Rethinking p-Values: Is "Statistical Significance" Useless?

Rethinking p-Values: Is "Statistical Significance" Useless?

This week, The American Statistician published a special issue, "Statistical Inference in the 21st Century: A World Beyond p < 0.05," which includes 43 new papers by leading statisticians. Don’t conclude anything about scientific or practical importance based on statistical significance (or lack thereof).

Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria

Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria

Other findings also indicated that the parents saw a decline in their children's social adjustment after the announcement (e.g., more isolation, more distrust of non-transgender sources, etc.).

How Do You Keep Passion Alive? It's Not Rocket Science

How Do You Keep Passion Alive? It's Not Rocket Science

Justin Lehmiller : Do you have any insight or advice that you would share with regard to how couples can improve sexual communication in their relationship when it comes to getting what they want or initiating sex?

The Science of Evil

The Science of Evil

Shaw describes current research about aggression to present “everyday sadism,” with the conclusion that “there is no such thing as an evil brain, an evil personality or an evil trait… ultimately, we find ourselves knee-deep in complicated and nuanced aspects of humanity.” Hitler was not as different from the rest of us as we'd like him to be, she says.

Understanding Understanding: Could an A.I. Cook Meth?

Understanding Understanding: Could an A.I. Cook Meth?

It certainly demands knowledge of the causal relations at the level of operation one is aiming to control, though it is possible to achieve without a deeper understanding of the underlying principles at play.

The Symbiotic Nature of AI and Neuroscience

The Symbiotic Nature of AI and Neuroscience

The underlying mechanisms of AI deep learning and human cognition are complex systems.

Treatment Developments in Depression

Treatment Developments in Depression

On psychosocial treatment side are non-drug approaches that we usually associate with lifestyle enhancement and general health and wellness: meditation, yoga, and exercise, for example.

Is your kid a dandelion or an orchid? The science behind helping sensitive kids thrive

Is your kid a dandelion or an orchid? The science behind helping sensitive kids thrive

The science behind helping sensitive kids thrive Parents can help their "orchid" children, who are more sensitive, stressed and prone to physical ailments. (Photo: Getty Images) Parents of orchids can help their sensitive children by providing them with a regular routine, Boyce said.

Arts-Integrated Pedagogy May Enhance Academic Learning

Arts-Integrated Pedagogy May Enhance Academic Learning

Source: Mariale Hardiman/Johns Hopkins University Fifth-grade students who created some type of art—such as a drawing, writing a rap song, singing a science lesson, or choreographing a dance—that reflected specific classroom lessons, retained science-based knowledge longer than students who didn’t make art in the same class, according to a new study from Johns Hopkins University.

The 6 best cat foods to buy now

The 6 best cat foods to buy now

"Using kibble as a treat throughout the day works in its place." THE BEST WET CAT FOOD American Journey Grain-Free Canned Cat Food, $23, Chewy American Journey Grain-Free Cat Food $23.00 An exception to the "minimal, grain-free food" rule: Cats require lots of protein, so giving them a weekly serving of canned, protein-rich foods only means good things for their skin and overall health, Gayer said.

'I lost my scalp in a horror accident at 13 weeks pregnant'

'I lost my scalp in a horror accident at 13 weeks pregnant'

'I could only think of my beautiful baby.' Image: How I Survived But as soon as the Flying Doctors turned up, they took control and put me at ease.

When You Love Someone, What Do You Love?

When You Love Someone, What Do You Love?

Philosophers have proposed various answers to the question of the object of love, including claims that people love a soul, a mind, a personality, a body, or an embodied person (Foster, forthcoming).

The Effects of Solitary Confinement on the Brain

The Effects of Solitary Confinement on the Brain

Teams of researchers are investigating further the deep effects of this practice, and studying the possibility of regulating it to maintain physical activity as well as sensory input and circadian rhythms, in order to prevent profound changes in the brain.

The 5 best dog foods to buy now

The 5 best dog foods to buy now

"They determine what's in a balanced diet for pets, so that label means that food meets those standards." Hohenhaus also recommends feeding your dog food that correlates with their life stage.

Mentos and Soda Experiment | Science for Kids |

Mentos and Soda Experiment | Science for Kids |

Today, The Wild Adventure Girls are going to mix science with carbonated bubble bursting awesomeness and show you what happens when you mix soda with Mentos candy!

