12-year-old uses Dungeons and Dragons to help scientist dad with his research

by Hawke Robinson published 2012/10/31 15:00:00 GMT-7, last modified 2022-11-12T08:27:03-08:00
The paper describing the results—delightfully entitled “Monsters are people too”...

"Alan Kingstone, a psychologist at the University of British Columbia, had a

problem: all humans have their eyes in the middle of their faces, and there’s

nothing that Kingstone could do about it. His 12-year-old son, Julian Levy,

had the solution: monsters. While some monsters are basically humanoid in

shape, others have eyes on their hands, tails, tentacles and other unnatural

body parts. Perfect. Kingstone would use monsters. And Julian would get his

first publication in a journal from the Royal Society, one of the world’s most

august scientific institutions."


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