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2015.04.23 | Talent development

Job Offer: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cognitive Neuroscience

Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology is looking for a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Cognitive Neuroscience, beginning Fall 2015. Application Deadline: 31 Aug 2015.

(photo: Morten Deleuran Terkildsen)

2015.04.21 | Research

Making Sense of Genetic Testing in China - a Travel Report

The field of genetic testing is on the rise globally and so is an interest in understanding this new genetic knowledge as it unfolds in the frame of local contexts around the world. Since the beginning of February anthropologist and PhD student Morten Deleuran Terkildsen has been following genetic counselling sessions in Beijing, China. This is…

2015.04.21 | Media coverage, Publication

Danish Newspaper Information article on new Equality Bias study

While The Washington Post concludes that, "the new research underscores that we need to recognize experts more, respect them, and listen to them", Danish newspaper Information's headline says: "Daring to Doubt Enables Good Cooperation". Same study, two different conclusions. Or perhaps just equality bias in action?

The Post thinks the new study is depressing - but important

2015.04.21 | Media coverage, Publication

Washington Post writes about new IMC-study on Equality Bias

The Post calls the IMC-study an important successor to the famous Dunning-Kruger paper on incompetence. Only this time around, psychologists have not uncovered an endless spiral of incompetence and the inability to perceive it. Rather, they’ve shown that people have an “equality bias” when it comes to competence or expertise.

Qualifications don't always prevail in group discussions (photo:Colourbox)

2015.04.09 | Publication, Media coverage

Groups prefer equality over the best decision

A new AU article in Danish about the remarkable IMC study "Equality bias impairs collective decision-making across cultures", which was recently published in PNAS, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Tue 28 Apr
11:00-12:30 | Interacting Minds Centre, Nobelparken, 8000 Aarhus C, building 1483, 3rd floor
IMC seminar: "Equality bias impairs collective decision-making across cultures"
We tend to think that everyone deserves an equal say in a debate. This seemingly innocuous assumption can be damaging when we make decisions together as part of a group, shows a new study by IMC-researchers. Speakers: Ali Mahmoodi, Bernstein Center Freiburg and Bahador Bahrami, University College London.
Thu 30 Apr
15:00-17:00 | IMC meeting room, Nobelparken, building 1483-3, Aarhus
IMC Movie Club: "The Five Obstructions"
IMC goes to the movies! Katrin Heimann is now starting the IMC Movie Club. Come and join us for this grand premiere featuring "The Five Obstructions" by Jørgen Leth and Lars von Trier.
Tue 05 May
14:00-14:00 | Institut for Uddannelse og Pædagogik (DPU), Campus Aarhus
A SEMINAR WITH NIKOLAS ROSE ON ’NEURO AND EDUCATION’
Den anerkendte britiske forsker Nikolas Rose gæster Institut for Uddannelse og Pædagogik (DPU), Campus Aarhus ved et forskningsseminar d. 5.-6. maj 2015.
Thu 28 May
11:00-17:00 | M-Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Road, Bristol, BS1 4RN, UK
Conference: The Epigenome & the Social Environment
This conference, aimed at the Social Science community and the outcome of an ESRC “Transforming Social Science” award, will bring researchers and practitioners together to discuss the potential for incorporating molecular epigenetic measures into social science studies.
Fri 29 May
13:00-15:00 | IMC, Aarhus University, Nobelparken, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 4, 8000 Aarhus C.
A deafening silence. How society conceals violence against women
An IMC lecture with psychology professor Patrizia Romito.

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