Boost your statistical inference- understanding the fundamentals of Bayesian statistics

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In this post I am going to explain the logic behind a very important concept in science: Bayesian statistics.

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How gamification helps to change people’s behavior: Habitica

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Habitica is a habit building productivity app

Sienna Leslie is one of the founders of Habitica, which is a gratis task management application in form of a role-playing game (RPG). The application uses game mechanics to help the player keep track and be motivated to achieve a specific goal. I talked to Sienna Leslie about how their application can change people’s health behavior, what defines a successful gamification approach, and future developments.

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Gamification and why points, leaderboards and badges are not enough

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The story of me and computer games began when I was six years old and received my first gaming console, a Game Boy. Since that moment I am fascinated by everything that has to do with gaming. That is why I got immediately interested when I heard of gamification.

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How biases impact science communication and democracy

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How do biases change the way science needs to communicate? Picture made by Piyushgiri Revagar.

Dr. Andreas Kappes is a Post Doc at the Affective Brain Lab at University College London, which investigates how emotions and motivations influence our decisions, expectations and memory. I talked with Dr. Kappes about the implications of his research on people’s political decision-making and on communicating scientific findings.

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A conversation with Chris Chambers about the value of registered reports

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The basic idea of study pre-registration. Taken from Open Science Center.

Dr. Chris Chambers is a professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the School of Psychology in Cardiff University, and one of the leading figures in the registered reports (RR) initiative. I asked him how he thinks RR’s can tackle the reproducibility problem, how he responds to critique towards RR’s and future developments.

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