Sensation vs. Perception in Psychology

Duck, duck, goos- rabbit? This classic optical illusion above, also known as the famous rabbit-duck illusion, was utilized by experimental psychologist Joseph Jastrow in 1899. According to Jastrow, depending on our current state of emotions, our perceptions or interpretations of the picture may differ. Some see a duck. […]

[Creative Writing] Hippocampus Wars

Hippocampus Wars By: Anonymous, Young Poet in the United States It’s anything but quiet. A den roaring with eclectic typewriters, scribes, and readers. Their hairs electrified to the wicks of their frames. Of mad strewn wire, shattered glass, and melted plastic. Their arms rocking in synchrony to the […]

Evolution: Homology vs Homoplasy

Lovely, isn’t she? (Yes, the furry one above.) She’s Your 65-Million-Year-Old Mother. Through modern computer analysis and evolutionary data, Maureen O’Leary a researcher from Stony Brook University and her colleagues discovered the last known common ancestor of placentals (Scientific American). Modern placentals include animals such as whales, bats, […]

Evolution: Phylogeny and Platypuses

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The Gandhi Box by Daniel Abraham – Literary Analysis

Analyzing the Gandhi Box’s Ending In the short story “Gandhi Box,” author Daniel Abraham explores the consequences and contagious influences of the unbalance between unbridled pure desires and submissions to societal rules. Through the climatic ending, Abraham illustrates how man’s inability to reconcile with his internal moral and instinctive […]

Circulatory System: Heart Structures and Functions

Circulatory System: Heart Structures and Functions; Blood flows through the heart in the following order: body –>inferior/superior vena cava –> right atrium –> tricuspid valve –> right ventricle –> pulmonary arteries –> lungs –> pulmonary veins –> left atrium –> mitral valve –> left ventricle –> aortic valve –> aorta –> body…