Cognitive Science Student Journal

This student-led journal showcases the work of Cognitive Science students of Osnabrück University – readers can find seminar papers, project reports, interviews, educational videos and more! Cognitive Science is an interdisciplinary research field investigating cognition and the mind, conclusively the journal content comes from diverse backgrounds and covers a wide range of topics. The authors provide an insight into current topics and recent advancements at our institute.

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Our Mission

What Is The Student Journal?

A platform for students to publish their work and achievements in various formats related to their studies, such as essays, posters, and videos.

Why Should You Send In Submissions?

Gain recognition and spotlight for your achievements, receive valuable experience in the publishing process, inspire others with your unique perspective and accomplishments and contribute to a student-driven platform that promotes student work.

What Is The Mission Of Our Student Journal?

We’re on a mission to create a low-stakes environment where students can dive into the exciting world of publishing and share their incredible work. we’re here to make sure that their creations don’t go to waste.

In that context, we also seek to promote freedom of science by fostering independence in research, promoting the principles of open science for greater accessibility and transparency, and facilitating effective science communication to bridge the gap between academia and the wider community.

What Is New?

🎙 Exciting News! Introducing the Kaleidoscience Podcast 🎉

Hey everyone! 📣 We`re thrilled to announce the launch of a brand-new podcast, hosted by your fellow students, Elisa and Sönke! 🤩👏

🔥 First episodes are already out and packed with inspiring discussions, interviews, and insights about the Cognitive Science, research, and the student experience. Whether you`re a looking for topic inspiration, or just curious about the world of academia, this podcast is for you! 📚✨
Join in on this incredible journey as we dive deep into Osnabrück research, share personal stories, and talk about the challenges and triumphs faced on this academic rollercoaster. 🎢📝

Here`s how you can tune in: 👉 Listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. Just search for “Kaleidoscience” 👉 Follow @kaleidoscience_pod for updates from Elisa and Sönke 🤩

Don`t forget to hit that subscribe button and share the love with your friends! 🎧❤️

Stay tuned and stay curious 🐙

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✨ Ever wondered how the word `racism` made its way into the dictionary? Let`s take a fascinating journey through time! 🔍

Back in the late 1930s, the term `racism` caught the attention of lexicographers at Merriam-Webster. It was a time when racial tensions were escalating, especially in Nazi Germany. The word primarily referred to the Nazi assumption of racial superiority and anti-Semitism. 😮

But as the years passed and racial injustices became more apparent in America, the definition evolved. 💬 The post-war era brought awareness to discrimination against Black people and marginalized groups. Merriam-Webster recognized the need to broaden the definition, acknowledging the assumption of racial superiority and discrimination against other races. 👥

Fast forward to recent times, when a young Black activist named Kennedy Mitchum contacted Merriam-Webster with concerns about their definition of `racism.` She felt it didn`t capture the systemic nature of racial oppression. 🤔

The dictionary`s response? A revision that better highlights the systemic oppression of a racial group to the social, economic, and political advantage of another — specifically, white supremacy. The entry now includes illuminating quotations from influential writers and activists. 📝

This fascinating linguistic journey reminds us that definitions are not set in stone. Language evolves alongside our understanding of social issues. It`s a powerful example of how words reflect and shape our changing world. 🌍

Stay tuned and stay curious for more fun facts from us! 🌈

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📢 Attention to all Cognitive Enthusiasts! We`re diving deep into the construction, incorporation, and maintenance of racism in this thought-provoking article! 👀

This article takes us on a journey through history, exploring the origins and transformation of the concept of race over the past 400 years. It delves into how racial beliefs developed as a result of enslavement, colonialism, and the rise of Social Darwinism. 🌍

💡 The article also dives into the personal experiences of Frantz Fanon, who vividly portrays his encounters with racism in his groundbreaking book "Black Skin, White Masks." Through Fanon`s account, we gain insight into the profound impact of racial stereotypes and the confrontations faced by black individuals when confronted with the white gaze. 🎭

A key question that arises in this article is whether the responsibility to fight against racism lies solely with Black individuals or if it should be a shared effort involving everyone. 🤔 The author argues that racism still persists in our societies, manifesting through structural racism and discriminatory practices. They emphasize the urgent need to rectify social injustices and acknowledge the erasure of Black and Indigenous history. 👥

⏳ Overall, this article explores the historical, social, and subjective processes related to racism and the ongoing struggle against it. It encourages us all to reflect on our role in dismantling racism and standing up for equality and justice. Stay tuned and stay curious for more eye-opening publications! ✊👁‍🗨

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🌍 Uncover the intricate tapestry of race`s origin and its ever-changing narrative in our upcoming eye-opening article! 📖✨ Take a captivating journey through history as we explore pivotal moments of transformation in the concept of race. Journey alongside Frantz Fanon`s powerful narrative in "Black skin, white masks" as we delve into the personal experiences of racism. 💔

