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Psychologie, mathématiques et choses connexes

Psychologie, mathématiques et choses connexes

Science-Based Medicine 5 autres façons dont votre esprit vous manipule Les faux souvenirs En 2003, le Dr Elizabeth Loftus confronta des étudiants qui avaient tous visité Disneyland dans leur enfance à un prospectus vantant les mérites du célèbre parc d’attractions. On pouvait y voir Bugs Bunny serrant la main d’un enfant. Quand on leur demanda d’évoquer leurs souvenirs du parc, 35% des étudiants se rappelèrent de leur rencontre avec Bugs Bunny, allant parfois jusqu’à préciser qu’il tenait une énorme carotte. La cécité d’inattention Dans une expérience célèbre, les psychologues Simons et Chabris demandèrent à des étudiants de regarder un petit film dans lequel deux équipes jouaient au basket. La croyance en la justice du monde Face aux malheurs d’autrui, nous préférons parfois penser que rien n’arrive par hasard, et que ceux qui souffrent ont mérité leur sort. Les prophéties auto-réalisatrices Imaginons que vous soupçonniez votre nouveau collègue de bureau d’être acariâtre et renfermé sur lui-même. La connaissance rétrospective Plus d’infos :

NeuroLogica Blog Jul 14 2015 Why Pluto is Important As I write this post we are just minutes away from the closest approach of the New Horizons probe to Pluto, the farthest world we have thus far explored (24 minutes and counting). It’s an exciting moment, not just for astronomy buffs or science enthusiasts, but for humanity. I’m glad to see an appropriate level of excitement among the media and the general public. Still, a couple of people have commented to me or in my presence that they don’t understand what the big deal is or why this is important, so allow me a moment to explore why I think this is such a big deal. First, let us not forget what it took to get there. Continue Reading » Jul 13 2015 Supporting the Narrative in an Echochamber Dunning, commenting on the implications of the Dunning-Kruger effect, wrote: This seems accurate, but I think the situation is actually worse. This more active process has been called the “echochamber effect.” Continue Reading » Jul 09 2015 New Zealand Ban on “Trolling”

Le Balado - scept. sc. Épisode #292: OVNI en Belgique June 29th, 2015 Jean-Michel Abrassart et Jeremy Royaux discutent du livre “OVNI en Belgique : Contributions sceptiques”. Épisode #291: Le monde merveilleux June 22nd, 2015 Interview: Isabelle Stephen et Christopher Hammock. Épisode #289: L’apologétique chrétienne June 8th, 2015 Interview: Guillaume Bignon. Épisode #287: Le Pharmachien May 26th, 2015 Jérémy Royaux interview Olivier Bernard pour son nouveau livre : LE PHARMACHIEN T1 Épisode #286: Pleine conscience May 19th, 2015 Interview: Sébastien Fagot. Épisode #284: Créatures mystérieuses May 4th, 2015 Julien Benoit discute avec Jean-Michel Abrassart de l’article “Mysterious Creatures: Creating a Cryptozoological Encyclopedia” de George M. Épisode #283: La recherche de Beischel & Schwartz (2007) sur les médiums April 28th, 2015 Nicolas Gauvrit discute de la recherche de Beischel & Schwartz (2007) sur les médiums. Références et liens Le livre “The Myth of an Afterlife: The Case against Life After Death” Père Brune

Rationally Speaking Scepticisme scientifique Home Skepticblog The Rogues Gallery Sam, an SGU listener, brought this to our attention the other day (thank you, Sam.) A new podcast has hit the iTunes shelves. It is called Scripture on Creation. And of course, it is correctly categorized under the ‘Religion and Spirituality’ category, isn’t it? Nope. It is in iTunes ‘Science and Medicine’ category. Strange. “The Bible is not intended by God to be a science textbook, but everything it does say about the material world is accurate. Browsing around their website for a few minutes, it does not take long to realize these are unapologetic creationists, featuring interviews with “doctors” from ‘Answers in Genesis’ and ‘The Discovery Institute’ , and promoting movies such as “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed”, which they “highly recommend” to their audience. I gave up long ago trying to figure out how Apple manages iTunes from both operational and customer relations standpoints.

Bad Astronomy Well now, this is an interesting discovery: astronomers have found what looks like a "super-Earth" – a planet more massive than Earth but still smaller than a gas giant – orbiting a nearby star at the right distance to have liquid water on it! Given that, it might – might – be Earthlike. This is pretty cool news. We’ve found planets like this before, but not very many! Now let me be clear: this is a planet candidate; it has not yet been confirmed. The star is called HD 40307, and it’s a bit over 40 light years away (pretty close in galactic standards, but I wouldn’t want to walk there). Massive planets tug on their star harder, so they’re easier to find this way. In this case, HD 40307 was originally observed a little while back by HARPS, and three planets were found. We don’t know how big the planet is, unfortunately. That’s exciting because of the prospect for life. Here’s a diagram of the system as compared to our own: Image credits: ESO/M. Related Posts:

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