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Going Into Your Mind

The Brain, Revealed. Cutting-Edge Research. For Everyone.

January 31, 2016

Imagine you and I play the following game: first, I roll a dice privately, so neither you nor anyone else on Facebook can see the true result. I report to you the number I got. Then, you roll the dice privately (I can’t see the true result), and report the number you g...

January 23, 2016

Entrepreneurs developing innovative ventures are a fierce economical player: they provide 20% of new jobs in the US every year. To kick-start this process and the ensuing economical growth, these entrepreneurs first pitch their ideas to investors. If you were pitching...

January 17, 2016

You probably think – I myself mentioned it last time – that women academics are simply under-represented in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM fields, like physics), but are well represented in social sciences and humanities (SSH fields, like psychology)....

January 10, 2016

Compared to men, strikingly few women pursue PhDs and faculty positions in science. In addition, women scientists are allocated fewer resources, and undergraduate women studying science sometimes report being treated unequally. Is this due to discrimination?

Some people...

January 3, 2016

The inspiration for the first paper I post here came from Inbal Orpaz, an Israeli journalist who wrote a series of articles about the underrepresentation of women in the workplace, especially in high-power positions. We all know that discrimination and stereotypes (ins...

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