The Psychology Behind Inequality Economic inequality is at an all-time high in the United States. Some claim that decades of systematic legislation have resulted in the wealthiest three families owning more wealth than the bottom half of the country. This … Continue reading Local inequality matters
Here’s How We Perceive The Political Leanings Of Different Fonts Fonts can be very distinctive indeed. Even if robbed of their original context, it can be easy to identify the fonts used on the front of a Harry Potter book, … Continue reading Fonts and politics
Take the Quiz: Could You Manage as a Poor American? Do you have paper mail you plan to read that has been unopened for more than a week? Yes/No. 26 percent of Americans say yes. But in some states, failing … Continue reading Mistakes of the poor
The silent “sixth” sense Sana, a petite 31-year-old French woman with curly brown hair, is strapped to a chair at the Clinical Center at the National Institutes of Health. In front of her, a desk. Surrounding her, 12 infrared cameras … Continue reading Proprioception
Facebook rebrands as FACEBOOK: can capital letters save a toxic brand? Forget Facebook: meet FACEBOOK. Amid antitrust investigations, Capitol Hill hearings, and a generally poor reputation, the company announced on Monday it is reinventing itself with a rebrand. In the … Continue reading Rebranding Facebook
What a New Theory of Attention Says About Consciousness We can pick out a conversation in a loud room, amid the rise and fall of other voices or the hum of an air conditioner. We can spot a set of … Continue reading Filtering out distractions
Talk to People on the Telephone In the past year, I’ve been on a mission to pester as many people in my life as possible. The first victim was my editor, whom I abruptly asked one morning to stop messaging … Continue reading Quick or complex communication?