Brace yourself for an insightful discussion on the multifaceted interplay between history, society, and subjectivity in the face of racialized perspectives. 🗣 Are the burdens of fighting racism solely on the shoulders of the Black community? Engage in this riveting discourse with us! ✊ Stay tuned and stay curious!✨

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Did you realise that the word "cancer" has a fascinating dual identity, representing both a medical condition and a zodiac sign? Interestingly, both usages have roots in ancient history, albeit with different origins and symbolic interpretations. 🌐

The term "cancer" originated from the Latin word "cancer," which means "crab". 🦀 In ancient Greece and Rome, the crab was associated with the medical condition now known as cancer due to the way cancerous tumors sometimes resemble the shape of a crab. The Greek physician Hippocrates (often referred to as the "father of medicine") coined the term "karkinos" to describe tumors, drawing a parallel between the crab`s hard shell and the tough, invasive nature of cancer cells. 💢💉

On the other hand, the zodiac sign Cancer derives its name from the Latin word "cancer" as well. In astrology, the zodiac signs are based on the twelve constellations along the ecliptic, the path the sun appears to take across the sky throughout the year. The constellation associated with the zodiac sign Cancer resembles a crab, and its name was adopted to represent the fourth astrological sign. ♋️

While the word "cancer" unites these seemingly unrelated concepts, it is fascinating to see how language and symbolism have intertwined over centuries. So, the next time you hear the word "cancer," whether in a medical or astrological context, remember its historical roots it holds. It`s a reminder of the intricate connections between language, science, and ancient beliefs, spanning different facets of human culture throughout the ages. 🌍

Stay tuned and stay curious for more fun facts from us. 🌟

📚 Source: Mukherjee, S. (2011). The emperor of all maladies. Fourth Estate.

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🧠 Calling all cognitive enthusiasts! Embark on an illuminating journey into the realm of pancreatic cancer diagnosis, where we explore the potential of urinary biomarkers. ✨ Brace yourselves as we dive deep into the "Urinary biomarkers for pancreatic cancer" dataset, revealing remarkable insights that could revolutionize early detection! 🔬

🔍 This riveting research project, based on the study by Debernardi et al., 2020, unveils a game-changing approach to diagnosing pancreatic cancer. 📊 Hold your breath as we unravel the hidden secrets within urinary biomarkers, differentiating between healthy controls, non-cancerous pancreatic conditions, and the formidable pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). 📈

But that`s not all — this study goes further by developing a statistical model fueled by the biomarkers creatinine, LYVE1, REG1B, and TFF1. 📚 Discover how these biomarkers hold the key to identifying patients with pancreatic cancer, raising hope for early detection and improved treatment outcomes. 🎯

⚡️Multiple regression models unveil significantly elevated levels of LYVE1, REG1B, and TFF1 in PDAC patients, highlighting their potential as vital indicators for early detection. ✅ Witness the power of a multinomial logistic regression model achieving an astounding 84.7% detection rate for PDAC patients. 🌟

Check out our latest publication here:


Stay tuned and stay curious for more thought-provoking publications! ✨

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🔬 Unleash the power of urinary biomarkers in the battle against pancreatic cancer! 🎯 Our upcoming article presents a captivating test case using diverse statistical methods on a real-world dataset. Join us as we uncover their significant role in distinguishing between healthy individuals, non-cancerous pancreatic conditions, and the formidable pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). 🩺 Stay tuned and stay curious for this remarkable revelation in the fight against pancreatic cancer! 💪

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>> 🎉📚 Calling all cognitive science enthusiasts! 🧠✨ We want to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who made our release party an unforgettable event! 🎉🌟

First and foremost, a massive shout-out to our incredible team who put in countless hours of hard work and dedication to make this celebration possible. 🙌👏 Your passion for cognitive science shines through in every page of our journal. 📖✨

We also want to express our deepest gratitude to all the contributors who shared their insightful research and thought-provoking articles. 📝🔬 Your contributions make the Cognitive Science Student Journal an invaluable resource for the community. 🌍🤓

A special thank you goes out to each and every person who attended the party, both in person and virtually. 🎉🎉 Your presence and enthusiasm brought the event to life, and we loved engaging with you all! 🎊🙏

We would also like to extend our sincere appreciation to our sponsor, "The CogSci Network," for their generous support. Without their backing, this event wouldn`t have been possible. Thank you so much! 🌟🤝

Last but not least, we want to appreciate the incredible support and active participation of our readers in activities we held throughout the semester. Your enthusiasm and engagement drive us to continue pushing the boundaries of cognitive science knowledge. 🌟💡

We couldn`t have done it without each and every one of you. Thank you for being a part of our community, for celebrating with us, and for fueling our passion for cognitive science! 🌈❤️

Stay tuned and stay curious for more exciting projects and initiatives from the Cognitive Science Student Journal. ✨ Together, let`s explore the fascinating world of the mind! 🧠

Photo credits: Lisa Titz

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