Game theory is a unique combination of math and psychology. Its applications turn up everywhere, from nuclear war to Tinder to game shows.
The base rate fallacy may help to explain low reproducibility in various fields of science.
Grandmasters and drug dealers have one thing in common: They are many steps ahead of their rivals.
Easily distracted? Try a "distractibility delay."
Screens were around in previous generations, but now they truly define childhood.
A bat and a ball cost $1.10 in total. The bat costs $1.00 more than the ball. How much does the ball cost?
Elastic thinking can reveal the assumptions that hamstring our ability to solve seemingly intractable problems.
People believe that slow and deliberative thinking is inherently superior to fast and intuitive thinking. The truth is more complicated.
Not only that, but AI learns what type of faces we like.
I hate grading. I love teaching, though, and giving students feedback is teaching.
Psychologist Adrian Furnham has termed this effect the male hubris, female humility problem.
“I watched closely for the sun or stars to appear, to correct my chronometer, on the accuracy of which our lives and the success of the journey would depend.”
“It’s not a secret that legal language is very hard to understand. It's borderline incomprehensible a lot of the time.”
The ranking is encouragingly diverse, with the top 10 featuring representation from five regions.
Memes communicate complex ideas quickly and efficiently, but that’s precisely what makes them so dangerous.
It took a series of ingenious experiments in the 20th century to uncover some of our biggest cognitive biases.
Religion fosters traits that are helpful in a school system that relies on authority figures and rewards people who follow the rules.
And what if both parties are skilled at mirroring each other? Will it produce a stalemate?
Scientific certainty survival kit: How to push back against skeptics who exploit uncertainty for political gain
When reading critiques that inflate the uncertainty of science, ask these 7 questions.
In determining what qualifies as solid science, controversy is inevitable.
Or you might just be a Leo.
Released in 1972, "Ways of Seeing" has proven to be as worthy of study as the artistic traditions it investigates.
Truth needs us to define the rules, grammar, and criteria for true statements. But can we do this within language itself?