Tagged: communication

How do emojis change our communication? - The Psychology Report

Sarb Johal Apr 03, 2017

In this Psychology Report, I talked with Dr Michael Philipp of Massey University School of Psychology here in New Zealand. Michael and his students are interested in how emoji and emoticons are used in computer based communication – so, those emails tweets and Facebook posts – that kind of thing. You can listen to the podcast as well … Read More

What’s behind phantom cellphone buzzes? - Guest Work

Guest Work Mar 20, 2017

By Daniel J. Kruger, University of Michigan Have you ever experienced a phantom phone call or text? You’re convinced that you felt your phone vibrate in your pocket, or that you heard your ring tone. But when you check your phone, no one actually tried to get in touch with you. You then might plausibly wonder: “Is … Read More

Monday Micro – could microbes help our understanding of the evolution of language? - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Apr 28, 2014

It seems far-fetched, but researchers are claiming that microbes could help us understand how language evolved, specifically combinatorial communication, in which two signals are used together to achieve an effect that is different to the sum of the effects of the component parts. Humans use combinatorial communication when we join words together to give a word with a new meaning. Read More

Mayim Bialik – Scientist & Actor - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Mar 10, 2013

Recently, I posted a brilliant presentation from PhD student, Crystal Dilworth about the Myth of the Scientist. This was linked to by another website, drawing my attention to this presentation from Mayim Bialik about how she got into science. It is a great example of how an articulate and passionate mentor can draw people into the fascinating world … Read More

Science Communication at Yale iTunes U - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Jul 06, 2012

I recently discovered that the iPad has an iTunes U application which allows access to a range of free university courses from a range of  universities and colleges. Exploring further I discovered a series of talks from Yale University on science writing and journalism, including “Science Journalism in an Irrational World” by Sharon Begley, senior health and science correspondent at … Read More