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When the girdle of social timing relaxes: Effects of the COVID-19 lockdown on human sleep

Do you know these Monday mornings when the alarm clock shakes you out of sleep way too early, and you already yearn for the next weekend, when you can finally lie in again? Actually, this illustrates a common situation in modern societies, where internally or... click to read more

  • Christine Blume | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Centre for Chronobiology, Psychiatric Hospital of the University of Basel; Transfaculty Research Platform Molecular and Cognitive Neurosciences, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  • Marlene H. Schmidt | Graduate student at Centre for Chronobiology, Psychiatric Hospital of the University of Basel; Transfaculty Research Platform Molecular and Cognitive Neurosciences, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Views 807
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jul 9, 2020
Are students learning as much as they think they are? The dangers of fluent lectures

Think back to a college or high school classroom in a STEM subject (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math). Your teacher probably talked most of the time, perhaps using the blackboard, a projector, or demonstrations to illustrate specific points. You mostly took notes and occasionally asked... click to read more

  • Louis Deslauriers | Senior Preceptor at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
  • Logan S. McCarty | Lecturer at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Views 971
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jun 22, 2020
How scientists communicate

In this project, we found that authors of psychology journal articles tended to make broad generalizations when describing their research findings. Examples include: "Whites and Blacks disagree about how well Whites understand racial experiences," "Animal, but not human, faces engage the distributed face network in... click to read more

  • Jasmine M. DeJesus | Assistant Professor at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
  • Maureen A. Callanan | Professor at University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, USA
  • Susan A. Gelman | Professor at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Views 571
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jun 16, 2020
Infants expect leaders to right wrongs

Imagine you observe a conflict between two co-workers, fellow team players, or cousins. Would you be puzzled if their boss, coach, or grandparent (respectively), who witnessed this conflict, did nothing about it? Most of us would answer 'yes' because (1) we identify such figures with... click to read more

  • Maayan Stavans | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Cognitive Development Center, Department of Cognitive Science, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
Views 1334
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Mar 18, 2020
It's not just how the game is played - it's whether you win or lose

Economic inequality has increased in most advanced democracies, raising concerns about the consequences for different facets of social life. Especially noteworthy is whether growing inequality will lead individuals to fight these disparities or if, on the contrary, will facilitate the perpetuation of them. The first... click to read more

  • Mauricio Bucca | Assistant Professor at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile
  • Mario D. Molina | PhD student at Department of Sociology, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA
Views 1574
Reading time 4 min
published on Mar 10, 2020