Expect family talks about climate change this Christmas? Take tips from Greta Thunberg

As bushfires rage and our cities lie shrouded in smoke, climate change is shaping as a likely topic of conversation at the family dinner table this Christmas. Such discussions can be fraught if family members hold differing views. You may not all agree on the urgency of dealing with climate change – or indeed whether [...]

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How to Win Any Argument: Pseudo-Scientific Neuro-Gibberish

If you’re hoping to win an argument this week, try talking neuro-gibberish. Irrelevant neuroscience information – or “neurobabble” – makes for the most convincing scientific explanations. - by Jules Montague Source: How to win any argument: pseudo-scientific neuro-gibberish | Science | The Guardian

Arguments In The Home Linked With Babies’ Brain Functioning

Being exposed to arguments between parents is associated with the way babies' brains process emotional tone of voice, according to a new study to be published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The study, conducted by graduate student Alice Graham with her advisors Phil Fisher and Jennifer Pfeifer of the University [...]