Monthly Archives: November 2012

Dealing with disappointment….

Ok, this isn’t a scientific topic, it’s just an observation about human nature, particularly how political beliefs and social attitudes tend to cluster together. In the aftermath of the recent election, disappointed Republicans began filing petitions to have their home … Continue reading

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My friend and colleague Rob Pennock likes to illustrate the concept of representation, which is essential for understanding both cognition and the scientific method, using maps. One thing (for example a mental image of one’s grandmother or a scientific model … Continue reading

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