals can't be replicated. Where do we go from here?