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A Rough Guide to Spotting Bad Science

A Rough Guide to Spotting Bad Science | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
A brief detour from chemistry, branching out into science in general today. This graphic looks at the different factors that can contribute towards 'bad' science - it was inspired by the research I...
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There is science and there is stuff that is purported to be science or is 'scientifically proven'.  How do you tell 'good science' from 'bad science'?  Use this poster as a guide.

You can get a pdf version here: http://www.compoundchem.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Spotting-Bad-Science.pdf

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Illusions in Data Visualization

Illusions in Data Visualization | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Data visualizations are effective ways for inputting information into a human's brain, and as Visual Analytics Researcher at Tableau Software and Visual.ly
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I don't see it but the author talks about the dangers in visual illusions with infographics.

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The Secret World Around You: Brilliant Infographic Reveals The Psychology And Science Of Color | FEELguide

The Secret World Around You: Brilliant Infographic Reveals The Psychology And Science Of Color | FEELguide | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

Scientists have known forever that color has a profound influence on the human brain. From the color you paint your kitchen, to the color of the sky, to the color of a corporation’s branded image, there’s no end to the fascinating implications of how color influences our mood and behavior.

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Information Is Beautiful — Common Mythconceptions - Worlds Most Contagious Falsehoods

Information Is Beautiful — Common Mythconceptions - Worlds Most Contagious Falsehoods | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
All 78 of the world's most contagious myths and misconceptions soundly debunked. Post in your classroom or on someone's face. Instant hi-res ...
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Nice visual summary of the some of the silliest yet strongly held misconceptions in society. The one about swimming and eating is still very strong within me....

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How Does The Coachella Tupac 'Hologram' Work? [INFOGRAPHIC] - International Business Times

How Does The Coachella Tupac 'Hologram' Work? [INFOGRAPHIC] - International Business Times | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
The "resurrection" of rapper Tupac Shakur wowed audiences at the Coachella music festival.
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Infographic Of The Day: The Mega Companies Behind 90% Of Media | Co.Design

Infographic Of The Day: The Mega Companies Behind 90% Of Media | Co.Design | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

We all know that everything you see on TV, and much of what you read online, is ultimately owned by a few mega corporations. But if you were pressed about how much those companies actually own, I'd bet you'd be off by about a factor of 2. (Note: Infographic is about US ownership of the media)

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