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Welcome Gaspar!

iScience welcomes our new team member Dr. Gaspar Lukacs!
One of his main projects will be how to ensure precise and accurate display timing in JavaScript for web-based experiments. In addition, he will create the web application for data collection for the DFG project “e-SNARC” (Replicability of fundamental results on spatial-numerical associations in highly powered online experiments).
We are looking forward to a successful cooperation!

Funny or scary? Web research on coulrophobia

Just in time for April 1, we are happy to present you an exciting discovery from the citations of iScience research: Coulrophobia is not a recognized, specific medical condition (yet), but it is a very common phobia, the fear of clowns. 🤡 Planting et al. (2022) tackled the matter using web research. Happy reading! 📖

Planting, T., Koopowitz, S. M., & Stein, D. J. (2022). Coulrophobia: An investigation of clinical features. South African Journal of Psychiatry28, 4.

Open academic position – join our team (50-75 %, E 13 TV-L*)!

Make your dreams✨ come true and start or continue your academic career in the iScience group at the University of Konstanz (pre- or postdoctoral level)! 🎓🚀 We are looking for a talented pre- or postdoc member to join our team on June 1st, 2022, or by agreement. If you would like to be a part of a working group that is always at the forefront of academic innovation, then this is the job for you – we are looking forward to your application! 📝🙌

Major update WEXTOR 2022 is available for all users

WEXTOR 2022 is live for all users! 🥳 Discover the latest version of, empowering next-generation web experiments, e.g., with mobile-optimized templates 📲, the Sealed Input Box Plugin 🛡, or the Random Stimulus Plugin 🧑🏼‍💻.

Changelog (WEXTOR 2021 → WEXTOR 2022):

– Responsive Questionnaire Templates
– Live Preview Device Simulator
– New Fonts
– New Style Options (e.g., round vs. angular)
– Smart Search Engine Bot Detection
– SEO Improvements
– WexList Sharing API
– Drag & Drop Experiment Upload
– Non-Binary Gender Option
– Multiple Site Entry Technique Tag Generator
– 7-Point Likert Scale Plugin
– 5-Point Likert Scale Plugin
– Random Stimulus Plugin (random displaying of stimuli with(out) replacement)
– Button Hover Effects
– Experiments SSL Support
– Smart Snowball Sampling
– Experiment Structure Sharing
– Open Science Approaches Compliance
– “Join WEXTOR Pool” Option
– Improved Button Captions
– Sealed Input Box Plugin (allows entering information that is randomized & stored separately from the other data)
– Improved Form Validation
– Informed Consent Template
– Optional Quit Early Button
– Screen Dimensions Data Collection
– General Bug Fixes & Improvements

Try it out today at! ❤️🎓🚀