Leah Grady

29 Flips | 16 Magazines | 1 Follower | @LeahGrady | ToK Year I and II   Queensbury High School

David Brooks and the Tyranny of Data

Close to two years ago I reported on numerous errors, and a questionable commitment to accuracy, by the <i>New York Times</i> columnist David Brooks. In just …

Inside OKCupid: The math of online dating - Christian Rudder

Check your intuition: The birthday problem - David Knuffke

The Danger of Only Seeing What You Already Believe

Everything starts at zero, writes <i>Atlantic</i> senior editor Derek Thompson in his new book, <i>Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of …

How Many of Your Memories Are Fake?

When people with Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory—those who can remember what they ate for breakfast on a specific day 10 years ago—are tested for accuracy, researchers find what goes into false memories.<p>One afternoon in February 2011, seven researchers at the University of California, …

This is what emotions look like in your brain

<b>(CNN) —</b> When you think you're letting your mind wander for a few minutes, your brain is actually lighting up with a range of emotions, according to a new study.<p>Researchers at Duke University's Center for Cognitive Neuroscience asked study participants to rest and think about nothing in particular …


Michael Dunn's Guide to Theory of Knowledge: Real Life Situations and Knowledge Questions

How to do a TOK presentation right!

Example of 20/20 IB Tok Presentation

How to Structure a Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Presentation

The following Theory of Knowledge (TOK) presentation structure has been designed very carefully. (It’s taken several years of conversations!) It’s …

The Happiest Countries In The World, According To Instagram

Jetpac, a startup known for their social travel guide app, has analyzed more than 150 million Instagram posts in 6,000 worldwide cities to come up with a ranking of the happiest countries on the globe.<p>Jetpac compiled the rankings by coming up with what they call a "smile score" for each country, a …

Cognitive Dissonance

Cognitive dissonance refers to a situation involving conflicting attitudes, beliefs or behaviors. This produces a feeling of discomfort leading to an …

Fact vs. Theory vs. Hypothesis vs. Law… EXPLAINED!

Cognitive Dissonance and Immigration

The Trump administration’s efforts have generated a significant amount of cognitive dissonance among open-borders supporters


Epigenetics: Nature vs nurture

The Trolley Problem