Sleep and its Effect on Our Brain

There is no doubt that sleep is highly important for our survival. There have been several studies conducted to help us understand the benefits of a good night’s sleep. In this article, you are going to get an overview on why sleep is important and some tips to make sure you are getting your z’s! […]

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Ethics in Science

Whether it is debating the use of recreational drugs or trying to justify the development of a nuclear plant, Science has always been stretching the ethical boundaries of humanity. For far too long, scientists have carried out experiments without considering any of the ethical consequences, as that was not their field of study. However, in […]

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Capture the Flag Events and Rivest-Shamir-Adleman (RSA) Encryption

Intro Over this past summer with the virus and all, I’ve been able to explore a variety of interests ranging from neuroscience research, self-study classes, and reading. One of the perhaps more interesting things I’ve done however was participate in Capture the Flag events or competitions (CTFs). In essence, CTFs are cybersecurity competitions designed to […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Cognitive Science

Cognitive science is the scientific study of the mind. It views the mind as an information processor. Sensory input is processed by different processing systems that alter the information in systematic ways. The aim of cognitive science research is to specify the processes and structures that make cognition possible. Cognitive science takes an interdisciplinary approach […]

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Engineering: A Brief History

A lot of students nowadays are pursuing engineering as their choice of career given the abundance of technological advances and new opportunities that level out the playing field. As such, it’s important to know where engineering, a key concept to our world, was born. I know what you’re thinking, “this is gonna be a 10-page […]

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Do we suffer ‘behavioural fatigue’ for pandemic prevention measures?

The Guardian recently published an article saying “People won’t get ‘tired’ of social distancing – and it’s unscientific to suggest otherwise”. “Behavioural fatigue” the piece said, “has no basis in science”. ‘Behavioural fatigue’ became a hot topic because it was part of the UK Government’s justification for delaying the introduction of stricter public health measures. […]

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The Choice Engine

A project I’ve been working on a for a long time has just launched: The Choice Engine is an interactive essay about the psychology, neuroscience and philosophy of free will. To begin, follow and reply START — ChoiceEngine (@ChoiceEngine) September 20, 2018 By talking to the @ChoiceEngine twitter-bot you can navigate an essay about choice, […]

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After the methods crisis, the theory crisis

This thread started by Ekaterina Damer has prompted many recommendations from psychologists on twitter. Here are most of the recommendations, with their recommender in brackets. I haven’t read these, but wanted to collate them in one place. Comments are open if you have your own suggestions. (Iris van Rooij)“How does it work?” vs. “What are […]

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Open Science Essentials: Preprints

Open science essentials in 2 minutes, part 4 Before a research article is published in a journal you can make it freely available for anyone to read. You could do this on your own website, but you can also do it on a preprint server, such as psyarxiv.com, where other researchers also share their preprints, […]

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