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"Math is the only truly universal language"

My favorite fictional character of all time is Eleanor “Ellie” Arroway, portrayed by Jodie Foster in the 1997 film Contact. In the film we follow Ellie, a physicist, orphaned at the age of 9, as she embarks on a life-long journey to search for extra terrestrial life. 832 more words

Psychology & Neuroscience

Book Review: "Evolution and Holiness: Sociobiology, Altruism, and the Quest for Wesleyan Perfection" by Matthew Nelson Hill

Matthew Nelson Hill’s book, Evolution and Holiness might cause a great number of double-takes when it comes to the subject matter revealed in the subtitle: Sociobiology, Altruism, and the Quest for Wesleyan Perfection. 944 more words


I like the way you move: The social neuroscience of dance

Dr. Guido Orgs received his training in both Performing Dance (Folkwang University of the Arts) and Psychology (University of Dusseldorf). After completion of his PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience, he performed with German Dance Company NEUER TANZ/VA WÖLFL. 722 more words

Cognitive Neuropsychology

The most prolific human parent in world history is credited with 888 children — about 860 more than a woman could dream of having, unless she had a knack for multiple births.

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More Things in Heaven and Earth, by Stephen Jay Gould.

This article is a really nice short introduction to the work of one of the main critics of evolutionary psychology, Stephen Jay Gould. He was a biologist, disagreed with the “evolutionary agenda”, which seeks to explain most or all human behaviour in evolutionary terms. 128 more words



In Dunbar on Friends I wrote about the different kinds of friends. In the Savanna Theory of Happiness, people living in sparse density areas and with higher frequency interactions with close friends are happier.  74 more words

Posted 2016

The World in Bite Sized Pieces

It’s hard to see the big picture when your perspective is limited to 160 characters.

Or when we keep getting distracted from said big picture by that other picture that always seems to be lurking over there on the right side of our screen – the one of Kate Upton tilting forward wearing a wet bikini. 588 more words

Behavior & Psychology