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The first paper on the NED project has been completed! If you are interested, download the Word doc. One interesting bit about co-authoring this paper was using Google Docs to write it concurrently with Matthew and Hui Soo. I've used Google Docs for stand-alone writing, but never used the concurrence capabiliti...
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While working on the the NED project, I came across Gaydata.org, which is a data resource for researchers working with LGBT populations. The site is nicely organized- I would hope that NED would eventually result in a useful resource like this.
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If you haven't yet had the opportunity to read the Times piece on the biological and neurological foundations of belief, you may want to check it out. I have been following some of the scientific discussions of the cognitive origins for non-rational thought, such as metaphysical experience (e.g., talking in tongues), and this particular piece cogently pulls together the various themes to explain why people are so predisposed to believe. I couldn't help but us...
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The trip to the Harvard conference was very productive. Adam Seldow (a HGSE doctoral student) was a great host. He gave us a great tour of Cambridge and HGSE (pronounced Hug-See), and Prof. Chris Dede was very generous with his time. Our presentation went well- the entirety of the Q&A period was completely dominated by our project (in a good way). The attendees gave very keen and thoughtful feedback. I'll have some pi...
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Take a look at this recent article in New York Magazine. The article highlights the work of Carol Dweck. Dweck's work has found that praising children for their intelligence–as opposed to acknowledging and encouraging hard work–has a negative impact on that child's development. Though I am interest...
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