Teach People How to Code

Olivia Guest is a computational cognitive modeler. She is also a prolific publisher and blogger. In this episode we discuss, amongst other things, two of her catchy blog posts.

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14 January 2021

Olivia Guest is a cognitive scientist and computational cognitive modeler at the Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging at Radboud University, Netherlands. Many may also know Olivia from her popular blog post Neuroplausible. In this episode Olivia takes us through her journey to become a computational scientist. We also discuss two of her blog posts with the catchy titles of I hate Matlab and Why Women in Psychology Can’t Program. Creating a level playing field in computing for people from different backgrounds requires us to rethink the way we teach computing and build up problem solving skills. As Olivia says, “Teach them how to code.”

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