Citizen Science

Citizen Science

We believe that understanding thinking is important

The impact of human thinking on our world is clearly enormous and extraordinary. Thoughts lead to words which lead to actions which lead to consequences.

It is our aim to reveal how Thinking Styles influence our decision-making and choices, at every level of human activity. Citizen Science invites you to participate and discover for yourself the connection between your Thinking Style and how you make decisions, vote on things, your preferences, your beliefs, needs, fears, and how you impact policies and thinking through your thoughts, actions, and democratic vote.

Citizen Science projects range across many domains. At present we are focused on research to understand the MindTime framework’s application, robustness and fidelity, and research looking at how sentiments and opinions drive people’s behaviours.

Be a part of discovery and knowledge creation.

Join the Citizen Science community:

  • receive the occasional email with links to our latest polls and poll results
  • join the Citizen Science conversation, coming soon in Slack
  • suggest new poll topics (Slack)
  • be the first to read expert opinion blogs with insights into the poll results

Using the map viewer to view Thermo maps

One of the ways of investigating how thinking is affecting our world is to look at people's responses to statements we've asked using Thermo maps. Thermo maps leverage the predictive nature of MindTime and reveal how Thinking Styles drive people's choices and opinions. All people in a specific location on the map will, in all likelihood, agree with how others in the same location (who share the same Thinking Style) answered the same statement. This strongly suggests that our opinions and sentiments are very much driven by our innate Thinking Style and not, as we often believe, personal choices.

How do I read a Thermo map?

When you look at these Thermo maps, consider that they represent the way a specific Thinking Style will respond to a given statement. That's your friends, family, and colleagues. They may disagree with you. But, the point is that their disagreement is not necessarily because of any conscious difference, it's most likely that it is because of a difference in an unconscious point of view, their Thinking Style. And, this is not 'up to them' it is innate and has value to bring to the larger, whole thinking outcome.

What do the various colors mean?

As the name of these maps suggests they take the temperature of a population. Red signifies ‘hot’ or a thumbs up in agreement or strong resonance with the statement. Blue represents ‘cold’ disagreement, a thumbs down. Each color represents a small range of agreement or disagreement, green is slightly below the mean, while yellow represents a neutral sentiment to the statement, etc.

In the following two examples of thermo maps we can see clearly how Thinking Styles are driving people's sentiments.

Statement: I don't trust people easily

Statement: I get most energised from change