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December 2016

What Influences Music Taste?

By: Tarisa Tan (Bugle Team)

Have you ever listened to a song so good that you had to stop whatever you were doing and pay your undivided attention to the lyrics or general rhythm? Maybe you even felt goosebumps as you tried to get your groove on. It’s a wonder how music has that effect on us. It’s been the case at both individual and group levels. From Beatlemania to Beliebers, music clearly has the power to unite people. They’ve brought people together over a mutual love for music.

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Is Thought Governed by Language? Determinism Vs Relativity

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By: Chatrin Suksasilp (Bugle Team)

Edited by: Robert Vilkelis (Bugle Team)

One of the more intriguing – if not outright fascinating – claims made by the enterprise of linguistic and anthropological study is that the language you speak determines the thoughts you have. Anyone acquainted with the study of Language would probably recognise this proposition as the Linguistic Determinism or Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis. Dig a little deeper, and you find yourself in a niche of inquiry far more controversial than you’d bargained for.

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Merging Psychology and Neuroscience?

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By Dominika Leitan (Bugle Team)

Psychology as we know it today has only been practiced for around 70 years, which is nothing compared to other scientific fields. In human terms, math is elderly; physics, chemistry and biology are middle-aged, and psychology is essentially a toddler. As a result, we are only now starting to make our first steps towards the ‘right’ approaches to studying the mind.

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