I thought I would try my hand at writing the occasional blog post where I will critique papers, take opinionated positions on various topics, discuss some of my own work, and so forth.
The persistent and unreasonable confusion regarding grandmother cells
My first post criticises a recent high-profile paper by Chang and Tsao (2017) that claims to falsify the grandmother cell hypothesis. It only falsifies a straw-man hypothesis.
Educational neuroscience, phonics, and a more promising way to teach reading
Here I post a recent discussion I had with Scott Mills regarding educational neuroscience and reading instruction, topics that relate to Bowers (2016) and Bowers and Bowers (2017).
There is little evidence that systematic phonics is better than whole language and other common methods used in schools (and no, this is not evidence for whole language)
I welcome any and all responses!