Cognitive Daily

Archives for April, 2007

Cognitive Daily has been chosen to respond to the first question in a newly revised feature on ScienceBlogs: Ask a ScienceBlogger. Readers can submit questions, and they’ll be answered by an expert in the field of inquiry (even though it’s posted under Dave’s name, Dave and Greta worked together on this one). Then, hopefully, discussion…

Not to say I told you so, but…

I told you so. Now it’s been confirmed: Daylight saving time doesn’t save energy. In other news: Here’s an intervention that really works. Referees affected by crowd noise. But we already knew that, too. Nice discussion of Gapminder. Try it out for yourself. It’s addictive! Computers beginning to match performance of visual system. How the…

If you’re like me, when you read a book, you form a picture of what’s happening in your mind. I try to imagine not only what the characters look like, but also their surroundings. Eventually, I’ve created a picture of an entire world in my head. Then, when the book gets made into a film,…

Just wanted to point out an excellent interview with Philip Zimbardo, the principal researcher of the controversial Stanford Prison Experiment, on the New York Times web site. If, like me, you couldn’t stomach watching the entire video (now removed from YouTube), you should at least watch this 8-minute interview, which also offers a nice summary…

Peer review for blogs?

Amardeep Singh suggests that bloggers might benefit from some form of peer review: The idea came to me as I’ve begun preparing a tenure file at my current university, acutely aware that my blog writing cannot be considered “peer-reviewed” publication by any current standard. Even the rewards of occasional Boing-Boing-ish popularity (my post on “Early…

New contact info for Dave

Just a quick announcement: I’ve changed my email address, so if you need to get in touch with me, please update your address books. The new address is dsmunger–at–gmail–dot–com.