from day 20/12/2010

“Neurobabble” vs Real Science

The New York Times is hosting a piece by Tyler Burge, philosopher of mind, that may be of interest to ICCI readers. Popular science writing on psychology, Burge argues, is often just "neurobabble" which does three things he strongly dislikes: (1) it provides no additional insight into ...

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Vote on whether you think “the language we speak shapes how we think”

The Economist is hosting a debate in which readers may vote on whether or not they believe that "the language we speak shapes how we think." On the official FOR side: Lera Boroditsky / On the official AGAINST side: Mark Lieberman So far, opening statements and rebuttals have been ...

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