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Introducing a Visual Illusion – the Scintillating Starburst

This post consists of two parts. The first part is aimed at introducing this new illusion to a general audience. The second part is intended to supplement technical details for specialist readers. Click here to navigate to the technical section … Continue reading

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Flexing: A maladaptive coping strategy of insecure narcissists?

Existence has long been associated with the pain of living. Everyday life inherently poses many challenges to physical and mental integrity. Modern life in particular is characterized by frequent assaults on self-esteem in the form of unceasing comparisons to others … Continue reading

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With great power comes great confidence – statistically

Appeal for a higher power Grant me the strength to accept that I cannot change the p-value, the power to distinguish between absence of evidence and evidence of absence and the wisdom to know the difference.

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Why it is important to take the virus seriously – or why this isn’t just like the flu

People could be forgiven for initially believing that COVID19 is just like the flu, as many have personal experience with the flu and gotten used to the risk posed by the flu. This tendency towards complacency was reinforced by bad … Continue reading

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“The dress”, 5 years on

Today, 5 years ago, “the dress” broke online, and we have come a long way since then. If nothing else, this is a scary reminder of how fast time passes while one is busy doing other things. There were lots … Continue reading

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Explaining why some people see “the sneaker” as pink, even though its pixels are grey

This has nothing to do with being left or right brained. People love brain based explanations, and this phenomenon has one, but a different one – see below. “This thing, yet again” seems to unsettle some people, but it is … Continue reading

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Social media and the challenge of managing disagreement positively

Technological change often entails social change. Historically, many of these changes were unintended and could not be foreseen at the time of making the technological advances. For instance, the printing press was invented by Johannes Gutenberg in the 1400s. One … Continue reading

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