Fri May 29, 2020

Neat Stuff from Elsewhere Wed Apr 06, 2016

The Detection of Prosocial Lying by Children – Eskritt – 2016 – Infant and Child Development – Wiley Online Library The Detection of Prosocial Lying by Children – Eskritt – 2016 – Infant and Child Development – Wiley Online Library: “Child lie detectors, unlike the adults, were also able to discriminate between adults’ truthful and […]

Neat Stuff from Elsewhere Wed Jan 07, 2015

"Motivated by the search for Genghis Khan’s tomb, participants were tasked with finding an…" “Motivated by the search for Genghis Khan’s tomb, participants were tasked with finding an archaeological enigma that lacks any historical description of its potential visual appearance. Without a pre-existing reference for validation we turn towards consensus, defined by kernel density estimation, […]

Neat Stuff from Elsewhere Tue Jul 29, 2014

"To ascertain the extent to which people are insensitive to patches of serious conversational…" “To ascertain the extent to which people are insensitive to patches of serious conversational incoherence, we generated such patches in the laboratory by repeatedly crossing two unrelated conversations. Across two studies, involving both narrowly and broadly focused conversations, between 27% and […]

The ten most useful things I have learned from the Internet

…and from people with whom I converse there. The arrows on the Toronto PATH signs refer to the directions: north is blue, south is red, east is yellow and west is orange. Wouldn’t it be nice if they actually told people this? My mnemonic is silly but in case it helps: blue is a cold […]

Neat Stuff from Elsewhere Wed Dec 18, 2013

"Anecdotal evidence suggests sharks generally take swimmers from behind. This would make sense from…" “Anecdotal evidence suggests sharks generally take swimmers from behind. This would make sense from the shark’s point of view, since its approach would not be detected. But it does depend on its knowing what “behind” means when applied to such an […]

Neat Stuff from Elsewhere Wed Dec 11, 2013

PLOS ONE: Who Needs Cream and Sugar When There Is Eco-Labeling? Taste and Willingness to Pay for “Eco-Friendly” Coffee PLOS ONE: Who Needs Cream and Sugar When There Is Eco-Labeling? Taste and Willingness to Pay for “Eco-Friendly” Coffee: Carrying the “people enjoy expensive wine more than cheap wine even if it’s actually the same wine,” […]