What I’ve Been Up to Recently

In case you missed the announcement, the Mosaic of Minds blog has officially moved to Substack, which means new posts are published there.

So, if you’re not on Substack (yet), here’s what you may have missed:

Paywalls Begone! How to Get Almost Any Research Article Free: 4 ways to find free copies of any academic journal article.

Screenshot of webpage of Mosaic of Minds Substack showing the title, subtitle, date, and cover image for the post “Paywalls begone! How to get almost any research article free.” The cover image is a screenshot of the title page of a PDF, featuring a stylized face.

How ChatGPT and Generative AI Will Affect Research With Humans: Science and medical researchers face privacy and consent issues.

Screenshot of Mosaic of Minds Substack featuring the title, subtitle, date, and featured image for the post “How ChatGPT and Generative AI Will Affect Resesarch with Humans.” The image is a ChatGPT logo showing a hand and a brain.

Stay tuned for researchers to become aware of how companies use people’s information without consent, and change the consent process, and perhaps the data management process, accordingly.

The Top 2 Ways Expertise Changes How You See: When you learn a lot about something, you look at it differently.

Screenshot of the Mosaic of Minds Substack showing the title, subtitle, and cover image for the post “How Expertise Changes How You See.” The image is a close-up of a woman’s eyes.

This one summarizes lessons learned, and questions raised, from my masters thesis research on perceptual expertise.

Five Reasons Why Real-Life Memory Difficulties Don’t Always Show Up on Memory Tests: Real life makes recall hard in ways psychological tests in controlled environments don’t.

Screenshot of the Mosaic of Minds Substack showing the title, subtitle, and cover image for the post “Why Real-Life Memory Difficulties Don’t Always Show up on Standard Tests.” The image shows a tree in the shape of a human head, with leaves floating off the top, representing memory loss.

Elsewhere on the Web

I also write for Kind Theory, a wonderful non-profit organization that works to make the world a kinder, more accepting place for neurodivergent people. Some highlights:

To Accept Neurodivergence, Cultivate Compassion for Yourself and Others

Screenshot of the cover image for a blog post. Quote in black text on a pink box with the Kind Theory logo. The quote is, “The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” — Carl Rogers

Why People With ADHD Write Such Long Posts (and Also Have Trouble Reading Them)

Screenshot of cover image for a Kind Theory blog post, featuring the Kind Theory logo. Black and white photograph of Mark Twain in a study. Superimposed on it in white text is the quote: “I apologize for such a long letter — I didn’t have time to write a short one.” -Mark Twain

Law Enforcement is Failing the Autistic Community: Here’s How Kind Theory is Addressing this Huge Overlooked Equity Issue

Screenshot of the cover image for a Kind Theory blog post, featuring the Kind Theory logo at top left. The image is an ad requesting neurodivergent people share 1) their lived experience of police interactions; 2) their opinions about the causes of escalation in these interactions and what should be included in police training; 3) their questions about how to keep safe in police interactions.

A whole series on why neurodivergent people are constantly misunderstood, and what we can do about it, which starts here.

Last, but very much not least: How Neurodiverse Communities Changed My Life (And Might Improve Yours, Too!)

Screenshot of the cover image for a Kind Theory blog post. The image shows a black and white text cloud in the shape of hands coming together to form a heart at the center. The words in the hand are names of types of neurodivergence, such as dyslexia and BPD, and related words like neurodiversity, genes, attention, mood, etc. On top of the hands in big pink letters are the words “NEURODIVERSE COMMUNITY.”

Enjoy.

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Mosaic of Minds: A Disability Research Review

Emily Morson explains research on neurodivergent brains through the lens of cognitive neuroscience, SLP, & lived experience. #neurodiverseSTEM cofounder.