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    William James: radical empiricist


    For the next in our series on Crick and Consciousness, Dr Emma Sutton contrasts Francis Crick’s materialist science of consciousness with that of 19th century psychologist William James, who developed a much broader understanding of what ‘counts’ as scientific evidence.… Continue reading

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    Social science in action: reports from Tavistock Institute of Human Relations (TIHR) Archive


    The first 130 boxes from the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations (TIHR) archive have now been catalogued and are available for researchers to discover, explore, and interpret at Wellcome Library. These papers – the registered document series (SA/TIH/B/1) – provide… Continue reading

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    Fish fingers and the coal face: launching the Tavistock Institute archive blog


    How do you organise the workplace so that it better reflects the needs of its workers? What do housewives think of fish fingers? How can psychology be used and applied to recruitment processes, to help get away from wearing-the-right-colour-tie biases… Continue reading

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    Western mandalas in the Cary Baynes archive


    The Wellcome Library has several fine examples of traditional mandalas, each a bounty of heavenly palaces, cemetries, animals, flowers, divine retinues etc. Some are currently on display in Wellcome Collection as part of the Tibet’s Secret Temple exhibition. The recently… Continue reading

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    Tarantella: listen to the dance of the spider’s bite


    Following on from the phenomenal success of our YouTube channel, the Library now has a new outlet on SoundCloud, an audio distribution platform that allows users to listen, share, and download audio recordings. Each track is visualised as a waveform;… Continue reading

  • L0046100 'Shell Shock': image from 'The Fourth' magazine
Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images
'Shell Shock': image from 'The Fourth' magazine
1917 By: J.P.D. Hewatt[The Fourth: the magazine of the 4th London General Hospital, RAMC (T.F.) Vol. 1, No: 5-10, Sept 1916-Feb 1917]
Published: 1916-1917.

Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0

    War and the psyche


    Readers who consult the online Archives and Manuscripts sources guides may have noticed some recent changes to the guides on war, medicine and health. In order to streamline these somewhat, the content has been rearranged, into War, Medicine, and Health: general and guides… Continue reading

  • L0023660 Diagram, approximate sites of word centres
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Diagram showing the approximate sites of the four word centres and their commissures.
Aphasia and kindred disorders of speech
Henry Head
Published: 1926

Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0

    ‘Stories of Psychology’ Symposium report


    Last Tuesday (11th October) the Wellcome Collection Conference Centre was the venue for the symposium ‘Stories of Psychology: Archives, Histories and What They Tell Us‘. The event was held as part of the collaboration between the British Psychological Society (BPS)… Continue reading

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E.3/2,  Scholars of Snowsfield School, Bermondsey, girls at the Orange Street School, 1894.

From: Health Visitors Association 
Collection: Archives & Manuscripts 
Library reference no.: CMAC SA/HVA/E.3/2

    As the new school year begins…


    One might suppose that interest in child study must have been a twentieth century development, probably arising between the wars with the development of psychology as a discipline. In fact, a number of child study organisations, whose records are now… Continue reading

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    Spearman and Intelligence


    The papers of influential British psychologist Charles Edward Spearman (1863-1945) were deposited in the Wellcome Library by the British Psychological Society in 2008. They are once more available to the public, now accompanied by a new expanded catalogue (PSY/SPE). Charles… Continue reading

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    Dream a little dream…


    In May 1940, Birmingham schoolteacher and army reservist, Kenneth Davies Hopkins, was captured by the Nazis in France, and sent to a succession of Prisoner of War camps in Germany. Whilst interned he had the idea of recording the dreams… Continue reading