Useful links

Academic Crisis Line

I host 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 cover everything you suggest to the best of my knowledge. Or I invite knowledgable guests. Check it out!

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. I highly recommend it for every statistics beginner and everyone who wants to try out Bayesian stats!

Open Sesame

You want to make beautiful psych experiments which run stable but coding is not your biggest asset? Open Sesame helps you build experiments with easy building blocks and exports it into different Python based scripts to make sure your experiment runs everywhere, any time, and without trouble. You can be extremely free in your designs. Bonus: it’s freeware. Biggest plus: The forum is extremely helpful and the developers are very responsive if you encounter problems. I love it!