What could you possibly teach to those who know it all?! – The risks of cognitive biases

Back in 1972, researchers Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman introduced the concept of cognitive bias. A cognitive bias is a systematic error in thinking that occurs when people are processing and interpreting the complex world around them. Even though extremely hard to detect in oneself, everyone exhibits cognitive biases that affect the decisions (from small … Continue reading What could you possibly teach to those who know it all?! – The risks of cognitive biases

Unconventional ideas worth spreading – TEDx Porto 2022

Back in 2015, an unexpected retinal detachment forced me to take a break from the rushing university life. Away from books, notebooks and research papers, I found myself hopelessly unoccupied. My brain, used to work late hours and under constant pressure, was begging me to remain active. And that was when I decided to put … Continue reading Unconventional ideas worth spreading – TEDx Porto 2022

Sentimentos Transcritos

“The more I hold myself close and fully embrace who I am, the more I thrive.” – Elliot Page Muito haveria a escrever sobre género. Desde a sua dimensão contínua, num variado espectro de possibilidades, até ao que significa viver o seu género, expressá-lo, vê-lo reconhecido nos olhos daqueles com quem contactamos todos os dias. … Continue reading Sentimentos Transcritos

An artistic collection of relationship leftovers, a high-five to the border control officer and lots of mind-blowing nature – Road-tripping in Croatia

Now that we are approaching the most… let’s say romantic day of year (one could say “lame”, but let’s keep it unrealistic as the whole idea of it so demands), I can’t help but remember one of the trips that inadvertently made me think about love the most. In only a few days, Croatia confronted … Continue reading An artistic collection of relationship leftovers, a high-five to the border control officer and lots of mind-blowing nature – Road-tripping in Croatia

The Portuguese House of Democracy

In the Portuguese House of Democracy There are several housemates Who keep coming and going Welcomed and kicked out By the same old grumpy landlord Who takes a bit of his precious time To tick a box in the paperwork. In the Portuguese House of Democracy There is plenty of room for everyone With rooms … Continue reading The Portuguese House of Democracy

The Christmas dinner table

At the Christmas dinner table There are liberals, socialists, democrats There are pious, Christians, atheists and sinners There are nerds and brainless fellows There are fathers, mothers, grandparents and godparents There are introverts and some who are talkative. Some would privatise oxygen, if they could Some believe education should be free Some are sure we … Continue reading The Christmas dinner table

Emotions exam

Emotions are brief episodes of autonomic activation and mind arousal associated with a subjective feeling that can be common or out of the ordinary. But this is not always that simple. How do you feel when bumping into an ex? What is the mental interpretation of listening to a friend you once trusted lying bluntly … Continue reading Emotions exam

The red within us

To my friend Noah, who always brings something valuable to the debate (and can also link virtually any topic to capitalism!). That cycle you don’t have That culminates in a stream of red Is both empowering And impairing. That cycle you don’t have Turns our mood into a rollercoaster And makes feelings run over each … Continue reading The red within us

To her

To her that walks on sunshine With burning feet on soft sand A sun-burned face showing a smile And a surfboard under one arm. To her that hides in the comfort of the blankets Or in the warmth of a bubbling bath A steaming black tea with sugar And a dog nested at her feet. … Continue reading To her

Do novo ao antigo normal

Maio de 2035 A cidade está em festa. O país também. A primeira-ministra fala na televisão sobre o derradeiro fim da pandemia. Um dia histórico. Portugal erradica, oficialmente, a COVID-19. O meu pai, que nunca vi sorrir desde que me lembro que existo, irradia uma felicidade contagiante, apoiada de perto pelo olhar esperançoso da minha … Continue reading Do novo ao antigo normal