Currently I am enjoying writing a regular column about the brain and everyday life for BBC Future. For licensing reasons, this is only viewable outside the UK (unless you know a work-around). I also critically review neuroscience and psychology stories in the news for The Conversation.
I co-authored the best-selling Mind Hacks: Tips and Tricks for using your brain (2004), which led to the creation of an award-winning website mindhacks.com. I still post here irregularly, but 99.9% of the posts are due to Vaughan Bell (see below for links to some of these irregular posts).
I have written an ebook on psychology, morality and the nature of stories: The Narrative Escape (2010). Recently I have published two free ebooks Explore Your Blind Spot and Control Your Dreams (both december 2011).
I have written magazine articles, including an article on confabulation and creativity for Prospect magazine: Tall Stories; this on creativity and games for Rattle; and one on small world theory and social networks for Now Then magazine (available here). I come top of a google search for “psychology + coffee” because of this article Psychology in the Coffee Shop, published in the Psychologist magazine.
I wrote a chapter for Christian Nold’s Emotional Cartography, and I gave a talk at the book launch which started ‘There is a saying that those who want to enjoy laws and sausages should not find out how they are made. I think the same is true about facts’.
I enjoy giving talks, usually they aren’t recorded, but this one is written out here: ‘The technology of our wiser, wider, selves’.
Sometimes I write longer blog posts. For mindhacks.com these include: Little men and their discontinuities, A surprising romantic reappearance, Hack #102 : Alter Input With Expectations, Hack 101: Make Eyes (or Anything) in Pictures Follow You Round The Room, Hack #103: See more with your eyes closed, Hack #104: Change the length of your arms!, Cultivated Perception, The Social Yawn, Why email is addictive (and what to do about it), Test Your Synaesthesia. I also wrote a lot of posts about psychology and advertising at one point.
For this blog these include Me in a dream, Rock Climbing Hacks, Cognitive Dissonance Reduction , How do psychologists think? and these three posts on learning: Learning makes itself invisible, Learning Should be Fun, The Straight Dope on Learning Styles