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Paul Minda
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Professor of Psychology at The University of Western Ontario. I write about cognitive psychology, thinking, science, and higher ed.
Professor of Psychology at The University of Western Ontario. I write about cognitive psychology, thinking, science, and higher ed.

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The jack in the pulpit is a very common forest plant during the spring in Ontario
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A pair of shagbark hickory trees, which surely served as major food source for all the squirrels.
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Feeding time. The koi (and all the other 20+ random fish) made it through the winter again and are always hungry. This one is the smallest of the three and is about 8-10 inches long
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The bees are really getting into the redbud tree
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Many of my colleagues and friends are sharing their good news this week about NSERC and SSHRC research grant successes, which is great! I'm sharing my failure, though, because that's part of the story too. See my blog post for more
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This is a terrific essay at +The Atlantic. My lab has been heading in this direction as well, having published an R-Notebook on our OFS page a few weeks ago, and I just ran a tutorial on the R-Notebooks for my lab yesterday. Some of my students use Jupyter also. I was not aware that this began with Wolfram, so the history is fascinating.

Although I've been using +RStudio and R for many years, the R notebooks were a revelation when I started using them last year. I really believe this is the way much of my field (cognitive science) is headed. There may be a transition period where a traditional journal article is published along side a computer notebook, but at some point, the notebook with be the entire thing. You can include bibliography, LaTeX typesetting of equations, and good document structure, complete with headings.

The R /Python notebooks are on the cusp, of this new paradigm, along with older but related technology like LaTeX and others. These tools are ways to document the scientific process, which goes well beyond what a static journal article can do.

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My essay River Water on privilege.
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We’re working to document and share our computational modelling code on Open Science Framework. One of the most widely used model is Rob Nosofsky’s Exemplar model known as the Generalized Context Model. Read my blog post for more information and a link to the OSF page
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A really simple (and really delicious) homemade butter chicken. Marinated the chicken overnight in yogurt, ginger, garlic, and tandoori masala, then prepared with sautéed onion, chilli, tomato, and cream. Great flavours!
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My essay "River Water" containing my somewhat heavy-handed metaphor for my own understanding of #diversity and #privilege.
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