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The Birthday Paradox

In biomedical research, dealing with probabilities is part of the daily routine for many scientists, independently of their specific research area. Statistics and probability calculations are important during the design phase of experiments (e.g., for group size calculation and power estimations), as well as during the …

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Scientists believed a whiff of the bonding hormone Oxytocin could increase trust between humans. Then they went back and checked their work… 

Over the last two decades, the neuropeptide Oxytocin (OT) has been studied extensively and many articles have been published about its role in humans’ emotional and social lives, e.g. increasing trust and sensitivity to others’ feelings. Even a TED talk has been recorded (Trust, morality – …

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