Curiosity Daily Podcast: Fonts Can Send Political Messages, Don’t Always Trust Your First Instinct, and Nucleic Acids Beyond DNA and RNA
Learn about how certain fonts can send political messages; why the “first instinct fallacy” says you shouldn’t always go with your first instinct; and why DNA and RNA are just two of millions of possible genetic molecules.
March 03, 2020
Episode Show Notes:
Fonts can send political messages by Kelsey Donk
- Fonts in campaign communications have liberal or conservative leanings. (2020). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-01/vt-fic012420.php
- What’s in a Font?: Ideological Perceptions of Typography. (2019). Communication Studies. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10510974.2019.1692884
The "first instinct fallacy" says your gut response isn't always right by Steffie Drucker
- Harford, T. (2019, May 10). Our first instinct is far too often wrong. Financial Times. https://www.ft.com/content/32e4b22e-7197-11e9-bbfb-5c68069fbd15
- Couchman, J. J. (2015, September 3). Should you rely on first instincts when answering a multiple choice exam? The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/should-you-rely-on-first-instincts-when-answering-a-multiple-choice-exam-43313
- Kruger, J., Wirtz, D., & Miller, D. T. (2005). Counterfactual thinking and the first instinct fallacy. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 88(5), 725–735. https://doi.org/10.1037/0022-3522.214.171.1245
- Couchman, J. J., Miller, N. E., Zmuda, S. J., Feather, K., & Schwartzmeyer, T. (2015). The instinct fallacy: the metacognition of answering and revising during college exams. Metacognition and Learning, 11(2), 171–185. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11409-015-9140-8
DNA and RNA are only two of millions of possible genetic molecules by Grant Currin
- DNA is only one among millions of possible genetic molecules. (2019). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-11/tiot-dio103119.php
- Mandelbaum, R. F. (2019, November 12). DNA Could Be One of a Million Possible Genetic Molecules. Gizmodo; Gizmodo. https://gizmodo.com/dna-could-be-one-of-a-million-possible-genetic-molecule-1839807587
- Cleaves, H. J., Butch, C., Burger, P. B., Goodwin, J., & Meringer, M. (2019). One Among Millions: The Chemical Space of Nucleic Acid-Like Molecules. Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling, 59(10), 4266–4277. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jcim.9b00632
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