Davie Yoon

False choice: Is the underrepresentation of women in science by choice or by discrimination?

This post is about Ceci and William’s PNAS article, Understanding current causes of women’s underrepresentation in science, which has spawned a particular kind of narrative -- one that has been around for a while, but which now bears the imprint of evidence. This narrative is captured ...

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The Smurf Studies: Do 7-month-olds have a

In a recent paper published in Science (24 December 2010) and entitled "The Social Sense: Susceptibility to Others' Beliefs in Human Infants and Adults", Agnes Kovacs, Ernő Téglás and Ansgar Denis Endress describe a striking set of experiments that may be of interest to ...

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“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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