Blog: Popular Science

  • Cognitive biases

    You certainly know drawings like those shown below. They are optical illusions, and are designed to deceive our visual perception. Multiple forms of illusions exist. Exact categorization on an objective level is difficult, however, because the illusions result from a combination of physical properties of the stimuli, physiologic characteristics of visual perception, and, most importantly, traits of the cognitive system as a whole.

  • Science is in everyday life – illustrated on the example of cold extraction of coffee

    by: in: Popular Science, Protocolson March 11, 2016

    There is this perception, most often seen in movies, that science is something only conducted in dedicated laboratories solely by highly trained professionals (or crazy people, especially if it’s a horror movie).

    However, natural science is simply finding patterns in nature leading to reproducible results.