The limbic system and how to prevent it from making you join ISIS: Part 1

You may be thinking this is a bold title, and you’d be right (obviously). It’s going to take a whole lot of Cantatrice drivelling on about neuroscience while you, perhaps, smile and nod. But this is why you should bear with me (RAWR): 1: Neuroscience is hella interesting, and you know I’d only pull out … Continue reading The limbic system and how to prevent it from making you join ISIS: Part 1

Savage Reviews: The Amulet of Samarkand; Circe; All The Birds In The Sky

You're once again tuned in to the Savage Reviews Channel. I am your host, Cantatrice McSavage. Up on today’s agenda: The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud Circe by Madeline Miller. All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders   The first two reviews are spoiler-free. The third one isn't. The Amulet of … Continue reading Savage Reviews: The Amulet of Samarkand; Circe; All The Birds In The Sky

So let’s talk about Dunning-Kruger and writing.

The Dunning-Kruger effect is often summarised as “people who are stupid don’t know they’re stupid” but that’s not exactly it. It’s not about intelligence - nebulous concept that that is - it’s about expertise. David Dunning and Justin Kruger found that people who are ignorant and lacking in competence tend to think they know more … Continue reading So let’s talk about Dunning-Kruger and writing.