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Look into my eyes and you’ll make the right choice

They say the eyes are a window into the soul. In reality, they are a window into cognitive processing and related activities, such as spatial memory, linguistic analysis and decision-making. It has been substantiated by past scientific experiments that the information derived from eye gaze could be used to manipulate an individual’s decisions. Essentially, by […]

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Campus politics culture needs change

Two weeks ago, when the nominations for the Edinburgh University Student Association (EUSA)’s elections were open, The Student had interviewed five students who were considering running for the President position. The potential nominees had shared their thoughts and concerns for the upcoming campaigns, each of them hoping that this year’s campaign would be clean by […]

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The arts are being forced out of the education system

The arts subjects that encourage creativity and innovation are systematically being removed from the British education system. The current government’s focus on STEM subjects – Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths – stymies arts subjects in schools, due to the students’ and teachers’ perception of elite universities favouring more ‘traditional’ subjects, such as the sciences. It […]