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Why mindwondering?

My mind has always been bursting with ideas, from the most absurd type (most often of the most absurd type) to some that I genuinely thought might be interesting to share. But I’ve often felt doubtful of what I was thinking on my own. What if they’d be proven wrong? What if they might have […]

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Philosophy of science

Part 2 of a conversation between a random imaginary person and me: Science and truth.

Me: “We’re baaack!” RIP: “No – YOU are back, I’m only a random imaginary person.” Me: “You are so much more to me than that, you know.” RIP: “Well, YOU are the one inventing me.” Me: “Corona are hard times for everyone. Back to our conversation now, before I side-track again. We were talking about […]

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Philosophy of science

Part 1 of a conversation between a random imaginary person and me: Science and truth.

Long-time no see! Nah… I missed you too. Hope you’re doing good as well! These were quite some trouble days these days, weren’t they? If I… yeah, I had been thinking about writing something about corona on the psychological side of things: explaining what might seem to some as incredible irrational behaviour, or why people […]

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On the neuroscience of education

Education or how to shape human behaviour, part 1: Piaget and active learning.

Part 1 of a series about a topic that I love: education, or how we could use our knowledge of the mind to exert influence on human behaviour. In this part, a short introduction to Jean Piaget.

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On beauty

On feminine beauty, evolutionary theory, and ethics.

Why does beauty seem to gravitate more around one of the two genders of homo sapiens? Is there an evolutionary, ingrained reason for this? Or is it purely cultural? And is our tendency to want to reshape ourselves ‘moral’?