Thousands of people around the world claim to have directly experienced contact with extraterrestrials and in many cases to have been abducted by aliens and taken on board spaceships and subjected to medical examination. How are we to explain such claims? With a few notable exceptions, those making such claims do not appear to be […]
There is vastly more going on in our heads than we realise. In this lightning tour of human reasoning, world-renowned psychologist Richard Nisbett, author of ‘Mindware: Tools for Smart Thinking’, shines a new light on the shadowy world of the way we think – and how we can make our lives, and the lives of those […]
If being confident has ever won you a job interview, or if you’ve ever accidentally stolen a pen from a friend, you might have evolution to thank or blame.
Harvard professor Amy Cuddy has studied how we can be our strongest selves in challenging situations. Her Ted talk on power-posing had over 27 million views, making it the second most-watched Ted talk. Here she will explain the science underlying it and teach us how to become self-assured in high-pressure moments. Amy will also present her celebrated […]
Mental Health (MH) issues have a vast range of impacts for those affected, their relationships and the economy. Economically, MH costs the UK £100 billion a year and clearly this is unsustainable. The professional views in MH are conflicting and confusing in terms of causality, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment and many professionals are calling for […]
Anne Petzold looks at research into why gender gaps are different for different academic disciplines
Anne Petzold finds that robots might help long space flights just by being good company