become a cogbites author

Cogbites authors are graduate students, postdocs, and early-career professionals in cognitive science who can commit to: (1) writing quarterly (4x/year) blog posts on recent empirical articles, and (2) regularly editing posts by other authors. Ideally, posts will be short (800 – 1,000 words) and written for a non-expert audience (i.e., no jargon).  We aim to make cognition research accessible and engaging. Posts should summarize relevant background, methods, and key findings from the article and explain why the research is important and what questions still remain.

Topics of posts include:

aging animal cognition attention categorization cognitive enhancement comprehension consciousness creativity decision making development diversity education embodied cognition emotion evolutionary psychology executive functioning forgetting health history language learning mathematics medicine memory mental health metacognition misinformation motivation music neurobiology neuroscience open science perception problem solving qualitative research reasoning science communication sleep social cognition spatial cognition sports stress technology working memory

Writing for cogbites is a great opportunity to hone your writing and editing skills while contributing to the translation of complex scientific topics. You do not have to be a professionally skilled writer, but some experience conducting or contributing to research in cognitive science is required. We strive to provide a supportive space where your science writing can be critiqued and improved. Becoming a cogbites author is a great way to interact with other scientists, develop your science communication skills, and create a portfolio of your own writing. Interested?

write a guest post

Not able to commit to regular writing and editing? Consider writing a guest post in which you summarize a recent empirical article in cognitive science! Cogbites also accepts a few additional types of submissions, such as:

  • Editorials about what it’s like to be a graduate student, your own research experience, etc.
  • Reviews of cognition-related popular science books and movies
  • Articles summarizing a particular concept or phenomenon in cognitive science
  • Interviews with cognitive scientists about interesting research projects
  • Other ideas YOU have!

If you’re interested in contributing this type of post, tell us about your idea and we’ll let you know if it’s a good fit!  You can see examples of other guest posts here. Note that we do not accept marketing posts (e.g., writing that advertises a product or service).