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Wednesday Round Up #61

dlende , August 3rd, 2021

-I’m taking at least two weeks of break, so this is the last round up for awhile. Translating cognitive science in the public square We are at a…


Wednesday Round Up #60

dlende , July 28th, 2021

Sharpen your intuitions about plausibility of observed effect sizes. r > .60? Is that effect plausibly as large as the relationship between gender and height (.67) or nearness…


Wednesday Round Up #59

dlende , July 21st, 2021

Sexism Still Winning at the Olympic Games Most, if not all, of the IAAF investigations that have made it into the media have involved women from the Global…


Wednesday Round Up #58

dlende , July 14th, 2021

My Traumatic Breakfast With Gabor Maté Which brings us back to his diagnosis of me in that Vancouver cafe: “You have deep unresolved pain.” Telling the mark something…


Wednesday Round Up #57

dlende , July 7th, 2021

The Pandemic Did Not Affect Mental Health the Way You Think We were surprised by how well many people weathered the pandemic’s psychological challenges. In order to make…


Wednesday Round Up #56

dlende , July 1st, 2021

The Commute: A four day paddle to work Beau Miles at it again, finding adventure in his backyard while discovering broader patterns in our world. He drives to…


Wednesday Round Up #55

dlende , June 23rd, 2021

The Black Cemetery Network: Black Cemeteries Are Black History. We created a network to tell these stories. Help us share them. Submit your site today. The African American…


Wednesday Round Up #54

dlende , June 16th, 2021

Joint Statement on Legislative Efforts to Restrict Education about Racism and American History, via the Association of American Colleges & Universities We, the undersigned associations and organiz…


Wednesday Round Up #53

dlende , June 9th, 2021

Excerpt from Jack Gilbert’s Poem “Moreover” What we are given is taken away, but we manage to keep it secretly. We lose everything, but make harvest of the…


Wednesday Round Up #52

dlende , June 2nd, 2021

Heat Listed McDaniel was both a potential victim and a potential perpetrator, and the visitors on his porch treated him as such. A social worker told him that…


Wednesday Round Up #51

dlende , May 29th, 2021

“The Descent of Man,” 150 years on “The Descent of Man” is one of the most influential books in the history of human evolutionary science. We can acknowledge…


Wednesday Round Up #50

dlende , May 19th, 2021

Play vocalisations and human laughter: a comparative review Complex social play is well-documented across many animals. During play, animals often use signals that facilitate beneficial interactions a…


Wednesday Round Up #49

dlende , May 11th, 2021

The Challenges of Animal Translation: Artificial intelligence may help us decode animalese. But how much will we really be able to understand? Magnasco doesn’t think that anyone has…


Wednesday Round Up #48

dlende , May 5th, 2021

mHealth Training Institute Lectures Our healthcare challenges are very complex and do not fit neatly into existing scientific disciplines; solving them requires the combined expertise and efforts of…


Wednesday Round Up #47

dlende , April 29th, 2021

Behavior needs neural variability Human and non-human animal behavior is highly malleable and adapts successfully to internal and external demands. Such behavioral success stands in striking contrast …


Wednesday Round Up #46

dlende , April 22nd, 2021

The Re-Enchantment of Humanism: An Interview with Sylvia WynterPDF of an article/interview. Here is a description:“Sylvia Wynter is a radical Jamaican theorist influenced, among others, by Frantz Fano…


Wednesday Round Up #45

dlende , April 14th, 2021

Adding is favoured over subtracting in problem solving Consider the Lego structure depicted in Figure 1, in which a figurine is placed under a roof supported by a…


Wednesday Round Up #44

dlende , April 7th, 2021

Octomom: Deep-sea octopus guards her eggs for over four yearsAmazing footage of an amazing mother The Empty Brain: Your brain does not process information, retrieve knowledge, or store…


Wednesday Round Up #43

dlende , March 31st, 2021

How Whiteness Works: JAMA and the Refusals of White Supremacy What makes this story worth telling is not the drama of an editorial shakeup at one of the…


Wednesday Round Up #42

dlende , March 24th, 2021

This round up brings research papers, but first a taste of sublime. Chasing the Sublime The video features one of the better definitions of human agency I’ve heard…


Wednesday Round Up #41

dlende , March 17th, 2021

Ta-Nehisi Coates on words that don’t belong to everyone Interview between Ian Tyndell and Kevin Mitchell Fascinating and wide-ranging interview on psychology, behavioural genetics, & neuros…


Wednesday Round Up #40

dlende , March 11th, 2021

Neural prosthetics: understanding reach planning First understanding the task to then be able to help people with paralysis have functional prosthetics. What Popular Culture Misunderstands About Addi…


Wednesday Round Up #39

dlende , March 3rd, 2021

Evolution: A Brief History of Us Anthropologist Herman Pontzer covers human evolution in 12 minutes. Bird-Watching Goes Both Ways Before he began studying how and where L.A.’s raptors…


Wednesday Round Up #38

dlende , February 25th, 2021

Toward Clinically-Viable Brain-Machine Interfaces – Krishna Shenoy Shenoy’s talk starts around 3:25, and the first part really is about dynamical approaches to understanding neural functions. S…