SAM

SAM

@samuelmehr

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cognitive scientist @harvard studying music PI @_themusiclab supported by @NIH_CommonFund & @Harvard_Data

Wellington NZ and Cambridge MA
Joined on July 04, 2009

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SAM
12 days ago

We've rolled out a bunch of new updates to http://themusiclab.org . Two new games (Test Your Musical IQ & What's Your Musical Style?), faster site, mobile-compatible, and more! Check it out. & bravo to @conBainbridge @_jansimson @statwoodpsych @_themusiclab who made it happen :D

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There's a single skill that I learned and honed as a conservatory musician which I use literally every day: how to properly coil cables

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Quoted @datingdecisions

If we throw away imperfect heuristics like impact factor, it won't force people to be more thoughtful. Many will turn to different heuristics instead. What will they be? Retweet count? Download count? There's a good chance that the new heuristics will be much worse. 2/2

💯👏👏👏 the danger of an uncurated science is a Spotify-ed science, where what gets read is just a popularity contest; quirkiness, innovation, and artistry are selected *against*; and the whole space becomes more vanilla, less risky, and far less interesting

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Quoted @siminevazire

Or giving less consideration to Science. We give it its prestige. If it doesn’t earn it, let’s take it back. It’s easy, watch: Search Cmte Member 1: “She has a Science publication” SCM2: “That doesn’t tell me much, can you tell me what impressed you about the paper?” https://twitter.com/Slate/status/1142300189283246080 …

My unpopular view: prestige is net positive. I bet we can name 20 error-riddled, unreliable papers in low tier journals for every 1 in Science. But in Science, people notice them, whereas in low-tier places science is more likely to march on, quietly, without correction.

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My group is recruiting a post doc with the @MPI_SHH's department for linguistic & cultural evolution. 1 position on 1 of 2 projects. Project 1: the distinctiveness of graphical symbols. Project 2: the value of cultural diversity. Follow the link!

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Quoted @frod_san

So many scientific results rely on code written by an inexperienced programmer and is NEVER EVER seen by anyone else. We can surely do better. Thread 1/n https://twitter.com/DanielBolnick/status/1142414216474824704 …

This is why I think code review should be a service provided by major journals.

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SAM
3 days ago

Hey @evopsychgoogle can you make devpsychgoogle and socpsychgoogle next because you are a genuine joy of science twitter

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SAM
3 days ago

Quoted @SteveStuWill

This is hilarious

This is hilarious

This is a lovely example of a mondegreen, my favorite coined linguistics term (after "Lady Mondegreen", a mishearing of "laid him on the green") https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mondegreen 

If you keep your eyes on the cross the faces become weird.

If you keep your eyes on the cross the faces become weird.

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3 days ago

Quoted @zerdeve

New Istanbul airport is announcement-free and I’m ecstatic about it. This should be the norm. Noise pollution is a huge factor that makes airports insufferable.

Preach it!! (but not too loudly)

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SAM
4 days ago

Quoted @thejalatucker

If you DID NOT learn about Juneteenth in school, RT this, I’m really trying to see something.

I learned about Juneteenth from twitter dot com

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SAM
4 days ago

Quoted @ClickHole

Major Disappointment: These Parents Played Their Baby Classical Music In The Womb And He Was Born With A Long White Beard But Is Still Dumb As Hell http://clckhl.co/Xdh6XPJ 

Major Disappointment: These Parents Played Their Baby Classical Music In The Womb And He Was Born With A Long White Beard But Is Still Dumb As Hell http://clckhl.co/Xdh6XPJ 

but wait i thought music makes you smarter

SAM
4 days ago

and in reply, the talkshow host says "Well, er, this theory of yours appears to have hit the nail on the head" which is, well, also pretty accurate re a fair amount of science journalism 🙈😭

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4 days ago

Quoted @ajmackiel

Still my favorite argument for the importance of evolutionary psychology. Written by @sapinker, Foreword to the 2nd edition of "The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology" edited by @ProfDavidBuss.

Still my favorite argument for the importance of evolutionary psychology. Written by @sapinker, Foreword to the 2nd edition of "The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology" edited by @ProfDavidBuss.

This is one of my favorite bits of @sapinker writing, comparing bad psychology to a classic Python sketch. Expert theory: "All brontosauruses are thin at one end, much, much thicker in the middle and then thin again at the far end." http://dai.ly/x36cxnp  (starts at 5:20)

SAM
4 days ago

Quoted @zachshorne

My own view is this is a damn social media site. If I want to like cat memes and block anyone who's an academic I can do that. People need to settle down. Academics use Twitter for primarily academic ends but most people don't only talk about work on Twitter. More things to life!

leave it to academics to use twitter dot com primarily for (1) talking about work (2) talking about what one should or shouldn't talk about on twitter dot com also gifs, I guess

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5 days ago
Woohoo, I only have one retracted paper in my @zotero! from ... Nature, of course :D

love this new feature

Woohoo, I only have one retracted paper in my @zotero! from ... Nature, of course :D love this new feature

SAM
5 days ago

Quoted @robsica

😢"Our data show that Stapel’s papers are still cited in a favorable way within and without the psychological literature. To ameliorate this problem, we propose that papers should be screened during the review process to monitor citations to retracted papers." https://twitter.com/PsyArXivBot/status/1141330997570625536 …

and just think about all the papers with fatal errors that *aren't* retracted which keep getting cited...... 🙄

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Our "World Music Quiz" is seeing a surge of participants this week, overtaking all our other games in popularity. 🌎🎶📝 Check it out at http://themusiclab.org !

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6 days ago

Quoted @lakens

It is time we start to have a serious discussion about whether journals like @sciencemagazine are doing more harm than good to science. My money is on more harm. https://twitter.com/bnbakker/status/1140954856280285186 …

I like plenty of open sciencey things but this is plainly over the top. Really? Science is doing more harm than good to science? among their most recent super-highly-cited social science papers is ... [checks notes] ... "Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science"

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6 days ago

Quoted @PsychScience

Downward Head Tilt Can Make People Seem More Dominant http://bit.ly/2WMLr9n  @ZakWitkower @ProfJessTracy

Downward Head Tilt Can Make People Seem More Dominant http://bit.ly/2WMLr9n  @ZakWitkower @ProfJessTracy

I definitely thought this was @GuessRita when it popped up in my TL

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