Lucid Dreaming

Lucid Dreaming

Karen Konkoly [ Digital & Social Media Intern at National Sleep Foundation ] This could be a dream. Do you remember how you got here? The best way to test reality is to read something twice. When you’re awake the words will always stay the same, but when you’re dreaming the words will always be different. Dreams can seem vague because when you’re

Weapons of Math Destruction

Weapons of Math Destruction

Kathy O’Neil [ PDF 15 ] Imagine that you’re seeing Mathematics. I stole this from my husband’s desk yesterday. Mathematicians use notation like that — hope you can see it — because mathematicians are lazy. Mathematicians use notation as shorthand for much more complicated things, that they’d have to write out with words, and it takes too long to do that — and

Blindspotting

Blindspotting

Anthony Greewald [ U-Dub, Seattle ] In the last 30 years, psychology has undergone an “implicit revolution.” Occurring outside of awareness, implicit bias disadvantages segments of society, intrudes on law enforcement and affects the administration of justice. In “Discriminating without Awareness of Discriminating,” Psychology Professor Anthony Greenwald, University of Washington, discusses how intergroup discrimination can occur without prejudicial hostility, conscious intent or awareness