FDA Proposes Major Changes to Sunscreen Rules

FDA Proposes Major Changes to Sunscreen Rules

Overview of Proposed Rules Theresa Michele, MD, director of the Division of Nonprescription Drug Products in the FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, said the new rules include: More on the 12 Ingredients Needing More Study According to the FDA, 12 sunscreen ingredients lack enough data to support whether they are GRASE.

How Humans Create Their Own Evolution

How Humans Create Their Own Evolution

While not self-directed in the same way as human action, purposeful behavior is a key element in evolution for all of the animals that evolved since learning by consequences arrived half a billion years ago. The human infant quickly learns to apply other reversible relations.

Is Aggression Actually Linked to Violent Video Games?

Is Aggression Actually Linked to Violent Video Games?

This paper, “ Violent Video Game Engagement Is Not Associated with Adolescents' Aggressive Behaviour: Evidence from a Registered Report ,” was published February 13 in the journal Royal Society Open Science .

Why Do We Celebrate Darwin Day?

Why Do We Celebrate Darwin Day?

Behe (2019) Source: Harper Collins Even today, evolutionary science is under attack. This year on Darwin Day, celebrate the memory of the founder of modern biology by promoting proper science education and evolutionary research in whatever way you can.

The Psychological Appeal of Snake Oil

The Psychological Appeal of Snake Oil

As Christie sums it up: “We seem drawn to the belief that our lives can be made better with ‘one weird trick.’” Good To Go is about your adventures through the world of sports recovery.

False Links Between Screen Time and Cognitive Development

False Links Between Screen Time and Cognitive Development

As noted above with the problem of getting two points of data from the same source (mom), sometimes study designs can result in small, but spurious correlations that reflect methodological design error, not “real” correlations that exist in the “real world.” With large sample sizes (such as, say 2400 kids), those tiny correlations can become “statistically significant” even if they don’t reflect anything going on in the real world.

Teen starts 'Pass The Skirt' movement to fight discriminatory dress codes

Teen starts 'Pass The Skirt' movement to fight discriminatory dress codes

While waiting in the main office for her father to arrive, Mitchell texted one of her close friends, fellow Parkview senior Laura Orsi, who quickly offered her own father's services, asking him to bring her friend some clothes since her house is much closer to the school.

How Could Mind Emerge From Mindless Matter?

How Could Mind Emerge From Mindless Matter?

The brain is the most complex of complex adaptive systems Clearly, the brain is a phenomenon in which the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and its product, the mind or subjective sense of self, is radically different qualitatively from its parts—an emergent property.

Foes of Genetically Modified Foods Know Less Than They Think

Foes of Genetically Modified Foods Know Less Than They Think

Source: Pixabay The strongest opponents of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) seem to think they know more than others about genes and food science while actually knowing less.

Are Psychiatric Disorders Related to Each Other?

Are Psychiatric Disorders Related to Each Other?

If further data support the concept of a p factor underlying the risk of a large variety of psychiatric disorders, what are the implications regarding diagnostic criteria for individual illnesses?

Understanding the Connection Between Sleep and Anxiety

Understanding the Connection Between Sleep and Anxiety

Source: Pexels royalty free Research findings suggesting that sleep loss and anxiety are closely linked were among those presented at Neuroscience 2018 , the annual conference of the Society for Neuroscience held in San Diego, California.

Can an “AI Physicist” Outperform Einstein?

Can an “AI Physicist” Outperform Einstein?

The MIT research team of Tailin Wu and Max Tegmark incorporated four strategies that are commonly-used by physicists: divide-and-conquer, Occam’s razor, unification, and lifelong learning in developing their algorithm for the AI Physicist.

How to Tell the Difference Between Good and Bad Science

How to Tell the Difference Between Good and Bad Science

Many people think that the Results section of an academic article is the best way to tell if the work is important. Here are some questions that you could expect the Methods section of a clinical trial study to answer.

Now we know how long it takes to poop out a LEGO piece

Now we know how long it takes to poop out a LEGO piece

An intrepid team of healthcare professionals swallowed LEGO and kept a poop diary - so parents the world over don't have to. According to the paediatrician's blog, a range of poo-sorting methods were explored.

We Can Read Books by Their Covers: Corrupt Politicians

We Can Read Books by Their Covers: Corrupt Politicians

In a recent article published in Psychological Science, a team of researchers at Caltech showed that people can detect corrupt politicians. In their final study, the researchers showed that politicians convicted of corruption tended to have wider faces (as measured by width-to-height ratio and face width/lower-face height) than clean politicians.

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