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Hello again! I recently migrated from, so I guess another is in order:

I'm Juan, a philosopher interested in and philosophy of . I work on how to define emotions scientifically and philosophical issues in and .

Originally from and living in Colombia 🇨🇴 , got my PhD at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in Germany 🇩🇪 . You can find my work at

Besides my academic work, I'm also a and enthusiast.

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"I need privacy, not because my actions are questionable, but because your judgement and intentions are"

In response to "if you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear"

Is it OK to spend 12 months to get a visa to attend a 3-day conference?

My piece in Science (@sciencemagazine) sheds light on this issue many scholars from institutionally discriminated countries experience on a regular basis

Spoiler: 12 months, 900$, get rejected

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#Science #Academia #Psychology #Mastodon #Fediverse #Research #Twitter #ScienceMastodon #Research #University #PhDLife #Sociology #PhD #Politics

Day 6 of : This one I found a bit easier than yesterday's. No tricky parsing or anything, just a string traversal with a variable window size.

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Day 5 of : Parsing this was tricky! I hacked my way through it with some replacements, though. Then implementing the logic was really fun and open to cool visualizations.

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Day 4 of : Got some weird results at first, so again I used sets to help with the task. Surely there's some smarter approach, but if it works...

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Day 2 of : More challenging than the first one, naturally. I'm sure there are better data structures that can optimize this rather than using dictionaries, but it works! Maybe a cool exercise to learn more about data structures in whichever language you are using.

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One day late, but I decided to go for this year! It's a nice challenge to practice some of those coding skills. This is my first one, so I'll be doing it in Python. Maybe in the future I'll take on the additional challenge of completing it in a new language.

I find it amazing how quickly academic Twitter has ceased to be. All the interesting stuff seems to be at Mastodon these days. So now that we're at it: could we maybe also just get rid of academic publishers by massively defecting to diamond open access journals?

Hello world 👋

Everything Hertz is a podcast on methodology and scientific life in the biobehavioral sciences co-hosted by @dsquintana and @jamesheathers

The podcast launched in 2016 (!?) and the 164th episode will be released next week.

We've spoken about Mastodon on the last TWO episodes of our show so we thought it was time have an account on this platform.

Here's a link to our most recent episode, which was on the new publishing process at @eLife

If you (tried to) follow me recently ( downtime) 

There was some downtime on the instance I'm on, Our admins worked really hard to fix things, but in the end we had to return to a backup and everything that happened with my account since 16.11.22 was lost.

If you followed me recently, mentioned me or anything else, please do it again. I don't want to miss what's been going on! This also helps me find accounts that I followed recently and that were lost in the rollback.

In "Decision Making in Interdisicplinary Studies" (2007, Handbook of Decision Making, 1st Ed.), Newell states:

"Because disciplines specialize in different sub-systems (that underlie different aspects of a complex problem), each discipline has its own distinctive strengths; the flip side of those strengths is often its distinctive weaknesses. A discipline such as psychology that is strong in understanding individuals, is thereby weak in understanding groups; its focus on parts means that its view of wholes is blurry. A discipline such as sociology that focuses on groups doesn’t see individuals clearly; indeed, at the extreme it sees individuals as epiphenomenal—as little more than the product of their society."

Interesting take. Perhaps social psychology tries to bridge the gap and complement both disciplines? I'm positive that psychology is relatively weak at the group level, but what about sociology?

(Thanks for the suggestion, @clintunplugged, very interesting read!)

Hi, I'm a researcher, investigating the #physiology of the #mind - in particular of #emotions - in the #brain & the rest of the #body - particularly the #heart.

Besides classical #neuroimaging & #psychophysiological methods, we use #immersive #virtualreality for naturalistic neuroscience experiments.

My group (the #Mind-Body-Emotion Group) is based at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive & Brain Sciences in Berlin & Leipzig, Germany.

#introduction (illustration by DALL-E)


Is there anyone running the spin of 37? What are your experiences so far? I'm waiting to upgrade, but I'm curious about what you think, and most I've seen run the default GNOME 43 spin.

“Overall, it seems, human imagination has a bias: when people imagine how things could be [different], they imagine how things could be better.”

This is one of the most enjoyable & entertaining scientific papers I’ve read in recent years (maybe ever?)!

I’m going to make a thread of our #PsyTeachR resources. We’re a group of psychologists at #UniversityOfGlasgow who are passionate about teaching #OpenScience. We love #rstats, but the R actually stands for #reproducibility. We’ve made a series of textbooks for undergrad and postgrad methods, plus some other resources. All our materials are CC-BY-SA, so you freely use and adapt them.

Big shout-out to @kfitz and @sramsay for keeping alive! It's a lot of work to manage a server and to keep it open for so many. Thanks for all of your hard work!

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