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Reading fast and slow: The trust in databases problem

Dr Burman writes about recent efforts to make it possible to read thousands of articles at one glance. It turns out to be quite complicated, especially if you want to be able to trust that what you've understood is consistent with what your sources actually said.

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Rethinking the Self

Self-expansiveness suggests that the lines between “me” and “other” are perceived as fluid for some people. A vague concept? Maybe, but with very real consequences. Lasse Lorenz describes what self-expansiveness can do for people, their compassion for others and the world around them.

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How to Overcome Missed Opportunities

This blog post is about the dire effects of loss aversion in decision-making and serves as a quick guide on how to overcome this by preparing yourself to get out of your comfort zone to take on the challenges of entrepreneurship.

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When God is Knocking at the Door

The Jerusalem Syndrome describes a controversial, yet fascinating condition in which affected individuals exhibit psychosis-like symptoms elicited by a visit to the holy city of Jerusalem.

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Memorizing and Perceiving Colors: Could your Red be my Magenta?

Neuropsychological research suggests that people do not all experience and memorize colors in the same way. One person’s ‘red’ could be another person’s entirely different color. In this post, Diana Wagner explores the implications of recent research on visual perception.

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Happiness in a meaningless Universe

The Great Question of human existence is how to be happy and create meaning. In this indifferent universe we have nothing to rely on but ourselves. Today, we turn to Sisyphus to teach us the importance of existential therapy and show that awareness can be the path to meaning.

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Rethinking the Self

Self-expansiveness suggests that the lines between “me” and “other” are perceived as fluid for some people. A vague concept? Maybe, but with very real consequences. Lasse Lorenz describes what self-expansiveness can do for people, their compassion for others and the world around them.

Read More

How to Overcome Missed Opportunities

This blog post is about the dire effects of loss aversion in decision-making and serves as a quick guide on how to overcome this by preparing yourself to get out of your comfort zone to take on the challenges of entrepreneurship.

Read More

When God is Knocking at the Door

The Jerusalem Syndrome describes a controversial, yet fascinating condition in which affected individuals exhibit psychosis-like symptoms elicited by a visit to the holy city of Jerusalem.

Read More

Memorizing and Perceiving Colors: Could your Red be my Magenta?

Neuropsychological research suggests that people do not all experience and memorize colors in the same way. One person’s ‘red’ could be another person’s entirely different color. In this post, Diana Wagner explores the implications of recent research on visual perception.

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