Rationality is a foreign country

Rationality is a foreign country and apparently the nature of the language we use to make decisions might make us more rational. If you are using a language where you are relatively competent but is not your mother tongue you are more likely to make decisions in a rational way. I can see the logic […]

Credit where is due?

Credit where is due? Detailing the roles of each author in a paper is better than merely assuming that only the first and last person in an author list matter. This is particularly important in interdisciplinary research where every project will involve a number of people performing the actual work (AKA postdocs) and a number […]

Medical hackathons

  Medical hackathons An interesting piece in Slate. Traditionally hackathons have been one way to drive innovation in the technology and internet sectors. Turns out that they also have a place in the medical sector as long as technology has something to do with it. Slate’s article reminds me of the workshops that Sandy Anderson […]