Today's delightful etymological discovery: 'preposterous' comes from 'before + coming after.' (So kinda like 'upside-down'.)
Fascinating new work from @jas_dejesus et al. on the prevalence & consequences of generics in scientific publications. Take home: generics lead readers to draw broad conclusions and believe that results are important (not necessarily a good thing here!) https://t.co/fK4eb93tXK
The judge ruled in our favor on @UofR's motion to dismiss (https://t.co/0eEdGLJCuO) . Almost all claims of retaliation & hostile workplace were upheld, everything major. [A THREAD]
Hurricane Dorian putting on a lightning show tonight.
New paper: Eye-tracking evidence suggests that listeners reduce pragmatic inferences (e.g., anticipation that "the big..." will refer to an item in a size-contrast set) after (a lot of) bottom-up and top-down evidence that the speaker uses contrastive adjectives infelicitously. https://t.co/o5nwNMCvPM
Excited to announce that I've started work on a 3rd edition of the ggplot2 book (with help from @djnavarro) — big news for this edition is that Springer has allowed me to share it online: https://t.co/6kgkt5QCyq 📊📒🤓🎉 #rstats
paper out! "most animal behavior is not the result of clever learning algorithms but is encoded in the genome. Specifically, animals are born with highly structured brain connectivity, which must be compressed through a “genomic bottleneck”. https://t.co/9i0Nnpnrs6
Cognitive bias cheatsheet - aka organised by *why* we have biases at all, https://t.co/bSMqPC35aF from @buster
Happy to see our new paper on moral memories and the belief in a good self out in this months issue of current directions in psychological science. First few downloads free here (I think). #philosophy #morality https://t.co/MNph4y41s6
Happy to announce the launch of the Mental Models Global Laboratory (https://t.co/TseweZpoIe), where you can find the latest results from researchers interested in what makes human reasoning powerful, flawed, and special!
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