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📣 Prof. Dr. Reips is honored as a ScholarGPS Highly Ranked Scholar

🥳 Congratulations to Prof. Dr. Reips for being named an inaugural Highly Ranked Scholar by ScholarGPS! Ranking in the top 0.05% worldwide, the head of the iScience group has excelled in the field of Internet-based research, securing the #58 spot for lifetime achievements in research related to the Internet worldwide. Cheers to his exceptional contributions! 📚

🔎 As an inaugural ScholarGPS Highly Ranked Scholar, Prof. Dr. Reips joins an elite group of researchers recognized for their remarkable achievements. For more information about ScholarGPS and its ranking methodologies, visit

New publication: Mega meta-analyses in a digitalized world✨

A new article from iScience members Ester Kaufmann and Ulf-Dietrich Reips about conducting proper meta-analyses in our digital world was just published.💻

🌎You can read this open access article here: Meta-analysis in a digitalized world: A step-by-step primer.

Workshop: “Relations between Space, Language, and Numbers” (Tübingen, April 10th – 12th) – Co-organized by Prof. Dr. Reips

✨ Our team-leader, Prof. Dr. Reips, co-organized an exciting workshop about semantic, numerical and embodied cognition in Tübingen. Additionally, Dr. Shevchenko and Annika Tave Overlander, two members of the iScience team, presented their projects! 🚀
🗨 The workshop offered an excellent opportunity to discuss various topics in the fields of Psychology, Linguistics and Cognitive Science.

Group photo of participants of the worksohp

Next to amazing presentations and insightful discussions, the participants were also able to explore the beautiful town of Tübingen. On several city tours lead by local workshop participants, many titbits of interesting information was exchanged. Did you know that the motto of Uni Tübingen, “Attempto!” has to do with its logo, a palm tree? 🌴 Apparently the founder of the university attempted to plant a palm tree in Tübingen, even though his advisers were sure it would not grow – only to discover that it did!

💻 An informative article from Carla Biegert about AI and empathy is online!

👏🏻 Out now: Carla Biegert, a master’s student working on her thesis with Ulf-Dietrich Reips, has recently published an informative article about her thesis project!

Here is an extract from her article:
“Empathy is one of the most common buzzwords in the UX (User Experience) industry, and it is assumed to be an important skill and might even distinguish good from bad UX professionals. But what does it actually mean to be empathetic, and what impact could an AI-based tool have on it? During her master’s thesis in collaboration with a UX agency in Germany (Centigrade), she aims to explore the concept of empathy in UX design. In a diary-style study, people will have the opportunity to interact via chat with personas (a common tool in the UX design world). Carla Biegert will investigate how this will affect empathy towards users and the roles that believability and anthropomorphism might play.”

🔎 If you want to know more about the theoretical backgrounds and practical plans, give the following article a read: here!.