Psyched Season #1
You make me sick
Thu 24 Oct 2019
How can the sound of someone being sick make you gag – yet a painting with gory wounds and severed limbs can appear beautiful?
Blah blah blah
Thu 28 Nov 2019
Why did human language take millions of years to emerge, yet babies are born ‘language ready’?
My friend fancies you
Thu 13 Feb 2020
What is the evolutionary origin of lust and what is its place in the modern world?
Let's talk about sex (differences)
Thu 26 Mar 2020
Slugs and snails and puppy dog's tails – or sugar and spice and everything nice?
Dr Gillian Forrester
Dr Forrester keeps company with gorillas and small children, studying how our minds and behaviour have evolved.
She's an evolutionary psychologist and will show how our ancient genetic code gets us into trouble in the modern world.More about Gilly
Prof Catherine Loveday
Professor Loveday is a neuropsychologist who studies memory and music. She knows why the music from our teenage years stays with us forever.
She's written a guide to the brain, appeared on radio many times, and once took the stage at festival to explain why house music makes you feel good.More about Catherine
Dr Natasha Kirkham
Dr Kirkham studies how children learn – especially in the hurly-burly of the world outside the classroom.
She's interested in the contribution of the different senses to learning, and is a perfect fit for the multisensory world of Psyched!More about Natasha
Dr Simon Green
Dr Green is a famously popular psychology lecturer with an interest in anxiety, fear and drugs (among many other things).
He'll bring alternative perspectives and share anecdotes on the strangeness of being human.More about Simon