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Has confinement turned us into hikikomori?
After two months of lockdown, have we become like the hikikomori – the Japanese youngsters who choose to live in isolation, shunning the outside world? Natacha Vellut, a psychosociologist at the...
The Covid-19 Epidemic Highlights the Need to Think of Others
An interview with Grégoire Borst, director of the Laboratory for the Psychology of Child Development and Education (LaPsyDÉ) on how cognitive bias influences people’s behaviour – both in everyday...
The Big-brother Effect on Language Development
Big brothers—rather than big sisters—tend to get in the way of kids picking up verbal skills, reveals a new study on the effect of siblings on language development in young French children.
The Ethics and Morals of Self-driving Cars
When a car accident is unavoidable, is it better to sacrifice the lives of passengers or pedestrians? It is on this type of moral dilemmas that the "Moral Machine" simulator developed by...
How Many Sexes Are There?
Does Big Data Cause Pollution?
Numbers that shape the world
Invasive species: an ecological and economic disaster
Understanding urban heat islands
Dissecting the “spice” of Dune