Here's a new peer-reviewed paper from me, this time on the topic of the right to freedom of thought in the 21st century. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/frai.2019.00019/full I've also published a short blog article on the same topic, if you don't have time to look through the longer article. https://theconversation.com/freedom-of-thought-is-under-attack-heres-how-to-save-your-mind-124379 SMJ
Why do some people 'hear voices' saying negative things? Good question. Here are our musings on this, in a new paper published this month. It is free-to-read, thanks to the support of the Wellcome Trust. Just click on the image below to access it.
In a desperate effort at procrastination, here's the latest in my continuing unpopular series of 'why-are-you-posting-this' blogs. (if you can't muster the energy to enjoy this, at least be grateful that I'm not publishing more short stories). Anyway, today we get to relive a Strictly Come Dancing Classic Moment, namely the Week 3 jive from Jay … Continue reading Jay McGuiness’s jive
I've just taken my first step into a brave new world, namely writing fiction. Here's my first effort, a short story entitled In Which We Float. It was published in the November issue of Crossways Literary Magazine. Thus begins the process suggested by Samuel Beckett: "Try again. Fail again. Fail better." SMJ
I just published a new blog on The Conversation website. This one is called: "The 'Braveheart effect' - and how companies manipulate our desire for freedom". https://theconversation.com/the-braveheart-effect-and-how-companies-manipulate-our-desire-for-freedom-102057
I had an article published on the New Statesman website today. This one is on the topic of the use of technology to uncover our thoughts. Mind reading technology was once part dystopian future, now it exists. SMJ
I had an article published on The Conversation website today on the topic of how survivors of sexual violence are let down by the criminal justice system: https://theconversation.com/survivors-of-sexual-violence-are-let-down-by-the-criminal-justice-system-heres-what-should-happen-next-94138
I co-authored an Op-Ed piece with Susie Alegre, which was published in the print edition of the Irish Times today. It is also available to read on-line.
Yes, I know, I should be working on a review of Steven Pinker's 500+ page epic Enlightenment Now. And I am. Really. However, I got a bit distracted. Significantly distracted, in fact. So much so that instead I present to you a countdown of my favourite 15 reality singing show performances. Sorry, I'm genuinely not sure … Continue reading 15 best reality singing show performances (The Voice, Idol, X-Factor, Got Talent)
Here's an interview with me in Scientific American. https://twitter.com/sciam/status/965718716897021952