real scientists… exposed.

February 3, 2011

I just ran across this article in Wired magazine – it is from just over a year ago, but provides a very interesting look at how science works. You should read it if you have any interest in (a) how scientists go about being scientists (b) how to create situations that will encourage the cultivation of new ideas, or (c) you have a few extra moments and want some insight as to how to best learn from your own failures…

If you are a Research Methods student, be sure to think a bit about how this article relates to “how science works”.

Kevin Dunbar has done a great deal of interesting research beyond what this article touches on – his ideas are worth checking out.

Article Link: Accept Defeat: The Neuroscience of Screwing Up


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