The fallacy of special pleading—also known as the double standard—occurs when one offers a special excuse for one’s own violation of a standard that one continues to apply to others. At a buffet, one person says to another, “Let’s stock up before...
7 Likes, 0 Comments - Anna (@annaleptikon) on Instagram: “"Samuel Morse's Name is forever linked with his Morse Code and the invention of telegraph…”
AnnaRiedl"Samuel Morse's name is forever linked with his Morse Code telegraph machinery, but he started off in his life as a portrait painter. It took a family tragedy, to set him on a path to discover the system of telegraph coding that remains in use today..."
Some of the most important questions that arise for people trying to make the world a better place are philosophical. What does it mean to live a worthwhile life? What are our obligations to future generations? And how do we decide what to do when...
We study how people make choices among a large number of options when they have limited experience. In a large dataset of online food delivery purchases, we find evidence for sophisticated exploration strategies predicted by contemporary theories....
4 Likes, 0 Comments - Anna (@annaleptikon) on Instagram: “"Thinking with the accumulated minds of giants" Thanks to @permanent_regret for this beautiful…”
AnnaRiedl"Thinking with the accumulated minds of giants"
Thanks to permanent_regret for this beautiful piece. "If I have seen further it is by standing on ye sholders of Giants."
- Isaac Newton
Single neurons in visual cortex provide unreliable measurements of visual features due to their high trial-to-trial variability. It is not known if this "noise" extends its effects over large neural populations to impair the global encoding of...
1 quote from Eliezer S. Yudkowsky: 'Probability is orderly opinion and inference from data is nothing other than the revision of such opinion in the light of relevant new information.'
AnnaRiedl@ESYudkowsky@lei_zhang_lz Hah! Doesn't decrease my amazement about you appearing in my study material more and more often.
Anyway, I assume this is the web source of the quote being by you
Núñez et al. use bibliometric and socio-institutional indicators to show that over the years, cognitive science has failed to transition to a mature, coherent, interdisciplinary field.
AnnaRiedlThis was published just 5 days ago in Nature Human Behavior and it is such an important piece. We need to have a conversation where we are heading and what we want to be. #cognitivescience #cogsci
AnnaRiedlIf you feel sad and hopeless, just a quick reminder that you aren't the only one these days. Contrary to popular belief suicides are actually most frequent in late spring. It will get better again.
(Ask for help if you need it.)