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Mental models (IV)

Mental models (IV)

Why do we fail to update them? Distance. One of the biggest problems we can have is distance because mental models are never perfect. As we said, mental models are ways in which we try to understand the world and are based on our experiences and knowledge which means that mental models are never a real representation of the world. This means that they can be wrong and as such we have to continue testing and updating them if needed…

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Mental Models (III)

Mental Models (III)

Why we should learn from our environment and be ready to constantly update our mental models. As humans and by using mental models we usually end up in a situation where we end up getting in our own way. It’s hard to understand a system that we are part of because we have blind spots, where we can’t see what we aren’t looking for, and don’t notice what we don’t notice. This happens because we forget that mental models are…

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Mental Models (II)

Mental Models (II)

A way to cope with the changing world As the world changes at an increasingly fast rate every year the importance of different ways of thinking becomes ever so apparent because they give you a way to look at something from a new perspective. This perspective is something that not many, if any, people will have, because for it you need to have the exact same set of models and much smaller is the probability of them facing the same…

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Mental Models

Mental Models

What are mental models? Without realizing whenever we notice something, whenever we think, we are always doing it within a confined box. A box that is created by our experiences, by what we have learned and that is being shaped as we live and this box or boxes are what we call mental models. They are ways in which we try to describe the world. Mental models work mostly at the subconscious level and yet they are the reason we…

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Galileo Time and Chronobiology

Galileo Time and Chronobiology

He discovered that what most affected a pendulum’s motion was the length of its string—and that for any given length of string a pendulum always took the same amount of time to make one full swing. That periodicity, he concluded, made pendulums ideal timekeepers. Galileo’s insight led to the invention of pendulum clocks a few decades later. And pendulum clocks, in turn, produced something that we don’t realize is a relatively new concept: “the time.” Imagine life without even a…

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Temporal landmarks

Temporal landmarks

Why new year’s resolutions are more important than we ever thought Since young, we have all known that whenever New Year comes or whenever we get holidays we always start thinking about what we want to do, and which new activities we will try to enjoy it more. But while we always saw this in movies, I never thought that it would actually have that big of an effect but, actually research shows that these times of the year are…

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”It’s not about deciding, but rather to find the strength to do it” (IV)

”It’s not about deciding, but rather to find the strength to do it” (IV)

Eleventh interview (IV) for the project YoungHumansOfScience where I try to interview people related to this field and understand their stories in order to close the gap between society and science. Adam: How did you end up in this path? I lost interest in science around high school the lectures of the teachers were bland and ended up making me lose interest in the field. At the same time, every afternoon I watched new about politics and debates and since…

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”It’s not about deciding, but rather to find the strength to do it”(II)

”It’s not about deciding, but rather to find the strength to do it”(II)

Eleventh interview (II) for the project YoungHumansOfScience where I try to interview people related to this field and understand their stories in order to close the gap between society and science. Adam: How did you end up in this path? I lost interest in science around high school the lectures of the teachers were bland and ended up making me lose interest in the field. At the same time, every afternoon I watched new about politics and debates and since…

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”It’s not about deciding, but rather to find the strength to do it”(I)

”It’s not about deciding, but rather to find the strength to do it”(I)

Eleventh interview part one for the project YoungHumansOfScience where I try to interview people related to this field and understand their stories in order to close the gap between society and science. Adam: How did you end up in this path? I lost interest in science around high school the lectures of the teachers were bland and ended up making me lose interest in the field. At the same time, every afternoon I watched new about politics and debates and…

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I was still lost and when that happens you have a hard time working hard towards something, you can’t focus (II)

I was still lost and when that happens you have a hard time working hard towards something, you can’t focus (II)

Tenth interview (II) for the project YoungHumansOfScience where I try to interview people related to this field and understand their stories in order to close the gap between society and science. Adam:Why did you chose this path? Since High school I was about average but my father always wanted me to follow the path of engineering and so I chose the branch of sciences. I think this happened because I still wasn’t sure of what I wanted, I was still…

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