Post Of The Week – Thursday 24th April 2014

DHSB/DHSG Psychology Research Digest

1) Professor John Aggleton On Memory

This podcast features John Aggleton of Cardiff University. His research is in how memory works inside the brain. He talks about HM, about the complexity of the systems for laying down a memory and the connection to dementia. This talk reminds us of the connection between being able to explain something and being able to treat a related pathology. John Aggleton has something interesting at the end to say about what really motivates him as a scientist.

2) In Search Of Ourselves

The BBC is running a series of short programmes about the history of Psychology. I just listened to the one about Freud. I did my Psychology degree in the early nineties when Freud’s theories were seen as unscientific and therefore neglected. I didn’t learn much about him. I’m acutely aware that when I summarise the psychodynamic explanation of abnormality in…

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Author: Shane O'Mara

Neuroscientist, Psychologist, Writer