Useful links

Academic Crisis Line

I hosted a video blog with (hopefully) helpful tutorials about different academic topics. From data analysis to career topics to practical skills nobody will teach you, I covered topics suggested and voted for by the public to the best of my knowledge. Or invited guests who knew better than me. Check it out! I am tied up at the moment but I hope I can get back into this soon!

Andy’s Brain Blog

This youtube channel is a life saver for every newbie at fMRI. Stepwise tutorials for all common software packages without complicated technical details. It’s not exaggerated to say that this blog played a central role in successfully completing my PhD. Check out his YouTube channel, too.


This is an academic blog hosted by two of my friends who are cognitive scientists. There is a lot of helpful material on data analysis and coding, being an idealist and doing better science, as well as (brutally?) honest comments on surviving in the academic world and dealing with everyday sexism and racism at the workplace. A must read.


You are looking for a versatile, user-friendly stats software? Ideally for free? Look no further! JASP is all you are looking for and also helps you working out your Bayesian stats and as of 2020 also linear mixed effect models. I highly recommend it for every statistics beginner and everyone who wants to try out Bayesian stats!

Open Sesame

You want to design beautiful experiments that run stable on different platforms but coding is not your greatest asset? Open Sesame helps you build experiments with easy building blocks and exports it to different Python based scripts making sure your experiment runs everywhere, any time, and without trouble. Bonus: it’s freeware. Biggest plus: The forum is extremely helpful and the developers are very responsive if you encounter problems.

Need inspiration and conceptual input? is a vast curated library that is easily searchable to all topics related to philosophy. I make a lot of use of their fantastic collection about aesthetics and philosophy of mind. They also host the largest open access archive of philosophy publications.

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