Ben Ambridge is the author of "Psy-Q," a sparkling book debunking what we think we know about psychology.

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Ben Ambridge is a senior lecturer in psychology at the University of Liverpool, where he researches children’s language development. He is the author of Psy-Q, which introduces readers to some of the major findings in psychology via interactive puzzles, games, quizzes and tests.

He also writes great newsy stories connecting psychology to current events. His article "Why Can't We Talk to the Animals?" was shortlisted for the 2012 Guardian-Wellcome Science Writing Prize. Psy-Q is his first book for a general audience.

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Are you smarter than a pigeon?

July 11, 2017

Before you answer “Yes!” -- look at these three quick scenarios. And if you learn you’re a bit bird-brained, remember: intelligence is all relative, says psychologist Ben Ambridge.

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