What does this part of brain do? As you start reading these few lines you are engaging in a wide range of mental tasks, from reading the title sentence, to evaluating the option of further reading, maybe you visually screen … Continue reading Behavior in the brain
Failing Forward: Innovative Approaches to Improve Reproductive Health in Senegal breakthroughs. What is the key to these superstars’ success? Fortunately for most of us, the answer is not raw talent or even expertise. The truth is, these top performers produce … Continue reading Healthy environment for new mothers
How Lies Spread Online The spread of misinformation on social media is an alarming phenomenon that scientists have yet to fully understand. While the data show that false claims are increasing online, most studies have analyzed only small samples or … Continue reading What drives false news?
The Mental Cost Of Poverty: How Being Poor Leads To Poor Decisions Does being poor lead to poor decisions? That’s the question at the heart of much of the work of University of Chicago’s Anuj Shah for the past five … Continue reading The cognitive fatigue of being poor
Five Dangers of Data-Informed Student Nudging In 2016, leaked email exchanges from Mount St. Mary’s University revealed then-president Simon Newman’s plan to inflate retention stats by encouraging students with a higher likelihood of dropping out to drop out early. It … Continue reading Innovations in student success
A nudge in the right direction: applying behavioural insights to public integrity Make the good choice the easy choice; this simple idea has revolutionised public policy while one of its main advocates, Richard Thaler, was awarded the Nobel Prize in … Continue reading The devil within
How Tiny Red Dots Took Over Your Life As the ranks of tech-industry critics have expanded, it has become harder to tell what common ground they occupy. Across various political divides, there is a sense that Facebook, Twitter and Google … Continue reading The perimeter of the dot