Sadie Witkowski, a sleep and memory researcher at Northwestern University, talks about targeted memory reactivation (TMR) and examines how neuroscientists are putting TMR to work to boost aspects of memory consolidation.
Martin Rees, from the University of Cambridge, ponders whether there is a limit to what we are capable of understanding.
Dr Kellina Craig-Henderson explores the social psychology of expatriation for Americans who have left the United States in the light of their group status and personal identity resulting from formative experiences within the United States.
Drawing on her personal experience as an early childhood educator, Mariana Boules emphasises the vital importance of building children’s social competence at a young age, and discusses the extent to which well-developed social skills can contribute to a child’s academic success.
Dr Matthew J. Monnot of the University of San Francisco discusses the contrast between decades of GDP growth in China and stagnant levels of individual life and job satisfaction.
Distinguished psychologist Professor Geoff Beattie of Edge Hill University, UK, on his work on the concept of the divided self and his time as resident on-screen psychologist for Big Brother.
Professor Stuart D. B. Picken looks at the mentality of Japanese terrorism and violence, and where its roots lie, in Part 18 of “Death in the Japanese Tradition”.