Least Interesting Units: a new concept for enhancing one’s academic career opportunities

In these days where ‘Publish or Perish’ pressures are rife in academia, scholars who wish to enhance their career opportunities might want to turn to the work of dr.ir. Marcoen J.T.F. Cabbolet, who is a research affiliate at the Free University of Brussels. In a new paper for the journal Science and Engineering Ethics he […]

He’s Interested in Interesting-ness

“What is interesting?” This perplexing question has been asked, and partially answered, by Dr. Paul Silvia, Associate Professor at the Social Psychology department of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The professor conducted a set of four experiments investigating ‘Interesting-ness’. The first asked students to appraise a set of randomly generated polygons, like this […]